Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments and procedures that aren’t necessary because they rectify dental issues that are purely aesthetic in nature. But just because they’re not medically necessary doesn’t make them unimportant.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can drastically improve your self-confidence, which can enhance the quality of your professional and social life. This is especially true because our smiles can make or break first impressions. So if you feel confident about your smile, you’re far more likely to succeed in your social and professional endeavors.

At West Orem Dental, we offer various cosmetic dentistry treatments. But the most popular treatments we offer include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and gingivectomy. Please continue reading for a detailed overview of our cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Cosmetic Dental Treatment Necessity

People often believe that cosmetic dental treatments aren’t necessary or that they’re only meant for vanity. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Cosmetic dentistry can have a crucial impact on various aspects of your life. The following are some of the most important reasons to opt for cosmetic dental treatments.


Our external appearance has a major impact on our self-confidence and ability to interact in social situations. When we look good, we feel better about ourselves, and we project that into our social interactions. Our smile is especially crucial in forging social connections — it instantly makes you more approachable, which is likely to increase your success in various situations. Those who aren’t happy about their teeth or their smile often conceal their smile and they’re also likely to be shier. If you’re not happy with your smile, you won’t have the confidence to navigate through life happily. So it’s really important to seek cosmetic dentistry treatments so you’re always happy to smile and socialize.

 Oral Hygiene

A good and aesthetic smile can improve your oral hygiene for two reasons. First, a perfectly aligned set of teeth is a lot easier to manage and clean than a set of teeth that’s misaligned or crooked. Food particles can easily get stuck in between crooked teeth and it’s hard to remove them even if you floss thoroughly. This can eventually lead to bacterial infection and dental decay. So you should seek cosmetic treatments to align your teeth correctly and make them easier to care for. Second, people are more likely to care about the things they value. If you value a set of clothes, you’re more likely to take good care of them. Similarly, if you value your smile, you’re more likely to maintain optimal oral hygiene practices to maintain that smile. If you’re not happy with your smile, you may not feel as heavily invested in caring for your teeth. That, in turn, can lead to other dental issues and oral diseases.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored materials that are cemented on the surface of your teeth in order to completely transform how your teeth appear externally. If you suffer from intrinsically stained teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, or fractured teeth, you may not have the resources to fix all of these issues separately. You’ll need various dental procedures to resolve all these issues. However, with porcelain veneers, you don’t have to fix these issues — the veneers simply cover up your actual teeth. As such, when people look at your teeth, they appear to be perfectly white and perfectly aligned.

Porcelain veneers are one of the best cosmetic treatment options for various reasons. They completely whiten your teeth without the need for tooth whitening or bleaching. They also cover up intrinsic stains. Furthermore, porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant so they won’t get dirty easily. Porcelain veneers can also enhance your cosmetic appearance, and replace stained or broken enamel. The biggest issue with porcelain veneers is that it’s an expensive procedure and it’s completely irreversible. During the procedure, the dentist will have to shave off some of your surface enamel in order to accommodate the veneers. Once you get porcelain veneers, you’ll always need veneers.


James B.

My minor procedure was pleasant, quick and painless. Dr. Grant and his assistant were very cordial, professional and informative about the procedure and the follow up care.

Joshua F.

I had another regular scheduled appointment at West Orem dental. Ease and flexible scheduling. Walked in, friendly service with no wait. X-rays and cleaning was smooth and relaxing. The friendly service and customer care had me lose track of time. I already scheduled my next appointment. Glad me and my family made the switch to West Orem Dental.

Crystal B.

Heard about Dr. Grant at W.Orem Dental through a friend and I’m so glad I did. Office staff is very friendly and organized. Dr. Grant did great work on my fillings and left me in virtually no pain at all. I’ll definitely be going back.

Monique W.

Dr Grant is extremely patient with his clients. He goes out of his way to ensure your comfortable. He genuinely cares about excellence in his work. He gives personal service and takes his time with you individually. Dr Grant is not Just another dentist.

Mario A.

Excellent dentistry with super competent and friendly staff. First rate work! Can’t recommend highly enough!

Bobby R.

I hate the dentist but I LOVE West Orem Dental, entering the doors are full of smiles and welcomes from Mary and Stephanie they make me feel way more comfortable, the service was great as usual I will be returning soon they’re the best

Linda G.

My family and I have been coming to Dr. Grant for years. We love his dental work, very professional and good bedside manner. His staff is very helpful. They also accept Care Crédit for those unexpected dental expenses that dental insurance doesn’t cover. I definitely recommend West Orem Dental.

