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 the aesthetics of your smile but can improve your oral health as well. For instance, a brighter smile achieved with teeth whitening treatment can motivate patients to maintain their oral health when they aren’t in the dental office.
Our dentists will work with you on an individual basis 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 an array of dental services to Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental option that can improve the appearance, function, and health of your teeth. 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.
During treatment, dental impressions will be taken of your teeth so that the veneers fit onto the teeth properly. The specifications of your veneer shape and color 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 the veneers will be carefully bonded to 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 an economical and quick way 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 that is bonded to teeth can last from 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 actually brightens your tooth enamel? Those who have tried teeth whitening strips found along with 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.
Are Cosmetic Dentistry procedures painful?
The level of discomfort a patient may experience from a cosmetic dentistry procedure can vary. For many patients, cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening or tooth bonding, may be relatively painless. 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 the etching process, but this is 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 amount of natural enamel removal. The dental bonding material will color-match your natural teeth. This means that your bonded tooth can easily conceal your retained natural teeth, and no one will realize that you have a bonded tooth unless you decide to 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 not 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 have lasted as long as 20 years without any issues.
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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.