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If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile, you might be looking for a cosmetic dentist. Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery in Harrisonburg, VA offers a wide range of cosmetic dental services as part of our comprehensive dental care. Our cosmetic dentists love helping our patients with a smile makeover, leaving them with a beautiful and healthy smile.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a part of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of healthy teeth. It is an increasingly popular choice for people who want to improve their smile and oral health. Not only do cosmetic dentistry treatments help give patients beautiful and healthy smiles, they can be helpful in preventing tooth decay and improving your overall health, too.

Teeth Whitening

Our office offers teeth whitening by GLO or Opalescence for our patients who are looking to lighten their teeth by several shades quickly and easily. It’s one of the easiest ways to leave with an absolutely amazing smile in just a short amount of time.

In-Office Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can be done in the dentist’s office. The dentist will apply a bleaching gel and then use a special light to activate the gel. This process is quick, and you will see results immediately.

Office whitening is more expensive than at-home treatments, but it is also more effective and longer-lasting. In addition, the dentist can help to ensure that the bleaching gel is applied evenly, resulting in a more even and consistent result.

At-Home Whitening

If coming to the office for whitening is inconvenient, we can provide the supplies you will need to get started at home. The treatment may not show dramatic results as quickly, but you will still achieve a bright, beautiful smile that is safe and effective.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are porcelain shells that are very thin and bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They are an ideal solution for addressing several cosmetic concerns, such as stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers can also close small gaps and mask mild misalignment.

The treatment plan for placing veneers is typically completed in two visits to the dentist. First, the teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to give the bonding material a good surface to adhere to. Next, impressions are taken of the teeth and used to create the custom veneers. Once the veneers are ready, they are bonded to the teeth using a special adhesive.

Dental veneers are good for patients who want to improve their smiles but do not want to undergo extensive dental work like implants.

Gingival Contouring

Gingival contouring is a dental procedure that involves reshaping the gums to correct a “gummy” smile where too much gum tissue is visible.

The procedure is typically performed using a laser, which removes excess tissue and shapes the gum line. Gingival contouring is usually an outpatient procedure, and recovery time can vary based on the amount of gum tissue removed.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective ways to replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants are anchored directly into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for an artificial tooth. In addition, implants can help preserve the jaw’s bone structure, preventing further tooth loss. They can be used alongside natural teeth or dentures.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a common and popular procedure used to restore and improve the appearance of your smile. The process involves using a tooth-colored resin material applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light.

Bonding can help do the following for your teeth:

  • repair cracks or chips
  • close gaps
  • change the shape
  • improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth

The procedure doesn’t take long, and your dentist can usually complete it in one office visit. Plus, bonding is usually less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures. So if you’re looking for an affordable way to improve your smile, dental bonding might be the right solution.


Invisalign is a popular treatment to straighten teeth without metal wires and brackets like traditional metal braces. Instead, the treatment consists of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible when worn. Each custom-made aligner tray gently shifts teeth into the desired position.

Most people will need to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day, and you should replace them every few weeks. Treatment typically takes 9-18 months, and patients will generally need to visit the dentist every few months for a checkup. Invisalign is an effective way to achieve straighter teeth, and it can be a more convenient and comfortable option for some patients than traditional braces.

Are you ready to start?

Contact our friendly staff today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Providing great dental care is what we are passionate about, and we’re here to help meet all your dental needs. Our team can’t wait to help you get your perfect smile!