5 Cosmetic Dental Treatments for a Radiant Smile in the New Year

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There’s something about each new year that promises a time of change, a fresh start, and even (if you’re ambitious enough) a whole new you. While we might not be able to help you choose a new hobby or a dream vacation destination, the team at Volterra Dental can help you choose a cosmetic dental treatment that can transform your smile into a spectacular first impression. 

At Volterra Dental, we’re cosmetic dentistry specialists. We work with you on the smile elements you want to showcase while minimizing those you don’t. To give you an idea of some of our favorite cosmetic treatments, here’s a list of five and background information to help start the conversation during your next visit. Start the new year in style with a smile upgrade from Volterra Dental. 

Teeth whitening

It’s fast, and it’s effective. Dental office teeth whitening sessions are one of the quickest and easiest ways to amp up your smile. Sure, store shelves are lined with teeth whitening strips, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and more, but none of these remedies can match the dramatic, one-appointment improvement offered by dental office bleaching techniques. 

Professional products are many times stronger than consumer formulas since over-the-counter whiteners require enormous safety factors to prevent damage. Trained in using professional whitening systems, we can deliver whiteness from your natural teeth better than anything stocked in your local pharmacy. 


Clear aligner dental trays started in one place, and that’s with Invisalign®. It’s still the gold standard in removable dental aligners even after copycat systems emerged when Invisalign’s patent expired. 

Sometimes, all a smile needs is a little straightening or gap filling. Minor to moderate changes don’t need full orthodontic treatment, so ask us about Invisalign for your realignment needs. 


Thin caps typically made from porcelain, dental veneers can address many smile flaws. Veneers add maximum whiteness (or they can exactly match other natural teeth). That’s not all, though. Veneers can even out mismatched teeth, fill gaps, or support cracked or chipped teeth. These are some of the most versatile smile changers we offer. 

Dental implants

Missing a tooth? Several? A dental implant may be a better alternative than a bridge. Implants replace a tooth’s root and crown, making it a strong and natural alternative to plates and dentures. 


While veneers cover a single surface, crowns completely enclose the visible portion of a tooth. This provides maximum strength for weakened teeth, like those with root canals, extensive fillings, or physical damage. Crowns can also support bridges or other teeth replacement options. 

The right choice for you may have several options. Your best bet is to book a consultation with Dr. Richard Blackburn and his team to discuss an approach. You can book your appointment by phone or online. Schedule your visit today.