Whether you have a wedding, prom or other major events on your calendar or just want to correct a long-standing dental problem, cosmetic dentistry treatments can revitalize your smile. Reidsville, NC, cosmetic dentist Dr. Cynthia Bolton discusses a few smile-changing treatments.
Porcelain, ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns not only improve the appearance of teeth, but also protect them from damage. The hollow restorations are a good choice if you've broken a tooth and want to restore its normal width and height, are concerned that a brittle or cracked tooth might break, or simply want to change the appearance of a tooth. Crowns, also called caps, are available in a variety of tooth-colored shades to ensure that your dental work doesn't stand out.
Restoring lost teeth is essential for your general and oral health. If you don't replace missing teeth, you may experience:
- Drifting teeth and change to your bite
- Trouble chewing
- Difficulty pronouncing words
- Decreased self-esteem
Thanks to bridges, dentures and dental implants, there's no need to live with a gap in your smile. Bridges span the gap in your smile with one or more artificial teeth connected to crowns. Full or immediate dentures rest on your gums and are held in place with suction and denture adhesive, while single and implant-supported dentures create a brand new tooth by topping a dental implant with a dental crown.
Has your smile become dull and stained? Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide, a very effective stain remover, to break up and remove the stains trapped in your enamel. If you choose in-office whitening, you'll spend about an hour in our Reidsville office and leave with a noticeably brighter smile. Take-home kits are also available if you would rather whiten at home. The kits contain trays custom-molded to fit your teeth and whitening gel.
Concealing flaws is often the simplest way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are extremely thin tooth-shaped shells that are applied to your teeth with dental cement. Once they're in place, they hide uneven surfaces, cracks, chips, discolorations and gaps between your teeth and can even make teeth appear straighter or longer.
Not sure which cosmetic dentistry treatment is best for you? Call Reidsville, NC, dentist Dr. Cynthia Bolton at (336) 349-9248 to schedule your appointment.