Do you have stubborn stains on your teeth? Have you recently chipped a tooth?
Cosmetic dentistry is a category of dental treatment that addresses imperfections on the tooth’s surface. Dr. Shannon French of Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has the experience needed to brighten, straighten, or rebuild her patient’s smiles. She can not only change the look of her patient’s smiles, but she can also help improve their oral health.
Straightening crooked teeth or even whitening stained teeth helps patients better maintain their smiles. Patients who receive teeth whitening treatment are often motivated to maintain their bright results. Additionally, if patients have a more balanced and uniform smile, they are better able to clean between their teeth to combat infection.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Bladenboro, NC
Cosmetic dental care helps improve the look, function, and health of the teeth and gums. The cosmetic dental solutions that we offer to our patients include:
Clear braces like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles comfortably straighten crooked teeth over time. Made of comfortable and flexible plastic, Invisalign aligners do not irritate the gums and can be removed for eating or brushing. Six Month Smiles braces have clear brackets. They help patients with more moderate or even severe orthodontic concerns who want a more conservative treatment than traditional braces.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of teeth. They can cover stained, chipped, uneven, or cracked teeth. Veneers may also close small gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers are a high-quality cosmetic treatment that can last for many years with the right care. Over time, they may require minor repairs. However, maintaining your oral health and scheduling regular appointments will ensure a long-lasting restoration.
Tooth bonding is a quicker and more economical alternative to veneers that is best suited for patients with minor cosmetic concerns. Chips and cracks in the tooth enamel as well as tooth discoloration can be treated with dental bonding. The tooth bonding material that we use is biocompatible and blends in with the color of natural teeth. Patients who are new to cosmetic dental care can start with dental bonding and may decide to try veneers down the road once they feel comfortable.
Professional teeth whitening treatment can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. In just one visit to our Bladensboro office, patients can receive whiter and healthier smiles. Our in-office teeth whitening treatment is also a good option for patients who are going to special events such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. We also offer take-home whitening treatment so patients can brighten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Read answers to common questions many patients have about cosmetic dental treatments:
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening treatment?
Patients who have healthy teeth and gums but have tooth stains or discoloration are the best candidates for teeth whitening treatment. Those who are pregnant or are sensitive to whitening agents may not be good candidates. Schedule a consultation in our office and we will help you determine if you are eligible for treatment.
Are cosmetic dental treatments covered by dental insurance?
Dental insurance typically does not cover cosmetic dental procedures. However, we can help patients determine their options for coverage. If a procedure is deemed medically necessary, it is more often than not covered by insurance. Because of this, restorative dental treatments are usually covered.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Do you need to address cosmetic imperfections in your smile? Are you looking for a new cosmetic dentist? Request a dental appointment at Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. You may also call our dental office at 910-469-4592. We serve patients from surrounding areas near Bladenboro, North Carolina including Fayetteville and Clarkton. Let our dental or office team know if you have any remaining questions. They will be glad to assist you.