The benefits of cosmetic dental services go beyond just a great smile, explains a Charleston, SC dentist
If you are unhappy with your teeth because they are crooked, chipped, discolored, or have other imperfections, cosmetic dental services might be the right choice for you. Cosmetic dentistry has benefits beyond just transforming your teeth and can enhance your overall quality of life. When you have the smile you have always wanted, you can walk into situations with confidence and ease. Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry in Charleston, SC offer a variety of cosmetic dental services and are committed to working with you to find the right treatments for your goals.
Benefits of cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dental treatments can conceal or correct the aesthetic flaws in your teeth, such as cracks or chips, gaps in your teeth, irregularly shaped or sized teeth, discolored teeth, and more. When your teeth’s imperfections are fixed, your enhanced smile will make you look younger and you will exude more confidence at work, home, and in social situations. When your smile doesn’t hold you back, you will look happier and can feel able to take on more leadership roles and responsibilities.
In addition to improving the look of your smile, some types of cosmetic dentistry can also resolve issues with your bite, missing teeth, or worn areas of your teeth. Treatments such as dental bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and veneers can strengthen and restore your teeth so that your jaw bites down properly and you don’t have irregular wear patterns. A correct bite and alignment of your teeth can help you avoid costly corrective treatments in the future.
Cosmetic dental treatments can often correct issues that orthodontic treatments would traditionally be used for. Whereas braces and other orthodontic appliances are unsightly, can be painful, and take a long time to work, cosmetic dental procedures are pain-free, and you leave the office with your new smile.
Types of cosmetic dental services offered at Mouth Carolina Dentistry
In addition to preventive care and treatments for oral health issues, Mouth Carolina Dentistry offers the following types of cosmetic dental services:
- Porcelain veneers: These are thin pieces of ceramic that the dentist bonds on to your front teeth to cover imperfections such as misshapen teeth, fractured or chipped teeth, or teeth that are not correctly aligned. Veneers result in well-shaped teeth and a natural looking smile.
- Composite resin bonding: This procedure is an alternative to porcelain veneers that achieves a similar effect. A material that looks just like natural tooth enamel is placed onto your tooth and shaped by the dentist, then polished it after it hardens.
- Dental crowns and bridges: These corrective treatments enhance the look of your smile when you have missing or badly decayed teeth. Bridges are a long-lasting treatment that restores missing teeth by fusing a false tooth to dental crowns, which are placed over teeth adjacent to the gap. Crowns are made of porcelain and completely cover decayed, broken, or misshapen teeth to prevent further decay and improve your smile.
- Natural tooth-colored fillings: If you have cavities in your teeth, your dentist will fill the decayed area to prevent further damage. While some dentists use unsightly silver amalgam for fillings, Mouth Carolina Dentistry uses tooth-colored composite resin to ensure a natural appearance.
Determining which type of cosmetic dentistry is right for you
Every patient is unique, and the right cosmetic treatment varies, depending on the patient’s goals and oral health. At Mouth Carolina Dentistry, we will evaluate your mouth and consult with you about the types of cosmetic services that are available so that you can make an informed decision. Dr. Andrew Greenberg takes time to discuss the options with you to ensure that you will be happy with the result.
We understand the importance of affordability when you are choosing cosmetic dental services. The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies by treatment and how many teeth are involved. Dr. Greenberg is experienced with helping patients choose the right treatment not only for their aesthetic goals, but also their financial goals. You can choose to do multiple treatments at one time, or you can opt to do them in a series of appointments.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry is here for your cosmetic dental goals
Dr. Andrew Greenberg at Mouth Carolina Dentistry has experience with a broad range of cosmetic dental services. He will consult with you to determine the best treatment options for your cosmetic dental goals, answer any questions you have about the treatment and after-care, and will ensure that the result is long-lasting and looks natural so you can leave confident and happy with your beautiful new smile. Call us at (843)751 4262 to schedule your consultation today.