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Cosmetic Dentistry - Powdersville, SC

Improving the Aesthetics of Your Smile

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At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, our dentist in Powdersville understands that when it comes to helping a person feel great about their smile, it often takes more than just ensuring their teeth and gums are decay- and disease-free. Even the healthiest smile can make a person feel less confident, especially if there are stains, minor chips, or gaps present. Fortunately, our dental office in Powdersville offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services that are designed to hide imperfections, brighten pearly whites, repair weakened teeth, and even reshape the gum line. We invite you to contact our team today to schedule an appointment. Let us help you feel great about your smile again.

Porcelain Veneers

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If you want to hide multiple imperfections that exist on your teeth, there is no better solution than porcelain veneers. These thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain are customized based on your desired color, size, and shape, and they can be placed on as many or as few teeth as you prefer. Our team at our Powdersville office will begin by examining your smile and designating the problem areas. After declaring you are eligible for treatment, we will need to remove a small portion of the enamel from the surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer. Not only does this allow the veneer to lay flat when placed, but it also ensures the bonding agent used to secure it will properly adhere to the tooth’s surface. We will then take impressions of your smile and send them off to a dental lab where technicians will create your custom veneers based on the noted specifications.

Once they arrive in our office, you will return to have your temporary veneers removed and your finalized restorations put into place. As long as you take proper care of your new smile, you can expect to enjoy your veneers for years to come.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Two types of dental crowns that are metal-free and prepared for placement

Most dental insurance companies will not agree to cover cosmetic treatments of any kind; however, there are instances where cosmetic and restorative treatment can overlap, resulting in less money coming out of your pocket. When decay and damage plague one or more teeth, we can use metal-free dental restorations to not only fix the problem but also help you maintain a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Instead of relying on traditional amalgam that often shines a spotlight on your dental work, we use dental ceramic and metal-free crowns, bridges, and other restorative options to repair and strengthen a tooth’s structure.

While the process remains the same for traditional and metal-free restorations in that you will be required to visit our dental office in Powdersville 2-3 times before seeing final results, you will leave our office feeling more confident and pleased with your new (and more discreet) restoration.

Teeth Whitening

A young woman’s lower half of her face and her finger pointing to her whiter, brighter smile

Most patients who hear the words “cosmetic dentistry” immediately think of teeth whitening. As this is one of the most popular methods of treatment available in our Powdersville office, our team can provide you with in-office care that produces a whiter, brighter smile in about an hour. Using products that are safe and reliable, we ensure there is no irritation to your soft oral tissues, and you will leave with a fully transformed smile that looks far better than when you arrived.

To offer even greater convenience, we are also pleased to provide you with the option to purchase at-home whitening kits to assist in regular touch-ups. Because teeth whitening is not designed to last a lifetime, you will need to reapply the whitening solution now and then to maintain lasting results.

Crown Lengthening

A digital image of an uneven gum line that needs crown lengthening

If it isn’t your teeth that have you feeling self-conscious, it may be your gum line. Most patients are unaware there is a safe and effective procedure designed to reshape and re-sculpt a person’s oral tissue. With crown lengthening, we can eliminate the “gummy” smile and elongate your teeth to reveal additional tooth structure. Not only is this process beneficial to improving your overall aesthetic, but it is also helpful should you need a dental crown or similar restoration and lack the available structure for effective placement.

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist examining a female patient’s smile

When it comes to finding the right cosmetic dentist in Powdersville, you likely have a list of criteria that needs to be met. After all, it is the look of your smile that you are putting into someone else’s hands, so why not make sure you’re dealing with the very best? Fortunately, our team is thoroughly trained and equipped to administer our available cosmetic treatments, but before you make a decision, it is best if you do your research and read plenty of reviews so that you can feel confident when moving forward with cosmetic treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Still not sure whether you should improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry? When it comes to your smile, it’s important to be well-informed about all of your treatment options. Our dentists will be more than happy to set your mind at ease during your appointment. Until then, however, we invite you to read through this list of cosmetic dentistry questions that we get asked the most frequently.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

Multiple factors must be considered when determining the cost of cosmetic dentistry, such as the specific goals you have for your smile and which procedure(s) will best meet them. Generally, the more personalized or versatile a treatment is, the more it will cost. For example, quick and easy services like in-office teeth whitening tend to cost less than custom-made solutions like veneers. However, veneers can correct more smile flaws and provide longer-lasting results. We’ll give you a cost estimate you can trust at your consultation.

While dental insurance does not typically cover cosmetic services, there may be some coverage if your treatment overlaps into restorative dentistry, like if you’re getting a dental crown to restore a chipped tooth. Our team members can look over your insurance plan to help you maximize your benefits.

For those without insurance, we can help you apply for low- to no-interest financing through CareCredit. Alternatively, you can sign up for our in-house Dental Savings Plan to receive FREE preventive care and discounts on many of our treatments.

How Long Do the Results of Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

With the exception of crown lengthening, no cosmetic dentistry service is designed to deliver permanent results. The results of teeth whitening may only last a few months, while veneers can last a decade or two with the right aftercare.

Typically, the better you take care of your oral health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, the longer you can expect your results to last.

How Long Will My Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Take?

There isn’t really a set answer to this question; because there are so many different cosmetic procedures, the duration of the treatment process will differ for each service. For instance, in-office teeth whitening can be completed in one appointment, while it may take up to two weeks to achieve the same results with our take-home whitening kits. We’ll provide you with an estimated treatment timeline during your consultation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

If you’re unhappy with even one tiny little aspect of your smile, we encourage you to consider cosmetic dentistry. In many cases, the only requirement before beginning cosmetic dentistry is that your teeth and gums are healthy. If, after examining your mouth, we detect cavities, gum infections, or other oral health issues, we must address those before focusing on your smile’s appearance.

To find out how you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule a consultation.