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Cosmetic Dentistry in Cherokee, Iowa

Many of our patients have chosen to receive their dental care at Rider Family Dentistry of Cherokee, Iowa, due to the wide variety of treatments we offer. From general dentistry to orthodontics, we have a procedure that will benefit anyone that steps into our office. Some of our most popular treatments fall within our cosmetic dentistry category, which are procedures that allow us to help you change the appearance of your smile.

Below are some of the cosmetic dental procedures that we offer in the office that you can choose from depending on your specific wants and needs.

Dental Veneers

Changing the entire appearance of your smile within a couple of visits is possible at Rider Family Dentistry through dental veneers. Veneers are thin tooth-colored and shaped sheets of dental material bonded to your tooth’s outer surface, changing its appearance. Unlike crowns that are placed over the entire tooth, dental veneers are caps placed on the front of the tooth. The size can be adjusted to give your smile a bigger appearance. Further, veneers are made of durable porcelain and are stain-resistant. Veneers can change: 

  • Crookedness 
  • Stains and discoloration 
  • Length of teeth 
  • Close gaps

If you want to change one or multiple characteristics in your teeth, speak to our dentist to see if that’s the best cosmetic treatment for you. 

Cosmetic Bonding

During the bonding procedure, Dr. Rider uses tooth-colored material to repair stains, chipped teeth, or close gaps within your teeth. Bonding uses a composite resin to form your tooth to your liking:

  1. Dr. Rider will prepare your tooth by removing decay and other unwanted areas of the tooth.
  2. She will roughen up the tooth to help the resin adhere.
  3. She will place the putty-like resin material on the tooth and adhere it to the tooth with a blue light.

The procedure is completed with the final shaping of the tooth. From 30 minutes to one hour per tooth, the process is relatively quick. Dental bonding can be done on one or multiple teeth upon your request and the dentists’ recommendation.

Teeth Whitening or Bleaching

Our most popular cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. With the professional teeth whitening that we offer in our office, your teeth can become multiple shades whiter and brighter within one whitening visit. We offer our patients Glo Whitening that can be performed in our office or with take-home whitening kits that you can do on your own time. Glo Whitening uses Glo Science, which utilizes warming and LED light to brighten your smile. In just five to seven days, Glo Whitening can brighten your smile up to five shades or more. For more information on how Glo Whitening can brighten your smile, call our office today.


Offering orthodontic treatment has allowed our patients to receive all their dental work in one office. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves customized sets of clear retainers that slightly move your teeth into a straighter position. With traditional braces, patients visit their dental office every few weeks to tighten their archwires. For Invisalign, patients do not have to come in to get their braces tightened. Just switch out the aligners. Invisalign clear aligners provide a discrete way to straighten your teeth. Many teens and adults are opting for Invisalign clear aligners as opposed to traditional braces. 

You can achieve a beautiful, straight, and bright smile with Rider Family Dentistry. From Invisalign to teeth whitening, Rider Family Dentistry can meet your cosmetic dentistry needs. For more information about cosmetic dentistry, call our office. We look forward to hearing from you.