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Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers in Boise, Idaho

Why Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry And Smile Makeover

There are three main reasons why individuals choose to pursue cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers:

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Cosmetic Dentistry And Smile Makeovers

Having a beautiful smile can help you make great first impressions and feel confident during your everyday life. It may even be the investment you need to get ahead in your career or re-enter the dating scene. At Green Tree Dental, our cosmetic dental treatments fit your short and long-term needs, not to mention your budget. Whatever your goals are, we’ll help you to achieve them.

While every smile makeover and cosmetic experience is unique, you may find that combining some of the following options help you to achieve the results that you’re looking for:

Teeth Whitening

Erase years of tooth stain for a brighter, fresher, more youthful glow. If you smoke, drink coffee, red wine, or tea, there’s a good chance you have quite a bit of stain buildup that’s collected inside of your enamel that can’t be polished off during a cleaning. Professional teeth whitening can erase more stains than over-the-counter kits and in less time. Our dentists recommend whitening your teeth prior to other cosmetic treatments, so that your new restorations can be made to match the whiter shade of your enamel.

Dental Veneers
Also known as “instant veneers,” we use veneers to correct the appearance of teeth that look crooked, misshaped, short, uneven, or are severely discolored. The process takes about two visits to complete. Each set of veneers are hand crafted for a customized shape and design. They’re one of the most dramatic and instantaneous ways to transform how your smile looks.
Cosmetic Bonding
Have a small chip in your tooth? A mild gap in the front of your smile? Bonding is ideal when minor problems cause big flaws in your entire smile’s appearance. At Green Tree Dental, we can use it to recreate your tooth structure or fill in small atypical areas to give your smile a seamless appearance. There’s little to no preparation necessary and your tooth may not even need to be numbed.
White/Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth decay doesn’t mean that you need a mouth full of silver fillings to correct the problem. Our experts use minimally invasive composite restorations that blend in with your surrounding tooth structure, leaving your smile healthier and beautiful at the same time. We can even change out your old silver fillings with ones that match your teeth.
Implants for Missing Teeth
Are missing teeth the underlying problem when it comes to your smile’s appearance? With dental implants topped off with a porcelain crown or bridge, we can fill in the gaps with a solution that looks and feels as great as the real thing. Implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth (or even your entire smile with Teeth in a Day.)
Porcelain Crowns
When your tooth is damaged beyond the point of repairing it with a small filling, a full coverage crown is the best solution. Crowns cover your tooth above the gumline, protecting weak areas while also enhancing your smile’s appearance. Our digital impressions allow for the most accurate fit and less time spent between treatment appointments. They’re useful for restoring badly damaged teeth as well as on top of implants when replacing a missing tooth.

Get a Customized Smile Makeover Plan!

At Green Tree Dental, we tailor your experience to meet your concerns, future goals, and budget. No one smile makeover is the same from one person to the next. We know what your goals are and we’ll help you to achieve them.

During your consultation, we’ll talk about what it is you like or dislike about your smile, and what you want to change. Then we’ll discuss what options are available to help you address those concerns. In many cases you have more than one choice.

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What to Expect During Treatment

Depending on the type of cosmetic dentistry that you choose, you may need to book anywhere from one to two or three appointments at our office in Boise, ID. As we review your treatment plan, we’ll talk about which teeth or therapies are addressed at each visit, approximately how long they will take, and all of the costs involved.

At the time of your treatment we’ll take every step to keep you as comfortable as possible. We are comfortable treating even the most anxious of patients…we put ourselves in your shoes, and do everything we can to make your experience with us one that’s positive.

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An Investment in Yourself

Making a great first impression is always important, especially if you’re looking to start a new career, get a promotion, or are planning for the wedding of your dreams. Not a detail goes unnoticed: your hair, your clothes, your waistline…but your smile is an accessory that you’ll wear every day for the rest of your life.

Feeling great about the way your teeth look will help you feel comfortable showing them off more often. Studies show that the more a person smiles, the friendlier they appear and the better impressions that they make. Some research even suggests that people with whiter, straighter teeth are usually more likely to have higher salaries. Take that information as you want, but we think that investing in your teeth is a great way to enhance your lifestyle!

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners

If you’re wanting straight teeth but don’t want to deal with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign could be the answer. Invisalign is an aligner therapy that gently pushes your teeth to their desired location using custom-made clear aligners. The great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are discreet so people may not even notice you have them on!

Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers FAQs

What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of the smile through various treatments and procedures that improve the color, shape, size, and alignment of teeth.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that combines multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve a desired aesthetic result, customized to the individual’s unique needs and goals.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, orthodontic treatments (braces or clear aligners), gum contouring, and dental implants.
The duration of a smile makeover can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the specific treatments involved. It can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on individual circumstances.
Most cosmetic dentistry procedures are relatively painless, thanks to advancements in dental technology and anesthesia techniques. Patients may experience minor discomfort during or after the procedure, but it is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication or prescribed by the dentist.
The longevity of cosmetic dentistry results depends on various factors, such as the type of procedure performed, oral hygiene practices, lifestyle habits, and regular dental care. With proper care, many cosmetic dentistry treatments can provide long-lasting results that can span several years or even a lifetime.
Yes, cosmetic dentistry can improve both the appearance and function of your smile. Many procedures not only enhance aesthetics but also address functional issues such as misalignment, gaps, or bite problems, improving overall oral health and functionality.
In most cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered elective and not covered by dental insurance. However, there may be exceptions for certain restorative treatments if they are deemed medically necessary. It’s advisable to check with your dental insurance provider to understand coverage options.
When choosing a cosmetic dentist, consider their qualifications, experience, before-and-after photos of their work, patient reviews, and the range of treatments they offer. It’s also important to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and ensure a good rapport with the dentist.
Yes, many cosmetic dentists utilize advanced digital technology to provide a preview of the expected results. Using computer simulations or 3D imaging, they can show you a visual representation of how your smile may look after the proposed treatment plan.

Smile Gallery

Even if you don't, having an attractive smile you love enough to admire as best as you can every time you have the opportunity suggests that there might be just one life that's a lot more fun with teeth that you are content to admire.

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Meet Our Doctors

Rest assured that your oral health is in good hands with a team that has undergone extensive training and education to provide the best care possible.

Dr. Art Laos

DMD

I graduated from Stanford University in 1980; the same year my wife of 41 years and I were married. In 1984, I graduated from USC Dental School and started my dental practice until selling the practice and retiring in 2020.

Dr. Hayden Hess

DMD

Dr. Hayden Hess is an Idaho native and second generation dentist. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies and went on to receive his Master of Science degree (MS) in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

Dr. Chad Hess

DMD

Dr. Chad Hess graduated from Creighton University in 1989. He began his Dental implant training while in dental school. He has now been placing dental implant for the last 34 years.

Why Our Patient’s Love Us

We take pride in providing top notch services

Patricia Lazzaro
5/5

Efficient and experienced! So glad I’m signed up with them. I totally recommend this professional dental office!

Tamara Simon MD
5/5

The dental hygienist Zoey was super nice and very personable, and did a great job with my cleaning

Two Dogs82
5/5

I’m a 34-year patient of this practice which is with its third owner. I’ve stayed because the level of care is outstanding from admin to hygienists to dentists. I value Dr. Laos’ approach and his skills. Highly recommend you consider Green Tree!

MTurrini “MMT” Turrini
5/5

Friendly staff. I had Zoe as the hygienist and she was fantastic. Dr. Hess...knowledgeable, friendly. Insurance handled easily.

Justin Paul
5/5

I don’t write reviews often, but these guys went above and beyond. Dentists are notorious for trying to squeeze money out of you. This is not the case with this company. Everyone from the front desk ladies, to the wonderful lady who cleaned teeth, to the dentist were all very polite, kind, and professional. They all demonstrated an incredible level of knowledge in their trades and engaged in conversation. They cleaned and checked my teeth in a timely manner, and I left without them saying I needed to do a million things to my teeth. I keep my teeth in good condition, and left without any fillings needed to be done. These guys are awesome and perhaps more importantly honest, which is so hard to find these days. Thank you guys. You guys have my loyalty and trust.

monique robichaud
5/5

Clean, professional, gentle and very detail oriented. Dr. Laos is excellent at his craft of cosmetic dentistry!

Renate Coffey
5/5

The staff at Green Tree Dental are very friendly and knowledgeable. I am very impressed. I'm 70 and I know what I have experienced is excellent!!

Mary Owen
5/5

Extremely kind and courteous loved it. Easy to trust. Can't wait to go back.

Smiles that are built to last

We offer the most innovative dental solutions to meet your individual needs and lifestyles, no matter your age.

What our customers say

Patricia Lazzaro
5/5

Efficient and experienced! So glad I’m signed up with them. I totally recommend this professional dental office!

Tamara Simon MD
5/5

The dental hygienist Zoey was super nice and very personable, and did a great job with my cleaning

Two Dogs82
5/5

I’m a 34-year patient of this practice which is with its third owner. I’ve stayed because the level of care is outstanding from admin to hygienists to dentists. I value Dr. Laos’ approach and his skills. Highly recommend you consider Green Tree!

MTurrini “MMT” Turrini
5/5

Friendly staff. I had Zoe as the hygienist and she was fantastic. Dr. Hess...knowledgeable, friendly. Insurance handled easily.

Justin Paul
5/5

I don’t write reviews often, but these guys went above and beyond. Dentists are notorious for trying to squeeze money out of you. This is not the case with this company. Everyone from the front desk ladies, to the wonderful lady who cleaned teeth, to the dentist were all very polite, kind, and professional. They all demonstrated an incredible level of knowledge in their trades and engaged in conversation. They cleaned and checked my teeth in a timely manner, and I left without them saying I needed to do a million things to my teeth. I keep my teeth in good condition, and left without any fillings needed to be done. These guys are awesome and perhaps more importantly honest, which is so hard to find these days. Thank you guys. You guys have my loyalty and trust.

monique robichaud
5/5

Clean, professional, gentle and very detail oriented. Dr. Laos is excellent at his craft of cosmetic dentistry!