When it comes to enhancing your smile’s aesthetics, several different cosmetic dental procedures are available. These treatments can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted, from teeth whitening to veneers. But before you decide which treatment is best for you, it’s essential to understand what each procedure involves and its benefits. At Salmon Creek Family Dental, led by Dr. Dale Nelson, we offer high-quality cosmetic dentistry and a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures in Vancouver, WA, that can help improve the look and feel of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and simplest ways to improve your smile. Whitening is a safe and effective way to remove discoloration from your teeth caused by staining foods or drinks, age, or smoking. Teeth whitening does not require special preparation or anesthesia – simply schedule an appointment with your dentist for an in-office treatment or use at-home kits for convenience. While over-the-counter products may not be as effective as an in-office treatment, they provide a cost savings option. The primary benefit of teeth whitening is that it can dramatically improve the brightness of your smile without any significant lifestyle changes or large expenses. 


Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that fit snugly over front teeth to correct minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and misalignment. Veneers are custom-designed and crafted using measurements taken directly from your mouth. They fit perfectly and look natural while providing a long-lasting solution to many common aesthetic problems associated with front teeth. Another great benefit is that once applied, they require minimal maintenance; just regular brushing and flossing should be enough to keep them looking their best for years to come. 

Dental Bonding 

Dental bonding is another excellent option for those wanting an improved appearance for their front teeth but doesn’t necessarily want veneers or crowns; this procedure involves applying composite resin (tooth-colored material) directly onto existing tooth structure to repair minor imperfections such as chips and fractures on front teeth or small gaps between them to create a more visually appealing smile line up. The main advantage of this procedure is that it requires no anesthesia since it only requires one visit at your dentist’s office and has a much shorter recovery time than other cosmetic alternatives like crowns or veneers; usually, patients can resume normal activities right away after getting bonded fillings done! 

Clear Aligners Orthodontic Treatment 

Clear aligner orthodontic treatment is increasingly becoming one of the adults’ most requested cosmetic dental procedures due to its discreet design: clear plastic aligners are used instead of metal braces, allowing people to discreetly straighten their teeth without anyone noticing they have braces on! There are several advantages associated with clear aligners, including faster average treatment time compared to traditional metal braces (8-12 months), less pain during adjustment visits compared with traditional metal braces since there are no wires involved, better oral hygiene since aligners can be removed when brushing/flossing which helps prevent plaque build-up underneath brackets/wires, etc., clear aligners also allows patients complete control over their alignment process because they change aligner sets according to home schedules rather than relying on dentists’ appointments every few weeks like traditional braces do! 

Full Smile Makeover

A complete smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that includes multiple cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. The process starts with a consultation with your dentist to determine the best approach to achieving your desired results. Treatment may include dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and orthodontic treatment. Dr. Nelson may also suggest additional treatments, such as crowns or bridges, to improve the overall appearance of your teeth and gums. The process may take several months, but the results can be life-changing.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver, WA

Overall, many options are available for improving the look and feel of your smile through cosmetic dentistry services provided by experienced professionals like Dr. Dale Nelson at Salmon Creek Family Dental in Vancouver, WA. Depending on what specific changes you would like made will determine which option might be best suited for you – whether it’s something simple like getting whiter teeth through professional whitening services or something more extensive like getting veneers placed on top all depends on which changes will give you desired results! Consider discussing all options available with our team today to create beautiful new smiles together!