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Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Cosmetic Dentistry is dental work that is designed to improve the appearance and function of your teeth. We have extensive experience in using tooth-colored restorations, including all-ceramic crowns, veneers and white composite fillings that can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. Much like plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry can change the way people feel about themselves and improve quality of life.
This is the most common cosmetic procedure that people have performed. We make custom fabricated whitening trays for our patients to use in the convenience of their homes to achieve excellent results.
While some dentists use light and heat to perform in-office whitening, research consistently has shown that take-home trays are more effective at achieving long term, sustainable results. In fact, most studies show that using a light simply dries out teeth, which makes them appear whiter for a few days until the teeth are again fully hydrated. Because of this, we do not offer in-office whitening. We believe we can offer a better, longer-lasting result for less money by using custom fabricated whitening trays.
If you are interested in having a whiter, brighter smile, call the Hickory teeth whitening experts at Gunter and Graham, DDS, today.
Crowns typically are needed when patients have teeth with very large fillings, cracks or significant wear. Crowns can be made entirely from porcelain, from porcelain fused to a metal substance, or entirely from gold.
The choice of which crown should be used will be made by you and the dentist, based on considerations such as aesthetics and function. Porcelain crowns are the most aesthetic option and typically are used on teeth that are visible when you smile. Porcelain crowns made over a metal substructure also can be very natural-looking, and have been the standard crown in dentistry for many years because they are attractive, yet retain a great deal of strength. They typically are a good option when dealing with the molars.
Gold crowns, while not aesthetic, are the strongest and most durable crown available. These typically are placed only on posterior teeth that are not visible when you smile.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It is permanently fixed to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The bridge functions like a natural tooth and in most circumstances, gives the appearance that there is no natural tooth missing. It is a very functional and aesthetic way to replace a missing tooth.