Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte – Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, and More
Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but that does not mean you’re helpless to do anything about it. At his general and cosmetic dentistry practice in Charlotte, Dr. Robert A. Lowe offers teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and a host of other options to help make your smile more appealing. Whether you have an issue with tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, or crooked teeth, Dr. Lowe can address this problem, and will tailor his treatment specifically to your needs. For long lasting results, be sure to follow our aftercare instructions.
Many different substances can lead to some degree of tooth discoloration and staining. Coffee, red wine, tea, and cola can all slowly dull or alter the color of your smile over time. Smoking cigarettes and cigars or chewing tobacco can lead to major staining. Even just the natural aging process will result in some change in the whiteness of your smile. While you can get different teeth whitening products over the counter, their effect is somewhat limited.
If you’d like to get a brighter and whiter smile and you live in the Charlotte area, teeth whitening at the practice of Dr. Lowe may be the right option for you. Teeth whitening treatment performed in our office is much more effective than teeth whitening treatments that you can buy in the store. In just a single visit to our office in Charlotte, your smile may be whitened by up to 10 shades. Additional teeth whitening treatments can be performed as needed, allowing you to have a smile that’s bright, white, radiant, and beautiful.
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Sometimes you may find minor chips and cracks on your teeth. These may occur as a result of regular wear, or they may be the result of an accident or minor injury. These chips and cracks, small as they may be, can have a major effect on the overall appearance of your smile. To treat them, you need something sturdy, versatile, and able to blend in with your other natural teeth.
To deal with minor chips and cracks, the team at our Charlotte practice will usually turn to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are affixed to the front facing parts of your teeth. The porcelain veneers are slightly translucent and will be color matched to blend with the rest of your smile, which means that while your smile will undergo a transformation, it will look completely natural.
In addition to addressing chipped teeth and cracked teeth, the team at our Charlotte practice can also use porcelain veneers to deal with major stains that teeth whitening cannot effectively treat and minor misalignments or unevenness off the teeth.
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If you have teeth that are crooked, you know just how much this can affect your self-image. In addition to this, if spacing and crowding issues are not addressed, they can also lead to dental health issues in the future. This is why many people have turned to orthodontic care to straighten their teeth, most notably getting braces.
There is an alternative to braces to consider, however, and that alternative is Invisalign®. Rather than using brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners that are worn by the patient at all times except when eating or drinking. New aligners are provided every two weeks, allowing for a gradual alignment of the teeth.
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If you have minor chips and cracks on the teeth that don’t necessarily need porcelain veneers to conceal, then dental bonding may be the answer. Dental bonding treatment uses special dental resins to patch up chips and cracks. This dental resin is color matched so that it blends in seamlessly with your damaged tooth and your surrounding teeth.
If you have major tooth decay, chips, or cracking along the cusps of your teeth (the biting surfaces), then inlays and onlays can be used to address that. Inlays and onlays are similar to dental bonding in that they involve the use of special restorative dental resin.
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Dental problems, whether aesthetic or otherwise, are not always so cut and dry. A patient may have multiple dental problems that need to be addressed, and no single dental treatment will be enough to address them all (even solutions as versatile as porcelain veneers). For this reason, our Charlotte practice offers smile makeover treatment.
A smile makeover combines cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry solutions in order to enact a comprehensive revision of your teeth and gums. Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, and other treatment options will be combined in order to make your smile look great and to ensure your dental health for years to come. Each smile makeover is customized to address the needs of each patient.
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Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, you can come to our Charlotte practice and receive the treatment and care that you deserve. Dr. Lowe and the rest of our skilled staff will ensure that you receive the best possible cosmetic dentistry treatment we can provide. We will not just strive to enhance the appearance of your smile, we’ll also make sure your dental health is taken care of as well. To learn more about your many options for cosmetic dentistry, contact Charlotte dentist Robert A. Lowe, DDS today. Read our list of FAQs for any questions you may have.