Charlie B.

I have been going to West Orem Dental Center for many years for all of my dental needs. The staff is so caring, kind and gentle. Their work is exceptional. Thank you for restoring my smile. I appreciate all that you do.

Trula B.

West Orem Dental is great. Dr. Grant and his staff are very professional. They make your dental visit experience as comfortable as possible. I’ve been a customer for many years and have always been welcomed with smiling faces.

Connie R.

Been coming here since I was five now its over 40 years later and I’m bringing my kids
Dr Watkins was always great and now Mark Grant is just as good and makes us always feel important
Mary is great also always finding out answers to my many questions!!

Jenna O.

I’ve been going to the West Orem Dental for over a decade and have never been disappointed. The staff is amazing, they make you feel right at home. This is the most efficient place I’ve ever been to. Thank you West Orem Dental Center for always taking care of my teeth. They even make a Dental extraction pleasant and easy.

Linda S.

I have been going there for years and Dr Grant is a great dentist. He is very friendly and caring plus I am very pleased with the work he has done on my teeth.

Edward J.

The people are caring and do a good job to educate you about the importance of good dental health. I recommend them to take care of all your dental needs. Thank You West Orem Dental

Jean C.

Dr. Grant, is a good, and caring dentist…He listens to you, and helps you to decide the best treatment for your problem…I had a root canal , yesterday, was scared to first one… I didn’t need to be afraid…it was a snap ! If you need a good dentist, he’s you man ..

Lesley G.

Mary and Stephanie we absolutely amazing!!! I came in with horrible pain and needing a tooth extracted and they fit me in immediately and worked with me on everything!! I cannot tell you how amazed I am with these guys!!! And Dr Grant is one of a kind!!! No pain and super quick!!! Love love love!!!!

Irene U.

Well I found this dentist thru my insurance. They were great. The dentist did a great job on my teeth and dentures. I have received a lot of compliments on my teeth. I would recommend them in a minute. I even send my sister there and she was happy with the work they did on her teeth.

Jasmine C

Very patient and explains everything … About to get my first root canal and I am very calm knowing that Dr. Grant will do an awesome job.. staff is very welcoming and make sure you are taken care of.

Joyce M.

I have seen Dr Grant several times. I had a wisdom tooth pulled. It wasn’t an easy process, tooth just had broken the gums and had been this way for years. Dr Grant did a wonderful job, I had no pain during the procedure or afterwards, only soreness. I’m now having a root canal done and have also been well taken of….no pain. He informs you of what he will be doing. He and all his staff are very friendly. It is so comforting to walk in the door and be greeted by smiling faces from the ladies at the front desk. I feel important as a patient, well taken care of and recommend Dr Grant to anyone who is in need of a great dentist.

Beverly J

I have been coming to West Orem for over 20 years. The service is remarkable and the staff is wonderful. Dr Grant is the best and he is very sensitive to your needs. The staff goes over and beyond to help you and make you feel like you are the only patient in the world. Thank you West Orem Dental for caring enough to give me the best of your service.

Teeth Whitening

As you grow older, your teeth may get stained or get yellowed for several different factors. Your enamel may get stained because of excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, consumption of red wine, coffee, or tea, or because of poor oral hygiene. Your teeth may also get stained as you grow older because your enamel starts wearing away. Teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures because it removes the surface stains from the enamel to restore the original whiteness of the teeth.

During the teeth whitening procedure, the dentist applies a whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide to your teeth. This hydrogen peroxide component should bleach your teeth to remove the surface stains. In some cases, the dentist may also use a special laser light to catalyze the hydrogen peroxide component so it brightens your teeth faster. If you opt for at-home teeth whitening, the dentist will create a whitening strip for you that you can wear on your teeth. However, it’s worth noting that professional laser teeth whitening is the most effective of these


Gingivectomy is a procedure in which the dentist removes your gum tissues. This may be done either for medical or cosmetic reasons. First, gingivectomy may be necessary if some of your gum tissue is infected and the dentist has to remove them to prevent the spread of gum disease like gingivitis or periodontitis. Second, gingivectomy is also done for aesthetic purposes, i.e., to remove some of the excess gums so your smile isn’t too “gummy”.

Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me

At West Orem Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. We examine your smile and then curate a treatment plan that’s ideally suited for you and has the maximum potential for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your smile. For more information, please schedule a cosmetic dentistry treatment near your location.

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