When it comes to dental services, people often think about essential treatments such as cleanings, fillings, or extractions. Yet, modern dentistry offers cosmetic options that allow patients to enhance their teeth’s appearance, correct imperfections, and improve their self-confidence. At Cary Dental, we are proud to offer our patients clear cosmetic dental options that contribute to their oral health and overall wellbeing. In this guide, we will tell you more about what these options are and how you can benefit from them.
1. Clear Braces & Aligners
Clear braces and aligners are the more discreet, comfortable, and effective alternatives to traditional metal braces. At Cary Dental, we use Invisalign, a state-of-the-art system that uses clear aligners customized to each patient’s teeth. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into the desired position, without affecting their aesthetics and speech. The aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat and clean their teeth properly. Invisalign treatment typically lasts for about a year, depending on your condition, and you wear a series of aligners over this time. At every stage, you will notice a significant improvement in your teeth’s appearance, which will encourage you to keep using the aligners to completion.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental options. It is ideal for patients who want to enhance their teeth’s brightness and eliminate tooth stains caused by coffee, tea, nicotine, or aging. At Cary Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening, as well as take-home kits that you can use at your convenience. Our in-house teeth whitening system, Zoom!, uses a powerful yet safe bleaching solution that removes stains and discoloration from your teeth in just one appointment. The take-home kits include custom-made trays and a bleaching gel that you use for a few hours a day until you reach your desired shade. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive and painless procedure that can give you a sparkling smile and boost your self-esteem significantly.
3. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that your dentist places on your teeth to hide imperfections such as chips, gaps, or misshapen teeth. They are an excellent option for patients who want to achieve a Hollywood-like smile. At Cary Dental, we use high-quality porcelain veneers that are customized to fit your teeth’s shape, color, and size. The veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and can last up to ten years or more with proper care. The process of getting veneers involves two appointments: first, we prepare your teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel, then we take impressions, and finally, we bond the veneers to your teeth using a specialized cement. The result is a seamless and natural-looking smile that you will be proud to show off.
4. Gum Recontouring
Gum recontouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that corrects an uneven or excessive gum line. It is ideal for patients who have a gummy smile or teeth that appear too short. At Cary Dental, we use laser technology to reshape your gums, which is a less invasive and more precise method than traditional surgery. Laser gum recontouring is virtually painless, and it has a faster healing time. The entire procedure takes about an hour or less, and you can return to your regular activities immediately. After gum recontouring, your teeth will appear longer, more proportionate, and defined, thus making your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
At Cary Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a bright, healthy, and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer clear cosmetic dental options that cater to each patient’s unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, whitening them professionally, or transforming your smile with porcelain veneers or gum recontouring, our experienced team will guide you through the process and deliver exceptional results. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the smile of your dreams; schedule a consultation with us today!