If your teeth are stained, crooked, or you have gaps, it’s hard to feel confident in how you look. This self-consciousness can affect your ability to be your true, authentic self in social and professional settings, and while you want a beautiful healthy smile you can be proud of, you don’t know what you would need to do to get it. Our cosmetic dentist in Cary is sharing the different procedures we do to help you get a better idea of which procedure is right for you.
If your teeth are healthy, but years of coffee, cola-drinking, or red wine has left them looking yellow, teeth whitening may be an excellent option. We will fit you for custom trays in our office and provide you with a safe, highly effective peroxide solution to use in the comfort of your home. In just a few uses, you’ll see your teeth go several shades whiter and brighter as years of stains are gently bleached away.
For mild issues related to chips, alignment, or the shape of your teeth, our cosmetic dentists may recommend dental bonding. With this procedure, the dentist applies a small amount of tooth-colored resin over a tooth to fill in a gap, repair a chip, or cover damage. The enamel is then buffed to blend in seamlessly with your tooth so no one will know you had work done. Dental bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that is less expensive and easier to have done than veneers while still fixing minor cosmetic issues.
If you dream of a Hollywood-bright smile, with straight, perfectly even teeth, veneers may be the right option. Used to repair the look of teeth that are misaligned, misshapen, worn down, or stained, dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that cover the front and sides of individual teeth.
While it used to be a long, drawn out procedure that involved having to have unpleasant impressions taken and waiting weeks for an offsite lab to make your veneers, we now use CEREC technology to custom design and fabricate the veneers right in our office. Once they’re prepared, we remove a thin layer of your enamel to fit the veneer over top of the tooth and adhere them with resin to ensure a durable, long-lasting bond.
For permanently straight, even teeth, Invisalign® clear dental aligners are an option you could consider, especially if you want an alternative to metal braces. While it’s not an immediate transformation like bonding or veneers are, these plastic aligners fit over your teeth and don’t require any altering to your teeth. Instead, they are fit snugly to gradually straighten your teeth and every few weeks, you get new aligners to continually make progress. Our patients like that these are transparent, making them almost completely invisible, and because the aligners are removable, you can take them off to eat, brush, and floss so your teeth stay healthy.
Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of options and procedures, and if you have several concerns with your teeth, once procedure may not provide the transformation you want. This is where we can work with you to create a smile makeover. We will look at the health of your teeth first to see if issues like a bite alignment are an issue, then factor in your cosmetic goals, and sit down with you to put a plan in place.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Cary Cosmetic Dentist Today
You don’t need to feel self-conscious or unhappy with your smile anymore. Give our dentist office in Cary a call at (919) 467-2203 or reach out to our Holly Springs dentist office at (919) 600-6262 and you can also use a contact form to request an appointment.