The Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

The Top 4 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

The perfect smile – everyone wants one, but due to genetics and general home care, not everyone has one. With the advancement of dental science, however, there are many procedures people can get done to get the smile they’ve always wanted. It seems like everyone is getting some sort of cosmetic dental procedure done. And with good reason – these procedures are now more affordable than ever. They aren’t only reserved for the rich and famous, so anybody can get the smile of their dreams.

But, have you ever wondered what are some of the top dental procedures being performed nowadays? There are dozens of different ones for people to choose from, but we’ve compiled a list of four of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that people get to achieve a perfect smile.

Tooth Whitening

If you want a brighter, whiter smile, then teeth whitening is for you. There are, of course, at-home treatments you can administer on your own, but for faster and great results, in-office treatments may be for you. Both treatments use a peroxide-based solution to whiten the teeth, but the in-office treatments use higher concentrations to get quicker results in a more regulated environment. In just a few visits that last between a half hour and one hour, your teeth can get between three to eight shades lighter.


One of the most frequent complaints people have about their smile is that their teeth are not straight or that there are gaps between their teeth. To remedy those complaints, people opt to get braces. But, more and more, they are shying away from the tradition metal kind in favor of clear retainers. On top of them being more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces, they are also more cost-effective, and generally, take less time to straighten your teeth than their metal alternative. Sounds like a win/win/win to us!


A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth to improve the aesthetics of a smile and protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Veneers are a very popular cosmetic dental procedure because it can dramatically change the appearance of your teeth within several visits. But, be warned – because veneers can drastically change the appearance of your teeth, be sure to talk to your dentist about exactly what you are looking to get out of the veneers.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a technique where a composite resin is shaped and molded on the tooth to produce a straighter, whiter smile. It is usually used as a solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth, or staining on either the tooth or on a filling. Unlike getting veneers, which can take more than a few visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in as little as one appointment. It can get pretty expensive, so consult your dentist to see if this is the best route for you to take.


So, there you have it! Have you ever considered having a cosmetic dental procedure done? If so, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Your perfect smile is just within reach, so get in contact with us today!

About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)

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    1. Dr. Gary Imm

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  1. I found it interesting that you said that veneers are popular because it can change the appearance of your teeth within several visits. Personally, I wasn’t aware of what a veneer was. The next time I’ll visit the dentist I’m going to consider it. Thank you for sharing.

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