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Why You May Want to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Why You May Want to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

It doesn’t take too much work to keep your teeth healthy: brush and floss daily, and see your dentist twice a year for cleanings and restorative treatments. Unfortunately, just having strong and healthy teeth doesn’t always make us happy with the state of our smile. Whether it be chips, gaps, intrinsic stains, or a crooked smile, most of us see flaws in our teeth, and would be happier and more confident if we could correct them.

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, so you can look your best? Visit Carolina Oaks Dental Care and we’ll give you a no-commitment smile makeover consultation. Call our Clemson, SC dental practice at 864-654-6700 to make an appointment.

Teeth are not naturally snowy white, but white teeth have become the standard for attractiveness; so we use whitening toothpastes and rinses to make sure pigment stains are not allowed to linger. In that sense, you already know the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Did you know that there are now several cosmetic options available to correct just about any other flaw you see in your smile? Treatments such as veneers, dental bonding, and Invisalign® can fix a broad range of cosmetic flaws, often with greater convenience and affordability than you might expect.

Smile More!

Numerous studies have shown that the acts of smiling and laughing have a physiological effect that can improve your mood. When we provide smile makeovers at Carolina Oaks Dental Care, we often see those smiles right away. We take pleasure in knowing we’ve helped our patients achieve the self-confidence to show off their smiles freely and without hesitation. When your smile looks great you feel great, and bring newfound poise and positivity to your personal and professional relationships.

How’s your smile?

If you’ve seen yourself in photos and thought “is that what my teeth really look like?” you know it’s hard to see ourselves as others do. When we look at our teeth during daily brushing, they are usually covered by a forgiving layer of toothpaste, so we may not notice their true color and all the fine details.

Sometimes it takes a photo or video on social media for you to notice the dental flaws that don’t fit into your desired self-image. Perhaps you had braces when you were younger and were recently surprised to see that your teeth have drifted back into a crowded or crooked appearance. Cosmetic dentistry offers treatments to correct any flaw—many of them extremely fast and easy, and flexible enough to fit any lifestyle.

Would you like to fix any of the following cosmetic problems?

  • food and beverage stains that leave your teeth looking gradually more discolored
  • crooked or crowded-looking smile
  • zig-zagging arch, teeth vary in length
  • very pointy canines
  • gaps, or overlapping teeth
  • too much gum tissue in your smile, teeth too short
  • chips or shallow cracks on your enamel

Improve Your Self-Confidence and Quality of Life

Perhaps there was a time when cosmetic dentistry was only for the super rich or supermodels–but today, beautifying your smile is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. Anyone with healthy teeth and gums may take advantage of cosmetic dentistry services, and make your smile something you want to share.

Tooth Whitening – Dentist-provided whitening products work much the same way as store bought products, but produce much better results, in a shorter period of time. They do this by using higher concentrations of active ingredients, and a better delivery method. Rather than using one-size-fits-all trays or strips, dentists give you customized trays, to make sure your teeth get the maximum benefit (and minimum amount of sensitivity) from the treatment.

Dental Bonding – An incredibly versatile treatment, bonding can fix any number of individual flaws. While you are sitting in the chair, the dentist will sculpt a new surface to cover chips, stubborn stains, gaps, and many other flaws. The bonding material is made from the same durable composite resin that is used to create dental fillings, so you know it will last a long time.

Porcelain Veneers – If “veneers” makes you think of big, artificial-looking teeth from decades ago, you need to see today’s porcelain veneers. Probably you already have seen them; you just thought they were naturally beautiful teeth. (That’s how many people have enjoyed this service.) Today’s veneers are wafer-thin, durable porcelain, crafted in a dental laboratory to fit your teeth like a glove. When they are permanently adhered to your smile teeth, they provide a flawless and harmonious new surface and shape for each tooth.

Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings – Since metal fillings need to be replaced every twelve or so years anyway, many patients choose to replace them with the more harmonious composite resin fillings, which are designed to blend in with the hue of your natural enamel.

Invisalign – Many adults wish their teeth were straighter, but few are willing to wear traditional braces! Invisalign offers you the chance to realign your smile with discreet, translucent acrylic aligner trays. Patients love how quickly and easily this system can transform a smile.

If any of these treatments sound like something you’d like to learn about, call our Clemson, SC dental practice at 864-654-6700 to make an appointment. Carolina Oaks Dental Care will give you an honest assessment and a no-commitment smile makeover consultation.