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Get the Smile You've Always Wanted

Patients sharing beautiful smiles after cosmetic dentistry treatmentAre you the person in every picture who isn’t smiling? Do you cover your mouth when you speak, chew, or laugh in public? It’s time to visit Tylan Creek Family Dentistry for a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Simpsonville, SC. Our skilled dentists have years of training and experience, and are happy to provide a wide variety of treatment options to give people the flawless smiles they’ve only dreamed of. Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from lots of nearby communities to our dental office in Simpsonville, SC.

Porcelain Veneers

Visual of porcelain veneer placementPorcelain veneers may be the most versatile cosmetic solution we offer. These thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain are attached to the front facing surfaces of teeth effectively concealing a number of cosmetic flaws including chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and other cosmetic flaws. If we determine veneers are the right option, the process is completed over the course of two appointments. During the initial visit to our dental office, a small amount of surface tooth enamel is removed. This preparation allows the veneers to lay flat within the patients’ smile lines. Next, we’ll take impressions of patients’ prepared teeth that will be used by our dental lab to create the custom veneers. Finally, we’ll place a temporary veneer to protect the prepared teeth, until the final restoration is completed. The patients will return to our dental office and exchange the temporary for the custom porcelain veneer, and with proper care, they’ll retain a flawless smile for years.

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Teeth with metal free dental restorations replacing metal fillingsMetal-Free Dental Restorations

Blurring the line between cosmetic and restorative care, metal-free restorations are an ideal solution to repair dental damage or conceal cosmetic flaws for those patients who wish to achieve natural looking and feeling results. Crafted from a block of dental ceramic, metal-free crowns, bridges, and other restorations repair lost structure and improve the overall appearance of patients’ smiles, following decay, trauma, or to conceal cosmetic irregularities. Patients interested in metal-free restorations should expect the same treatment process as traditional crowns. When we receive this final restoration, patients return to exchange their temporary for the custom-crafted solution and leave our dental office with flawless smiles.

Woman sharing smile after teeth whiteningTeeth Whitening

Getting whiter teeth is a desire of many patients. There are numerous smile brightening products available from local pharmacies and beauty supply stores, and while these strips, gels, and toothpastes promise dramatic transformations, they are typically unable to deliver the promised results. Our professional-grade teeth whitening treatments are more effective than those available over the counter because we’re able to use a more effective dose of active whitening agents and apply the whitener effectively in order to allow the product to remain active for an extended period of time. Most importantly, our skilled dentists and dental hygienists will examine patients’ teeth and create a personalized whitening plan specific to their unique whitening needs.

Dentist placing dental crown restorationCrown Lengthening

This is a treatment that reshapes the gums to improve the overall appearance of the smile line by exposing underlying tooth structures. This treatment may be recommended for those patients who simply want to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile or for those who need to reveal additional dental structure to support a restoration such as a crown or bridge. We remove the minimum amount of soft tissue while still achieving patients’ goals, and most people achieve full recovery within just a few days.

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Woman smiling in dental chair looking back at cameraLearn More About how to choose a cosmetic dentist

This is a treatment that reshapes the gums to improve the overall appearance of the smile line by exposing underlying tooth structures. This treatment may be recommended for those patients who simply want to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile or for those who need to reveal additional dental structure to support a restoration such as a crown or bridge. We remove the minimum amount of soft tissue while still achieving patients’ goals, and most people achieve full recovery within just a few days.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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When discussing your cosmetic dentistry plan, we’ll naturally need to spend some time discussing the costs of the services that you’re interested in. We can give you an estimate only after we know what you want to accomplish with your treatment. You can count on us to help you pick the cosmetic services that are the best choice for both your budget and your grin. Here are some of the basics you should know before you commit to any smile-enhancing procedures.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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There are several cosmetic dental treatments to choose from, but some might be a better fit for your smile than others. Before figuring out the cost of cosmetic dentistry, you need to define the kind of changes you want; this can mean improving the shade of your teeth, straightening them, or changing their shape and/or size. Once you have set concrete goals, you can start comparing the available treatments and how much they cost:

  • Veneers: Veneers are a viable option for addressing many different dental flaws all at once. Their exact cost depends on how many you need, but you can usually expect them to be pricier than teeth whitening; on the other hand, they also generally offer longer-lasting results.
  • Teeth Whitening: While teeth whitening can’t help with tooth shape or position, it can be a very effective way to remove stains and brighten yellowed teeth. The cost of teeth whitening typically falls in the mid-range. Bear in mind that more severe staining might call for multiple whitening treatments.
  • Crown Lengthening: A smile that looks too gummy or teeth that appear too stubby could be indications for crown lengthening. Some crown lengthening procedures are more extensive than others, and that has a significant effect on how much you’ll end up paying.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Taking the first step in committing to a cosmetic dentistry plan can be nerve-wracking. If you’re trying to decide whether you should move forward with the process, think about the ways cosmetic dentistry can pay off over time. You’re more likely to feel confident about your smile once the flaws that have been bothering you are corrected. This boost to your self-esteem can have a positive influence on your career as well as your social life. Additionally, beautiful teeth can help you make a powerful first impression when it really counts.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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A purely elective cosmetic procedure is normally not covered by dental insurance. However, some insurance companies might be willing to pay for at least a portion of the cost of a cosmetic treatment that also improves oral health. 

You may also be able to make cosmetic dentistry more affordable if you apply for CareCredit financing. With a CareCredit plan, you don’t have to cover the entire cost upfront; you can pay in installments instead.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Dentist examining woman's smileLearning all about the different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available is a great place to start on your journey to a new and improved smile. With that being said, it’s completely natural to have a few questions on your mind before scheduling an initial consultation. Since many of our patients prefer to do their research online, we’ve taken the time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions here. On the other hand, if you’d prefer to speak directly with our team, then don’t hesitate to reach out!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

Cosmetic dental procedures are incredibly low-risk, especially when performed by trained professionals. When you receive cosmetic dentistry from us, we can guarantee that the treatment will be completely safe.

The only instances where there’s some risk if you’re dealing with existing oral health problems, like gum disease and tooth decay. For that reason, we will perform a thorough exam before beginning cosmetic treatment in order to ensure that you’re prepared for the procedure and will take the time to address any health issues that could cause problems.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry are a bit more abstract than those of fillings or dentures, but they’re just as substantial. There’s no better way to make a good first impression than with a smile, but if you aren’t completely confident in how your teeth look, showing them off can be difficult.

Having pearly whites you’re proud of can make you come off better to others and feel good about yourself. The price you pay for your cosmetic care is an investment that will pay off in ways that you’re sure to notice.

What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a specialty in the way that pediatrics or orthodontics are. Dentists don’t need to complete any specific certifications in order to offer aesthetic treatments, or to call themselves a “cosmetic dentist.”

If you’re looking for someone to beautify your smile, you will have to check their qualifications. Cosmetic dentists usually have advanced training in the field, and they will usually advertise this on their website or in their marketing material.

Are There Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Suitable for Children or Teenagers?

Many of the most common cosmetic dental treatments are perfectly fine for people of any age, including children and teens. For example, it’s common for kids to have accidents that cause them to chip a tooth—direct bonding is an excellent way to repair this damage quickly, sometimes within as little as a single appointment.

One notable exception is teeth whitening, which can be dangerous for younger people whose enamel isn’t fully developed. If you have questions about whether a specific treatment is okay for you child, we’ll be happy to discuss it with you when we meet for your consultation.

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