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Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you suffer from chipped, cracked, and misaligned teeth, or an overall lackluster smile?

At Pioneer Hills Dental, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum provides cosmetic dentistry to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth.

Why do patients in the Aurora, CO, area treat their smiles with cosmetic dentistry? 

Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits

Address Aesthetic Issues

A cosmetic dentist can improve the appearance of the teeth by addressing issues such as cracks, chips, discoloration, misshapen teeth, worn teeth, and other issues with natural-looking solutions.

Create a Healthier Smile

Certain cosmetic treatments can help you maintain your oral health in addition to enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. Orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign® straighten teeth, making them easier to clean and less vulnerable to problems such as cavities.

Improve Confidence

Imagine being confident about smiling in pictures or speaking in public. With beautiful teeth comes a renewed sense of pride in your appearance. Many patients find that cosmetic dentistry has profound effects on their personal and professional lives. 

"Dr. Wolbaum and His Staff Are Caring, Efficient, and Professional"


Alexandra Ginter


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What a great dental office! Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don’t mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They’ll make you feel comfortable.

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Alijah Smith


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I always hated going to the dentist until I found Pioneer Hills. Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional. Their oral health services are excellent, and they are compassionate about your health. By far, the best experience!

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Why Choose Our Practice? Pioneer Hills Dental Offers High-Quality Care

Dr. Wolbaum is a highly skilled dentist who earned his dental degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, completed a General Practice Residency serving veterans at the San Francisco Medical VA, and completed the oral implantology fellowship program at the prestigious Misch Implant Institute. Our office is equipped with advanced technology to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

We believe that nothing exudes beauty and confidence like good oral health and beautiful teeth, and that everyone deserves to experience the life-altering benefits of a radiant smile. Our Aurora office offers convenient access to the communities of Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree. Pioneer Hills Dental offers state-of-the-art treatments and the highest quality dental care.

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Our dentist, Terrance Wolbaum, can give you a beautiful smile.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves a customized treatment plan that includes targeted procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. At Pioneer Hills Dental, we recommend the procedures that will best fit the needs of our patients in the Aurora area. Unlike general or restorative dentistry, cosmetic treatments are elective and not typically covered by insurance. However, cosmetic procedures are an important part of dental care to ensure a lifetime of satisfaction with your smile. Some of the cosmetic treatments we offer include:

Enhancement When You Need It We're Here to Help You Look Your Very Best

Having discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious, especially if you have an upcoming event like a wedding or a reunion. We can eliminate this issue with a single teeth whitening treatment at our Aurora, CO, dental office, giving you plenty of time to put your best smile forward!

Our cosmetic dentist understands how important a beautiful, confident smile can be when you need to look your best. If you have a while to prepare for your upcoming event, Dr. Wolbaum can also provide porcelain veneers and other treatments for a complete smile makeover. Contact our office online to request a consultation or call: 

(303) 766-8811

The Staff Here Truly Care About Their Patients

"I’ve been to a few other dental places before I found Pioneer Hills Dental and haven’t gone anywhere else since! The staff here truly cares about their patients. They are always thorough in their cleaning and are honest in their recommendations." Amanda Y.

Evaluating Your Candidacy  for Cosmetic Dentistry

All patients who are seeking a rejuvenated smile should first be in good oral health. While porcelain veneers and teeth whitening can make smiles brighter, the treatments won't last if your teeth and gums aren't healthy. Our dentist can provide the treatments needed to resolve any issues and set the stage for cosmetic dentistry.

Patients should also live a tobacco-free lifestyle or be willing to quit. Tobacco doesn't just degrade your cosmetic dentistry results; it also takes a serious toll on your oral health.

During your consultation at our dental office, Dr. Wolbaum will assess your oral health and suggest any restorative treatments your smile may need. From gum disease treatment to dental implants, we can accommodate your needs.

Comprehensive Treatment  to Fit Your Needs

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While there are many benefits to a beautiful smile, a healthy foundation is critical to reaching and maintaining your goals. If you have issues that impact your oral health and function, restorative treatment is a better fit for you and can restore your candidacy for cosmetic dentistry. For those with extensive issues, full mouth reconstruction can transform your smile, restoring the health, function, and appearance of your teeth, mouth, and gums.

Full mouth reconstruction can combine cosmetic dentistry with restorative dentistry to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.

See How a Dental Veneer Works

A small amount of enamel is removed from a tooth to allow your cosmetic dentist to fit the thin veneer over the front surface. This porcelain shell then blends seamlessly with your other teeth, concealing cosmetic imperfections and enhancing your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Timeline

We're passionate about helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. Dr. Wolbaum and our friendly dental team treat every patient like a member of their own family.
We're passionate about helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. Dr. Wolbaum and our friendly dental team treat every patient like a member of their own family.


