Achieving Memorable Smiles with Cosmetic Density

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Aside from facial features, your smile is often the first thing others notice and remember about you. When you’re not confident about your dental appeal whether due to dullness, damage, crooked, or missing teeth, it can affect your ability to enjoy and express yourself effortlessly. The cosmetic dentistry services provided by Dr. Andrew Olson and his Salt Lake City team can deliver lasting results that warrant improved confidence and restored oral health.

Whether you or a loved one are looking to enhance brilliance with teeth whitening, correct an uneven bite with Invisalign®, or address multiple aesthetic and functional issues with dental implants, our team has the treatments and technologies to make your desires an achievable reality. Contact Wasatch Dental to schedule your initial consultation today!


5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Help 

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on addressing and improving a wide range of aesthetic imperfections, from stained enamel to damaged or missing teeth. Whether the issues you want fixed are minor or multifaceted, there’s a cosmetic solution ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Cosmetic dentistry can:

  1. Enhance the size and shape of teeth.
  2. Brighten the shade of teeth.
  3. Improve or correct minor bite or alignment issues.
  4. Reduce gaps between teeth.
  5. Restore chipped, damaged, or missing teeth.

Who Can Get Cosmetic Dental Care?

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The cosmetic solutions of today are more comprehensive and cost-effective now than ever. This means just about every smile can receive the aesthetic dental services necessary, no matter the complexity of your needs.

However, before Dr. Olson and his team can recommend the right services for your smile, ideal oral health must be achieved first to ensure the longevity of your cosmetic results. Teeth and gums free of active infections or decay are essential foundations for your smile to look, feel, and function at its best.

At our office, we provide solutions designed to restore teeth, like dental implants, and rejuvenate gum health, such as various periodontal (gum) disease treatments.

Our Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services

At Wasatch Dental, we help smiles just like yours achieve the desired look you’ll be proud to show off to the world. We prioritize personalization, working closely alongside you when creating treatment plans that are all your own and guiding you through every aspect of your care. This customized, comprehensive approach to our services allows us to deliver effective results that are as beautiful as they are long-lasting.

Our cosmetic services include:

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Correct Tooth Loss?

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Whether it be the result of advanced gum disease, trauma, or genetic conditions, the loss of even one tooth can have severe repercussions for your oral and overall health.

For those visiting our Salt Lake City practice, we offer both dental implant placement and quality restorations. Dental implants are unlike any other tooth-replacement solution available due to their ability to fuse naturally with living tissue and bone once surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are body-safe, titanium posts which serve as artificial tooth roots for missing teeth.

When implants support your customized crown, bridge, or denture your smile’s function, beauty, and health are restored once more!

How Many Teeth Can be Replaced?

When you opt to have your smile rejuvenated with the help of dental implants, you can replace one tooth, many, or all with the following restoration options:

Crowns: are enamel-colored prosthetics, that mimic the look, feel, and function of a single tooth when attached to an implant post for replacing the tooth entirely, from its root to its crown.

Bridges: are used to replace one to several missing teeth in a row. They often utilize two dental implants to literally “bridge” the gap between missing and healthy teeth within the smile, restoring natural appeal once more.

Complete Dentures: are full restorations which typically use four to eight implants for the sole purpose of replacing a full arch of teeth missing in a smile. Dentures consist of pink acrylic materials for replicating gum tissue with a full row of artificial, porcelain teeth designed to provide total rejuvenation to your smile.

In What Ways Can Cosmetic Dentistry Address Damage?

As an option to repair damage resulting from cavities and tooth decay, composite resin fillings have become increasingly popular. The primary reason why this approach is so appealing is that composite, resin materials closely resemble the natural appearance of strong, healthy teeth.

Because of their ability to bond well with natural enamel, they’re ideal for filling cavities and areas of decay in both the front and back teeth. Another benefit of using composite fillings is that they do not contain mercury, which can contribute to health concerns because of the gases that are released from this chemical element over time.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help with Multiple Smile Issues?

Dr. Olson and his team provide porcelain veneers and full-mouth reconstruction as two entirely comprehensive, customizable ways to help smiles with many aesthetic, functional, and health limitations.

Why Veneers?

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Veneers are thin shells of durable porcelain created to mimic the specific contours and translucency of natural enamel which are applied over teeth. Because they cover the front surfaces of teeth, these shells are popular for addressing numerous smile imperfections like chipped, cracked, misaligned, worn, unevenly- spaced, and severely stained teeth.

