What is Cosmetic Dentistry? A Guide by Zoe Dental

Introduction to Cosmetic Dentistry

Definition and Scope

Simply put, cosmetic dentistry is the art of enhancing smiles. Many dental procedures that are meant to make your smile shine fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, implants, and more.

Importance of a Beautiful Smile

Smiles matter. A smile from a friend or family member can light up your whole day, and your smile is how you show the world your joy. A great smile can boost your confidence and even benefit your career: 74% of adults believe an unattractive smile can hurt career success.

Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry. If a whitening toothpaste isn’t achieving the results you want, it’s time to turn to your dentist. Your dentist can provide both professional in-office teeth whitening, or provide you with a custom mold to allow you to safely whiten your teeth at home.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain designed to cover a patient’s tooth. They provide a clean, natural look for teeth that may be worn out or damaged.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to slightly alter the appearance of your teeth. A tooth-colored resin is applied to gaps and chips in a tooth to design a clean smile. Dental bonding can also be used to slightly alter the shape or color of a tooth.


Crowns are porcelain or metal covers that are designed to fit over your entire tooth. They’re perfect for repairing teeth fractures, covering teeth with large decay areas, or supporting teeth that have experienced root canals. Crowns allow you to chew food properly and prevents further tooth damage.


Implants are a permanent solution to provide a natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth. They’re attached to your bone, just like a real tooth, and are more strong and secure than dentures.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Qualifications and Experience

The right cosmetic dentist will have experience with your chosen procedure, and will be able to walk you through exactly what to expect. An experienced dental team like Zoe Dental will happily discuss their past experience, education, and continuing education efforts.

Before and After Portfolio for Cosmetic Dentistry

To see what your smile can look like, check out Zoe Dental’s portfolio of past cosmetic dentistry clients!


Both of these patients had 4 porcelain crowns attached in order to create symmetry in their smiles and correct tooth discoloration.

cosmetic dentistry example of before and after

example of improved teeth from crowns



These patients had tooth discoloration from smoking damage, so porcelain veneers were used to whiten their smiles

before cosmetic dentistry vs after

image showing before and after difference from cosmetic dentistry services


Zoe Dental Patient Reviews and Testimonials

“Newly arrived in Asheville, my wife and I selected Zoe Dental based on recommendations from friends and on internet research. We’re very glad we did. The practice is without question the most well-run, professional, and confidence-inspiring dentists’ office we’ve every encountered.” -Thomas S.

“I came away from Zoe Dental feeling confident that my needs will be met with expertise and compassion.” – Denise B.

“I’ve been going to Zoe Dental for about a month now and absolutely love it! …They have quickly gotten me in to address any issues that I was having. I’ve been recommending them over and over again to my family and friends!” – Jennie G.

Consult with Zoe Dental Today!

Are you ready to regain your confidence in your smile?

Zoe Dental’s experts will help you select the cosmetic dental procedure that’s right for you. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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