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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Are you hiding your smile instead of flashing your pearly whites? You’re not alone. Over 4 million Americans worry about crooked teeth alone, and millions more worry about other cosmetic issues. 

Your smile is among the most memorable things about you, but when you have dental flaws, people may remember your smile for all the wrong reasons.  

At Wedgewood Dental in Rolla and Salem, Missouri, Linda K. Westmoreland, DDS, has years of experience helping patients get the smile of their dreams with our full line of cosmetic dentistry services. 

If you’re ready to transform your smile, keep reading to learn about five popular treatments that could be right for you.  

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Dr. Westmoreland is passionate about helping you feel confident about your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry uses a variety of dental procedures to improve your teeth, giving you a smile to be proud of. 

One of the ways we transform smiles is with a smile makeover, which involves one or more cosmetic treatments to improve your smile, restore your confidence, and boosting the function and appearance of your teeth.  

What are popular cosmetic dentistry treatments?

At Wedgewood Dental, we use a comprehensive approach, helping you achieve the smile you’ve been longing for in less time. We discuss your ultimate smile goals, then recommend a comprehensive treatment plan custom-designed to meet your needs. 

Here’s a closer look at five of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments:

Teeth whitening

Nothing can take the confidence out of your smile faster than discolored, dull, or stained teeth. Professional in-office teeth whitening restores your teeth and gives you amazing results in as little as one appointment. 

Porcelain veneers

If cracked, stained, chipped, crooked, or misshapen teeth have you covering your mouth, porcelain veneers can help. These thin shells cover the front of your teeth, instantly fixing many different smile flaws. They can even mask gaps in your teeth.

Dental implants

If you’re among the 120 million Americans missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer a way to make smiling, talking, and eating enjoyable again. Dental implants are designed to last and help keep your jawbone and surrounding teeth healthy.

A screw-like post made from biocompatible metal serves as the new root, while a prosthetic cap or crown forms the tooth. Once the crowns are in place, your implants work like your natural teeth, so you can smile, laugh, eat, and talk without worrying about them moving or falling out. 

Teeth straightening

Crooked teeth can ruin even the nicest smile, and incorrect spacing can increase your risk of serious dental problems, like gum disease. For these reasons and more, over 8 million Americans have opted to straighten their teeth with Invisalign® dental aligners. 

Invisalign aligners can fix many smile problems, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, bite issues, and smiles with gaps. The aligners are custom-fit for your mouth, and every few weeks you use new aligners to further move your teeth into place. 

Cosmetic crowns

A crown, or cap, is a customized prosthetic that fits seamlessly over your entire tooth. It protects your tooth if it is extensively damaged or decayed, but it can also provide significant cosmetic improvements.

You may be able to get cosmetic crowns in just one office visit because of our cutting-edge chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramic (CEREC) system.  

The CEREC machine saves time and gives you strong, perfectly fitted, and natural-looking crowns by utilizing a 3D-imaging camera, special dental software, and an on-site milling machine. It allows us to design and make your crowns without the wait. 

Are you ready for the smile of your dreams? Contact our Wedgewood Dental office nearest you in Rolla or Salem, Missouri, to book an appointment.


713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401

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Phone: (573) 368-7325


1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560

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Phone: (573) 729-7701