Common Cosmetic Dentistry Practices For A Healthy Smiles


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Common Cosmetic Dentistry Practices For A Healthy Smiles

Posted by Melinda Danner Jan 23, 2023

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The term "cosmetic dentistry" refers to any dental treatment that improves the appearance of your teeth or smile. This broad term can cover a wide variety of treatments, from teeth whitening to dental crowns. Some patients visit the dentist for cosmetic reasons only; others visit when other oral health problems arise that require restorative treatment. Either way, cosmetic dentistry can help your smile look it's very best! If you're unhappy with the way your smile looks, schedule a visit with us today. We'd love to help you improve your confidence with a gorgeous new smile!

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments because it can completely transform a smile. Patients who choose professional teeth whitening treatment can enjoy teeth that are up to several shades whiter than before, and these results can last for years with proper maintenance. Whitening treatments are fast and convenient for patients in that they can take place during a single appointment at our office. Many types of tooth discoloration can be successfully treated with this procedure, including stains caused by foods, smoking, and certain medications. It can also lighten the teeth that have naturally darkened with age or as a result of discoloration due to trauma to the mouth. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you.


Invisalign® orthodontics is an alternative to traditional metal braces that use clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth without anyone noticing you are undergoing treatment. The aligners are made of BPA-free plastic and are custom-created to fit snugly over your teeth for maximum comfort and minimal irritation or rubbing. Unlike traditional braces, they are removed during meals and for cleanings but are clear, so no one will notice them unless you tell them. Many patients prefer this to metal braces because they are virtually invisible and can be removed throughout the day so that eating, brushing, flossing, and other daily activities are not interrupted.


Dental bonding is a simple procedure that takes less than one hour to perform. Your dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to your tooth or teeth, which are then cured with a special light so that they harden into a durable plastic material that bonds with your natural enamel and dentin. This procedure is often recommended for patients who want to fill in small cavities and repair minor chips in their teeth. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes like whitening your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

If you want a smile that's free of chips, cracks, gaps, and stains, porcelain veneers are an excellent option to consider. These thin shells of dental ceramic fit over the fronts of your teeth to create the appearance of flawless teeth that are straight and white. The veneers are made to improve your smile's appearance, but they're also made of semi-translucent material that makes eating food with your new smile pain-free!

To learn more, schedule an appointment today at J. Russell Danner, DDS in Oklahoma City, by calling 405-749-1676.

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