What is cosmetic dentistry? What general dental treatments are considered cosmetic dentistry? Oakwood Dental Arts, a dentist office in Hickory, NC, is here to answer these questions and more.

The Purpose of Cosmetic Dentistry

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic impact on your overall appearance and confidence. Enhancements range from fixing small stains to creating complete smile makeovers.

What Can a Cosmetic Dentist Do for You?

Cosmetic dentistry can help with the following common dental aesthetic issues:

Improve Discoloration

If your teeth aren’t shining quite as bright as you’d like, you may be interested in professional teeth whitening. This cosmetic dental treatment can remove discoloration and surface stains in the enamel.

In some cases, tooth bonding may work better for covering more intense stains. Porcelain veneers are another option to covering discoloration and giving you a bright, shining smile.

Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem—it can affect the way you chew or speak as well. Dental implants are a great option to replace missing teeth because they keep your jawbone strong and most closely mimic real teeth. Dental bridges can also replace missing teeth.

Repair Chips

A multi-purposed cosmetic dentistry treatment, porcelain veneers can also be used to repair noticeable chips in teeth. Tooth bonding is another option to repairing chipped teeth.

Correct Alignment

Many adults wish to correct the alignment of multiple teeth but do not want the inconvenience of braces. In such cases, Invsalign/clear aligner orthodontics allow you to correct alignment slowly over time without anyone knowing you are undergoing treatment.

Close Gaps

By correcting the alignment of multiple teeth, oftentimes Invsalign/clear aligner orthodontics easily close gaps between teeth. In some cases, porcelain veneers are needed to reshape the teeth and better close the gap(s).

Hickory Cosmetic Dentist Dedicated to Creating Well-Crafted Smiles

An expert cosmetic dentist in Hickory, North Carolina, Dr. Kyle McKinney at Oakwood Dental Arts NC is dedicated to providing patients with quality dental cosmetic treatments. From simple smile enhancements to complete makeovers, we know how to create well-crafted smiles.

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Hickory, NC. To set up your consultation with Dr. McKinney at Oakwood Dental Arts NC, call 828-324-6235 or email mckinneydds@OakwoodDentalArtsNC.com. We are accepting new patients.