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Cosmetic Dentistry – Bakersfield, CA

Perfectly Enhance Your Smile to Match Your Desires

Woman with gorgeous smile after cosmetic dentistry

We understand how much a small chip, crack, or severe discoloration in your tooth can have on your self-confidence. Dr. Carlson offers a wide array of custom-tailored cosmetic dental treatments to enhance your smile based on your goals and needs. You can read about all of the cosmetic procedures we offer at our dental office below. If you’d like to schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Bakersfield, CA, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental office.

Why Choose Dominic Carlson, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Experienced & Local Dentist
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  • Dental Team with Decades of Experience

Porcelain Veneers

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

Dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can help address a wide array of cosmetic imperfections, like dental discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, and even slight misalignment. They’re thin, durable shells that are typically crafted from stain-resistant dental porcelain. They’re designed to fit over the visible surface of your teeth to conceal the flaws and reveal a bright, symmetrical, and beautiful grin in their place. To learn more about the process, click on the link below.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Dentist checking patient's smile after metal free dental restorations

In the past, dentists would use metal compounds to craft restorations like dental crowns and cavity fillings. Not only would these highlight the damage that they were fixing, but they’d also result in several unsavory side effects, like tooth and gum discoloration and dental sensitivity. Dr. Carlson can craft his restorations from customizable, natural-looking porcelain and other materials that flawlessly blend in with your existing teeth. Not only will they look great, but they’ll continue protecting your teeth for years to come.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Patient receiving cosmetic dental bonding treatment

Cosmetic bonding is a cost-effective and fast way to repair chipped and damaged teeth. This treatment can also help close gaps between teeth or even conceal severe dental discoloration. We use the same composite resin that we use for tooth-colored fillings, except we sculpt it to fit the missing portion of your tooth. Once it’s hardened and fused with your enamel, we’ll texturize the resin to look indistinguishable from your natural tooth.

Teeth Whitening

Closeup of bright smile after teeth whitening

Are you tired of buying over-the-counter teeth whitening kits that don’t provide you with the impressive results that you’re hoping for? Dr. Carlson offers professional take-home teeth whitening kits using highly concentrated ingredients that provide results in as little as two weeks. In addition to our teeth whitening being more effective, it’s also safer because it uses ingredients that have been clinically tested and proven to be safe for your teeth.

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Gum Recontouring

Animated smile during gum recontouring treatment

If the main feature of your smile is your gum tissue instead of your beautiful and healthy teeth, then it may be time for a change. Dr. Carlson offers gum recontouring, where he removes overgrown tissue to reveal more of your tooth’s structure. The process is relatively straightforward and will allow you to enjoy a symmetrical and healthy-looking smile. Additionally, gum recontouring can make it possible to place a dental restoration (such as a crown) if needed.