Smiling woman after cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Misaligned, missing, broken, or discolored teeth can affect the appearance of your smile as well as your self-confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry performed by Enlighten Dental's dentists can help enhance the appearance of your smile.

Learn how cosmetic dentistry at our Vancouver, BC, practice can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 

"Our dentists aim to improve our patients' lives by exploring the connection between oral health issues and chronic illnesses that can affect your entire body. We do this by treating the source of your symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves." Enlighten Dental Team

An Amazing Cosmetic Dentistry Before and After

Patient with broken teeth
Patient at Enlighten Dental before Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Patient with a beautiful smile
Patient at Enlighten Dental after Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Factors such as age, injury, poor dental hygiene, and even heredity can affect the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Dr. Sam Paulos and his fellow general dentists can restore broken and missing teeth, straighten misaligned smiles, brighten tooth discolorations, and conceal visible dental flaws using various cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, Invisalign® aligners, and porcelain veneers.

*The results in the photographs are examples only and do not imply any certainty of the result of a procedure, and all outcomes are subject to the circumstances of the individual patient. 

Transform Your Smile
Request a Consultation with a Cosmetic Dentist

Feeling dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your smile can take a toll on your confidence. Fortunately, the team at Enlighten Dental is ready to help you achieve and maintain the beautiful smile you deserve. Dr. Sam Paulos and his fellow cosmetic dentists at our Vancouver dentistry office can help you transform the aesthetics of your smile with a cosmetic dentistry plan customized to your needs. Call us to book your consultation with a cosmetic dentist:

(604) 876-9228

A Focus on the Appearance of Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the look of your smile. While some procedures are designed to provide a healthier smile, the goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give your smile dazzling yet natural-looking aesthetics. However, you can depend on our holistic practice to make certain that any cosmetic enhancements you choose harmonize with the health of your smile to provide you with maximum benefits.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for Me?

The Enlighten Dental team not only focuses on rejuvenating your teeth and oral functions, but also how restoring them can improve your overall health and quality of life. Procedures performed by our dentists can achieve benefits like these:

Better Mental/Physical Health

Studies show that smiling causes chemical reactions in your body that can reduce pain, improve your mood, strengthen the immune system, and relieve stress. Not smiling or laughing due to a damaged smile in need of cosmetic treatment can have the opposite effect.

Improved Cosmetic Appearance

A bright, complete smile achieved by our dentists can make you look younger than if you have gaps in your smile or yellowed, discolored teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can also fill out your face, avoiding an aged appearance.

Restored Oral Health

Though cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your smile, it can contribute to better dental health. We can restore decayed teeth with crowns or non-metallic, tooth-colored fillings. We can also straighten teeth with Invisalign plastic aligners, and prevent bone loss in the jaw with dental implants.

Concerns That Cosmetic Dentistry Can Treat

This type of dentistry is tailored to each patient's needs. Patients often come to our Vancouver office seeking cosmetic care for the following dental concerns:

  • Chips or Cracks
  • Worn or Damaged Teeth
  • Lost Teeth
  • Dental Discoloration
  • Minor Dental Misalignment
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Dark Silver Fillings
  • Old Dental Restorations

Experience Advanced and Personalized Dental Care

"Every patient is unique. We take a holistic and personalized approach to ensure that the whole person is treated. While a beautiful smile is important, we also want our patients to achieve a healthy and functional smile that lasts for years to come. We offer comprehensive treatments using advanced technology to achieve this goal." Enlighten Dental Team

You've Mentioned Holistic Dentists What Does That Mean?

Basically, holistic dentistry means our dentists aim to improve our patients' lives by exploring the connection between oral health issues and chronic illnesses that can affect your entire body. We do this by treating the source of your symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves.

Our Vancouver, BC, practice only uses bio-compatible dental materials such as zirconium ceramic implants (instead of titanium) to avoid any allergic reactions to metal. Our dentists also safely replace potentially toxic mercury amalgam fillings with tooth-colored composite ones.

We also use innovative techniques such as ozone therapy to destroy bacteria in the mouth and platelet-rich fibrin therapy to promote healing.

