Cornelius Dentistry

Different Types of Cosmetic Procedures to Improve Your Smile

November 22, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Jillian Woodruff
Cosmetic Dentist Cornelius NC | Woman Smiling

At Cornelius Dentistry, we offer several great options when it comes to improving your smile. Our selection includes everything from braces to veneers.

Let’s look at a few fantastic options that can improve your smile.

Porcelain Veneers Offer Quick Results

Veneers are a patient favorite because they enhance smiles without surgery, and the results are instant. Braces or Invisalign, on the other hand, take time to bring smiles in line.

A veneer is made from a thin sheath of porcelain and is able to fit over your natural tooth comfortably. Our dentist will customize the shape of your veneer to match surrounding teeth.

Veneers look very natural and improve your smile by camouflaging:

  • Discoloration
  • Excessive wear
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Slight misalignment
  • Small chips

Dental implants Are Similar to Natural Teeth

Unlike dentures, a dental implant is affixed to your jaw, so there’s no danger of teeth shifting or slipping.

Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted in your gums. After these posts fuse with your jawbone, the solid foundation hosts an abutment and your new tooth!

Dental implants are more invasive than veneers, but the recovery is quick. Most patients say post-placement discomfort feels similar to other dental work like fillings. There is some soreness or swelling, but nothing an over-the-counter medication can’t handle. Always check with your dentist before taking any medication not prescribed.

Dental implants fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth, and they are strong enough to support a bridge of artificial teeth and even an affixed denture.

Teeth Whitening Is a Great Option for Your Busy Lifestyle

A teeth whitening treatment is noninvasive, and you can even whiten at home with custom trays and our prescription-strength solution. Yes, we can take an oral impression to make trays just for you!

Contact our Cornelius, NC dental office today at (704) 896-7660 to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist! 

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