What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? -

Dentist appointments aren’t just about keeping your mouth healthy. They are also designed to improve your smile, so you are proud of how you look. Treatments that are used to improve the aesthetic of your smile fall under the cosmetic dentistry category and some can increase your confidence in just a day. There is a long list of options you can choose from when you want to improve the way your teeth look.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, teeth naturally become discolored from age, food, injury or poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening can be done at home with over the counter products or in office for faster results. A dentist in Rohnert Park can offer a stronger concentration of bleach to whiten teeth and you may notice results in just one or two visits.


Veneers can change the shape, color, length or size of the teeth. They are a tiny, custom-made shell made of resin or porcelain that is placed on the front of the tooth. The dentist shaves down the enamel of the tooth and then cements the shell on top so that your teeth look perfectly white and straight.


When a tooth is damaged or decayed but you don’t want to leave a hole in the mouth where the tooth should be, you may opt for a dental crown. These are also called caps and they fit over what is left of the damaged or decayed tooth. The natural root is left in place but anything above the gumline is drilled away and a cap is placed on top. These can be made to match the remaining teeth, so they look and feel extremely natural.

Other Options

These are just a few things that are offered by Dr. Wheeler to improve your smile. At Summit Dental, we also offer CEREC same day crowns and orthodontics. To learn more about how we can help you love your smile again, schedule an appointment with us today.