Lemmons Dental Associates has numerous treatment options available if you want to give you a smile makeover. Whether you’re looking for a teeth whitening procedure or another cosmetic dental service to boost your confidence, we will be honored to work with you. Here are six procedures to give your smile that makeover that you’ve been dreaming of:
There are several different methods that our Charlotte, NC dentists can perform a teeth whitening procedure. A chemical treatment starts with a professional cleaning. Then your dentist applies a bleaching gel to the surface of the teeth. A whitening procedure takes about 45 minutes from start to finish. Whitening can also be done through a cosmetic laser procedure.
Invisalign is an almost-invisible alternative to metal braces. A plastic aligner that is custom made for your teeth is used to straighten them over time. Invisalign has many advantages over traditional braces. You can take them out for meals and to brush and floss your teeth, for example. Since the aligners are made of clear plastic, most people won’t even notice them!
A veneer is a porcelain mold that is applied to the front of the teeth using a strong dental bonding agent. Veneers are a great choice for people with deeper stains in their teeth. The veneers look real and they are more stain-resistant than your natural teeth. In addition, veneers have a much longer lifespan than a simple chemical teeth whitening procedure (they can last up to 15 years). Veneers can also be used to correct the appearance of a chipped tooth.
A cosmetic bonding procedure is a more affordable alternative to dental veneers. The lifespan of the procedure is only about half as long as dental veneers, but it can fix small imperfections such as a chipped tooth in a single visit.
COSMETIC GUM SURGERY
If your smile shows “too much gum” or not enough due to receding gums, a cosmetic surgery procedure might be the makeover you are looking for. Gum tissue can be removed to show more of your beautiful teeth. If a patient’s gums have receded, more tissue can be added so their smile is less “toothy.” Cosmetic gum surgery is not as serious as it sounds. The procedure can be performed under a local numbing anesthetic, using a laser or a scalpel.
Our Charlotte, NC dentists can fit you with a new, perfect dental crown in a single day using CAD/CAM technology. Our in-office equipment can create a perfectly-fitted crown to strengthen and beautify a tooth.
These are just a few options for giving you that perfect smile makeover. We put a lot of care and consideration into creating the perfect smile for you. We want your “finished” smile to fit perfectly with your entire face.