At Brightside Family Dental, cosmetic treatment is about more than just aesthetics. We know that a more confident, beautiful smile will have a positive impact on your emotional well-being as well as your overall health. It has been proven that patients who are proud of their teeth are more likely to care for them with proper oral hygiene. That’s why we offer a wide range of cosmetic services to address any imperfection you would like to improve.
A cosmetic crown is a dental crown that is used for aesthetic purposes rather than as a restorative treatment. Cosmetic crowns are used in cases that may not be suitable for other treatments like veneers or dental bonding.
A tooth that has been broken by an accident, for example, cannot be treated with bonding or a veneer. However, a cosmetic crown is perfect for this purpose and can restore both the appearance and functionality of the tooth. Other reasons a patient may consider a cosmetic crown include discolorations, misshapen teeth, or to replace an unsightly metal crown.
Yes! Veneers and Lumineers are versatile treatments that can address a wide range of imperfections, including severe discoloration, minor chips and gaps, and misshapen teeth. These dental prostheses are small, thin shells of porcelain that are crafted to fit over the front surface of your tooth to enhance its shape and/or color.
Patients often choose veneers and Lumineers because treatment is non-invasive and efficient. Typically, it only takes two appointments to complete the process and your veneers can last up to 10-15 years with proper care. If you live in the Chapel Hill area and think this might be an option for you, call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mistry!
The main differences involve safety and results. Professional treatment from a dentist involves creating custom whitening trays that fit perfectly in your mouth and keep whitening agents from contacting your gums. This ensures that your gums aren’t damaged and that your teeth are evenly whitened. Over-the-counter whitening strips often only treat your front teeth and the results are not as apparent. With professional treatment, you can whiten your smile up to 10 shades and you won’t have to worry about painful, sore gums.
Using dental bonding, Dr. Mistry can address most cosmetic issues including chips, stains, gaps, misshapen teeth, and slightly crooked teeth. The process of dental bonding is similar to a sculptor shaping clay. Dr. Mistry will choose a special dental resin that is the exact color of your teeth, then apply it directly. Next, he will shape and mold the resin around your tooth to enhance its shape, size, and color. The resin is hardened using a UV light, and when treatment is complete you will leave our office with a fresh, enhanced smile!
At Brightside Family Dental, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services in Chapel Hill. This includes veneers, Lumineers, dental crowns, teeth whitening, and dental bonding. Learn a bit more about each procedure now, and see which one may be right for you.
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain. They are designed to cover up your front teeth, and fix flaws like slightly-crooked teeth, uneven teeth, gaps between the teeth, and minor chips. Veneers look and feel very natural, are very long-lasting, and require minimal special care, making them a very popular choice for cosmetic dentistry in Chapel Hill.
Lumineers are the same as veneers, with one major exception. They are made from a special type of porcelain ceramic material that’s much thinner than veneers, usually only about the thickness of a contact lens. This means they do not require the removal of as much tooth material as traditional veneers, and some patients can get Lumineers without trimming their teeth at all.
Crowns are also sometimes a good option for cosmetic dentistry. Unlike veneers, crowns cover up and replace the entire tooth, not just the front surfaces. They are usually used to repair damaged teeth, but are sometimes used in cosmetic dentistry treatments when procedures like veneers or bonding are not appropriate. For example, if you have a discolored and infected tooth, a root canal and a crown is the best way to restore both your oral health and your appearance.
Finally, teeth whitening is another great option for patients at Brightside Family Dental. Teeth whitening can be done on its own, but it’s often combined with other cosmetic treatments to provide you with a beautiful, picture-perfect smile. Dr. Mistry offers take-home whitening kits. Your custom-fitted teeth whitening kit will let you get professional-grade results in the comfort of your own home!
Dental bonding is another good option for correcting minor cosmetic flaws with your smile. In this procedure, Dr. Mistry will use a special type of tooth-colored resin to reshape one or more of your teeth. This is very similar to the composite material used in tooth-colored fillings. Dental bonding offers fast results, since you can usually have multiple teeth treated in a single appointment. It’s also non-invasive, and doesn’t require the removal of any enamel, unlike crowns or veneers. Since it’s a simpler procedure, it’s also more affordable in most cases. However, bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers or crowns, so keep this in mind when deciding on the right treatment for your situation.
Every cosmetic dentistry treatment has its own unique pros, cons, costs, and other factors to consider. If you’re trying to figure out which treatment is right for you, the best option is to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist in Chapel Hill, such as Dr. Manish Mistry.
At your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mistry, you’ll be able to learn more about each treatment we offer. With Dr. Mistry’s help, you can come up with a cosmetic dentistry plan that fits your own unique needs, and is suitable both for your oral health and your budget. Contact us now to schedule a consultation right away.
"I highly recommend Dr. Mistry! He is very thorough and knowledgeable! I recently had a root canal and was nervous about the procedure but Dr. Mistry did an excellent job! He took the time to make sure there was no pain and the healing process went smoothly. He also explained each part of the procedure in a way I was able to fully understand."
"Dr. Mistry was AWESOME. Usually, I am nervous about going to the dentist but he explained the procedure so that I could understand. I left there pain free. My sister Wendy Jarrell referred me and I am grateful.
On behalf of the Jarrell family... We thank you."
"Dr. Mistry did a wonderful job on my teeth, particularly the work he did on a bridge on the left side. I would highly recommend him to anyone for your dental needs!"
"We have your entire well-being in mind, not just your teeth."
– Dr. Mistry