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
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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:
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Our Cosmetic Treatments
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restorations Can Serve
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.
Day of Procedure
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:
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.
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