We bring out the natural beauty of your smile with myriad cosmetic dentistry options
At Canyon Crossing Dental, we appreciate that, for many individuals, there exists a big gulf between their current smiles and their “goal” smiles. Fortunately, our team, led by Dr. Susan Baker, is adept at bridging that divide. We partner closely with patients from the greater St. George area to restore or revamp the appearance of their teeth, gums, and smile. As with all types of treatment plans, we start with a comprehensive evaluation and consultation at our office. During this consultation, Dr. Baker partly ensures there are no underlying oral health problems that must be cleared before embarking on elective cosmetic procedures.
We will also discuss what you like most (and least) about your smile and any other features or characteristics of smiles that you admire. While our services are never cookie-cutter and always customized to your one-of-a-kind needs, these considerations serve as an excellent jumping-off point to better understand what you value in a smile and your personal preferences. Depending on what we find in consultation with you, Dr. Baker may recommend:
- Professional teeth whitening or bleaching – Unlike store bought products, professionals like Dr. Baker have an array of effective and safe whitening gels within arm’s reach. These gels are concentrated with active ingredients to remove stains and lighten the teeth. Under the supervision of a dentist, patients have peace of mind that their treatment will be well-tolerated and present a low risk of irritation and damage. Generally, patients may choose from in-office “power” whitening or take-home whitening with customized trays.
- Porcelain veneers – Veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures because they are so versatile and produce such natural-looking results. We can apply these thin layers of dental ceramic to the front surfaces of the teeth to disguise many common cosmetic imperfections, from chips to irregularly shaped and worn-down teeth. Additionally, Dr. Baker is happy to discuss alternatives to porcelain veneers, such as veneers made from composite resin or “direct” veneers or composite dental bonding.
- Teeth and gum contouring – Dr. Baker’s artistry really shines with these procedures, which involve using special techniques and instruments to reshape teeth with poor contours that detract from the balanced appearance of the smile or to recontour the gum tissue that “frames” the teeth. For instance, some patients may require these procedures to address excessive wear and tear to the teeth or to bring balance and harmony to a “gummy” smile or uneven gum line.
Also, for patients with restorative needs, these treatments are both as aesthetic and pleasing to the eye as they are safe, functional, and durable. Options on this front include attractive composite or tooth-colored fillings and stunning, full-coverage porcelain crowns. Call (435) 344-4445 to get one step closer to achieving the smile of your dreams. Canyon Crossing Dental in Ivins, UT, may even be able to combine these and other procedures for a dramatic, jaw-dropping smile makeover.