People turn to cosmetic dentistry to correct a multitude of problems with their teeth. Whitening, straightening and filling in gaps are among the top goals of patients who visit a dentist to discuss the many options available for enhancing their smiles and making their mouths function optimally.

Five popular cosmetic dentistry options:

Tooth-colored fillings
Porcelain veneers
Invisalign clear braces
Dental implants
ZOOM! Tooth Whitening
Maintaining a flawless smile is a goal for many but may not be the easiest reality to obtain. Genetic factors and personal brushing habits differ from person to person. Even with the best intentions, many of us will need to have a filling or some minor dental work down the road.

Here are some common reasons for cosmetic dentistry:

Teeth yellow with age

It’s not just your imagination or the new lipstick you bought that is making you think your teeth look a bit blah. There is a decent chance that your teeth have become slightly discolored over the years due to natural wear and tear. Staining can occur if you drink coffee on a regular basis, smoke cigarettes or love your blueberries and red wine.

This slight discoloration is normal and can drastically affect how one’s smile is perceived overall. Stop questioning your smile. Make an appointment for our in-office ZOOM! Tooth Whitening procedure and enjoy your radiant new smile.

Missing teeth

Whether due to sports injuries, accidents or severely decayed teeth, sometimes there are holes to fill in the smile. Dental implants are available to help you permanently regain your gorgeous grin. These procedures heal well and closest resemble your own natural teeth. They offer a lifetime solution to preserve the integrity of your smile.

Invisalign clear braces

People from every age bracket are undergoing the convenience of wearing Invisalign clear braces. These removable trays are taken out while eating and brushing but worn for the remainder of the day to pull the teeth back into alignment. They work much faster than traditional metal braces, are much more comfortable and, best of all, can barely even be seen.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can give you a smile that’s Hollywood worthy. Whether your teeth have spaces that you don’t like, are severely damaged or are permanently discolored, porcelain veneers can make your mouth look beautiful and give you all the confidence you may have been missing.

Tooth-colored fillings

The days of unsightly metal fillings are done. The best dentists now use tooth-colored fillings made from various resin and composite combinations to create a long-lasting filling that is undetectable in your mouth. The improvements aren’t just cosmetic either. Since they’re not prone to shrinking and expanding due to temperature variations the way metal fillings do, tooth-colored fillings are actually better for maintaining the integrity of our teeth.

Enhancing your smile can improve your self-esteem in a big way. Our smile is one of the first things people notice when we initially meet. It can make a distinct impression. What does your smile say about you? There is never a better time to invest in your smile than right now.

If you are unhappy with your smile for any reason, schedule a free, no obligation smile consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set your appointment. Dr. Harrell will explain your cosmetic dentistry options and help you decide which best suits your needs.