Another primary advantage to veneers is they are exceptionally difficult to stain, making them ideal for those seeking a Hollywood-worthy smile.

Why Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

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For a comprehensive approach to achieve optimal oral health, look no further than full-mouth reconstruction. Although the name may sound intimidating, this method focuses on re-establishing the foundations of your smile to obtain results that are healthy, functional, and beautiful.

This process is highly personalized, with your treatment plan being designed to treat and address your specific needs. This means no two strategies for smile reconstruction are the same, and our recommended approach for you can involve everything from teeth whitening to dental implants.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Gaps, Crooked Teeth, or Bite Issues?

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Are you wanting a beautiful smile but feel it's out of reach due to a crooked jaw or teeth? Invisalign may be the right solution for your needs!

This alternative to traditional braces does not consist of any metal components or wires. As its name suggests, Invisalign is an orthodontic system which uses clear, virtually-invisible removable aligners that use specific pressure to straighten your smile gradually. These trays are customized just for you, ensuring a comfortable fit while reducing dental gaps, straightening crooked teeth, and aligning your smile.

Can Anyone Get Invisalign?

Because of its removable design, Invisalign has treatment regulations you must follow. To better protect and ensure beautiful, long-lasting results, your trays must be worn for up to 22 hours daily, only removing them during meals and at-home oral hygiene.

Although Dr. Olson loves to help everyone achieve a straighter and more-appealing smile, because of its specific treatment regulations, he recommends Invisalign for responsible teens and adults.

Wondering if Invisalign is Worth it? Here are 5 Important Benefits to Help You Find Out!

It’s no secret that straighter smiles are typically healthier and easier to clean. When you opt for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, you can expect the following advantages:

  1. Aesthetics – Invisalign clear braces are just that, clear. These aligners are designed to straighten your smile with such discreetness that you can wear them while at work, school, or during social events without anyone noticing.
  2. Comfort – Your clear aligners are customized to your exact smile while their plastic components are smooth and sleek, allowing for additional comfort while you wear them.
  3. Safety – as stated above, because your aligners do not contain any sharp or rough edges, potential damage to your teeth and gums is rare.
  4. Treatment Time – Because of its innovative design and specific pressure, Invisalign treatment is often completed in a short amount of time. Treatment typically lasts anywhere from twelve to eighteen months.
  5. Expected Results – While undergoing Invisalign, your treatment is personalized. This means that you will know exactly what to expect before you even begin wearing your aligners.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix Yellow Teeth?

For comfortable whitening performed in our office, we offer Opalescence and Phillips Zoom whitening systems! Both products deliver fast results while helping reduce tooth sensitivity for those suffering from sensitive enamel.

Opalescence whitening gel is made with a hydrogen peroxide formula that helps strengthen enamel and decrease sensitivity. No light activation is required as the solution activates naturally once applied to the surfaces of your teeth.

In a little over an hour, your Opalescence treatment will remove discoloration to reveal the bright, white enamel underneath, providing you with a beautiful smile you’ll always want to show off.

Phillips Zoom lets our team tailor the strength of treatment to fit your needs, allowing for maximized comfort throughout your procedure. Zoom is proven to lighten the shade of your smile by up to 8 shades in just 45 minutes. 

How Do Teeth Become Stained in The First Place?

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With our smiles being in such constant use, some staining to your enamel is unavoidable as they are exposed to many various types of foods and drinks for years.

Certain foods and drinks, like coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, and dark berries, have rich, dark pigments that build up on enamel, gradually staining the natural shade of your teeth over time.

While, the primary causes of enamel discoloration include dark foods, beverages, and smoking, it’s also possible for staining or yellowing to happen because of injury, genetics, and certain medications. For these kinds of stains, Dr. Olson may recommend porcelain veneers or crowns.

Love Your Teeth Whitening Results? Follow These Steps to Help Keep Your Smile Whiter, Longer!

While it's not uncommon for whitening results to diminish over time, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your part in helping your whitening results last!

Consider these easy ways to help keep your smile bright boost your enamel’s luster:

  • Eat Nutrient-Rich Foods
  • Avoid Smoking or Tobacco Use
  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Chew Sugarless Gum
  • Visit Your Dental Professional Regularly

Achieve a Beautiful Smile Worthy of Your Unique Personality!

No matter how simple or complicated your needs for cosmetic dentistry may seem, our team at Wasatch Dental is here to help! By taking the time to get you to know you and your smile personally, Dr. Andrew Olson can recommend effective treatments with your comfort, health, and happiness in mind. Contact our Salt Lake City team today to schedule a consultation!


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