Happy New Year! Everyone at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne hopes that your holiday season was a magical time! And moving forward, we want this to be the year you get the radiant, healthy smile you deserve. We invite you to book a comprehensive smile assessment so we can determine your oral health and create a plan to get you to that fabulous grin. Discover more about some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures below:
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Your dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to, or replacement for, amalgam or silver fillings. Bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes, and $100 to $400, per tooth.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers are often called “Hollywood teeth.” Living up to that name, this process can cost up to $500-$1,300 per tooth. Read about more cosmetic dentistry procedures, compliments of Crest
TMD Problems Can Interfere With Your Sleep Quality
Dental overhauls are often due to fixing an underlying problem to secure the longevity of your smile. Understanding the mechanics of your jaw alignment can drastically improve your ability to sleep soundly and be more relaxed. Many clients suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. If your jaw is misaligned, it can become painful to chew some of your favorite foods. Damage to healthy enamel, chipped or cracked teeth and cavities can occur. Some clients present with worn dentition due to teeth and jaw misalignment. Adult Dentistry Of Ballantyne offers Invisalign clear aligners as an orthodontic treatment to help re-position the lower jaw into better alignment with the upper jaw. Imagine eliminating your TMJ issues and securing a gorgeous, straight smile that is easier to clean and care for! Learn more about TMD below:
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER (TMD)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder, known more commonly as TMD, occurs when there are problems with the muscles and jaws in the face.
Some of the most common TMD symptoms include:
- Pain in the face, jaw or ear area
- Headaches (often mimicking migraines), earaches, and pain and pressure behind the eyes
- A clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth
- Jaw that “gets stuck,” locked or goes out of place
- Tenderness of the jaw muscles
- Swelling of the face
Learn more about temporomandibular disorder, compliments of Colgate
Increase Your Confidence With A Smile Makeover Today!
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Simply going up a few whitening shades can have a dramatic effect. If we are replacing a dental crown or adding a dental implant, dental implant bridge or other restoration, we may discuss taking advantage of whitening the rest of your teeth to provide you with the perfect end result. Discover more about ZOOM! Teeth Whitening below:
Designed for today’s busy patients
Whether patients want a confidence boost or just to look their best, whitening remains the most-requested cosmetic dental procedure. But with increasing demands on their time, today’s patients want whitening options that fit their lifestyle and fast results with little or no discomfort. That’s what Philips Zoom provides. Learn more about why teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, compliments of Philips Zoom
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.