About Cosmetic Dentistry
Not all cosmetic dentistry is the same. Cosmetic can mean many things. Unfortunately, it can be very different from dentist to dentist or from patient to patient. Typically, procedures considered under the realm of cosmetic dentistry include whitening, enamelplasty (re-contouring), tooth straightening, bonding or tooth-colored fillings used to mask stains or close spaces between the teeth.
Porcelain Crowns, veneers and implant restorations can also play a big role in enhancing or changing a person’s smile. In short, it takes an experienced and well-trained dentist to combine all these things and tailor them to achieve what the patient desires.
Our doctors have trained at the prestigious Spear Center of Dentistry. They have both studied under Dr. Frank Spear, one of the top cosmetic dentists in the country. Using his series of photographs and facially-generated treatment planning techniques, we provide options for you to achieve the best outcome possible.
Heck Family Dentistry & Our Partnerships
Proper materials and a qualified dental lab are just as important as the diagnosis and smile planning. We partner with Arrowhead Dental Lab of the Dr. Dick Barnes Group in Utah to deliver their elite level ceramics to our patients.
First, we partner with them to do a mock-up in a wax model. This allows us to do two things. It allows us to see the final outcome before we start, and also allows us to give you a temporary smile before we place the permanent restorations. This is an advantage for two reasons. First, outside of how the restorations look, we must ensure proper functionality. Second, it allows us to see what the final restorations will look like in your mouth.