What is Considered a Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure?

Beyond basic cosmetic procedures aimed at changing a persons’ appearance, Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures can restore the functionality of teeth while improving self-confidence to patients. To be successful, cosmetic dentistry requires an artistic eye and advanced technical skill. Our team at Advanced Dental Care of Anderson is known for delivering exceptional care and stunning results that look natural.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry and how can it improve the look of my teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry can correct a number of aesthetic issues affecting the color, shape, and size of the teeth. Depending on the specific treatment, cosmetic dentistry can improve the look of the following:

  • Dull or discolored teeth
  • Small spaces between the teeth
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Unevenly sized or short teeth
  • Severely worn teeth
  • Excess gum tissue

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for enhancing your smile include:

For more information about the Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures available at Advanced Dental Care of Anderson, visit the sections below:

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a versatile dental restoration that can conceal a number of perceived dental flaws. Shaped like tiny porcelain shells, veneers are slipped over the front surface of the teeth and bonded into place. They can be used to mask small chips or cracks, improve the tooth shape or size, create uniformity between the teeth and close small spaces between the teeth.

Veneers are custom-crafted to each patient’s unique specifications and, like most cosmetic dentistry procedures, are designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth for a flawless result. Modern materials are very strong and last for many years with proper care. Curious about how much they cost. Click here!

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Permanent All Ceramic Crown, Onlay or Veneer in a Single Dental Visit!

At Advanced Dental Care of Anderson, we’re excited to announce a wonderful way to restore your teeth. Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic — CEREC® for short — is a new state-of-the-art method for reconstructing tooth restorations.

Traditional dental crowns and restorations required multiple dentist office visits but with CEREC Technology, dental crowns can be modeled, produced, and inserted efficiently, eliminating temporaries, messy impressions, and discomfort. Contact Advanced Dental Care of Anderson to learn more about CEREC.

Advantages to using CEREC:
  • Most procedures can be completed in just one visit. This saves you time and money.
  • Having fewer painful injections due to the single visit
  • Skipping the need to take messy impressions
  • Avoiding the need to have a temporary restoration to use between visits
  • Saving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible
  • Enjoying longer lasting restorations, many last more than 10 years
  • Restoring your teeth to their natural beauty, function, and strength
  • Receiving metal-free restorations

Dental Cosmetic Bonding

Dental Cosmetic Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth by either repairing or concealing concerns, such as chipped, cracked, worn or discolored teeth. This strong, tooth-colored resin is applied to the affected area and carefully shaped to look like your natural tooth. A special light is then used to harden this material, making it a permanent part of your tooth. Bonding is a more conservative alternative to restorations like porcelain veneers.

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are crafted from a durable porcelain material and are cosmetic dentistry procedures used to repair moderate damage to the back teeth. Inlays fill the indented section of a tooth’s chewing surface, while onlays cover more of the tooth’s surface, often when a filling is not enough to repair the structure. If the damage is too severe, a crown (or “cap”) may be necessary to completely cover the tooth to reinforce its structure.

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Tooth Colored Filling

Tooth-colored composite fillings are a safer, more attractive and enduring alternative to metal fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are hardly noticeable and can give you the confidence to smile without worry about unattractive amalgam work. Patients may be concerned about the safety of amalgam work and prefer to avoid metal fillings for peace of mind.

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Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening, perhaps the most well-known cosmetic dentistry procedures available, is a process that uses chemicals to bleach the teeth. The treatment can bleach deep-set stains and whiten the overall shade of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be performed in the office, under the supervision of our dentists, or at-home with a take-home bleaching kit. Don’t worry it is not harmful to get them whitened!

The advantages of in-office whitening include a short treatment time, quick results and the fact that the dentist can control the bleaching ingredients to prevent sensitivity. At-home teeth whitening is convenient and can be performed to accommodate your schedule.

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Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

While cosmetic dentistry beautifies the teeth (and sometimes the gums), many treatments have no bearing on the health or function of the teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can be combined with each other or with a restorative dentistry treatment to achieve the desired results. If you are unhappy with a particular aesthetic aspect of your smile, and would you like to discuss your concerns with our cosmetic dental team, contact Advanced Dental Care of Anderson at (765) 622-7000, request an appointment online, or send us an email at advancedanderson@gmail.com.

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