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Cosmetic Dentistry

Even with good oral health, issues like chips, stains, or uneven sizing of your teeth can impact the look of your smile.

South Point Family Dentistry can fix those problems and help you achieve the bright, symmetrical smile you've always wanted.

Learn how Dr. Gary McCord and his team can improve the look of your smile with cosmetic dentistry from our office in Belmont, NC.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental practice that primarily fixes the aesthetic issues of your smile compared to health-focused treatments like restorative dentistry. While there are cosmetic dentists that specialize in this field, general dentists are trained in cosmetic dentistry as well.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?

Cosmetic dental work can treat various aesthetic issues including:

  • Worn or discolored teeth
  • Chips or cracks
  • Minor misalignments
  • Tooth stains
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Recessive gum line

5-Star Reviews From Our Patients in Belmont, NC


Reginald B

Belmont, NC


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I had a wonderful and informative experience. Amber and Dr. Starr were great. I'm a stickler on professionalism and presentation and they had both plus some. Highly recommended.

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Tom Batchelor

Belmont, NC


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Chris did an awesome job today, pain free, and did two Crowns in the amount of time most Dentists accomplish one!!!

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Voted Best Local Dentist

We are recognized as a staple in the community. Our practice was named the "Best Local Dentist" by Belmont Banner News.

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Cosmetic dentistry can be a great investment in your appearance and self-confidence. Dr. McCord and his team have years of combined experience fixing the smiles of the Belmont community. South Point Family Dentistry offers the latest technology and techniques to achieve dramatic results for each patient. We are family-friendly and keep extended office hours to provide the utmost convenience and accessibility.

We serve the Belmont, NC, area from our office off of Park Street. You can contact our friendly staff with any questions or request a consultation with our dentists by calling:

(704) 825-5111

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Rose “Puppeteer” Reaper

Belmont, NC


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Everyone there is super friendly and communicative! You always know what's going on and what the plan is. I especially love my doctor, Dr. Ashley Starr. I feel super cared for and in control when I do procedures and check-ups with her and the dental assistants.

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Greg Erickson

Belmont, NC


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This place fixed my dental issues when I relocated to this area in 2016. They will take good care of you. This practice will attend to your dental health and will make sure that you are comfortable. All of the staff members have a smile and they want you to leave on a happy feeling!

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Our Cosmetic Treatments

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a quick and easy solution to cover stains, chips, or cracks by attaching a customized piece of resin to your tooth. We can match the resin to the shape and color of your surrounding teeth to create a seamless smile. Compared to other dental care, bonding is a reversible and affordable solution for cosmetic imperfections.

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Teeth Whitening

Even with good hygiene, the color of our teeth can dull or become stained over time. Teeth whitening can help reverse tooth discoloration and stains to give you a brighter smile. Our practice offers teeth whitening kits and customized trays that we create in-office so you can whiten your smile in the convenience of your own home.

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Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment with a cosmetic twist that can straighten your teeth for a symmetrical-looking smile. Invisalign uses a subtle see-through tray that gradually straightens your teeth and has a minimal impact on your look compared to traditional braces.

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Gum Grafting

Even when we have beautiful teeth, a recessive gum line can affect the look of a smile. Gum grafting is a way to reverse the effects and appearance of a recessive gum line, restore tissue to the area, and balance out your smile.

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Restorations Can Serve
Cosmetic Purposes

In some cases, a tooth that's damaged beyond repair may need to be extracted to prevent further health issues. If you have missing or damaged teeth, we can use dental implants and other restorations in combination with cosmetic treatments. Dental implants replace your tooth roots and act as a base for life-like tooth replacements to provide a natural-looking smile.

Cosmetic Treatment Timeline

Patients must have good oral health to be eligible for cosmetic dental treatments. If needed, our Belmont, NC, dentists can provide treatment for any oral health concerns prior to cosmetic dental work.

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Our cosmetic treatment process begins with a consultation appointment with our dentists so we can better understand each patient's dental goals. Our doctors may recommend certain treatments to match your unique needs and circumstances.


Before starting any cosmetic dental care, our dentists will give you a proper oral exam to make sure you have good oral health. If we find any underlying problems, we can take care of the health issues first and then return to your cosmetic options after you've recovered.


You can choose one treatment or several depending on your desired results. Some treatments like teeth whitening have no recovery time, but procedures like gum grafting may require some recovery before we move on to the next treatment.

Enjoy the Results

After you've finished the treatment, you can now go out and show off your smile to the Belmont area and beyond. Practice good hygiene and other healthy habits to make the results last longer.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the look of your smile, which may improve how you feel. Whether you want a quick solution to improve your smile, like teeth whitening, or are willing to commit to a more extended treatment with a procedure like Invisalign, our team is here to help you achieve your smile goals. Get started with a personalized treatment plan by calling our Belmont dental practice to request a consultation with our caring team:

(704) 825-5111

FAQ About Cosmetic Dentistry

What is considered cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the look of your smile rather than the health and function of your teeth. Candidates for cosmetic dentistry should already have good oral health before dental treatment. 

Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?

Insurance typically does not cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatment since it's considered an elective procedure. Certain corrective treatments that also benefit your oral health, like Invisalign, may be covered by insurance, depending on your plan. Our office will coordinate with your insurance provider to get you the most coverage possible. 

Do we accept financing?

Yes, we accept monthly low to no interest financing plans through CareCredit® and Sunbit. These financing options allow patients to improve the look of their smile through cosmetic dentistry while sticking to a monthly budget.

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

No; we take care to ensure our patients' comfort during all dental treatments. Our doctors ensure a virtually painless experience by protecting your gums during teeth whitening, where powerful bleaching solutions are applied to the teeth, and offering local anesthesia for more intensive procedures like gum grafting. 

Can you repair or replace an old dental veneer?

Yes, we can. If you have existing veneers that you need fixed, our dentists are happy to help. However, we're hesitant about recommending veneers as a first-choice treatment. Veneers conceal the problems you have, rather than fix them. They also require a small portion of enamel to be removed from the surface of your tooth, making the treatment irreversible. Lastly, veneers, aren't permanent and will eventually need to be replaced.

"This place is the absolute best." More Stunning Reviews From Belmont Patients


Heather Gering

Belmont, NC


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This place is the absolute best. I first want to say just how absolutely amazing all of the front desk workers of this place are. They're literally the nicest people I've ever encountered in my life. On the phone and in-person, it doesn't matter. They're so kind and helpful and just the best. 

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Terrence Sanders

Belmont, NC


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I received outstanding customer service from South Point Dentistry. The staff treated me like family. Everyone from the front desk staff, the dental hygienist and the dentist were very kind. My dental hygienist was Joy yesterday and my teeth look and feel great. I will be sticking with this dental practice.

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South Point Family Dentistry

Drs. Gary McCord, Christopher Maino, Ashley Starr, Matthew Rodda, and Andrew Price are highly trained dentists who combine advanced training and compassionate care to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. They are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry

We work with most insurance plans and offer financing. To visit our office, request an appointment online or call us at (704) 825-5111.

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