Are you thinking about investing in cosmetic dentistry in Bluffton? At our cosmetic dentist office, Dr. Joel Darrah offers expert service for a great price. From teeth whitening to veneers and everything in-between, we do it all at Buckwalter Dental Care! Interested in cosmetic dentistry, but not sure where to start? Let’s go over some of your options for restoring your smile! Learn more about your options.
Stained teeth are a common issue. Tooth stains and yellowing are caused by factors like the natural aging process, tobacco use, and consumption of some tannin-filled foods and drinks like berries, wine, coffee, and tea.
Teeth whitening is the simplest way to remove surface stains. Using advanced, peroxide-based bleaching agents, Dr. Darrah can whiten your teeth quickly and gently. In just a single treatment, you can enjoy teeth that are up to 5-10 shades whiter!
However, some stains can’t be treated by teeth whitening. For example, some antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline can stain the interior of a tooth. In these cases, a treatment like a dental crown or a veneer to cover the tooth is typically recommended.
Often, crooked or misaligned teeth will require orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign or metal braces for correction. We can give you a referral to an experienced orthodontist in these cases.
But if you have just a little bit of spacing between teeth, or slight gapping, you may be able to improve your smile with dental bonding and contouring. Bonding adds material to your existing teeth to improve the shape, while contouring removes small amounts of enamel from teeth in order to provide a more pleasing appearance.
Veneers are also an option for correcting slight misalignment, spacing and gaps, or misshapen teeth.
Tooth damage, cracking, and chipping usually requires a dental crown for treatment. Natural porcelain dental crowns are shaped and colored to match your existing teeth perfectly. They fit over the existing tooth, covering it up and protecting it from further wear and damage.
Minor chips may also be treatable with dental bonding, if only the exterior enamel is affected.
Missing teeth are a serious oral health issue and also a serious cosmetic dental issue. A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Typically, missing teeth are treated with partial or full dentures, dental crowns and bridges or dental implants.
Depending on your budget, how many teeth you’re missing and your oral health, any one of these options may be right for you. Come to Dr. Darrah for a comprehensive oral exam and find out which tooth replacement option is the best for your particular needs.
No matter what issues you may have with your smile, Dr. Darrah of Buckwalter Dental Care is here to help. We offer a number of advanced cosmetic procedures, and we can help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted.
Get started with your smile makeover today by contacting us at 843-815-3232, or dropping by our office at 31 Innovation Drive, Unit 2, Bluffton, SC 29910. We hope to see you soon!