Cosmetic Dentistry in Greenville, SC
At Willoughby Dental in Greenville we offer a variety of cosmetic dental solutions to enhance the appearance of your smile. Our Willoughby Dental patients have often reported that cosmetic dentistry has “changed their lives” and given them greater confidence.
We are able to improve the shape, size, alignment and color of your teeth with our advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions. If the flaws in your smile keep you from feeling confident, consider receiving our state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry services today.
Teeth whitening is a quick and safe way to make over your smile. It can be performed in a single office visit or with a custom take-home whitening kit. During chair-side, in-office treatment, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and activated with a special light. After about an hour, the teeth look several shades brighter.
With take-home whitening kits, customized trays are filled with a whitening gel that sits on the teeth for about 30 to 60 minutes. It typically takes a few weeks of wearing the trays every day to see results.
Be sure to inquire about our Complimentary Whitening for Life Program!
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for teeth that are misshaped, stained, damaged, poorly spaced or simply unattractive. These small pieces of porcelain fit over the natural tooth to cover up flaws and enhance the size and shape of the tooth.
Placing several veneers over the front teeth can drastically improve the smile and lead to greater confidence. Porcelain is strong, durable and can last for many years with the proper care.
Crowns are similar to porcelain veneers in that they also fit over the teeth. However, crowns are typically used in restorative cases where a damaged or decayed tooth needs to be rebuilt. The crown recreates the entire exterior of the tooth to add strength and support.
Dr. Warner can advise whether veneers or crowns are the better option for your specific needs.
ClearCorrect is an appealing way to fix teeth that are crooked or crowded. Instead of spending a year wearing traditional metal braces with noticeable wires and brackets, patients can wear a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners that gradually shift the teeth. The aligners are discreet, well-fitting, comfortable and removable for eating and cleaning. They should be worn for 22 hours a day. Most ClearCorrect patients achieve their desired results in less than a year.
ClearCorrect is similar to the Invisalign system, but with notable advantages. The aligners are created in the United States and generally less expensive than Invisalign treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
How is cosmetic dentistry different from general dentistry?
General dentistry is required to keep the teeth and gums in optimal health. Cosmetic dentistry is an elective treatment to improve the appearance of the teeth.
Is cosmetic dental work covered by insurance?
No. Because cosmetic dentistry is optional, it is usually not eligible for insurance coverage.
My teeth are healthy, yet stained. What can I do to improve their appearance?
Stained, yellow or discolored teeth are the number one concern of cosmetic dentistry patients. Teeth whitening is a great way to bleach stains and brighten the teeth. If only a few teeth are stained, placing veneers over them can improve their appearance. Dental bonding material can be used to cover up small stains or discoloration.
How long do porcelain veneers match?
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, porcelain veneers last between 7 and 20 years. If they chip, crack or loosen, Dr. Warner can repair or replace them.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you would like to improve an aspect of your teeth or smile, Dr. Matthew Warner can help. After evaluating your specific needs and goals, he can recommend a cosmetic dentistry treatment (or combination of treatments) to help you achieve your desired outcomes.
Please call (864) 546-4242 or email Willoughby Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Warner.