Cosmetic dentistry consists of dental procedures that are performed with the goal of improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. Common issues that can be treated with this area of dentistry include chipped or stained teeth, gaps in teeth, and missing teeth. At Athens Oconee Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures. We will examine your teeth and assess their condition in order to recommend the best procedure(s) to achieve your smile goals.
This is one of the most popular procedures of cosmetic dentistry as many patients wish to have whiter teeth. There are many options available over-the-counter with the promise of whiter, brighter teeth, but the most effective method is a professional whitening treatment, such as one at Athens Oconee Dentistry. In just one short visit, you’ll walk out with a smile that is dramatically whiter, having had stains and discoloration successfully removed.
For minor imperfections in the teeth, such as chips, cracks, or stains, dental veneers can help. These thin, custom-made shells are fixed to the front of the teeth to conceal flaws and change the appearance of a smile. They can also be used to fix teeth alignment. This procedure is often chosen because it is quick, affordable, and comfortable.
Crowns are commonly used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth that cannot be treated with a simple dental filling. They completely cover a tooth and can also be used to treat chips, cracks, and discoloration in teeth. They can be made from a variety of materials, but are most commonly made of a tooth-colored material because it results in the most natural-looking restoration.
Patients with missing teeth may be looking for relief not just from the discomfort of not being able to speak and eat properly, but also from feeling self-conscious about their smile. Bridges and dentures are effective and popular options, but for a more stable solution, dental implants are also available.
If there are small changes that you would like to make to improve the appearance of your smile, make an appointment at Athens Oconee Dentistry where we can discuss your goals, examine your teeth, and create a treatment plan to give you a smile you’ll love in Watkinsville.