You’re not the only one who wants to improve your look. Having good teeth and a beautiful smile can increase your self confidence and improve all aspects of your life. If you feel insecure about your teeth or would like to make some changes, give Summerland Dental a call for an exam to see what cosmetic dentistry choices would be right for you.

In a recent study authorized by the American Association of Orthodontists they found that one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smiles. The good news is that there are so many ways to help improve your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the best and quickest ways to get a glowing grin. If your teeth happen to be stained, cracked, discolored, chipped, crowed, or misshapen, you should consider the following options:

Teeth Whitening

Whitening is a quick way to brighten your smile and is a very popular and common form of cosmetic dentistry. Tooth whitening can be tried with over the counter strips and gels or can be accomplished professionally  with custom made trays and a bleaching system that suits your needs by a cosmetic dentist. You can do it at home or have a dentist perform the whitening in office. Going to the dentist for an evaluation of your oral system’s health will be the fastest and most effective route to achieve your whitest teeth. We us both the Kor and Colgate whitening systems depending upon the state of your teeth.


For teeth that are not fully erupted or crowded, moving the teeth into their proper place is a great first step in achieving that cosmetic look. We can use clear aligners or the brackets and wires to move your teeth depending on your present teeth alignment. If you had braces and your teeth have drifted we can help with that too.

Dental Crowns

With crowns you have great versatility in creating the look you want. A crown is a 360 degree restoration that is placed over your natural tooth to improve the shape, look, and function. A single crown normally takes two appointments to complete and apply. These crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. A lot of that depends on your own personal habits and dedication to caring for your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

These are customizable shells that cover the front of the tooth and are usually done on the front 6 or 10 teeth on top and/or bottom teeth depending on how big your smile is.

Dental Implants

This kind of dental service is the best choice for people who are missing teeth, have enough bone, and want a more permanent fix instead of a removable appliance or bridge. Dental implants can feel and function just like your actual teeth. They can do so much for both your appearance and your oral health.