Cosmetic Dentist – Dublin, OH

Cosmetic Dentistry Builds Beautiful Smiles

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’re not alone. Many people wish their teeth were straighter, younger-looking, and beautifully white. Fortunately, with today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques, all of that – and more– is possible. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, our trusted cosmetic dentist in Dublin has extensive experience using these exciting new techniques, along with a strong commitment to personalized care. You can have the smile you’ve always wanted – comfortably, efficiently, and in less time than you probably think.

Why Choose Distinctive Smiles of Dublin for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Wide Variety of Cosmetic Treatments in One Location
  • In-House and At-Home Whitening Options
  • State-of-the-Art Smile Design Software


Cosmetic dentist placing a porcelain veneer

Aging, teeth grinding, consuming staining foods, and other daily activities add up to a less-than-perfect smile over time. One tiny chip or crack in a tooth may not make a significant impact on the appearance of patients’ smiles, but two, three, or more definitely do. In some cases, patients feel that they are stuck with flawed smiles because the time and money necessary for restorative dentistry services seem too extensive to correct something as minor as worn down or chipped teeth. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we offer patients numerous cosmetic dentistry services that may help. One of the most popular cosmetic services we provide is porcelain veneers. Veneers allow our patients to hit the reset button on damaged smiles. This conservative, minimally invasive treatment conceals and corrects a variety of smile irregularities without removing significant amounts of healthy dental structure.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

Metal free dental crown on fingertip

We use porcelain crowns to maintain a fully white smile. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long-lasting. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, your all-porcelain crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Closeup of flawless smile after cosmetic dental bonding

Cosmetic bonding is the use of composite resin material (also used for tooth-colored fillings) to conceal or repair smile irregularities. The procedure takes its name from the method of preparing teeth to receive the composite resin material. Bonding is the uniting of two materials through microscopic dental cementing. This involves the application of an acidic substance to create ridges in tooth enamel that allow the composite resin to bond more naturally with teeth. After years of discussing the two procedures together, the name cosmetic bonding or dental bonding was applied to correcting smile flaws with composite resin.

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In-Office Teeth Whitening

Dental patient receiving in office teeth whitening

In-office teeth whitening can be completed in just one visit using a powerful hydrogen peroxide gel activated by a special light. Efficient and effective, in-office whitening is an ideal choice for patients who need immediate results. This method can lighten teeth by many shades in just one appointment. If you would like to maintain your gorgeous smile at home, ask us about the whitening trays we provide for periodic touch-ups.

Would you like to learn more about how in-office whitening works? Our dental team in Dublin, OH would be happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today. In addition to answering your questions, we would also be happy to reserve a time for you to come in and have your teeth whitened.

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At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Dental patient receiving at home teeth whitening

Take-home whitening kits consist of custom trays and a professional-strength whitening gel. Dr. Buck will give you specific instructions on how to use your kit to achieve stunning results. You’ll simply place the gel in the trays and wear them as directed daily for at least 10 to 14 days. Once you reach the desired shade, you can keep the trays and extra solution and apply them on special occasions to brighten your fabulous smile.

Gum Recontouring

Animated smile during gum recontouring treatment

Your gums should never get more attention than your teeth when you smile. If there is too much gum tissue visible whenever you pull back your lips to grin, you may benefit from a quick gum recontouring process. We can remove unnecessary gum tissue that’s covering up your teeth. This can help even out a misshapen gumline, and it reveals more of your natural teeth so that they appear to be the right size. 

