Cosmetic Dentistry treatments are designed to improve the look of your smile. Dental technology advancements have made cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than ever before. Our cosmetic dental treatments in Sumter and Columbia, SC may provide some restorative benefits as well. As a result, you can achieve a brighter smile.
Often, cosmetic dentistry or aesthetic dentistry may be combined with a restorative procedure to remove the oral disease. For example, a dental implant or bridge can replace one or missing teeth. Porcelain veneers may be used on neighboring teeth to match your new restoration.
We have some of the most experienced cosmetic dentists in Columbia and Sumter. With three locations you can improve your smile at a location convenient for you.
A tooth-colored composite resin may be used to repair chips, cracks, small gaps, and discolored teeth. Composite resin is durable dental plastic, mixed with tiny glass particles for a natural, almost clear appearance. Essentially, composite resin bonding material mimics tooth enamel.
During this procedure, our doctor will apply composite resin to the front surface of a tooth to achieve the desired appearance. Composite resin will be shaped, smoothed, and polished after it is applied. As a result, concealing a variety of minor cosmetic imperfections without altering any of the natural structures of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers, or dental veneers are thin, custom made shells that permanently attach to the front surface of your tooth. Veneers conceal imperfections, such as tooth color, shape, size, and alignment. Even better, we have removed long waiting time by investing in advanced dental technology, known as CEREC® CAD/CAM. Now, our doctors can design, fabricate, and permanently affix custom-made veneers in just one office visit.
Invisalign clear aligners provide comfort and convenience while straightening your teeth. The clear aligners are discreet, fast-acting, and convenient. You can remove the aligners when you eat, or for special occasions. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before replacing with the next set of aligners. Typically, you will come to our Columbia or Sumter, SC office about every six weeks for a quick checkup.
Our doctors employ a safe, precise, and minimally invasive soft tissue laser to reshape gums. The laser seals your gums as it removes excess gum tissue. Laser dental treatments eliminate the need for stitches. Generally, patients experience few if any significant side effects from gum contouring, and very little down time.
Patients with a gummy smile have excess gum tissue that makes their teeth look shorter. An uneven gum-line can also cause teeth to appear different sizes.
Professional teeth whitening products are stronger than over the counter (OTC) whitening products.
The Opalescence® whitening gel that we provide could improve up to five shades whiter. Whereas, over the counter whitening gel may only improve by one or two shades. Most important, your results will depend on other factors, such as the type of stains or previous restorations.
You can have custom whitening trays made at either of our dental offices in Columbia or Sumter, SC. First, you come into one of our offices to take impressions. Next, you will pick up your custom made whitening trays. Finally, you wear the trays for two to four hours a day to achieve a brighter smile.
If you need multiple cosmetic treatments to reach your smile goal, our doctors may recommend a smile makeover. A smile makeover consists of multiple cosmetic dental treatments to improve the aesthetics of your teeth and smile. Your smile makeover may include veneers, Invisalign, gum contouring, dental bonding, teeth whitening, and other restorative or prosthetic procedures. Our doctors will develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the smile you desire.
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