Professional Cosmetic Dentistry in Raleigh, NC
Why Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dr. Preston understands that your smile is part of who you are and your identity. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and it can be difficult to feel confident in yourself when you don’t like the way your smile looks.
Patients seeking cosmetic dental treatments often comment to Dr. Preston that they hide their smiles because they don’t feel comfortable with the way they look. They’re coming to VP Dental for the best cosmetic solution that they can find. Here at VP Dental, we look forward to serving cosmetic patients located in Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as the surrounding areas.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile, not just the health of your teeth and gums. If you find yourself uncomfortable with your smile and sometimes stop yourself from smiling, then cosmetic dentistry is something you should consider. Here at VP Dental, we provide a wide array of cosmetic dental services:
After a quick consultation, Dr. Preston will be able to suggest cosmetic dental procedures that will not only help you feel comfortable with your smile but will also help strengthen your teeth so that your smile can last your entire lifetime. We want you to be able to show off your smile with pride!
Dental Stains and Teeth Whitening Trays
There are two types of stains that you can have on your teeth. Surface, or “extrinsic” stains, caused by smoking and diet occur on the surface of the enamel. “Intrinsic” stains are deeper and happen inside the tooth.
You can remove surface stains on your teeth by using a whitening toothpaste. These kinds of toothpastes usually contain special abrasives that gently polish the teeth as well certain chemicals that can help break down stains. These toothpastes can be tough on tooth enamel, so make sure to always read labels when using them–some should only be used temporarily.
Intrinsic stains can’t be helped by whitening toothpastes. To get that brighter smile, you’ll need to actually change the color of your teeth. You can do this using a bleaching agent. The bleaching agents most products use are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals break stains into smaller pieces, making their color less concentrated and leaving your teeth much whiter! A great way to do this that is convenient and professional is with our whitening trays.
What are Veneers?
For teeth with aesthetic imperfections that go beyond stains, such as chips or slight alignment problems, veneers could be a good solution. A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth.
Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine. The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.
Dental Bonding for Damaged Teeth
Veneers aren’t always the best option, however. When discoloration, minor chips or spacing occur, another way to improve the teeth’s appearance is dental bonding. Here at VP Dental we provide cosmetic bonding to help solve these small issues that will crop up from time to time without the cost of major procedures.
The bonding procedure is very simple. Dr. Preston chooses a resin that matches the color of your teeth. She cleans the area and applies the bonding resin layer by layer until the area has the desired look, before using a UV light to harden it.
Why Dr. Preston Is Considered a Leading Cosmetic Dentist in Raleigh, North Carolina
Not every general dentist provides cosmetic dental services. Some general dentists are not interested in providing these specialized services or they may not have received the proper training. In addition to having additional training, Dr. Preston has a keen eye and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles. Here at VP Dental, we pride ourselves on helping our patients, friends, community, and families feel confident about their smiles.
What Are My Next Steps for Cosmetic Dental Treatment?
If you live in Raleigh, North Carolina, give us a quick call at (919) 230-6121 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation, we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile.