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Cosmetic Dentist Consultation in Utah

Improving the overall appearance of your smile is only a call away. As a cosmetic dentistry specialist, Salt Lake Dental Clinic provides many beneficial treatments to patients out of our state-of-the-art office in Salt Lake City, Utah. A beautiful, vibrant smile can make a world of difference. It is a reflection of who you are and how you feel. Our goal is to give you the freedom to smile with confidence. Equipped with the most advanced technology, we offer several cosmetic dentistry procedures to rejuvenate and restore your natural smile.

If you want to give your smile a boost, schedule an appointment with our dentist at 801-278-7100. Our team at Salt Lake Dental Clinic looks forward to helping you create the smile of your dreams.


What does a cosmetic dentist do?

Cosmetic Dentistry or Aesthetic Dentistry helps improve your teeth’s color, shape, and overall appearance. Cosmetic dentists help create well-balanced and proportional smiles, correctly positioned teeth, symmetrical gums and teeth, and functional bites using various dental procedures. Popular cosmetic dentistry services include:

The Utah cosmetic dentistry experts at Salt Lake Dental Clinic provide a selection of treatments using a case-by-case formula. Meeting with our cosmetic dentists, you will discuss your smile vision. Do you want a whiter smile? Would straightening your teeth improve your appearance? How much money do you want to spend? By discussing your goals and lifestyle with our resident cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Elder, you will better determine which treatment you need to achieve your dream smile.


What is considered cosmetic dentistry?

Although improving smile aesthetics is the main focus of cosmetic dentistry, other dental health factors affect how a cosmetic dentist designs a patient’s ideal smile. The health of your smile, gums, bones, and teeth is always the top priority of cosmetic dentistry. Your dental health history also plays a role in determining which cosmetic dentistry service will help you achieve your dream smile. Dental veneers, Lumineers®, Invisalign®, or teeth whitening are a few of the cosmetic dentistry treatments often sought out by patients in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Upon consultation, your Utah cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scott Elder, will advise you on any dental procedures you require before undergoing an aesthetic treatment. By addressing your dental health needs first, you will have the perfect starting point to create a beautiful, balanced smile.


What are the differences between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

A cosmetic dentist focuses on dental aesthetics, while general dentists address dental problems associated with oral hygiene, dental pain, and discomfort. Unlike general dentists in Utah who provide a range of dental services, Salt Lake cosmetic dentistry offers specialized services to improve the appearance of your smile.

The different procedures performed in the cosmetic dentistry industry of Utah include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Veneers
  • Dental Lumineers®
  • Invisalign ®
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Inlays and Onlays


Cosmetic dentistry also involves macro and micro aesthetics.

Macro aesthetics handles the overall look of the smile and achieving a desirable result. A few questions that your cosmetic dentist could consider when looking at your smile might include:

  • Do your lips sufficiently support your teeth?
  • Are there any black spaces in your cheek area?
  • Does your smile need to be more proportionate to the zygomatic or cheekbones?
  • Is the midline of your teeth correctly positioned to the center of your nose?
  • And more.

Along with treating the overall appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry also incorporates micro aesthetics or individual teeth. The appearance of your teeth deals with each tooth’s proportional width and length. For example, the proportion of your central tooth is 1.63 compared to 1 for a lateral incisor.

The color of your teeth can also impact micro aesthetics in cosmetic dentistry. Most patients want the whitest smile possible, but how can you achieve a bright, white smile without negatively affecting your dental health? What about your gums? Are they proportional to your teeth? Are they healthy? 

Cosmetic dentistry treatments will address macro and micro aesthetics with a customized solution prescribed by Salt Lake Dental Clinic dentist Dr. Scott Elder. Together, we will decide which procedure will improve the overall appearance of your natural smile without sacrificing the integrity of your dental health.


Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Not every patient is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. That is why you must consult with Dr. Scott Elder at the beginning of your treatment process. As our Salt Lake cosmetic dentist, he will examine your teeth extensively and perform X-rays to determine your eligibility. However, our extensive selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments allows us to provide most of our patients with the boost they need to feel confident in their smiles.

Dr. Scott might also recommend restoring your mouth to optimal health before moving forward with cosmetic dentistry. For instance, Invisalign® patients may need orthodontic services before starting their retainer plan. Another important aspect of your oral care that may prevent you from reaching your cosmetic dentistry goals is gum disease. In these cases, Salt Lake Dental Clinic will work with you to ensure our dental team carefully handles every step of the process.

Whether you need to receive a deep cleaning from Dr. Elder or a service from another Salt Lake Dental Clinic dentist, you can count on us to restore your dental health and achieve your ideal smile.


How much do cosmetic dental services cost?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry in Utah depends on your smile and treatment plan. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Elder, we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

Not only does each cosmetic dental service vary in cost, but the price of each treatment also varies by patient. For example, you may require more than two veneers, extensive grinding, and anesthesia, while another patient requires a full-smile makeover. Each of these variables will impact the total cost of your cosmetic dentistry treatment.


Reviews for Dr. Elder, a Utah Cosmetic Dentist

“I love Dr. Elder. He is by far the best dentist I have ever had. When I leave his office, I leave feeling confident. He has such a way of making you feel like your teeth are one in a million, even when you don’t think so. Definitely check out this dental office. Everyone is so friendly and the environment is very welcoming. I love coming here!”

– Paige Schofield


“Dr. Elder himself is AmaZing! So sensitive as he explained each option. I was thrilled to find out he could save my teeth! Also Impressed with his work!! 👍🏼😁👍🏼Most Importantly he is very caring and does everything possible to make the procedure as painless as possible ❤️  Everyone single person I’ve interacted within the office are always so friendly, patient, and kind to all my needs and so. efficient-at the same time! They got the Dance Down… lol… and Sure make a great team!! 💃🏻🕺🏻👯‍♀️ Thank You for All You Do,



Do cosmetic dentists take insurance?

To make cosmetic dentistry more affordable for our patients, our cosmetic dentists in Salt Lake City, Utah, are in-network with several major insurance carriers. Working with our team of experienced cosmetic dentists, we can provide an estimate for your treatment based on your insurance benefits. We will do all we can to get you a reasonable price for your cosmetic dentistry work. Salt Lake Dental Clinic also offers other financial options for patients without dental insurance, including an in-house dental plan with no deductibles, claim forms, or waiting periods. Apply for our in-office dental plan by filling out our online application below.


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(801) 278-7100

2040 Murray Holladay Rd., #208
Salt Lake City, UT 84117


Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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