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 builds 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, NC
Cosmetic dentistry can make it easier to care for the teeth, improve patient’s 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.
Dental veneers cover and protect damaged and discolored teeth. We can create custom veneers using specifications of the shape, size, and color of each veneer for precise fabrication. Our veneers are made of porcelain ceramic which reflects light, offering a more natural look. Although dental veneers may cost more upfront, they last longer than options like dental bonding, which may need repairs over time.
Clear Invisalign aligners are a modern alternative to traditional metal braces that gradually realign crooked teeth. Each pair of aligners is switched out every two weeks to shift the teeth into a straighter alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable clear plastic that does not irritate the gums and offers discreet treatment. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can enjoy the foods they love and keep their teeth clean and healthy during treatment.
Tooth bonding is a more economical alternative to dental veneers 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.
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 by multiple shades in just one visit to our office.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Patients may have remaining questions about our cosmetic services, including:
How do veneers compare to dental bonding?
Although dental bonding and porcelain veneers are similar, their price and permanence vary. Porcelain veneers often require extensive tooth preparation and cost more upfront than tooth bonding. However, they are stain-resistant and long-lasting. Dental bonding is more economical than veneers but may need to be repaired every few years. We can help you determine the right treatment for your specific needs at your next appointment.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?
Procedures that are not a medical necessity are not covered by insurance. There are exceptions for accidents or emergencies. We can submit all dental insurance forms for your reimbursement and help you recover any insurance benefits.
How can I treat my crooked teeth?
Invisalign is one of the best options for patients with moderate orthodontic problems. If you have one or several slightly crooked teeth, porcelain veneers or dental bonding can cover them to create a more balanced look. Our team will assess your smile to recommend the best course of treatment.
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.