Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Cosmetic Dentistry in Chico

portrait of happy couple smilingEven with excellent oral health care, there could still be something you wish to change about your smile. At the practice of Dale W. Madsen, D.D.S., we offer several effective cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 

Dr. Madsen combines dental science with an artistic eye to provide personalized, flattering cosmetic enhancements. We are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality cosmetic dentistry in Chico that promotes optimal function and beauty. With a welcoming and friendly team of multilingual professionals, we offer services in both English and Portuguese. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


Our Comprehensive Cosmetic Services

Whether you want to correct unwanted gaps or brighten your teeth, our dentist can help you achieve your ideal smile. Dr. Madsen has helped countless individuals achieve brilliant smiles with our comprehensive services. We can enhance the look of your teeth and gums with cosmetic treatments including:

Cosmetic Restorations with Advanced Materials

dental crowns and bridgesDental fillings, crowns, and bridges are restorative dental prosthetics that we use for various purposes. Incredibly versatile, these prosthetics can protect a weak tooth from further decay, fill gaps, and restore bite function. Dr. Madsen will evaluate your oral health needs and desired outcome to recommend the appropriate repair for your smile. 

We use high-quality, natural-colored materials to create dental prosthetics that are as beautiful as they are strong. In addition to zirconia, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and composite, we also offer glass ionomer. Glass ionomer cement (G.I.C.) is an advanced material with significant clinical and aesthetic advantages. G.I.C. is antibacterial and releases small amounts of fluoride over time, making it especially resistant to decay. It also expands and contracts to temperature changes at the same rate as natural enamel, creating an exceptionally stable bond for crowns and bridges, fillings, and bonding. 

Porcelain and Composite Veneers in Chico

A veneer is a shell that we customize to fit on the front of your tooth. We offer both composite and porcelain veneers to correct issues such as discolored enamel, cracked or chipped teeth, and misalignment. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and provide a brighter, whiter smile, while composite resin provides a similar density as your natural tooth.

close up of young woman smilingPopular benefits of veneers include:

  • Durability
  • Natural-looking surface
  • Stain-resistant
  • Minimal enamel removal

We will carefully assess your dental health needs and cosmetic goals to select the best restorative option for you.

The Veneer Placement Process

Our method of placing veneers in Chico is straightforward. In general, this is what the process looks like:

  • Our dentist prepares the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the selected teeth. This creates room for the veneers and helps them blend with surrounding teeth.
  • We make a mold or impression of the prepared teeth and choose the veneer shade that suits your smile.
  • We send your impressions to our dental lab, where they customize your veneers. You may need to wait several days for your veneers to be ready, but we will place temporary veneers in the meantime.
  • During your next visit, our dentist places the permanent veneers on your teeth and checks the fit and shape. After making any necessary adjustments, we clean your teeth and bond the veneers securely in place.

Successful Teeth Whitening in Chico

close up of healthy bright smileWe offer multiple teeth whitening treatments to enhance your smile. Our in-office whitening works to eliminate surface stains in around one hour, depending on the level of whitening you want to achieve. After applying your whitening treatment, we will carefully monitor your progress to ensure you get the results you're looking for. 

We also offer personalized take-home & touch-up whitening kits. These kits provide the convenience of whitening your teeth where and when you want. Each kit comes with either form-fitting or custom trays to fit snugly over your teeth and hydrate them for longer-lasting results.

Cosmetic Laser Gum Contouring

Cosmetic laser gum contouring can help improve your smile by reshaping your gums. This treatment is ideal for individuals who are concerned about the appearance of a gummy smile. We also use it to remove extra gum tissue that may occur as a side effect of certain medications. 

Our cosmetic laser gum contouring procedure gently removes excess gum tissue covering your enamel. The procedure is minimally invasive and straightforward, and the healing process is quick. Overall, laser gum contouring is an effective treatment for remodeling gums and renewing your smile.

Your Trusted Cosmetic Dentist in Chico

If you're looking to revitalize your smile, you deserve personalized cosmetic dental care of the highest quality. At the practice of Dale W. Madsen, D.D.S., we have years of experience transforming smiles in Chico with cosmetic dentistry. Discover how our services can improve your smile, oral health, and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


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