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Cosmetic Dentistry

Even with the best oral health, aesthetic concerns with your teeth can keep you from loving your smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you address concerns like discoloration, cracks, and misalignment.

At Dental Architects of Millcreek in Salt Lake City, UT, you can get the cosmetic care you need to smile with confidence.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Typically, you go to the dentist to prevent and treat dental problems, like cavities and gum disease. But otherwise healthy teeth can still have cosmetic flaws, like chipped surfaces and staining. Cosmetic dentistry addresses these concerns. With transformative procedures customized just for you, cosmetic dentistry aims to make your smile look as good as it feels. 

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Candidates for cosmetic dentistry should already have good oral health. You should be free of gum disease, root canal infections, and other conditions that may interrupt your healing process. Besides having good oral health, candidates should have a desire for a better smile and realistic expectations for achieving it. Our mission is to help you "smile like you mean it," and we love helping patients create their dream smiles.

Our dentist, Dr. Updyke, has practiced dentistry since 1987 and has helped numerous patients achieve a smile they feel proud to show off. To make this change for yourself, request a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our Salt Lake City, UT, office:

(801) 484-5048

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Our dentist and dental team are committed to helping you achieve a smile you love. To get started, reach out to our Salt Lake City practice today.

Salt Lake City Patients Recommend Our Dental Team


Catherine Burns


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Excellent staff.  Very personable competent dentist!  Great technology.  My teeth feel great!

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Cordell Hull


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A staff and doctor who are up to date on the latest and best treatments for all dental issues.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Offer at Our Dental Practice


Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or other premium materials that cover your natural tooth. Veneers are a great solution to hide minor misalignment, chips, cracks, and other imperfections your smile may have. Veneers are an irreversible dentistry procedure because a small amount of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth for the veneers to sit lie flush with surrounding teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

If you're thinking about cosmetic dentistry, but aren't willing to commit to a permanent dentistry procedure like veneers, teeth whitening can transform your smile in a temporary, quick manner. Professional teeth whitening can be completed in one procedure and can give you longer-lasting and more stunning results than over-the-counter whitening strips, toothpaste, and other commercial whitening products. 

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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can leave noticeable gaps in your smile and cause your bite to sit unevenly. Dental implants are permanent fixtures that act as replacements for your missing tooth roots. Dental crowns or other restorations are placed on top of dental implants to fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth and restore symmetry to your smile. 

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

After our dentist removes your tooth's decayed tissue, a cavity is left that can be restored with fillings. Tooth-colored composite fillings are an ideal choice to restore both the function of your tooth and its cosmetic look. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings match the shade of your surrounding tooth to blend in seamlessly. 

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Onlay Restorations

Onlay restorations are a conservative method to repair defective fillings or damage, such as chips or cracks, to the cusps of your teeth. Onlays can cover more surface area around your teeth than fillings can, but are less extensive than crowns. Rather than covering the full cap of the tooth, like a crown, onlays restore only the damaged part of the tooth. 

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be either a cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedure, depending on your reason for undergoing treatment. Crowns can be used in a restorative manner to protect the base of your tooth after a root canal procedure. They can also be used as a cosmetic solution to correct discoloration, chips, cracks, and other concerns that affect the appearance of your smile, but not necessarily your oral health. 

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What Are Same-Day Crowns?

Thanks to our in-office CEREC machine, we offer same-day crowns at our Salt Lake City office.

With a same-day crown, you won't need to wait weeks to get your smile back. Same-day crowns are customized to fit in with the rest of your smile and can be crafted and placed right after your treatment if you're undergoing root canal therapy or another procedure that may require a crown for structural protection. 

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Insurance and Financing Are Accepted


We accept most dental insurance providers, and also accept low to no interest financing plans through CareCredit® monthly financing if you don't have dental insurance or your cosmetic procedure is not covered by dental insurance. 

Our Office Isn't Just For Adults We Offer Pediatric Care

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are often tailored towards adults, but we offer pediatric care for children as well. We're a family dentistry office, so we strive to meet each member of your family's needs. Our pediatric care includes preventative general dentistry care and cosmetic care tailored to make your child feel comfortable. For instance, if your child breaks a tooth playing sports, our dentist and dental team can offer innovative solutions to rebuild their smile. 

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Patients Love Our Salt Lake City, UT, Office


Katie Coffman


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The office is very clean and the wait for my appointment is never very long. The staff works so hard to make sure that I'm comfortable and that my anxiety is under control (I've had bad experiences with other dentists in the past.). 

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Clive Snelson


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Myself, my family, and extended family have been patients of Dr. Updyke for 15+ years.   He always takes great care of us, even in emergency situations. His staff, from receptionist, to dental assstant, to dental hygienist, are very professional, yet extremely friendly, making the entire "visit to the dentist" less daunting.

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Dr. Scott Updyke

Dental Architects of Millcreek

Dr. Scott Updyke and the team at Dental Architects of Millcreek have provided state-of-the-art dentistry to the community of Salt Lake City since 1987. We are committed to the highest quality service and technology-assisted dental care for patients of all ages. We do all we can to make treatment as easy and accessible as possible.

  • Dental insurance accepted
  • Flexible financing options
  • Free consultations available
  • Comprehensive services offered

You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at: (801) 484-5048.

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