Dentistry involves art as much as it does science. In addition to treating cavities, Dr. Parry can also correct the flaws that make you embarrassed to smile. Are you bothered by the crack in your teeth? Are your teeth not as white as you want them to be? Get in touch with us to set up a cosmetic consultation; the various options for cosmetic dentistry in Summerfield, NC that Magnolia Shores Family Dental offers will give you teeth that you can be proud to show off each and every day.
Many of the best smiles that you’ve seen on television have been enhanced with porcelain veneers. These are very thin covers that are attached to the front of the teeth with a special adhesive. Veneers are very commonly used to make cosmetic corrections because they can hide multiple flaws at once; this can include any chips or cracks that are visible on the enamel, minor cases of misalignment, certain stains, and noticeable gaps in your smile.
Older guests might think of crowns and fillings as being made of metal, but nowadays, that doesn’t have to be the case at all. Both the appearance and function of your smile can be completely restored with restorations made from tooth-colored ceramic or composite resin. These materials can perfectly mimic tooth enamel to the point where they even reflect light the same way. And thanks to the durability of these restorations, you can enjoy your new, natural-looking smile for many years before replacements are needed.
Maybe you don’t need an entire smile makeover, but there are a few imperfections on one or two teeth that you want to address. A small amount of composite resin can fix small cracks and hide minor discoloration; it can also increase the size of a tooth and close smaller gaps. Bonding normally takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, and the procedure is so simple that there’s normally no need to numb your mouth beforehand or schedule additional appointments.
You probably don’t want to wear braces to the office or your next family gathering, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on a straighter smile. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontics that uses clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible when worn. Said aligners will gradually reposition your teeth and correct any irregularities in your bite without getting in the way of your favorite meals or your daily brushing routine.
Have you been getting less than stellar results using typical over-the-counter whitening products? The KoR whitening system is unique in that it can restore the teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, which helps erase stain molecules that have penetrated the enamel. You can have professional whitening performed in our dental office (which normally takes about an hour), but we also offer take-home kits with personalized trays if you’d rather have the procedure done in your own home.
Have you ever heard of a “gummy smile”? It’s what happens when there’s an excessive amount of gum tissue when you pull back your lips, leaving your teeth looking shorter than they should. With a soft tissue laser, we can remove the extra tissue and shape the gum line as needed. This procedure is called “gum recontouring”, and it can help your teeth stand out to create a dazzling smile. A similar procedure called “crown lengthening” is used to make room for dental restorations.
Virtual Smile Design software gives you a preview of how veneers, teeth whitening, or other cosmetic procedures will transform your smile. Using special software, we can adjust digital pictures of your teeth to simulate specific treatments. You can take these pictures home with you and show them to your family. With this technology, you can plan carefully and figure out which treatments are best for you.