Cosmetic DentistrySouthern Pines, NC

Everyone deserves to have a smile they love and are proud to share. Cosmetic dentistry goes beyond the health of your teeth, focusing on enhancing the aesthetic aspects of your smile. It’s about making you feel confident and comfortable with the way your teeth look. At Southern Pines Smiles, we blend our dental expertise with an artistic touch to deliver stunning results tailored to your desires and needs.

Our dental team in Southern Pines, NC, is passionate about helping you achieve your dream smile. Whether you have discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth, our wide range of cosmetic services is designed to address your unique concerns and goals. We believe in personalized care, and our team will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that matches your vision of the perfect smile.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable, versatile, and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can greatly enhance the aesthetics of your smile. The process involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair and reshape teeth that are chipped, fractured, discolored, or have gaps. This procedure is called “bonding” because the material adheres directly to the tooth.

One of the great benefits of dental bonding is its ability to closely match the color of your existing teeth, providing a natural-looking restoration. We sculpt the resin directly onto the tooth, carefully shaping and smoothing it to correct aesthetic imperfections or damage. After perfecting the shape, the resin is hardened, or ‘cured,’ with a special light and then polished for a smooth and shiny finish.

Dental bonding is often completed in just one visit to our Southern Pines, NC office, allowing you to walk out with an instantly improved smile. With proper care, the results of dental bonding can last for several years, making it a reliable choice for a smile makeover.

Teeth Whitening

At Southern Pines Smiles, we know that a bright, white smile can do wonders for your confidence. That’s why we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments to cater to our patients’ various lifestyles and needs.

Our in-office teeth whitening provides immediate results, significantly lightening your teeth in just one visit. Using professional-grade whitening agents and advanced technology, we can safely and effectively eliminate stains and discoloration, giving you a radiant smile.

Our at-home teeth whitening kits are a perfect choice for those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth at their own pace. These kits contain custom-made trays and professional-grade whitening gel for a safe, comfortable, and effective whitening process.

Teeth Whitening: What To Expect

Embarking on a journey toward a more radiant, luminous smile is a delightful experience. Here at Southern Pines Smiles, we take great pleasure in being a part of your transformative journey. Below, you will learn what to anticipate following a tooth whitening procedure.

Be Mindful Of Your Diet

Your diet plays a crucial role in the initial 48 hours post-procedure. The whitening process temporarily removes a fine protective layer from your teeth, which takes a few days to restore. During this period, your teeth might be more susceptible to staining.

Steer clear of intensely pigmented foods and beverages that could tarnish your teeth, like coffee, red wine, dark sodas, teas, and certain fruits and chocolates. Instead, favor clear or lightly colored beverages like water, milk, white wine, and colorless soft drinks. Select foods such as bananas, peeled apples, cheeses, chicken, fish, pasta, oatmeal, and potatoes, ideally prepared without dark sauces or dressings. This dietary approach minimizes the potential for staining and helps maintain your freshly brightened smile.

Refrain From Smoking

Smoking can yellow and stain your teeth. We strongly recommend avoiding this habit for at least the initial couple of days post-procedure. If you can reduce or quit smoking altogether, it will greatly contribute to maintaining your bright smile while improving your oral health and overall wellness.

Sensitivity Can Be Expected

Feeling some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for a few days after the treatment is quite typical. This slight discomfort should lessen after a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth can help during this time.

Understanding Your Treatment Results

While teeth whitening treatments can provide impressive results, it’s important to remember that individual outcomes can vary. Factors such as your initial tooth shade, diet, and oral hygiene habits can influence both the immediate and prolonged results of the whitening.

It’s also important to note that teeth whitening procedures won’t alter the color of existing fillings, crowns, bridges, or dental bonding. Should this present any aesthetic concerns, we can discuss options for replacing these restorations to match your newly whitened teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

For a complete smile transformation, porcelain veneers offer a fantastic solution. These thin, custom-made shells are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, concealing a wide range of aesthetic concerns, including discoloration, gaps, misalignment, and irregularly shaped teeth. Crafted from high-quality porcelain, veneers mimic the natural look and feel of your teeth while providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.

Every set of veneers we create at Southern Pines Smiles is personalized, ensuring that the color, size, and shape blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and enhance your facial aesthetics.

Revealing Brighter, More Confident Smiles

At Southern Pines Smiles, we’re more than just a dental practice—we’re your partners in achieving and maintaining the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our commitment to personalized, comprehensive care sets us apart. Ready to start your journey toward a more beautiful smile? Contact our Southern Pines, NC office today. We’re excited to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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