Want a Smile That Makes Others Do the Same?
Like it or not, we judge each other on how we look. Studies show that people who dress and look nice get more attention, better service and even better jobs than others. That is why the state of your smile is so important. When you were young, your teeth were probably white, smooth and even. But the years can take a toll on your body, and your teeth are no exception. By now, you could very well have teeth that are stained, chipped or uneven. Decades ago, cosmetic dentistry was mostly for Hollywood actors and folks running for office. Things have changed since then, and at Appalachian Dental Care, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry options for your smile. For the list of cosmetic dentistry options, call our Boone, North Carolina, dental office at 828-264-9938 to schedule your cosmetic consultation with our skilled dentist, Dr. Steven Airey.
What Is the Quickest Way to Make Teeth Look Great?
Dental veneers are covers for your teeth. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover over any stains, cracks or small gaps between teeth. We have several kinds that we use at our dental office. Porcelain and zirconia are made from different materials, each with their own benefits and minor drawbacks. But they are all made using CEREC technology to make sure they look like healthy teeth and will fit perfectly in your smile. We even offer prepless dental veneers that do not need any enamel removed beforehand.
Can You Help With My Misshapen Teeth?
The shape of your teeth matters. If your teeth have dents, chips or rough edges, your smile can look like you tried chewing nails. We have two ways we can help deal with this. Our tooth contouring treatment smooths out the surfaces and edges by removing a thin amount of enamel. Since enamel has no nerve endings, it is painless. Tooth bonding also smooths things out, but instead of taking away enamel, we add a thin layer of a tooth-colored resin to your teeth. This fills in such imperfections to help your smile look even and healthy.
What If the Problem Is With My Gums?
Some people smile, and their gums make their teeth look tiny. Others have the opposite problem: when they smile, you do not see any gums, and the teeth look giant. Dr. Airey can help with both situations. With gummy smiles, he can remove the excess gum tissue to help your smile look normal. And with a gumline that has pulled away from the teeth, he can treat any gum disease causing the recession with root planing and scaling or antibiotic treatment; he can also graft healthy gum tissue so your teeth look the right size.
Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?
Smoking, coffee, tea and even tomato sauce can stain your teeth over time, turning your “pearly whites” into something more yellow and dingy than white. With our take-home teeth whitening system, you can get professional-strength whitening agents to lift the stains from your enamel, giving you back a dazzling, white smile.