When looking for a dentist or when researching how to improve their smile, people often ask, “What is the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry?” and “What does cosmetic dentistry involve?”

The answer to the first question is quite simple: Think of general dentistry as focusing on the health and function of the mouth, teeth, and gums, and think of cosmetic dentistry as focusing on the aesthetics of the smile, including the mouth, teeth, and gums.

The second question has a much longer answer because cosmetic dentistry involves whatever procedures you need to achieve the stunningly beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. You may need a simple professional teeth whitening session at Dr. James B. Polley’s dental office. Or, you may require a combination of procedures like porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Dr. Polley and his team may even perform a smile makeover, which is a number of procedures performed over time to completely transform a lackluster smile into a dazzling one that lights up any room.

Cosmetic dentistry with Las Vegas, Nevada dentist, Dr. James Polley, is unique to each individual who comes to our practice. Unlike general dentistry in which most people require the same type of initial exam and dental cleanings, cosmetic dentistry is custom designed with every patient’s unique dental situation in mind.

woman showing off her smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry
woman showing off her smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Different Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Offer

At our dental practice in Las Vegas, we offer a variety of services to meet the many needs of our patients. Whether you have cracked, crooked, chipped or discolored teeth, we have a solution for you. We can even replace your missing teeth. Some of our most popular procedures are as follows:

• Dental Implants
• Porcelain Veneers
• Teeth Whitening
• Dental Bonding

• Dental Crowns
• Dental Fillings
• Dentures
• Invisalign

Las Vegas’ Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Porcelain veneers are, by far, the most oft-performed cosmetic procedure at our office. Also referred to as “dental veneers,” porcelain veneers are wafer-thin sheaths placed on top of natural teeth that have a minor flaw like a chip or a crack.

Dr. James Polley, cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, will perform a thorough evaluation and discuss with you how porcelain veneers will correct your problem. You can get one veneer or several veneers; the number you need depends on the number of damaged teeth.

Whether you need one or several veneers, the procedure is very much the same. Dr. Polley will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth to receive the porcelain veneer; this is done at your first porcelain veneer appointment. During that same visit, temporary veneers will be placed on top of your tooth while your permanent ones are custom-made in a laboratory. During your next visit, the permanent porcelain veneer will be bonded to your tooth using the most advanced dental technology available today. Finally, Dr. Polley will add the finishing touches to your beautiful new teeth. People may notice you have a stunning new smile, but they won’t know you have porcelain veneers unless you tell them.

Porcelain veneers fix the following problems:

  • Discolored teeth (from smoking or medications)
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Small gaps between teethYour Content Goes Here

Invisalign® Clear Aligners are another way we improve patient smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Invisalign® shifts your teeth over time to form a beautiful, straight smile. With these amazing clear aligners, your teeth will gradually move into a perfectly straight position, and you can even see your teeth straightening mapped out for you on the amazing technology Dr. Polley utilizes.

Professional Teeth Whitening: Who doesn’t want whiter, brighter teeth? If you think your smile could use a boost, you may want to consider in-office professional teeth whitening with Dr. Polley. If your mouth, teeth, and gums are in good health, you are likely a great candidate for teeth whitening. We have different brands to choose from, and Dr. Polley will make his recommendation for teeth whitening after a thorough evaluation using the most advanced technology available today.

With regular in-office touchups, your professional tooth whitening will last for many years, which means you’ll enjoy a stunning smile for a very long time. Our professional teeth whitening products whiten and brighten your teeth in a natural way; you need not worry about them looking unnaturally white. We will show you different shades, and together, you and Dr. Polley will decide which whitener is best for you.

Individualized Treatments From Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Polley

Every patient has different needs and different goals. Dr. Polley meets with each patient on an individual basis to distinguish what procedures they can benefit the most from. During your consultation with Dr. Polley, you will discuss what you dislike about your smile to create your individualized cosmetic dentistry treatment plan.

If you’re ready to schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas cosmetic dentist, please call (702) 873-0324 or fill out our online contact form to request an appointment. We look forward to enhancing your smile so you can reap the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

young woman showing off her straightened smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas
young woman showing off her straightened smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign

Do you look in the mirror and wish you had a straighter smile? If so, choose Invisalign. Invisalign is the long-established clear aligner system that allows you to straighten your teeth without wires and brackets. Our Invisalign dentist, Dr. James Polley, will take digital impressions of your teeth, design your Invisalign process on the computer, and then show what your smile will look like after completing your procedure. You won’t have to hide your smile anymore; you’ll smile proudly in photos and gain confidence like you’ve never felt.

Invisalign isn’t just for kids; teens and adults alike love that they can straighten their teeth without detection. You’ll wear a clear aligner set for two weeks before switching to the next set and continue like this until you have a straight smile. Choose Invisalign in Las Vegas today and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Call (702) 873-0324.

Invisalign’s cost depends on the severity of your crookedness, gaps, crowding, or bite issues. If your teeth need minor adjustments, your treatment will cost less. But even if they need more attention, the benefits of Invisalign well outweigh the cost.

Invisalign can take as little as 6 months or up to 24 months, depending on the complexity of your treatment. However, you’ll notice an improvement in a matter of weeks as you switch from one aligner to the next.

Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

You can lose teeth for many reasons, but one thing remains true: you need to replace your missing teeth, and the best way to replace them is with dental implants in Las Vegas.

A dental implant is a titanium post that we surgically place into your jawbone. Your bone and gums integrate with the titanium to form an artificial tooth root. Once the implant is secure and healed, we’ll place your permanent crown on top to give you a full smile. With dental implants, you’ll enjoy eating all your favorite foods, looking younger, increasing confidence, maintaining a straight smile and jaw bone density, and a beautiful smile you love to show off.

Schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas dental implant dentist, Dr. James Polley, by calling (702) 873-0324.

You can replace one or many teeth with dental implants. Although, if you need to replace an entire mouth of teeth, your best option is all-on-4 dental implants.

Yes! Replacing your dentures with dental implants is a great way to look younger and stop your jawbone degeneration. Instead of singular dental implants, you’ll get all-on-4 dental implants that replace both arches of teeth on only four dental implants per arch.

Mature woman confidentially showing off her new cosmetic smile with dental implants
Mature woman confidentially showing off her new cosmetic smile with dental implants