Your smile is often the first feature a person notices about you, which is why cosmetic dentistry has become extremely popular in today’s world. While traditional dentistry focuses on oral health, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of teeth to improve the look of one’s smile. Cosmetic dentistry not only has a positive impact on the appearance of teeth, but in some cases also provides restorative benefits. Cosmetic dentistry has been gaining in popularity rapidly over the years, with several different procedures to appeal to anyone looking to upgrade their smile.


  • Veneers: Porcelain that is cemented over the front of your teeth to change the color or shape. Best used to treat chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked front teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening: Effectively restores your stained, dull, or discolored teeth to a bright and white smile.
  • Invisalign: Removable and comfortable aligners that are virtually invisible and will give you beautiful straight teeth in under 2 years time. They are used for teens and adults in place of metal braces.
  • Dental Implants: Synthetic structures used to replace dentures for a more permanent tooth replacement. They look and feel like natural teeth and will not move around in the mouth.
  • Bonding: Tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change the color of your tooth.
  • Composite Fillings: No metal, these fillings look completely natural by matching the color of your teeth. These fillings are restorative as well as cosmetic.

Many of these cosmetic dental procedures take a lot less time than you think! However, it’s important to find a qualified dentist to perform them. Finding a qualified cosmetic dentist requires careful consideration. Although there technically is no recognized cosmetic dentist specialty, there is an increasing number of dentists offering cosmetic treatments. At Bluffton Dental Care, we provide these cosmetic dental procedures as well as traditional dentistry. Dr. James Jenkins provides quality cosmetic, general, and implant dentistry to Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!