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Does It Hurt to Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — auburndental @ 10:34 pm
a woman smiling at her cosmetic treatments at the dentist

Now, more than ever, you can get the smile of your dreams. Due to dental technology advancements, there are now many treatments and procedures to fix a wide range of dental imperfections. Whether you are unhappy with your chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help correct a range of dental imperfections to reveal a beautiful, healthy grin. However, you may be wondering if the treatments hurt.  Read on to discover the answer and learn about the most common treatments.

Is Cosmetic Dental Work Painful?

Many people feel a sense of anxiety when they have a dental appointment or procedure approaching. Fortunately, thanks to modern advances in dental technology and less invasive techniques, cosmetic dentistry is painless and at worse, only minimally uncomfortable.

As you are getting your picture-perfect smile with a cosmetic treatment, your dentist will do whatever possible to give you a comfortable, pleasant, and safe experience. If you still are struggling with some dental anxiety, many dentists offer dental sedation. You will be completely relaxed throughout your whole experience.

What to Expect with Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic dental procedures can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile. Depending on your personal needs and the extent of your dental issues, some are more invasive than others. Here’s what you can expect from the most common procedures used to improve your pearly whites:


Veneers are ultra-thin shells of dental-grade porcelain that are painlessly bonded to the front-facing portions of your teeth. They can cover a wide range of dental issues, from cracking, chipping, discoloration, and gapping. However, it is considered a minimally invasive procedure since your teeth do require a bit of preparation by removing a small amount of teeth enamel.

Dental Bonding

If you have minor dental imperfections, cosmetic dental bonding may be the right solution for you. This procedure shapes and molds custom-shaded composite resin over the teeth to improve instantly improve their appearance. Since this procedure requires no preparation—your dentist is just simply applying the treatment over your teeth—it is entirely comfortable and easy!

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that can make your teeth several shades brighter in just one visit. Your dentist uses effective, professional-grade whitening solutions to safely whiten your smile. Considered one of the safest cosmetic dental procedures, you may only experience a bit of tooth sensitivity following the treatment.

The smile you have always wanted is possible with cosmetic dental treatments…with no pain or harm! With guidance from your dentist, you can safely achieve your best pearly whites yet.

About the Practice

Auburn Dental Smiles is eager to help you comfortably achieve your dream smile through the expertise of its team of dentists. With a focus on providing gentle, personalized care to every patient, they offer a comprehensive range of services under one roof. They use advanced dental technology and customized plans to help you enhance your teeth with various treatments. To schedule a consultation, contact them through their website or call (253) 833-2290.

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