Do you find yourself hiding your smile when it’s time to take a group photo? Do you cover your mouth when chewing food or smiling? If so, now may be the time to visit Tylan Creek Family Dentistry. We’re happy to perform a detailed consultation focused on your smile concerns and potential solutions with a cosmetic dentist in Greenwood, SC. Our team has years of experience in addressing cosmetic imperfections and can perform many different treatments, ensuring your care is truly personalized to your specific needs. Soon enough, you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted. Get in touch with our dental office to set up an appointment!
Out of all the cosmetic treatments we offer, porcelain veneers might just be one of the most versatile. Each veneer is made from a high-quality dental-grade porcelain. The veneer is then attached to the visible surfaces of teeth, hiding any and all cosmetic flaws all at the same time! This includes chips, cracks, gaps, minor misalignment, permanent stains, and other concerns you may have. If we believe that porcelain veneers are the right option for you, we’ll begin the treatment process, which takes about two appointments to complete.
At the first visit, we remove a very small amount of enamel from your tooth, which ensures the veneer sit flush and appear appropriately sized. We’ll then capture an impression of your prepared teeth. This mold is sent to a dental lab, where expert technicians fabricate the custom veneers.
At the end of the first appointment, we’ll place temporary veneers so you can get used to what your future smile will look like. They also protect your prepared teeth for the time being. At the final appointment, you’ll have the temporary veneers exchanged for the permanent ones.
This treatment has both restorative and cosmetic applications, but in this instance it’s perfect for concealing cosmetic flaws and achieving natural-looking results. Each metal-free restoration is crafted from a single block of ceramic, which can be used to create crowns, bridges, and other restorations. Whether your teeth have experienced lost structure, decay, trauma, or cosmetic imperfections, metal-free restorations work to improve the overall appearance of your smile. If you are interested in metal-free restorations, you can expect about the same experience when receiving traditional crowns. Before you can receive the permanent restoration, you’ll need to wear a temporary crown, much like how you would a temporary veneer.
Many patients pursue teeth whitening treatment at our office not only because it’s fast and effective, but it yields more promising results compared to over-the-counter whitening products found in pharmacies, grocery stores and beauty supply locations. While they can remove minor surface stains, they often fail to address most stains that have been deeply embedded in enamel. In some cases, they fail to provide any results at all. With professional-grade teeth whitening, you can expect greater efficacy because the dose of whitening is stronger and the technique performed is better targeted. For example, the bleaching agents can stay active on teeth for longer and be less exposed to air, two factors that negatively affect results. Furthermore, our treatments are personalized to you, not mass-manufactured and marketed as a one-size-fits-all solution.
This treatment focuses specifically on gum tissue and removing excess amounts in order to better expose the underlying tooth structure. If you believe that your smile appears “gummy” or you need to show more of your tooth so a restoration (i.e. a crown or bridge) can be placed, this treatment may be for you. Within just a few days, you can expect to make a full recovery after crown lengthening treatment is performed, leaving your smile more balanced, visible and prepared for future restorations if needed.