Dr. Jessica Christy, your dentist in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and her team at Orchard Hill Dental provide comprehensive and comfortable cosmetic dentistry treatment options to patients of all ages. Cosmetic dentistry not only improves your smile’s aesthetics but can also improve your oral health. For instance, a brighter smile achieved with teeth whitening treatment can motivate patients to maintain their oral health when not in the dental office.
Our dentists will work with you individually to find the cause of your cosmetic problems and offer treatment solutions that work for you. We take the time to understand your unique needs and aesthetic goals so that we can recommend treatment solutions best suited to your smile. Dr. Christy and her team are experienced in providing patients with brighter and healthier smiles in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Our office also offers dental services to Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Our office offers various cosmetic dentistry services to ensure we have something for every patient’s unique smile.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental option that can improve your teeth’s appearance, function, and health. They can also be color-matched to teeth for more natural-looking restoration. Porcelain veneers can correct teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped, cracked, or broken.
Dental impressions will be taken of your teeth during treatment so that the veneers fit onto the teeth properly. Your veneer shape and color specifications will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. When the dental veneers are complete, we will clean and polish the surface of your teeth. Then, we carefully bond the veneers to the teeth. Any final adjustments will be made to ensure that the veneers fit comfortably.
Patients who have chipped or cracked teeth often benefit from teeth bonding. Tooth bonding is economical and quick for patients to fix their damaged and discolored teeth. This option is also great for patients who do not want to commit to permanent dental restoration. In addition, the resin composite material bonded to teeth can last 3 to 10 years with proper dental care. Tooth bonding can treat discolored teeth, misalignment, cracked or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth.
Do you have discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth? Are you looking for a tooth whitening treatment that brightens your tooth enamel? Those who have tried teeth whitening strips and other less effective teeth whitening methods can benefit from professional tooth whitening treatment.
There are multiple benefits to a dental professional whitening your teeth, including long-lasting results, improved tooth health, and brighter teeth overall. Whitening treatment can also reverse the effects of aging on teeth and often improve patients’ confidence.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many people see cosmetic dentistry as something with solely aesthetic benefits. However, cosmetic dentistry can affect oral function, mental well-being, and more.
The state of your smile has a very big impact on your self-confidence. A confident smile is important for quality social interactions, improved career performance, and better relationships. People notice if you spend all your time hiding your smile in public. Smiling confidently puts the people around you at ease and makes them want to bond with you more. Improved aesthetics with your smile lead to this.
Dental imperfections lead to feelings of anxiety, embarrassment, and self-doubt. Just smiling can boost your mood, and you’re less likely to do it when you’re not proud of your smile. You don’t have to constantly worry that people are staring and judging your smile. Your stress levels are lower when you can smile freely, and it helps your overall mental health and wellness.
Oral Health and Function
Cosmetic dentistry helps improve your overall oral health. Teeth that are evenly spaced and undamaged are easier to clean and take care of than jumbled, cramped teeth. The proper alignment and spacing of your teeth prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It’s easier to ensure you remove all the debris and plaque in your smile when brushing and flossing daily.
Cosmetic issues make it harder for your mouth to function correctly. Missing, broken, or misaligned teeth can all affect your bite. Depending on where the issue is in your mouth, you may be unable to chew and digest food properly. It can be painful to bite and chew your food. A misaligned bite is a likely cause of TMJ disorders, where your jaw joint breaks down, causing pain and jaw dysfunction.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Cosmetic dentistry improves the aesthetics of your smile. Learn more by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Are cosmetic dentistry procedures painful?
The level of discomfort a patient may experience from a cosmetic dentistry procedure can vary. Cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening or bonding may be painless for many patients. On the other hand, cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers may involve some level of discomfort. However, your dentist will most likely perform cosmetic dentistry procedures with local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and reduce potential discomfort.
Is dental bonding painful?
Tooth bonding is generally not a painful procedure. Some patients may experience slight sensitivity or discomfort during etching, typically temporary. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area before starting the procedure, which can help to reduce any discomfort you may feel.
Does teeth bonding look natural?
Unlike veneers and dental crowns, tooth bonding involves the least natural enamel removal. The dental bonding material will color-match your natural teeth. This means that your bonded tooth can easily conceal retained natural teeth, and no one will realize you have a bonded tooth unless you point it out.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Most dentists and medical professionals consider teeth whitening treatment safe. Professional teeth whitening treatments that a dentist performs are the safest option.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The effects of professional teeth whitening can last up to 2 to 3 years if you care for your teeth properly. Teeth whitening treatments reduce stains but do not necessarily repel them. Therefore, you need to maintain caution when consuming food products that can stain your teeth. This includes red wine, tea, coffee, and colored popsicles. You should also avoid smoking if you want your teeth whitening effects to last longer.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. Some studies have also reported porcelain laminate veneers to last 20 years without any issues.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
Do you want whiter teeth? Maybe you’re looking for a solution to fixing chipped or cracked teeth. Contact your dentist in Hendersonville, NC by calling (828) 247-7001 or requesting a consultation with one of our dentists on our website. Our Hendersonville, North Carolina dentists are experienced in treating cosmetic concerns, and our dental office is equipped with the latest in modern dental technology to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.