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!
"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