Pineville Cosmetic dentistry

Unhappy With Your Smile? It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

If you would be happier with a straighter, whiter, or more evenly spaced smile, Pineville Family Dentistry can help! Our cosmetic dentistry options will improve the appearance of your smile, no matter what imperfections are keeping you from confidence and a proud grin. Call or contact us online today and take the first step to the smile of your dreams!

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The Best Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Studies show that patients who are happy with their smiles are more likely to take good care of them with proper oral hygiene.
A beautiful smile can have a positive effect on your overall health and your emotional well-being.
Straight, evenly spaced teeth are easier to take care of with regular brushing and flossing techniques.
Bright, white teeth can give you a more youthful appearance without more expensive cosmetic surgery.

How Can Dental Bonding Improve My Smile?

Bonding and reshaping can repair large chips in your teeth and smooth out smaller chips. These treatments can also improve the shape and color of your teeth. During the procedure, Dr. Babb will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the teeth to be treated before applying a puttylike resin. The resin adheres to your teeth and hardens as Dr. Babb molds the resin into the desired shape. Next, the resin is painted to either match or improve the brightness of your smile. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our team of Pineville cosmetic dentists now.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are a popular cosmetic option because they can correct so many different types of imperfections, and the treatment typically only takes two appointments. This efficient and effective treatment option can cover chipped, broken, stained, or misshapen teeth and give a patient a much more aesthetically pleasing smile.

If this procedure is the right option for you, a cosmetic dentist will start your treatment by removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the wafer-thin veneers. Digital impressions of your teeth will be sent to a lab, where your custom veneers will be created to match perfectly with the rest of your smile. At your last appointment, they will make sure your veneers fit comfortably before he permanently adheres them to your teeth. You’ll leave our office with a fresh, new smile!

Professional vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening: What’s the Difference?

Many patients want to know what makes professional teeth whitening services better than the whitening treatments you buy at the pharmacy. The main differences are safety, efficiency, and results. Professional-grade whitening kits produce professional results, and over-the-counter options can cause many unexpected issues.

At Pineville Family Dentistry, we provide our patients with custom trays that will whiten all of your teeth evenly. Kits purchased from a pharmacy typically only whiten your front teeth, while leaving the rest of your smile untouched. Our custom trays ensure that your gums are protected from the bleaching agents that can cause sensitivity during treatment. If you’re interested in a brighter smile without the guesswork and hit-or-miss results of over-the-counter whitening products, call us today to schedule an appointment.

What are the benefits of take-home teeth whitening treatment?

The best benefit of take-home teeth whitening treatment is that you don’t have to spend as much time in the dentist’s chair. You’ll just come in for a few minutes to have impressions taken of your teeth with dental putty. Then, we’ll create a set of custom-fitted whitening trays.

Once you receive your trays and whitening products, you’ll simply follow Dr. Babb’s instructions and whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. You can whiten your teeth on your own schedule, and get professional-grade results without having to come into the dentist’s office for a lengthy visit.
In addition, take-home teeth whitening provides more gradual results over a period of a few weeks. This makes take-home treatment a good choice if you don’t want it to be as obvious that you’ve had your teeth whitened.

What are the benefits of in-office whitening treatment?

The biggest benefit of in-office teeth whitening is speed. You’ll be able to boost your smile by up to 5 shades of brightness or more in just a single, 1-hour appointment. If you need fast results for a special occasion such as a wedding, a business conference, a photo shoot, or any other time-sensitive event, in-office whitening from Dr. Troy Babb at Pineville Family Dentistry is a great option.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers are extremely durable and have the best overall lifespan of any cosmetic dental treatment. With proper care, you can expect your veneers to last 10-15 years or longer. 

Your veneers will also look and feel completely natural. The porcelain used for veneers is very similar to natural enamel in hardness, durability, and appearance. In addition, high-quality porcelain veneers are completely stain-resistant. The material used for veneers is nonporous, so it won’t become stained or yellowed, which ensures your smile looks great for years to come.

It’s also very easy to care for veneers. All you have to do is treat them like normal teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see Dr. Troy Babb for a teeth cleaning and oral exam in Pineville every six months. You should also avoid biting non-food objects (pens, fingernails, etc.) with veneers, and chewing extremely hard foods that may cause them to chip or become dislodged.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

Dental bonding has a few great benefits compared to other treatments like veneers. First, it’s very affordable. Typically, dental bonding is the cheapest way to restore teeth that are stained, gapped, chipped, or affected by other cosmetic issues, so it’s a great option if you’re on a budget.

In addition, dental bonding is completely non-invasive. It does not involve the removal of any of your natural tooth structure, so there is no need to drill away any of your enamel, and the procedure is reversible. 
Finally, dental bonding provides immediate results. It takes about 30-60 minutes to treat a single tooth, and most patients have multiple teeth treated in the same appointment. After you’re approved by Dr. Babb for dental bonding, the team at Pineville Family Dentistry can restore your smile in just a single appointment.

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