During your consultation, your cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your goals to determine if cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you.

Treatment Plan

Following your consultation, your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. For some patients, it is as simple as teeth whitening, while others will want more in-depth treatment. Once a treatment plan is developed, you will have a more defined timeline.


For procedures like veneers and dental crowns, impressions are needed to craft your custom restorations. Our Aurora dental practice uses digital technology and intraoral cameras to help craft beautiful crowns, veneers, and more that will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. These impressions are sent to our trusted lab.


For some patients, treatment can be completed in just one appointment. For patients undergoing multiple procedures or treatments such as crowns and veneers, multiple appointments may be needed. 

New Smile

Once treatment is completed, all that's left to do is enjoy your new smile. Your dentist and dental team will provide you with the information you need to enjoy your stunning results for years to come.

Have questions? We are happy to help.

Have Multiple Cosmetic Concerns? Revitalize Your Smile With a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover combines multiple cosmetic dental services into one customized treatment plan that allows your dentist to simultaneously address all of your concerns. Your smile makeover will be tailored to you, so you will only receive the procedures that you need to reach your aesthetic goals. Combine other dentistry treatments such as dental implants with cosmetic procedures to completely transform your smile.

Find out if a smile makeover is right for you. Contact our dental practice in Aurora, CO, today:

(303) 766-8811

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Dr. Wolbaum will work with you to develop a plan that fits your budget and lifestyle.

"We are very happy with Dr. Wolbaum." More Reviews of Our Aurora, CO, Office


Jeremy Yamada


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Staff and Dr. are caring and and don't rush me through. The practice looks nice and modern too. They've also helped me out a lot when I needed help ASAP with a problematic crown from my previous place.

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Tim Nagowski

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My favorite dental office with the most current info on dentistry and the best music. My hygienist, Rena, is the most amazing and thorough.

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The Latest Technology for Faster, More Accurate Treatment

Our Aurora, CO, dentistry office features several types of technology so we can provide fast and safe cosmetic results. For example, digital X-rays expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-rays and allow our dentist to take detailed images of your teeth and gums that can be instantly enhanced. This means Dr. Wolbaum can identify any developing issues that may undermine the health of your smile and share his findings with you as you sit comfortably in the dentist's chair. With the help of digital X-rays, our team can also accurately plan your cosmetic treatment so that you spend less time at the dentist's office.

Extending the Benefits of Your Treatment After You Leave Our Aurora, CO, Dental Office

Here are some measures you can take to extend the benefits of your treatment and keep your smile beautiful for longer:

Avoid Liquids That Stain

Some drinks like tea, coffee, and sugary beverages can stain your teeth. If you do drink these liquids, try to use a straw and brush your teeth afterward. 

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Use Whitening Toothpaste

Using whitening toothpaste after a teeth whitening treatment can keep your teeth whiter for longer. Patients should also attend regular dental cleanings and schedule touch-up teeth whitening sessions. 


Don't Misuse Your Teeth

Biting your nails, using your teeth to open packages, and other actions can damage teeth and dental restorations alike. If you like to indulge in especially sticky or hard foods, try and be conscientious of the teeth you use to chew them. For instance, using veneers to bite into hard candy can cause them to chip or crack.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be expensive to improve my smile?

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, we offer many affordable options to help you find a solution that fits your budget. Your dental insurance may cover the cost of some procedures such as crowns or bonding to repair damage; in this case, treatment overlaps into the category of restorative dentistry. We also accept CareCredit® financing to reduce your initial out-of-pocket costs and fit treatment into your budget. 

Isn’t cosmetic dentistry just for movie stars?

Everyone can benefit from the self-esteem boost that comes with a more attractive smile. If you are not comfortable revealing your pearly whites for photos, you may find a new sense of confidence after teeth whitening or other cosmetic care.

Are these procedures painful?

Veneers, bonding, and whitening should not cause any pain because they are simply performed on the exterior of the tooth. More extensive procedures, such as the placement of fillings, crowns, or dental implants, will be performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure your comfort

Can children use Invisalign instead of braces?

Teens above the age of 14 and adults can benefit from Invisalign, but the company does not recommend it for children because their teeth are still developing and settling into their final positions.

Will my results last?

The lifespan of your results will vary depending on the treatment, but some procedures such as crowns and veneers can last decades. With proper care and good oral hygiene, most cosmetic results last several years and may need only occasional touch-ups in the office. 

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Just started at Pioneer Hills Dental and they are super friendly!! They are super thorough as well as being gentle. Highly recommend if you want a superb dentist

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Anthony Nicholson


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This staff is wonderful. Very personal and attentive to your needs an concerns. Dr. T is is amazing, head over and see them!

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Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship
  • Dawson Academy

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

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