Virtual Smile Design

Virtual smile design software on table computer

It can be hard to take the first step in improving your smile when you’re not even sure what the results are going to look like. With our virtual smile design software, we can show you what your teeth will look like after cosmetic bonding and other various procedures. You won’t have to imagine your new smile; you’ll have a useful visual for setting your expectations and deciding whether a given treatment is worth the investment.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

a man smiling after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Looking forward to upgrading the overall appearance of your pearly whites? Our team offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can effectively improve your smile while also boosting your confidence. That said, it’s natural to want to know more about your options before jumping ahead. To help you feel more confident about your decision, we’ve listed some of our commonly asked questions about cosmetic dentistry from our patients in Dublin. Keep reading to learn more or call us today to schedule your initial consultation!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

Cosmetic dentistry should be entirely safe as long as you undergo treatment from a trained professional. However, you must remember that some services are not always best for every patient. In some instances, certain procedures could pose a risk to your oral health if you have an underlying problem that hasn’t been treated yet, such as gum disease or a cavity. For this reason, our team will need to thoroughly examine your smile first and provide a detailed assessment of which treatments would be best for your situation. Once we’ve determined the developing issue, we can treat it accordingly before moving on to your cosmetic process.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Are you completely happy with your smile, or do you often wish you could change something about your teeth? If the latter is how you feel, then you might benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Teeth that have become discolored or stained over time may not be reliably addressed with mere over-the-counter whitening products; you’ll require professional teeth whitening for the best results. Chipped or cracked pearly whites can leave you vulnerable to bacteria and infection, so you’ll want to get them fixed with options like cosmetic bonding, dental crowns, or veneers. To find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you, schedule a visit with our team so we can discuss your smile concerns and goals!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

A great deal of people consider cosmetic dentistry to be expensive, especially since dental insurance doesn’t usually cover the cost of treatment. Still, this doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have to break the bank to get your dream smile. Firstly, our team offers alternative payment options to help make your treatments more manageable, such as an in-house membership plan and CareCredit. Secondly, consider the investment you’ll be making in both your oral health and quality of life, as you’ll be able to enjoy simpler maintenance as well as a boost in confidence and self-esteem.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

You shouldn’t expect to feel any pain during your cosmetic process. Our team will typically numb your mouth before moving forward with your procedure, that way you’ll remain pain-free while improving your pearly whites, especially for solutions like dental crowns or veneers. We can also administer sedation dentistry so that you can be relaxed and calm throughout your visit. Most non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding, won’t even require a local anesthetic. You might feel some soreness or sensitivity after your appointment, but this should subside in no time.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The amount of time your cosmetic dentistry results will last should depend on several factors, including how well you care for your smile and the certain kind of treatment you undergo. Some dental services are quicker and simpler to perform, such as professional teeth whitening and dental bonding, which often means the results usually won’t last as long as other more extensive procedures, like veneers. Other treatments like gum recontouring have more permanent results, as the gum tissue will not regenerate on its own. Invisalign results will typically last the rest of your life so long as you wear your retainers as instructed. For every case, however, the better you take care of your teeth, the longer you can enjoy your improved pearly whites.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

One of the best things about cosmetic dentistry is a patient’s opportunity to feel incredibly confident and comfortable with their smile again. Since your grin is one of the first things noticed by all, it’s a nice idea and beneficial to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Most people will associate you with being more outgoing, attractive, and competent in both your social and professional settings. Having a smile you aren’t proud of can make you feel self-conscious, which can impact the way you carry yourself. By upgrading your look, you’ll be more likely to show off your grin, allowing others to see the positivity you express.

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?

In the past, dentistry was all about treating oral health problems and preventing issues from happening. However, due to modern technology and improved education, most people have much healthier smiles. For this reason, patients can focus on more than just addressing underlying problems, such as the appearance of their teeth. Additionally, cosmetic dental services used to be mainly reserved for those who were either famous or wealthy. Now, we can deliver more affordable treatments that the average person can enjoy so that they can achieve their dream look. Our practice even provides special offers as well as in-house membership plans so that you can improve your smile while staying within your budget!

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

Addressing minor stains or other flaws in your teeth can do much more than upgrade their appearance. Most patients find their results incredibly beneficial and will be more motivated to take care of their brand-new smile, meaning they’ll be more likely to practice great oral hygiene and visit their dentist routinely to make the most of their look. You might also be motivated to quit smoking to maintain the brightness of your teeth. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can alleviate complications with your bite, reducing strain on your jaw in the long run. Furthermore, feeling confident about your appearance can encourage more smiling, which can end up significantly reducing stress and boosting your immune system.