Cosmetic Dentistry in Bakersfield, CA

Cosmetic Dentistry Services: Look & Feel Your Best

It’s hard to overstate what a good smile can do for you. Scientific studies have demonstrated that a smile helps people perceive you as attractive, intelligent, friendly, and professional. Beyond aesthetic benefits, showing off your teeth by smiling and laughing has health benefits, such as reducing pain, lowering stress levels, and boosting your immune system

Your smile works hard to help you look and feel your best, but when your smile isn’t looking its best, you may be less inclined to show it off. You may suffer unfair assumptions and a decrease in the quality of your social interactions, missing out on all the benefits of a good smile. 

If you’re struggling to feel confident in your smile, you don’t have to worry any longer. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Garger, and the rest of the staff at Gentle Family Dentistry can help you feel confident in your smile once again. We proudly provide cosmetic dentistry services to help improve your smile, so you can look your best and feel your best. Keep reading to learn more. 

What Are Cosmetic Dentistry Services?

Cosmetic dentistry services are dental treatments focused on improving the aesthetics of your smile by restoring, repairing, and replacing damaged, lost, discolored, and misaligned teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can refer to a wide array of services and often crosses lines with other types of dentistry, especially restorative dentistry methods like dental implants and dental crowns. While some cosmetic dentistry services, such as veneers and whitening, are almost purely aesthetic, many cosmetic dentistry services can also improve your oral health.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Increased Confidence – A more beautiful smile can help you feel more confident, possibly leading to better social interactions.

Better Oral Health – Many cosmetic dentistry services can also improve your oral health.

Improved Appearance – A beautiful smile can help you look younger, more attractive, and more approachable.

Long-Lasting Results – Many cosmetic dentistry services offer results that can last for months, if not years.

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains and discoloration from your teeth to reveal a brighter, whiter smile. While there are many forms of teeth whitening and whitening products out there, Gentle Family Dentistry offers in-office whitening with ZOOM! and at-home whitening with take-home whitening trays. Our professional whitening treatments are tailor-made to your unique dental needs, helping to ensure safety and effectiveness no matter which option you choose. 


Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are adhered to the fronts of your teeth. They immediately improve your smile by concealing the look of cosmetic dental flaws such as: 

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Discoloration
  • Sizing Issues
  • Tooth Decay
  • Minor Crowding
  • Minor Gaps
  • Teeth That Don’t Respond To Whitening
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Worn Down Enamel

At Gentle Family Dentistry, we offer long-lasting porcelain veneers as well as Lumineers®, which don’t require enamel removal to install. With veneers, Dr. Garger can quickly and effectively improve your smile, using just one treatment.  


Dental crowns are tooth-shaped, cap-like restorations that have restorative as well as cosmetic benefits. They’re placed over your teeth to fully restore the look and function of your smile. Crowns are versatile restorations, often used to protect a tooth after root canal therapy or to top off a dental implant. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. These lifelike dental prostheses replace the entirety of a missing tooth from root to crown, offering a stable foundation for the restoration. Not only will dental implants not shift around or fall out, but they’ll also help prevent tooth-loss related health issues such as loss of jawbone density (resorption) and gum disease. Even better, dental implants can last twenty years to a lifetime with proper dental hygiene and regular dental exams.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are non-metallic alternatives to traditional fillings, which repair your teeth while blending in seamlessly with your natural smile. Not only do tooth-colored fillings match the surrounding tooth material, but they also don’t come with the problems often caused by metal fillings such as increased sensitivity to hot and cold, allergic/toxic reactions, and extensive damage to your enamel.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are restorations made of a row of false teeth called pontics, designed to complete your smile after tooth loss. Dental bridges are often used as an alternative to dental implants because they’re held in place by dental crowns secured over the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. With dental bridges, patients can more quickly and easily restore their smiles after tooth loss. 


Full and partial dentures are simple, affordable, and effective ways to restore your smile. Today’s dentures are better made than ever, allowing patients to replace a few teeth or entire arches of teeth with restorations that blend seamlessly into their smile. Dentures are highly accessible with many patients being able to afford them and wear them without much issue.                


Orthodontic treatments are designed to straighten your teeth, resulting in a more attractive, healthier smile. Gentle Family Dentistry offers alternatives to traditional metal braces, including Invisalign® and SureSmile®. These methods allow patients to enjoy orthodontic treatment that’s faster, more comfortable, and far more discreet than metal braces.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Call Gentle Family Dentistry For Cosmetic Dentistry Services

At Gentle Family Dentistry, Dr. Garger and our staff can help you look and feel your best by improving the look of your smile. Dr. Garger offers his decades of dental expertise and cosmetic dentistry services to patients from Bakersfield, and surrounding areas such as Gosford, Alameda, and Lakeview, CA. 

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of a better smile, contact Gentle Family Dentistry by dialing (661) 664-9900. You can also fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and a friendly team member will get back to you shortly.   

Gentle Family Dentistry

9900 Stockdale Hwy.
Suite 201
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 1pm *every other Friday