How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile

If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, it can really prevent you from living your best life. You might be hesitant about smiling when you meet new people, which can even create a mistaken impression about how friendly you are. In fact, according to a study by Kelton Global on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 48 percent of people say that a smile is the most memorable feature after meeting someone for the first time.

The surprising truth is that it often doesn’t take as much work as you might think to transform your smile completely. You’re definitely not stuck with the smile you’ve had all your life. Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry explains more about the many possibilities cosmetic dentistry has to offer.


Tooth whitening can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your smile. Even if you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening strips before, the results you can get from the dentist can’t compare. Whether your teeth are discolored due to staining from drinks or tobacco or have been affected by trauma, professional tooth whitening can make your teeth much whiter and brighter.

Dente uses the Zoom!® laser system in addition to special whitening agents that produce dynamic results. You can’t get results like this from the drugstore. The Zoom! procedure can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.


Dental veneers can cover up a wide variety of imperfections in your smile. Everything from chips, cracks, and minor gaps to irregular tooth shapes can be corrected with veneers. Even teeth of uneven height can be made uniform and symmetrical with the help of veneers.

Veneers are thin porcelain sheets that go over your natural tooth surface. Your teeth have to be filed down before veneers are placed on them, but the results should be long-lasting. Most veneers last for about ten years on average. Because they’re placed on top of your natural teeth, you can even opt for a much whiter shade than what you can achieve with whitening.


Whether you’ve always wanted braces or need them again after wearing them as a teenager, Invisalign can provide the results you’re seeking. It’s understandable why many adults might be reluctant to wear traditional metal braces, considering the potentially negative effect they could have in a professional environment.

Invisalign is different because it uses clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable to others. Dente makes a mold of your mouth to create the aligner trays, which you’ll switch out every couple of weeks as your teeth shift position. In about a year or less, you can have straighter teeth.

Dental implants

Whether you have missing teeth or severely damaged teeth that need to be removed, dental implants are a natural-looking and permanent solution. A dental implant is a porcelain crown placed on top of a metal post attached to your gum line. 

Dental implants are one of the more expensive cosmetic dental procedures, but they’re well worth it because they’re a permanent solution to missing teeth. Even if you need dentures, you could actually have dental implants instead, which would look and feel more comfortable and natural.

If you want to transform your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to do it. Many of these procedures are relatively quick and offer dramatic, long-term results. If you would like to learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and which procedures are recommended for you, we would love to speak with you. Call Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry for a consultation today or request an appointment online.

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