Cosmetic Dentistry

Your Trusted Cosmetic Dentist in Des Moines

young woman smilingAt Iowa Dental Arts, we understand how your smile can affect your confidence and well-being. Smiling releases hormones in the brain, helping you reduce your stress by relaxing your body and lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. Dr. Dennis Winter provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry for Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights, Valley West, and the surrounding communities. We care for your health and provide you with holistic dentistry services in an amalgam and metal-free practice.

If you are looking to fix a cracked tooth, restore a decayed tooth, or need to whiten your smile, we are happy to help you get an attractive and glowing smile. Contact our compassionate team today and schedule your consultation!


Pure Ceramic Crowns to Rejuvenate Your Smile

At Iowa Dental Arts, we use all-ceramic crowns that are metal-free. These crowns offer you a healthy option that is also durable and natural-looking. Tooth-colored crowns cover your entire tooth down to the gum line, protecting it from further damage.

Why You May Need a Dental Crown

If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a crown may be the perfect solution. Reasons for using the crown include:

  • Fix a cracked or broken tooth
  • Repair damage from a large filling
  • Replace a missing tooth with a dental implant
  • Restore your tooth with a root canal procedure
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Enhance your smile

Porcelain Veneers for A Beautiful Smile

woman getting veneer treatment in dental officeVeneers are thin coverings made of tooth-colored materials. They bond to your tooth to improve its appearance by altering its shape, size, or color. We offer quality porcelain veneers because they are strong, durable, stain-resistant, and above all, they look natural, blending seamlessly with your smile.

Dental Issues Veneers Can Fix

Veneers are a cosmetic solution effective in addressing the following dental issues:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Worn-out teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Mild alignment issues
  • Unwanted gaps

Dental Bonding for Simple Fixes

Dental bonding is a quick cosmetic fix for teeth with a small problems. Dr. Winter can skillfully shape the tooth-colored dental resin to blend beautifully in your smile, correcting any minor defects.

Should I Choose Veneers or Bonding?

Answering this question is best accomplished with a consultation. During your appointment, we will examine your smile and discuss your options. Dr. Winter always chooses the most conservative cosmetic dental approach and will only recommend necessary treatments.

Why Teeth Get Stained

Over the years, teeth can become stained by particles from dark pigments in food or drinks. These stains build-up in the film of protein that covers the enamel. Some of the common reasons behind discoloration include:

  • Genetics: You may have inherited a brighter or darker enamel.
  • Consuming Certain Foods or Drinks: Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and dark-colored fruits and vegetables can stain enamel.
  • Exposure to Certain Chemicals: A high amount of fluoride can lead to discolored teeth.
  • Using Tobacco: Chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth.
  • Dental Materials: Amalgam restorations contain materials that cast a dark color on your teeth.
  • Time: As you age, your enamel wears out, revealing the natural color of dentin, which is yellow.

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening for a Smile that Shines

We provide professional teeth whitening services to help you retain your bright smile using fast and safe treatments. To suit your schedule, budget, specific situation, and preference, we provide three different teeth whitening options. All methods are easy and can produce excellent results.

Philips Zoom!® In-Office Whitening

This effective process helps you brighten your teeth and get rid of staining. The whole whitening procedure takes up to 90 minutes. We use a high-potent professional whitening gel to give you the best results. Depending on your natural tooth color, you may be able to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.

Laser In-Office Whitening

Another fast whitening option that our practice offers for your convenience is laser whitening. This method uses a patented whitening gel activated by laser light to deliver fast in-office whitening. It requires less than 20 minutes of gel-to-tooth contact and can lighten your teeth by 6 -12 shades.

Opalescence Go™ Take-Home Whitening Kits

close up of smiling manAt Iowa Dental Arts, we provide you with Opalescence Go take-home whitening kits. This method helps you whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home, while receiving professional guidance from our dentist.

You will need two office visits. Our team will take digital impressions during your initial appointment to prepare your customized trays that match your smile perfectly. On your second visit, we will deliver your trays and all the instructions for using them. We will also give you a professional whitening gel. These trays will help deliver the gel evenly across your teeth.

Amalgam Removal with Rubber Dams and Oxygen

We offer you a safe amalgam removal procedure to get rid of amalgam fillings. Dr. Winter follows the correct protocol for removing mercury amalgam to protect you from harmful exposure to chemicals.

During this procedure, we us a rubber dam to prevent any traces of mercury touching your gums. A nasal hood allows you to breathe oxygen from a clean air supply and avoid any chance airborn molecules entering your lungs.

Crafting a Stunning Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Des Moines!

At Iowa Dental Arts, our mission is to improve your smile with our cosmetic treatments. Regardless of your dental needs, you can rely on our talented team to give you the safe, holistic care you deserve. Our staff will respond to all your questions and help you make informed decisions regarding your oral health.

Dr. Winter and his team you are dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive aesthetic services along using high-quality materials to achieve the best results. Contact us today and schedule your appointment!