Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. The right treatment for you will depend on your unique goals. If you are unhappy with the shade of your teeth, you may be a candidate for teeth whitening. If you are self-conscious about the position of your gums, gum contouring may be a better option. Dr. Bryan Carlin and his staff at Carlin Dental can review your concerns and design a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. As cosmetic procedures are elective and not generally covered by insurance, we accept credit cards, financing through third-party lenders like CareCredit®, and other payment arrangements at our Madison and Hendersonville, TN, locations to help you finance your ideal smile.
During your first visit, Dr. Carlin can thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and review your medical history. He may request digital x-rays for a more comprehensive view of your smile. You should have good oral health to qualify for treatment. If we identify signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we must address these prior to performing any elective procedure.
We encourage you to share your expectations for treatment and ask any questions you may have regarding the process. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to address several concerns, including stains and minor chips and cracks.
The possibilities are virtually endless when you entrust our team with your care.
To brighten your smile, we offer take-home and in-office professional whitening treatments. Both options are designed to produce dramatic results, without causing dental sensitivity. While an in-office procedure can transform your smile in as little as one session, at-home follow-up treatments can prolong your results.
For patients with chips, cracks, small gaps, or deeper tooth discoloration, Dr. Carlin may recommend direct bonded composite veneers. This form of chairside dental bonding can restore symmetry to your smile in as little as one visit. Direct bonded composite veneers are a great choice for patients who have minor cosmetic concerns and are not yet ready to commit to porcelain veneers.
If you are interested in a more permanent solution for imperfections such as chipped or gapped teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent choice. Veneers are made using high-quality porcelain, which closely mimics the color, sheen, and texture of natural enamel. Porcelain veneers are hand-crafted in a local laboratory.
For a tooth that is decayed or broken, a dental crown can improve its appearance and functionality. Crowns are also ideal for patients who grind their teeth, as they are stronger and more resilient than porcelain veneers. If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant can provide unrivaled support for a crown while protecting the integrity of your jawbone.
Some patients are struggling with multiple cosmetic concerns and are looking for a more comprehensive solution. Dr. Carlin offers fully customizable smile makeover plans, tailored to your unique goals. A smile makeover typically features two or more cosmetic procedures to enhance multiple aspects of your smile.
Do not let your feelings about your smile detract from your natural beauty. The possibilities are virtually endless when you entrust our team with your care. To learn more about the cosmetic procedures we offer at Carlin Dental or to schedule a consultation, request an appointment online or call the office nearest you. You can reach our Hendersonville office at (615) 431-2723 and our Madison office at (615) 868-3026.
Dr. Carlin is such a great dentist! I trust his work & have peace of mind knowing I'm in good hands. The rest of his staff is always very kind & make going to the dentist the best experience possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a good dental home!