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Cosmetic Dentistry

None of us are born with a perfect smile, and good hygiene alone may not prevent our teeth from becoming crooked or discolored.

Cosmetic dentistry can bridge the gap between good hygiene and a beautiful smile.

Learn how Dr. Damien Armstrong can restore your smile and self-esteem with cosmetic treatments at River City Dentistry in Chattanooga, TN.  

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? 

Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term for dental procedures that fix the aesthetic issues of your smile. Most cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth and gums, but some cosmetic work can treat the jaw or facial muscles. Our dentist can combine several cosmetic treatments to help our patients achieve the gorgeous smile they’ve always wanted.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry 

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Armstrong can make the most out of every treatment. When performed by a professional, cosmetic dental care can: 

Maintain Your Appearance 

Missing teeth don’t just impact your smile: they can also cause sunken cheeks and change the shape of your face. By replacing teeth to fill the gaps in your smile, you also help maintain the shape of the surrounding facial muscles for a fuller, healthier look.    

Improve Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can derail your life, especially when visual aspects like your smile don’t match the way you want to look. Our cosmetic procedures can help you feel better about yourself and smile with confidence.  

Make Good First Impressions 

For better or worse, our appearance has an impact on how others perceive us. Cosmetic dental work helps remove aesthetic barriers so you can put your best foot forward in any situation, from job interviews to first dates. 

Help Prevent Other Dental Issues 

Even cosmetic issues like misaligned teeth can prevent your toothbrush or floss from reaching tight spots between your teeth, which can lead to cavities. Cosmetic dentistry can pull double-duty and help keep your mouth healthy while improving the look of your smile.  

Balance Your Bite and Diet 

Hard foods like vegetables and nuts become a lot tougher to chew without a proper bite. By treating misaligned teeth or gaps in your smile, you make chewing easier so you can enjoy your favorite (and hopefully healthy) foods.    

"Best Dental Experience of My Life" 

See what our patients from Chattanooga have to say about River City Dentistry. 

Lee Brock


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It’s truly unbelievable to think that a dental experience can be enjoyable, but remarkably Damien and his staff made it easy. Compared to my last dentist I felt I was in a time warp with all of the use dated high tech dental equipment. IT WAS EASILY THE BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

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Adrienne Reeves


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I have been a patient with River City Dentistry for nearly five years and their quality of service has never wavered, whether it’s a regular dental checkup or having my wisdom teeth removed. I always feel informed and well-cared for as a patient. I would highly recommend this practice.

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Enjoy Your Smile   Request a Consultation to Get Started 

Dr. Armstrong has over a decade of experience refining the smiles of Chattanooga. During a consultation, he will listen to your needs and create a personalized plan so the end results match your expectations. Dr. Armstrong uses the latest technology to achieve amazing results while minimizing your time away from your daily routine. 

Send us your questions about cosmetic dental treatments or request a consultation with Dr. Armstrong by calling our office at: 

(423) 486-9650

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River City Dentistry is conveniently located in downtown Chattanooga, TN.

Experience Dramatic Results 

Our cosmetic dental treatments can achieve striking results and boost your confidence. This patient chose porcelain veneers to whiten their teeth, hide cracks, and straighten their smile for a dazzling new look.
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Our dentist only uses the best materials for every treatment. For example, we use porcelain for our veneers because it’s translucent and mimics the way light reflects off of your natural teeth. By using porcelain veneers, our practice can create seamless, natural-looking smiles for patients in the greater Chattanooga area. 

Candidates for Cosmetic Dental Work 

While cosmetic dentistry offers several benefits, some patients may not be good candidates for treatment. Our dentist considers these factors when determining a patient's eligibility for cosmetic dental care:

Oral Health 

Before we can proceed with cosmetic treatments, we require our patients to have good oral health. We want to ensure your natural teeth are solid and healthy for the longest-lasting results. During a consultation, our dentist will examine your smile to look for underlying health issues. If there are concerns that require dental care, you can always begin cosmetic treatments once your teeth and gums are healthy again. 

Smoking Habits

The results of our cosmetic treatments can last a long time with the proper dental care of your teeth, but smoking significantly cuts down that longevity. Smoking causes some of the conditions that cosmetic dentistry tries to reverse, such as tooth discoloration. The habit also causes tooth decay and loss, so a newly treated tooth may need to be extracted for health reasons. We’d rather focus on your oral health and restorative treatments until you quit smoking. 

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures  An Extensive Selection in Chattanooga, TN

Our Chattanooga practice offers cosmetic treatments ranging from simple but effective teeth whitenings to comprehensive dental implants. 

Teeth Whitening

River City Dentistry provides the fully customized Opalescence® teeth whitening system, a proven dental treatment that can give you a dramatically brighter smile in one week. Using dental trays and a powerful prescription whitening gel, you can eliminate deep stains caused by genetics, medications, coffee, tea, tobacco, and other factors. Best of all, the system treats your teeth while you sleep, so you don't need to interrupt your busy schedule to achieve a bright, beautiful smile.

Refresh Your Smile with Teeth Whitening


Invisalign® is the discreet and easy way to straighten your teeth. These graduated clear mouthpieces are custom-made for your smile and gently guide your teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign can treat overbite, crossbite, crowded teeth, and other dental issues without any uncomfortable or conspicuous hardware. They're also removable, so you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and clean your teeth with ease.

Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can treat imperfections in your smile that do not require more extensive treatments like Invisalign® or dental crowns. Porcelain veneers are customized porcelain shells designed to attach to the front surface of a tooth, concealing chips, cracks, slight misalignments, or an inconsistent shape. Veneers create natural-looking results to enhance your smile, boost your confidence, and make a great first impression in social settings. 

Restore Your Teeth With Veneers

Six Month Smiles

If your alignment issues are not serious enough to require Invisalign, but cannot be concealed with veneers, Six Month Smiles® may be an ideal solution. This gentle orthodontic treatment uses discreet tooth-colored brackets and clear wires to help you achieve a straighter smile in six short months. Many of our patients use Six Month Smiles to prepare for major events like prom, weddings, and reunions. 

Prepare Your Smile in Six Months

BOTOX Cosmetic

Age, stress, and repeated facial expressions like smiling or frowning can create wrinkles, furrows, and other lines on the face that can impact your appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a safe and effective treatment to reduce and eliminate facial wrinkles around the eyes, brows, and forehead. In this quick treatment, we use a series of targeted injections to relax the muscles responsible for your facial lines and create a smooth, younger appearance. 

Discover the Cosmetic Powers of BOTOX

Gum Contouring

Too much or uneven gum tissue can negatively impact your smile. Gum contouring can permanently alter the proportions of your gums and teeth by removing the excess tissue covering parts of your teeth. This simple dental treatment creates a flattering, symmetrical gum line that frames your teeth and highlights your smile.  

Highlight Your Smile With Gum Contouring

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the roots of extracted or missing teeth. Dental implants can secure natural-looking tooth replacements (like crowns), offering the best of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. This ultimate restoration also prevents the negative side effects of missing teeth, such as bone deterioration and changes in the shape of your face. 

Explore Dental Implants, the King of Restorations

Smile Makeover

Our dentist can create a complete smile makeover plan that combines multiple cosmetic, restorative, and general dental procedures to give you a beautiful, symmetrical smile. He can artfully design your makeover to complement the shape of your face, your skin tone, and other features. The first step in a smile makeover always involves a thorough consultation so we can understand your needs and desired results. 

Rejuvenate Your Smile

"10 Out of 10 on All Levels"

We work hard to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting our office in Chattanooga, TN. 

Donna Dee Payne


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I was so nervous, but Dr. Armstrong, his assistant and Munford (office dog/pet) made me at feel ease and pain free throughout the entire procedure! I highly recommend Dr.Armstrong and his staff at River City Dentistry if you’re looking for a dentist….10 out of 10 on all levels.

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Elizabeth Hammitt


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Dr. Armstrong and his staff are awesome. As someone who can be nervous during a dental visit, the office space is relaxing and thoughtfully designed, helping nerves. The staff is patient and kind. The dental work is well done and efficient. So glad I found them and that they are my new dental health home!

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We Can Save Your Smile 

Sometimes one cosmetic procedure may not be enough to get the results you want. If you’d like to change several things about your smile, then a smile makeover might be right for you. By combining treatments, our dentist can tackle some of the toughest aesthetic issues to give you a gorgeous smile. 

No smile is unsalvageable. 

Our friendly Chattanooga staff can answer your questions about cosmetic treatments and smile makeovers. For the most thorough explanations, request a consultation with Dr. Armstrong by contacting or calling our office in Chattanooga, TN, at: 

(423) 486-9650


Financing Cosmetic Dental Work 

We will work with you to make your new smile as financially accessible as possible. While dental insurance plans typically do not cover cosmetic treatments, we offer several financing options to help make them affordable. We will explain the cost of each treatment, payment options, and answer any questions you have about financing your cosmetic dental work. 

Why Choose River City Dentistry  For Your Dental Needs in Chattanooga, TN?

Skilled Cosmetic Dentist 

By choosing a cosmetic dentist, you get the most value out of each treatment. General dentists who aren't trained in cosmetic care can offer adequate results, but no one wants an "adequate" smile. Our cosmetic dentist provides consistenly dazzling smiles.  

Advanced Technology 

We use the latest 3D imaging technology to create an accurate model of your mouth and form personalized treatment plans. These models help us visualize the necessary steps to give you a beautiful smile while shortening examination times and general office visits.  

Sedation Dentistry 

Many patients have dental anxiety, which is why they wait so long to receive treatment while feeling self-conscious about their smiles. To help alleviate that anxiety, we offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) so you can relax and feel virtually no pain during our treatments. 

"A Great Dental Practice" In the Chattanooga, TN, Area


Laura D


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The office is clean and updated with a lot of the newer technology, which I can appreciate having been at a lot of dental clinics across the country. I would recommend River City Dentistry to anyone in the Chattanooga area. Did I mention Dr. Armstrong has a saltwater tank in the office?! Bonus points!

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Anna Baum


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If you are looking for a great dental practice in Chattanooga, look no further! Their location on Cowart St. is beautiful, super clean, and easy to find. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Armstrong is kind and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable placing myself (and teeth) under the care of his practice.

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We keep our practice clean, comfortable, and updated with the latest technology and conveniences. 

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Dr. Armstrong is dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced level of care for all of your dental needs. This includes relaxing sedation dentistry. To ensure he upholds the latest standards, he is a member of the:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

To schedule your consultation, contact us by submitting our form or calling us at (423) 486-9650.

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"Dr. Armstrong is absolutely the best dentist I have ever been to! He is very gentle and thorough. I have been very unhappy with my teeth for a long time and he was able to to fix every concern I had. This is a Dentist that cares!" Melissa R.

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