Five Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

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Ever notice someone who has a smile that can light up a whole room? A lot of people have a beautiful smile naturally. But many are not as lucky. While a primary focus of dentists is to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, cosmetic dentistry provides treatment options to help improve your smile. There are several cosmetic dental treatments designed to help you have the smile of your dreams. Here are the top five treatment options and how they work to make your smile great.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening remains one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our Saginaw dentist offers both in-office professional teeth whitening options and at-home kits. During your visit, Dr. Jennifer Schau, DDS will discuss the pros and cons of each method and help you decide which is the best option for you. Having bright, white teeth is a sign of a healthy smile.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth are a cosmetic issue. But they can also cause functional challenges. Recently, dental implants are used to replace missing teeth instead of using removable dentures. An implant is more convenient, reliable, and comfortable. They feel more like your real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the go-to choice for replacing missing teeth because they produce natural-looking results. They are designed to look and feel more like your natural teeth. Your smile will be so natural, most people will never know you have implants unless you choose to tell them.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can give you a smile makeover in just a couple of visits. Porcelain veneers are bonded onto the surface of a tooth or teeth. They are often used to hide stains or correct damaged teeth. Dental veneers are a thin outer layer and are often used to hide chips or fill in gaps. They offer a cosmetic advantage by being resistant to staining. Dr. Schau uses dental veneers to help restore the brilliance, shape, and color of your natural teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

When teeth need small, minor corrections dental bonding is often the best choice. It is a common cosmetic treatment that can have a huge impact on your smile. Dental bonding uses a special type of resin that bonds to the tooth and corrects cracks or chips. It is usually done in a single visit to Dr. Jennifer Schau unless multiple teeth are undergoing treatment. Most of the tooth is left intact with just a small amount of enamel being removed in order to get a solid bond.


Having crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious. Invisalign is a modern cosmetic treatment used to straighten teeth. They work as effectively as traditional metal braces to move teeth into their proper positions, but without the brackets and wires. The see-through progressive trays gently push the teeth into alignment.  They are fully removable and can be taken out to eat, for oral hygiene, and for special occasions. Your smile can be totally made over as Invisalign can fix common problems like an underbite, gaps, crossbite, overbite, or overcrowding. Talk to your Saginaw dentist about using Invisalign for your total smile makeover.

What can Dr. Jennifer Schau, DDS do for you?

Your Saginaw dentist is skilled and also has the experience and expertise to provide a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatment options. We believe a bright, vibrant smile exudes beauty and confidence. Call us to set up your exam to learn how Dr. Schau can help improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.