The look of your smile can significantly affect how you feel about yourself. If your teeth are misshapen, unevenly spaced, crooked, missing, or discolored, it may lead to self-consciousness, causing you to avoid smiling and interacting with others. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue hiding your smile and living with these physical and mental maladies. Dr. Pham and his team offer several cosmetic dentistry treatments in for Gaston County and surrounding areas, to restore your teeth to their beautiful, natural appearance and improve your smile.
In this post, we’ll go over the top 6 cosmetic dental procedures you can have to make the improvements you need.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common and simplest cosmetic treatments that can significantly improve your smile. Your teeth can be stained or discolored due to smoking, medication, age, food and drink, injury, and neglected brushing habits.
However, there is hope. Dr. Pham will professionally examine and clean your gums and teeth to remove any plaque or tartar damaging your teeth. Then, he’ll develop a teeth whitening strategy according to your needs. This will effectively enhance the shade of your teeth and protect your enamel, giving you a white, beautiful, and healthier smile.
Dr. Pham often recommends this treatment option for patients who have crooked, overlapping, or misaligned teeth. SureSmile, also known as clear braces, can help correct these dental problems and enhance the appearance and health of anyone’s smile – children or adults.
This treatment uses gentle pressure to gradually shift crooked teeth into the correct position. What’s more, the clear braces are easy to use and can help you avoid the hassles of wearing traditional braces.
If you have cracked, chipped, decayed, misaligned, gapped, or discolored teeth, you’ll most likely experience some anxiety when you show off your smile. Thankfully, our dental veneer treatment is here to save the day.
Dental veneers are custom-made thin porcelain shells bonded onto your natural teeth’s surfaces to cover your dental imperfections, thus enhancing your smile. They work well for stained, poorly shaped, and naturally short teeth or those with moderate crookedness or gaps. Your dentist can also use these tooth-colored layers to restore your teeth’s shape, size, and function or fix unsightly stains that do not respond to surface-whitening efforts.
This treatment – also referred to as cosmetic contouring – helps improve your teeth’s shape and size or fix slight overlaps or gaps in your teeth. If your teeth are too long, Dr. Pham will reduce their length by filing them down. Then, he’ll apply dental bonding material to your teeth and sculpt them carefully to achieve a more even and beautiful look.
Our dental implants improve your smile by replacing your badly damaged or missing teeth. This treatment involves placing a titanium rod into your jawbone below your gum line. The titanium rod fuses with the gum tissues and acts as a strong and stable replacement tooth root. This allows your dentist to mount a dental crown or bridge on it to perform all the functions of natural teeth.
A dental implant procedure takes several months to complete and may require two or more dental visits. The final product will look and feel like a natural tooth and provide a permanent fix for your missing teeth.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
If you have severe tooth decay, a weak, broken, damaged tooth, or one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge or crown may be an excellent choice for you. Your dentist can also use this procedure to improve the size and shape of your teeth or protect teeth that have had large fillings or undergone a root canal treatment.
These prosthetic teeth are custom-made to match your existing teeth to brighten your smile and preserve your oral health. However, the right option for you depends on your situation.