We all know that having a healthy, white, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and adds to our confidence. Let our Charlotte Cosmetic Dentists find the best cosmetic solutions to give you the warm, engaging smile you want.
For those patients looking to make a change in the appearance of their smile we offer the latest options for your smile makeover.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
This is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to really make your smile stand out. Some patients may only need that extra whitening boost to enhance one’s smile. Southview offers take-home bleaching and in-office options to whiten your smile. Most whitening treatments give the best result within a two-week period. Don’t be fooled by one-day whitening options. The physiology of bleaching that will last for months takes longer than just one hour-long whitening session. Let our Charlotte cosmetic dentists help you decide the best whitening option for you.
Veneers and Crowns
If you have questions about what can be achieved beyond just whitening for cosmetic corrections we would love to show you how modern cosmetic dentistry can change your life. Veneers and crowns can be a great option for those teeth that are not the correct size or in the wrong position. Teeth that are badly discolored, chipped, or mildly crooked can be made to appear white, whole, and beautifully straight with porcelain veneers or crowns. See our case examples of the makeovers our Charlotte cosmetic dentists have been able to help patients achieve.
Veneers and Crowns to Improve Your Smile
For those who are dissatisfied with their smile in a way that dental whitening treatments cannot satisfy, veneers or crowns may be a good alternative. Both these treatments can fully cover the surface of your tooth to renew the appearance, shape, and even function of your natural tooth. Read on to learn more about choosing between these options and what you can expect from your Charlotte Cosmetic Dentists at Southview.
When are veneers your best option?
Dental veneers are composed of a thin layer of porcelain or resin that’s placed over the natural surface of your tooth and bonded in place with a high-powered laser and adhesive. These veneers are perfect for treating minor chips, ridges, or other imperfections that could leave you self-conscious about your smile. “Gummy” smiles that show too much gum and too little tooth can be treated most easily through veneers, usually in combination with a procedure to reduce the gums’ prominence.
Because they are minimally invasive and do not require much of the natural tooth to be drilled away, veneers are best for relatively minor dental problems. They can also be a good option for situations in which the enamel of your front teeth has been damaged enough to where dental whitening treatments are no longer effective. When the surface enamel of your front teeth wears away, the internal dentin (a yellowish color) can shine through, and no amount of whitening treatment or toothpaste will be able to manage this discoloration short of covering the natural tooth.
When may you need a dental crown instead?
Dental crowns and veneers are similar in form and function, but are generally much larger and cover a greater biting area of the tooth. While veneers are commonly used on front teeth, many molars and incisors that require a root canal following a deep cavity may wind up being treated with a dental crown so the majority of the natural tooth can be preserved as possible.
Dental crowns are durable and long-lasting, and are perfect when it comes to solving issues with your back teeth — because these teeth do the lion’s share of chewing and grinding, having a porcelain or ceramic crown that can match the surrounding natural teeth in shape and hardness can be a much better choice than a dental bridge that is not attached to the gum.
What can you expect from these procedures?
All of our cosmetic procedures begin with a records appointment. This allows us to properly plan your treatment and to obtain the results you were looking for. During this visit, we will take photos of your teeth and impressions. We will use these impressions to make models that will be used in the planning phase.
Then next visit we will prepare your teeth and you will go home in temporary crowns or veneers. This is our way of letting you test run your new teeth. We will be able to make sure you like the aesthetics of your planned smile and that they function properly.
The final appointment will be our delivery day. On this visit, your temporaries will be removed and we will cement your final crowns or veneers.
Southview Dentistry is the leading Charlotte cosmetic dentists. We can ensure that your experience is a positive one. With experienced and caring staff who can anticipate your needs and are on hand to answer your questions or talk you through any concerns you may have about dental crowns or veneers.