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What are the Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentist in Wyoming, MI

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. Although a cosmetic issue with your teeth may not affect your oral health, it can affect your confidence.

If you hide your smile on a regular basis, it’s time to see one of our cosmetic dentists in Wyoming, MI. We offer multiple cosmetic dentistry services, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Lumineers® and porcelain veneers
  • Teeth bonding
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Invisalign®

Teeth Whitening

If you’re interested in a brighter smile, we offer custom teeth whitening trays for you to use at home. During your first appointment, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return for your next appointment, your custom teeth whitening trays will be ready.

Custom whitening trays fit much better than what you’d find over the counter. We also provide a stronger bleaching solution so you can achieve more dramatic results. We offer bleaching solutions in different strengths, so you can choose whether you want to wear your custom whitening trays for a few hours or overnight.

Lumineers and Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we can bond to the fronts of your teeth. These can cover slight chips, cracks, stains, and other minor imperfections.

To make room for your veneers, we’ll need to remove a thin layer of enamel. That way, your teeth won’t seem large or bulky with your new porcelain veneers.

Don’t want us to remove healthy tooth structure, no matter how little? Ask if you’re a candidate for Lumineers. These are thin enough that we often don’t have to remove any enamel from the fronts of your teeth. Even in the cases where we do have to remove enamel, it’s much less than what we would remove for traditional veneers.

Teeth Bonding

We may recommend dental bonding to restore teeth with small chips, cracks, or stains.

For the procedure, we mold a tooth-colored dental putty to your tooth. We then use a special light to harden the material to your tooth.

Unlike other procedures, we can do teeth bonding in one visit. That way, you can walk out of our office with your new smile.

Porcelain Crowns

A porcelain crown fits like a cap over your tooth. Our restorative dentists may recommend a crown to strengthen a tooth weakened by injury or tooth decay. However, we can also use porcelain crowns simply to improve the look of stained or misshapen teeth.

Our cosmetic dentists use CEREC same-day crowns to plan and place your dental crown in one appointment. This allows you to avoid the discomfort of a temporary crown and the inconvenience of a second visit. CEREC crowns are durable and look and feel natural.


If you want a straighter smile but dread the idea of brackets and wires on your teeth, ask our dentists about Invisalign. Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that straighten your teeth little by little. In fact, most patients are able to get their dream smiles in as little as 12 to 18 months.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are discreet. Although someone may be able to notice your clear aligners up close, most people won’t be able to tell. That means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone having to know. Invisalign is also removable, so you can continue eating your favorite foods.

Restore Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Wyoming, MI, cosmetic dentists can restore your smile with various cosmetic dentistry services. Call Family Dentistry today at (616) 534-5602, or contact us online for more information.

This blog post has been updated.