Cosmetic Dentistry Leland, NC

Cosmetic dentistry can address crooked teeth, discolored teeth, and gaps between teeth. Enhancing your natural smile through cosmetic dentistry not only improves the aesthetics but the health and function of your smile. Create the smile you desire in our Leland dentist office.

Cosmetic concerns may also be related to an underlying dental problem. Chipped and cracked teeth can break down over time as well as lead to an uneven bite and even tooth loss. Crooked teeth are also more prone to tooth decay or gum disease because they are difficult to clean.

Bacteria easily build up in areas that are not thoroughly cleaned and eat away at the gums and tooth enamel. Receiving cosmetic treatment at Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can save your smile from further oral health problems down the road.

cosmetic dentistry in Leland North Carolina

Cosmetic Dentistry in Leland, NC

Cosmetic dentistry can make it easier to care for the teeth, improve patients’ confidence, and create a more youthful appearance. This dental service can change the shape, size, color, and alignment of teeth. Cosmetic dental treatments are often the final treatment after restorative or general dental treatments. We ensure that patients are in good health before they receive restorative care.

Teeth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a more economical approach to cosmetic dentistry that can also address chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth. Dental bonding uses a biocompatible malleable material that is shaped onto tooth enamel and then cured. We also color-match the bonding material to natural teeth so they blend in with your smile. Patients with minor cosmetic problems who want quick and affordable treatment benefit from bonding.

Teeth Whitening

LUMIBRITE™ is a method of professional teeth whitening we offer in our office and as a take-home treatment. Professional teeth whitening treatment offers longer-lasting and more effective results than over-the-counter teeth whitening. Over-the-counter gels, strips, and toothpaste often can’t produce the quick results that professional whitening can. With LUMIBRITE, patients can whiten their teeth with multiple shades in just one visit to our office.


Many patients may not know that their dentist can administer Botox. We offer Botox for patients who want to address facial wrinkles or symptoms of TMJ disorders. When injected into key areas of the face, Botox can minimize the appearance of wrinkles or relieve pain from headaches.

Cosmetic Dental FAQs

Patients may have remaining questions about our cosmetic services. Below are common frequently asked questions we get about cosmetic dentistry.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Dental insurance does not usually cover procedures that are not medically necessary. There are exceptions for accidents or emergencies. We can submit all dental insurance forms for reimbursement and help you recover any insurance benefits.

What kinds of issues does cosmetic dentistry address?

Cosmetic dentistry addresses concerns with overall aesthetics and uniformity of smile. For patients with complex dental concerns that require more extensive care, we offer restorative dentistry services as well. We use restorative dentistry to address concerns like severely broken or damaged teeth and missing teeth.

Can cosmetic dentistry fix crooked teeth?

Yes, cosmetic dentistry can fix crooked teeth. Your options include traditional braces, clear aligners like Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. Each method has its benefits, and we can help you choose the best one for your needs. Your best option depends on the severity of the misalignment.

What are the different teeth whitening options?

Teeth whitening options include in-office treatments, at-home kits from your dentist, and over-the-counter products. In-office treatments provide the fastest results. On the other hand, at-home kits from your dentist offer a balance of convenience and effectiveness. Over-the-counter products like whitening strips or toothpaste are less potent but can still help brighten your smile. 

Does tooth bonding require special care?

Tooth bonding doesn’t require special care beyond your regular oral hygiene routine. You will still need to brush and floss daily and avoid biting on hard objects. Regular dental check-ups help ensure the bonding stays in good condition. If you notice any chipping or discoloration, contact us for a touch-up.

How long is the recovery after cosmetic dental procedures?

Recovery time after cosmetic dental procedures varies. Simple treatments like teeth whitening or bonding have minimal recovery, usually just a day or two. More complex procedures, like veneers or dental implants, require a few days to a week for full recovery. Always follow your dentist’s specific aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Do you want to treat your minor cosmetic dental imperfections? Contact our Waterford dental office by calling 910-519-1624. You may also request an appointment with us on our website. Please let us know if you have any more questions about your cosmetic treatment options and we will be happy to help you.