Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
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 Hendersonville, TN, locations to help you finance your ideal smile.
Your Initial Consultation
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.
What We Can Fix
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.
Discoloration or Lackluster Teeth
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.
Minor Chips, Cracks, and Gaps
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.
Misshapen or Disproportionate Teeth
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.
Decayed or Damaged Teeth
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.
Multiple Cosmetic Concerns
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.
Learn about Your Options
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.