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Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry | Veneers Gilbert AZ | Tempe
While your teeth may be healthy, some patients have issues with the cosmetic appearance of their smile. With cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Garza seeks to improve the appearance, but not necessarily the function, of a person’s teeth and overall smile. Cosmetic dentistry improves aesthetic issues such as staining, misshapen teeth, poor alignment, a gummy smile, and similar concerns. Dr. Garza performs a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures in office to improve the overall beauty of your smile.

What can cosmetic dentistry Correct?

Short of dramatically moving teeth, which would require orthodontics, Dr. Garza can address most other issues. Remember, these are not issues with the health of the teeth and gums, simply with their appearance. These cosmetic issues include:

  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Whitening badly stained teeth
  • Straightening poorly aligned teeth
  • Fixing chipped teeth
  • Covering badly pitted teeth
  • Changing the shape of misshapen teeth
  • Reducing gummy smiles
  • Lengthening overly short teeth

Types of Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Garza offers the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Veneers
  • Gum contouring
  • Whitening
  • Bonding
  • CEREC crowns
  • Contouring and reshaping


Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells are placed over the front sides of the teeth. They can change the color or shape of the teeth while also correcting unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped, or badly discolored teeth.

Gum contouring

Thanks to our diode laser, Dr. Garza can reduce gummy smiles and adjust the gum line, all without needing sutures and with far less bleeding and minimal discomfort afterward.

Teeth Whitening

Dr. Garza offers in-office teeth whitening that can make your teeth 10-12 shades whiter in a series of one hour sessions. Additionally, patients that cannot visit the office as often can come and pick up at-home whitening trays. These trays offer in-office strength whitening with the convenience of in-home use.

“Dr. Garza is by far the best dentist in AZ. He stays up on the latest technology, and treatments, has a knowledgeable and caring staff and is honest and trustworthy in his practices. Highly recommend this office and have personally been a patient for over a decade. My kids also are patients and he is wonderful with the little kiddos too!” – Mifi M.


Tooth-colored dental bonding material is used to close gaps, cover badly stained teeth, or cover chips and cracks in teeth. Teeth can be rejuvenated with this thin layer of plastic and sculpted to perfectly fit the patient’s appearance.

CEREC Crowns

Crowns are used to anchor bridges and return strength to badly decayed or damaged teeth. While they are used for restorative purposes, CEREC crowns can also be used for purely cosmetic reasons. A crown can cover a misshapen tooth completely, changing the shape and appearance for the long haul.

Tooth reshaping

Dr. Garza can subtly change the shape of a tooth or teeth by removing small amounts of the tooth enamel. This painless procedure makes minor adjustments in the appearance of a tooth.

Before & After Cosmetic Dentistry

risks of Cosmetic Procedures

These cosmetic procedures have a very low risk of complications. For example, porcelain veneers and composite bonding simply overlay the front side of the teeth. Additionally, whitening has proven completely safe over decades of procedures. Laser gum contouring is very efficient and vastly reduces pain, as well as, the possibility of infection over previous methods. All in all, there is minimal to no risk with these procedures.

cosmetic dentistry cost

The costs associated with aesthetically changing your smile depend entirely upon what services you have done. For instance, porcelain veneers are more expensive than bonding, but veneers will last longer. Each cosmetic procedure comes with their own advantages and disadvantages for each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Garza will discuss the options he thinks would fit your needs and you’ll discuss the costs involved in detail.

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For more information on cosmetic procedures or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Garza call (480) 539-7979 today! Our office serves patients in Gilbert, Tempe, and surrounding Arizona areas.

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