Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for You?
By Garner Family Dentistry
October 24, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving your smile can be as simple as taking advantage of one or more of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Garner Family Dentistry. Your Mount Pleasant, SC, dentist, Dr. Cynthia Garner can help you brighten a dull smile, repair damage, conceal imperfections and even replace missing teeth with one of the procedures.

Is your smile dull or yellow?

Teeth whitening is a popular choice when teeth are stained or dull. During an in-office whitening session, your Mount Pleasant dentist applies hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. The gel safely destroys stain-causing pigments that dull your smile and offers immediate results. You also have the option of take-home whitening kits.

Dental veneers are another option if your smile is yellow, dull or stained. Wafer-thin porcelain veneers only cover the front surfaces of your teeth and don't require any changes to the structure of your teeth. Your dentist will only remove a tiny amount of enamel to ensure a perfect fit. Veneers are available in many shades of white, allowing you to select the ideal level of whiteness.

Are your teeth damaged, or do you have a few flaws?

Veneers are also a good choice if you have a small chip, shallow crack or another imperfection. The restorations can even change the shape and length of teeth and close small gaps.

Bonding repairs chips, hides discolorations, closes gaps and changes the appearance of oddly shaped teeth. Composite resin, a flexible, plastic-based material, is added to your teeth, shaped, then hardened with a curing light.

A dental crown is an excellent option if your tooth is broken or fragile. Hollow crowns slip over teeth once they've been prepared. Crowns are also used to conceal discolored teeth and change the shape and length of teeth.

Are you missing teeth?

Restoring missing teeth improves your appearance, but that's not the only benefit of restoration. After you lose a tooth, nearby teeth may drift toward the opening in your mouth. Shifting teeth affect the alignment of your bite and may make it more difficult to remove plaque, particularly if your teeth start to overlap.

Bridges, dentures or dental implants restore missing teeth and boost your self-confidence. Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth attached to crowns on either end. Dental implants are synthetic root substitutes that bond to your jawbone and are topped with crowns. Removable dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth and are also available as implant-supported dentures.

Are you ready to improve your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call your Mount Pleasant, SC, dentist, Dr. Cynthia Garner at Garner Family Dentistry at (843) 884-6002 to schedule your appointment.