Cosmetic Dentistry Ann Arbor: Get High-Quality Results from DGY Dentistry

Achieving a natural-looking, beautiful smile is more than a change in your outward appearance: it’s an investment in your overall confidence and health. At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, we offer a full range of cosmetic dental services to help our patients achieve a variety of goals. Whether you’re looking for a natural look or a bold, ultra-white smile, our experienced dentists can help you get your desired smile

Our Ann Arbor dentists are known for their artistic, lifelike work. We have both the technical and artistic talent needed to create high-quality and aesthetic cosmetic dentistry.

Interested in learning more? Contact our dental office in Ann Arbor, Michigan to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

Our approach to cosmetic dentistry

Our cosmetic dentists begin with an educational and no-pressure consultation outlining options available to enhance the appearance of your smile. We listen to your concerns and desires, providing possible solutions and recommendations to achieve your desired look.

Our dental practice prides itself on clearly communicating your procedures and choices with transparent payment options. We work collaboratively with our patients to help them make informed decisions about cosmetic dentistry and create a plan that fits into their life in Ann Arbor.

With meticulous attention to detail, we can help make your smile a natural extension of your personality. We take the time to do the job correctly because we know details matter and excellence does not happen quickly or by accident.

Cosmetic dentistry services offered in Ann Arbor

Our Ann Arbor dental practice offers a full range of cosmetic dental services, from a simple teeth whitening to in-depth restorations. We take the time to get to know you and your preferences so we can help create the smile you’re looking for.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures; in many cases, it is all that is needed to give patients their desired look. This process lightens your natural teeth and can provide a brighter landscape for other cosmetic procedures, if desired.

This simple cosmetic procedure uses an impression of the patient’s teeth to make custom trays for whitening. The patient puts a whitening gel in the tray and uses it for 45 minutes a day, and can expect to see visible improvement after 7-10 days of use.


Veneers can be used to convert asymmetrical, discolored, and worn down teeth for a healthier and younger-looking smile. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist, this procedure can convert unattractive enamel, improve spacing, and balance shapes and proportions.

At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, our dentists use custom-made porcelain veneers to create an attractive and natural look. These veneers can be made to cover large portions of the tooth, or provide more strength in a minimally invasive way by covering just the edges or a smaller area of the teeth.

A patient’s mouth before and after new porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic gum shaping

Cosmetic gum shaping improves the aesthetics of gums by contouring the shape of the tissue and lengthening the teeth for a more balanced and youthful-looking smile.

Gum reshaping can be a standalone procedure or done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like porcelain work. Our Ann Arbor cosmetic dentists use new microsurgical techniques for gum grafting that are gentle on the patient and avoid using the palate as a donor site.

A patient with gum recession before and after periodontal and gum health improvements.


In cosmetic dentistry, a dental crown is used to cover an unattractive tooth and create a fuller, more balanced smile. These crowns are custom-made for each patient out of highly refined porcelain.


Dental implants

Dental implants are a popular solution for achieving a natural-looking smile after losing a tooth or multiple teeth. This tooth loss can be caused by advanced gum disease, impact to the tooth, or a failed root canal. Some patients may also consider modifying their existing dental implants if they were unhappy with the results of a previous dental implant surgery.

At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, our dentists are highly trained and experienced in the surgical, restorative, and prosthodontic (dental prosthetic) aspects of implant dentistry. In most cases, we can provide every aspect of the dental implant process, setting the stage for attractive and stable long-term results. Our porcelain crowns are custom-made and highly refined in a local lab to ensure only quality materials are used. 

A patient with gum disease before and after dental implants.

Cosmetic dentistry FAQs

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry focused on the appearance of the teeth and smile.

Difference between cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry

In some cases, restorative dentistry may also be needed. Restorative dentistry is used for reconstruction in the mouth. It is used to fix dental issues such as bite problems, missing or chipped teeth, and thinning bone, with a focus on preventing or treating decay.

Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, is done for appearances, to create a more beautiful smile. These procedures can help create a fuller smile, correct worn or discolored teeth, and correct spacing issues.

Although these forms of dentistry are used for different reasons, there is an overlap between procedures. Dental work like veneers, crowns, and implants can be considered both restorative and cosmetic, depending on if it is medically necessary. Our dentists will explain any reconstructive dental work that may be needed.

What is the difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

In the United States cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty, so a “cosmetic dentist” is simply a self-identifier used by dentists who focus not only on the function, but the aesthetics of dental work.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

What cosmetic dentistry costs will depend on your location, dentist, procedures being done, and whether or not your insurance covers cosmetic dental procedures. Our Ann Arbor dental office provides transparent payment options so there are no surprises with cost.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

Whether cosmetic dentistry is right for you depends on your current dental health and goals for your appearance. In some cases, restorative dentistry may be needed to address oral health problems before cosmetic procedures can be done. Our cosmetic dentists can help you determine the best steps for your smile in a no-pressure consultation.

Cosmetic dentistry near you in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Interested in high-quality cosmetic dentistry in Ann Arbor? At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, our cosmetic dentists combine expertise with creative vision to give patients stunning and natural-looking smiles. We use only the finest materials and are known for our meticulous attention to detail.

  • Dr. Zerrin Yilmaz, DDS, has completed intensive training at the University of Detroit-Mercy and St. John Providence Hospital, and has a deep passion for the full range of procedures, including smile makeovers.
  • Dr. Kirk Donaldson, DDS, MS, has a graduate degree in dental prosthodontics and has expertise in dental porcelain and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Dr. Steven Quell, DDS, has a DDS degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he excelled both academically and clinically in all aspects of clinical dentistry.

Our dental offices are conveniently located on Eisenhower Parkway, providing easy access to surrounding Washtenaw County and the larger Southeast Michigan area.

Call us at (734) 428-3297 or request an appointment today.

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