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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Taylor's Family Dental Center

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Implant Specialist, Periodontist, and Oral Surgeon located in Waterford, MI

Beautiful teeth and gums are the makings of any winning smile. With more than 20 years of experience, Marvin Taylor, DDS, and the team at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center in Waterford, Michigan, provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry procedures. From dental crowns and teeth whitening to full smile makeovers, Dr. Taylor and the experienced dental team can completely transform your smile. Make an appointment by phone or book online to schedule a visit with Dr Taylor’s Family Dental Center today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the way your smile looks and feels. Certain cosmetic enhancements can improve the appearance of your teeth and gums while restoring your bite, fixing chips and cracks in your teeth, and keeping your smile balanced.

The cosmetic dentistry team at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center uses the latest techniques and advanced dental technology to improve the appearance of:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Discolored teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Worn teeth from grinding
  • Large gaps in teeth

Whether you have one issue with your teeth or many, the team has the right treatments to enhance your smile.

What are the most common treatments in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth using advanced procedures, such as:

Teeth whitening

ZOOM!® teeth whitening uses a combination of hydrogen peroxide and an LED light to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single visit. The team also offers EPIC™ whitening for dramatic results.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth to restore its shape, size, and color. Crowns also protect weakened teeth from further damage.


Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to repair cracks, chips, and small breaks in your teeth.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond to the surface of your teeth to change their shape, size, or color. They’re custom-made to make your teeth look whiter, straighter, and more polished.


Lumineers are very similar to porcelain veneers, except they’re thinner and more translucent. While Lumineers require less preparation than veneers, they’re not recommended for those with extreme tooth discoloration.

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays restore damaged or decayed teeth much in the same way as fillings. However, fillings can shrink over time, while inlays and onlays won’t because they’re porcelain.


Dentures are artificial teeth attached to an acrylic pink base. They can restore all or some of the teeth in your mouth with subtle, natural-looking materials.

Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile is a simple solution to improving the appearance of all the teeth you see when you smile. Unlike a smile makeover, Snap-On Smile doesn’t treat each tooth individually. Instead, the team creates an entire removable arch to restore your smile.

Dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your tooth roots if you have missing teeth. They hold your replacement teeth securely in place to restore the feel, function, and appearance of your natural teeth.

What is a smile makeover?

If you have more than one complaint with your teeth and gums, a smile makeover can address all of your concerns. Smile makeovers use two or more cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile. Your dentist discusses what treatments to include in your smile makeover for the most dramatic results.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center, call or book a visit online today.