When you think of us, what comes to mind? Do you think of the many different procedures that we offer to you, including keeping your teeth healthy and strong? Many of our patients are surprised to learn that there is so much more to dentistry than just dental fillings and flossing.
In fact, not only do we like to keep your smile healthy, but we here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry in Summerville, SC, also get great pleasure out of also keeping it beautiful, too! The many different cosmetic dentistry procedures that offer to our patients can both improve your smile and your confidence.
Your teeth are incredibly functional and do serve many purposes in your mouth. They make it easier to bite and chew, smile, and they support your face, allowing your cheeks to remain full and youthful looking. However, it would be a gross understatement to say that they are only functional. Your teeth not only make your life easier, but they also lend to your beautiful smile. Cosmetic dentistry aims to keep that smile white, bright, healthy, and beautiful, leading to better self-esteem and a higher quality of life for you.
Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways you can improve your smile. We strongly advise that you do not use a generic over-the-counter kit, as they can be dangerous and unreliable. Instead, we can treat your stained or discolored teeth with our professional-grade materials. This can help prevent lasting damage to your enamel and gums and give you better results that last longer, too.
When a tooth has been seriously injured by tooth decay or trauma, it may be at risk of being lost. A porcelain crown can cover this affected tooth, allowing it to remain in your mouth. Porcelain looks and feels like a real tooth, making this a subtle and discreet restoration. It is also strong and durable, making it an excellent choice for many of our patients.
Porcelain veneers are a thin sheet of porcelain that is placed directly over your existing teeth. A long-lasting and attractive restoration, they can help address many different dental concerns. For patients who have treatment-resistant dental stains, uneven gaps or spaces between their teeth, chips or cracks on their teeth, or other cosmetic dental concerns, a porcelain veneer can quickly and reliably improve the appearance of your teeth without requiring more invasive treatment.
When we meet a patient who has mild to moderate bite or malocclusion issues, we like to discuss with them the benefits of clear aligners. Clear aligners can adjust teeth that may be gapped, uneven, crowded, or even suffer from poor bite. They work without requiring metal wires or brackets, either, and instead, rely on clear thermoplastic trays to be successful. In many cases, treatment can be completed in a fraction of the time as traditional braces, with results becoming apparent in as little as a year to a year and a half.
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into its best possible version. If you would like to learn more about the types of cosmetic procedures we can provide you with here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry, or you are ready to set up an appointment with us, please give us a call today at (843) 352-4454!