Using Advanced Technology to Create Beautiful Smiles

We believe that pairing experience and education with state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide high-quality care. Our Vancouver practice uses advanced dental materials and technology such as:

  • Biocompatible materials 
  • CT scans
  • CEREC same-day restorations
  • 3Shape Trios intraoral scanner and digital impressions
  • Fotona lightwalker laser
  • Piezosurgery
  • Ozone generator and ozone therapy
  • SMART amalgam removal equipment
  • Zirconia implants
  • Velscope
  • Dental lasers
intraoral scanner
Feeling dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your smile can take a toll on your confidence. Fortunately, the team at Enlighten Dental is ready to help you achieve and maintain the beautiful smile you deserve. 

Dreaming of a Bright, Fully Functioning Smile? Contact Enlighten Dental in Vancouver for a Consultation

Why suffer with a smile that makes you look older and less healthy than you really are? The dentists at Enlighten Dental in Vancouver can use their cosmetic dentistry knowledge to improve every aspect of your smile, from appearance to proper bite function.

Begin your journey by requesting a consultation with one of our dentists. They will go over your dental concerns and discuss how a combination of dental care technology and customized treatment can give you a smile you will be proud to show the world.

Simply fill out our online contact form or give us a call to start the process. We want your teeth and your entire body to be as healthy as possible.

(604) 876-9228

Enlighten Dental treatment room
Enlighten Dental was founded more than 40 years ago, and proudly serves the people of Vancouver.

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Include:

Teeth Whitening

The aging process, dark beverages, and tobacco use are just some of the things that can cause your teeth to become stained or yellow. Our professional teeth whitening treatments can brighten your teeth faster and better than whitening products bought in stores. Contact our Vancouver practice about our teeth whitening options.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a versatile solution to many aesthetic problems. These thin but strong tooth-colored shells are customized to fit directly over front teeth. Veneers can mask flaws such as cracks, chips, breaks, or internal stains that do not respond to whitening treatments. Our veneers are crafted to match the color of your existing teeth.

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CEREC Same-Day Crowns

If we find a decayed tooth or you broke a tooth, a same-day CEREC® crown can restore it during one appointment. A precise digital impression of your smile will be sent to our in-house milling machine, where a customized, bio-compatible porcelain crown will be crafted while you relax. The crown will be placed on your tooth in about an hour.

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Invisalign Aligners

When worn for 20-22 hours a day, these clear, plastic aligners can straighten your teeth discreetly and effectively. Invisalign aligners can be removed at mealtimes and when you brush and floss, making them much more convenient than traditional metal braces.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Replacing potentially harmful mercury amalgam fillings with  tooth-colored composite fillings is one of Enlighten Dental's specialties. Our dentists are certified to perform SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) to make the removal of toxic mercury from your mouth as safe as possible for everyone involved.

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Dental Implants

Though they're technically not considered a type of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants can do wonders for your appearance. Implants are regarded as the best way to replace missing teeth. Our dentists will surgically place long-lasting ceramic implants into your jawbone which will securely support high-quality dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. The implants act as artificial tooth roots that stimulate healthy bone growth. This can prevent jawbone atrophy caused by missing teeth. 

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Replacing Mercury Amalgam Fillings:
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure

Metallic fillings that contain mercury are potentially toxic and look visually unappealing. Over time, the metal amalgam can cause structural damage to the surrounding tooth structure. A tooth-colored composite filling will be healthier for your body. These non-metal fillings are customized to blend in with the shade and color of your existing tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Q. Will insurance cover cosmetic treatments?

A. If the treatment is being recommended purely for cosmetic reasons, most dental insurance providers will not cover this form of dentistry. Some procedures, like tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns, can be considered medically necessary or restorative in nature. In those cases, your insurance should cover some or all of the treatment. We will verify your coverage before treatment begins to maximize your benefits. 

Q. Does cosmetic treatment hurt?

A. Treatments like porcelain veneers or teeth whitening are virtually painless. For other treatments like fillings and crowns, your cosmetic dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any pain during the procedure. Our Vancouver dental practice also offers sedation options to help you remain relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. 

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"Our mission is to teach our patients how their oral health can not only transform their smiles but their overall health as well. A healthy smile can also help patients keep their grins beautiful for years to come." Enlighten Dental Team
Enlighten Dental exam room

Enlighten Dental

At Enlighten Dental, we are dedicated to improving both your oral and overall health. Our holistic approach to dentistry allows us to provide lasting, comprehensive results. Learn more about our team:

For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.

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