Charleston dentist offers customized range of procedures to improve West Ashley patients’ smiles
Dentists generally offer three different types of procedures: preventive, cosmetic, and restorative. While Mouth Carolina Dentistry’s preventive and restorative sealants, fillings, crowns, and other treatments are all designed with a natural appearance in mind, “smile improvement” may be your primary motivation for turning to Dr. Greenberg and his team’s expertise.
Before embarking on this smile transformation, you may have yellow stains or other discoloration on your teeth. Dr. Greenberg has cut through all the gimmicks to offer a whitening treatment that is both effective and convenient.
A whitening tray or dental appliance will be customized to fit your mouth. You will wear the tray as instructed by Dr. Greenberg. From the comfort of your home, you can safely brighten your smile as you watch TV, read a book, or do the laundry.
Unlike appliances that may be purchased without a prescription, the tray is designed to your mouth so the whitening solution is applied precisely. Delicate tissues won’t suffer from irritation caused by store-bought trays that are marketed as “one size fits all.” Furthermore, the amount of active ingredient in the solution prescribed by Dr. Greenberg is sufficient to actually achieve the results you are looking for from a treatment. Don’t pay anymore for drugstore whitening strips or products that do not have the strength to make a noticeable difference in the look of your smile.
Some types of stains may benefit from veneers. Yes, there are different types of stains. Veneers can cover up discoloration caused by excessive use of fluoride or antibiotics, which usually leaves its mark on the teeth in early childhood. These stains may appear as white or gray spots or pits.
Other examples of “intrinsic” stains that affect the inner structure of the tooth and may require veneers include:
- Childhood trauma such as damage during a fall
- Trauma from a root canal on the permanent tooth
- Some rare genetic conditions, which also cause amber or purple stains
- Age-related wear as the enamel thins and allows the darker dentin layer to peek through
You have choices for your veneers at Mouth Carolina Dentistry. Dr. Greenberg may bond eggshell-thin layers of porcelain to your teeth. Like crowns, these porcelain veneers are based off on impressions of your mouth and are made by lab technicians. A tooth-colored composite veneer may be bonded by to the teeth directly. Since this glass- and resin-based material may be applied, shaped, and hardened by Dr. Greenberg, there is no need to fabricate a separate restoration in the lab.
Dr. Greenberg and his team have made it their mission to improve Charleston Smiles with these and other procedures in West Ashley. Call (843)751 4262 to schedule a consultation.Back to Cosmetic Dentistry Page