Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
Ceramic veneers are very thin shells that cover the crowns of your teeth. We use veneers to hide minor imperfections and to prevent more damage in the future. Veneers are usually made of porcelain or resin material that will match the color and shape of your natural teeth and fit seamlessly in your mouth. Porcelain is the best option because we can match the sheen of the enamel better and it is more durable, but either choice will give you excellent results.
Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like substance known as composite resin. Composite resin can be used to repair a chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth. It is also one of the most common materials used as dental fillings to repair areas of decay. Unlike veneers, dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment. This makes it one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a cosmetic modification.
Inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, are used to replace a small, moderate, or even significant amount of tooth structure lost to decay. These restorations serve as well-fit, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solutions. An inlay or onlay is ideal if there is too much damage for a filling, but not enough to require the use of a dental crown.
The whitening process is an ongoing one. Your teeth may recollect stains, depending on your diet and personal habits. As a part of your ongoing treatment, we may recommend an at-home system. This involves the use of milder whitening gel and a bleaching tray. We will take an impression of your teeth to ensure your tray is custom-fit to your mouth.
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If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call 336-274-5400 to schedule your consultation now!