For some, the smallest flaws in something do not seem like that big of a deal. However, if you have tiny imperfections in your teeth, you know that even the smallest issues can have a substantial impact on not just your smile but your confidence as well. If your teeth have been affected by slight imperfections, you might not want to undergo an invasive procedure to have them fixed. So what do you do? At Parkway Dentistry in Landis, NC we offer cosmetic dentistry services.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry For?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on both aesthetic issues and functional dental issues. It is important for your teeth, mouth, and gums to be both beautiful, as well as fully functional. Aesthetics and function can be addressed separately or together, depending on your own particular dental needs and preferences. These dental restorations can be performed using dental materials or surgical intervention.
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?
You may require cosmetic dentistry services from our dentist in Landis, NC because you are dissatisfied with your appearance or because your appearance is diminished, for example, due to injury. You may require cosmetic dentistry because you have chipped, cracked, misshapen, misaligned teeth, or tooth discoloration, among other dental issues.
At Parkway Dentistry’s dental office, our most commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedures include dental bonding, dental implants, full mouth restorations, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth in a day, and teeth whitening. These treatments can help to repair or replace lost or severely damaged teeth or missing teeth.
The teeth whitening procedure that we perform helps to ensure you have a bright smile. We use peroxide-based products to help eliminate stains and discoloration. Our teeth whitening products are strong and will offer excellent results. We also combine with a special light to speed up the teeth whitening process.
We can also recommend other at-home bleaching options. These can include whitening gels and strips applied to your teeth for 14 days. You can also buy tooth-whitening toothpaste, which will help remove stains in your teeth.
Dental bonding is a common cosmetic procedure that helps ensure a beautiful smile. We use a colored composite resin bonding material that hides any imperfections of your teeth. This procedure helps to rectify chips or fractures.
We use a shade guide to help select a composite resin color that closely mimics your natural teeth. Roughening the surface of your teeth and applying a liquid will help ensure the bonding agent adequately sticks to your teeth. Bonding can take 30 to 60 minutes. However, the procedure can take longer than expected if you have severely damaged teeth.
Veneers are thin coverings, usually made or porcelain, that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can help cover up discolored, broken, or gapped teeth. They can typically be placed in two appointments, and offer a uniform, brighter smile.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
Crooked teeth not only affect the aesthetics of your smile, but they can also be detrimental to your oral health. For instance, crowded teeth can be much more difficult to properly clean, leaving you at a greater risk for developing tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Luckily, people in need of orthodontic care have more options than ever before. We specialize in Invisalign® clear aligner treatment. Invisalign is designed for patients who want a discrete and effective alternative to traditional metal braces.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Landis, NC
Cosmetic dentistry primarily aims to improve your facial appearance, or how your mouth contributes to your appearance. Most cosmetic dentistry services strive to improve your smile, which beautifies your facial appearance. If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact us at (704) 857-6161 to set up a consultation.