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Unwrapping the Gift of a Beautiful Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us – and this year, you or someone you love may be wishing for a whiter, straighter, more beautiful smile. At Atkins & Anderson Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we know a dazzling smile is a gift that lasts a lifetime. 

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term for dental procedures that improve the look of your smile. Over time, your teeth can wear down and become discolored or damaged. Cosmetic dentistry helps restore and rebuild your smile, making your bite and teeth more comfortable – and boosting your appearance and confidence.

What kinds of procedures does cosmetic dentistry include?

Veneers – Porcelain veneers are a conservative cosmetic treatment that makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your teeth. They’re the perfect solution (and gift) if your teeth are crooked, chipped, stained, or have gaps between them. Veneers are customized to fit your teeth and boost your smile, appearance, and self-esteem.

Read More: Crowns vs Veneers 

Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth can make a huge difference in a beautiful smile. Coffee, wine, and tobacco can discolor teeth over time, diminishing your dazzling smile. Dentist-supervised tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting. Our practice uses a trusted at-home whitening kit with a customized tray that fits over your teeth. Powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel is inserted into the tray before you wear it. You’ll have a beautiful and dazzling smile in a few weeks!

Read More: Is Whitening Safe for My Teeth?


Whether you’ve never had braces or you had braces before, but your teeth have shifted – Invisalign may be your answer. Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that work to move teeth into the most ideal position. It’s an aesthetic alternative to conventional braces because the aligners are clear and barely noticeable.

Read More: FAQs About Invisalign

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Atkins & Anderson Dentistry uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. With a sturdy porcelain cap, crowns protect and restore cracked, broken, or weak teeth. Porcelain bridges replace a missing tooth by anchoring to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

New advancements in dentistry mean you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings – resulting in a brighter, whiter, long-lasting smile. The tooth-colored material is bonded to the tooth for a stronger restoration. 

Composite Bonding

A tooth-colored material applied to the tooth’s surface is known as composite bonding. The bonding material is sculpted and polished to look indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth. Bonding is an excellent option for chips, cracks, and damages due to stains and decay. It’s a quick procedure at an affordable price.

Read More: We’ve Got Answers to Your Dental Bonding Questions

Let Atkins & Anderson Dentistry Give You a Dazzling Smile

What better gift can you give a loved one or yourself than a healthy, beautiful smile? Other gifts may bring a smile for a little while, but the gift of cosmetic dentistry brings smiles that last a lifetime! Contact us today to learn more about our services.


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