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Discover the ways in which cosmetic dentistry can revitalize your smile.
Boosting confidence may be as simple as improving the appearance of your smile. If you feel a little embarrassed about the shape or color of your teeth, you’re certainly not alone. Fortunately, your Mooresville, NC, dentist, Dr. Scott Langdon, can give you a smile to be proud of with the help of these popular cosmetic treatments:
While dental crowns are typically known for being a restorative dental treatment, don’t forget the fact that a crown covers your tooth and therefore can completely change its shape, size, and color. While crowns are often placed to protect damaged teeth, they can also enhance the tooth’s shape while hiding deep, severe stains. Plus, CEREC crowns allow our Mooresville, NC, cosmetic dentist to create and place your crown in just one appointment.
Dealing with teeth that are slightly crooked, chipped, or discolored? These thin porcelain layers are bonded to the front of your teeth to completely revamp and alter the overall shape and look of your smile. Veneers can hide or improve:
- Discolorations and stains
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Malformed or misshapen teeth
- Minor crookedness and crowding
If a brighter smile is all that you need to revive your appearance, then professional teeth whitening can give you results in as little as one hour. Chairside whitening ensures a safe, effective treatment that is tailor-fit to your needs. Say goodbye to yellow teeth and get teeth several shades whiter. Additionally, you can talk with our dental team about professional at-home whitening, which also offers amazing results in as little as one week.
Like crowns, dental implants are often considered a restorative dental treatment; however, they also offer some obvious cosmetic benefits, as well. In fact, you can't find a restoration that more closely resembles a real tooth than dental implants. If you want a lifelong restoration that will look just like the rest of your natural smile, then this will most likely be the perfect option for you.
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Here in Mooresville, NC, our dentist and his associates are here to help design and create your dream smile. Let’s talk about what we can do for you! Call our office today at (704) 664-1188 to schedule a consultation.
Improving the appearance of your smile can be as simple as adding a thin veneer to the front surface of a tooth. Here at the Mooresville, NC, office of dentist Dr. R. Scott Langdon, veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments—read on to learn why!
Veneers transform your smile
Veneers offer the ideal solution if your teeth are strong and healthy, though aesthetically flawed. These thin, tooth-shaped, porcelain shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. Once in place, imperfections and flaws disappear from view.
The restorations only require minimal changes to your teeth. During the first appointment at our Mooresville office, your cosmetic dentist will remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure that your veneers will fit properly. He'll then make an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom restorations.
Veneers hide a multitude of flaws
Do you have a tooth that looks like it belongs in someone else's mouth? Although the rest of your teeth may look uniform, it's not uncommon to have one tooth that's oddly shaped or crooked. Adding a veneer to your problem tooth can improve the symmetry of your smile.
The restorations also offer a convenient way to hide minor damage, such as chips and shallow cracks. Is the surface of your tooth bumpy? Thanks to your new veneer, your tooth enamel will become perfectly smooth.
Veneers can also be a long-term whitening option if your smile isn't quite as bright as you'd like. The restorations are stain-resistant and available in many shades of white, allowing any discolored teeth to match the shade of their neighbors.
Interested? Give us a call
If you would like to learn more about veneers or any of our other cosmetic dentistry options, call Dr. R. Scott Langdon's Mooresville office at (704) 664-1188 to schedule your appointment.
Keep your smile healthy with consistent home and in-office oral hygiene, a healthy diet and if necessary, braces. Yes, orthodontics benefit patients of all ages in many ways. So, your Mooresville family dentist, Dr. R. Scott Langdon, recommends an orthodontic evaluation by age seven for the most functional, attractive smiles possible.
The health benefits of orthodontics
Orthodontic braces of all kinds improve smile aesthetics and therefore, a patient's outlook on life and self-image. In addition, the world at large perceives people with attractive smiles as friendly, more approachable and even smarter and more competent. Research cited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry supports this.
Beyond aesthetics, orthodontic treatment--begun even at a later stage in life--delivers several important health benefits. Many of them may apply to your particular case.
The health benefits of braces include:
- Less gum disease and fewer cavities because teeth are much easier to brush and floss when aligned properly
- Fewer migraine headaches, earaches, facial pain and TMJ/TMD (jaw joint dysfunction)
- Reduced sleep apnea (a sleep disorder involving breathing cessation and its dangerous health effects)
- Teeth which are stronger, chip less and experience fewer accidents
- Clearer speech
- More effective and comfortable biting and chewing and therefore, better digestion
- Better facial harmony--in other words, facial features are more balanced in shape, size, and alignment, says the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- A clearer, more efficient airway, particularly as you breathe through your nose
The AGD also states that modern orthodontics use a child's developing facial features and jaw bone to great advantage. Dentists can modify and expand the space within the oral cavity, correcting bite problems and therefore, reducing or even eliminating the need for extensive orthodontic treatment plans.
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Even older teens and adults who have healthy teeth and gums can take advantage of orthodontic care to correct longstanding smile problems. If you would like more details on how conventional braces or clear aligners could help your smile and your overall health, please contact your family dentist in Mooresville, NC, today. We are open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm. Call (704) 664-1188.
There are several cosmetic dentistry procedures that can give you the smile you have always wanted. There are procedures for reshaping teeth, fixing chips/cracks, brightening your smile, and much more. A cosmetic dentist can help you select the right cosmetic dentistry procedures for you. Dr. R. Scott Langdon is your cosmetic dentist in Mooresville, NC.
Cosmetic contouring is a procedure for reshaping teeth that are oddly shaped. The teeth are contoured and reshaped by removing small portions of enamel. The dentist continues removing enamel a little at a time until the misshapen tooth has been corrected. During a consultation, your Mooresville cosmetic dentist can determine whether cosmetic contouring would be the right procedure for improving the appearance of a problem tooth.
Cosmetic fillings are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings. Just like any other type of filling, cosmetic fillings help strengthen and restore areas of teeth that have been affected by decay. Cosmetic fillings are made from a composite resin material that can be closely matched to the natural tooth color. Since cosmetic fillings match the color of teeth, the fillings blend right in and are not easily noticed by others.
Veneers can give teeth with certain types of cosmetic imperfections a whole new look. A veneer is a thin cover, usually made from porcelain or plastic, that is placed on the front surface of a problem tooth to conceal any marred areas. Veneers help transform the look of teeth that are stained, discolored, chipped, cracked, oddly shaped, or have uneven surfaces. Veneers can also be used to conceal gaps between teeth. The size, shape, and color of veneers are customized to each patient for the best fit and most natural look possible.
Teeth whitening treatments can whiten your teeth by several shades in a single one-hour in-office treatment session. Professional in-office whitening treatments deliver the fastest and longest lasting whitening results of any type of teeth whitening treatment. Further, in-office teeth whitening treatments are the safest way to achieve significantly whiter and brighter teeth, for special precautions are taken to protect the gums.
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Several cosmetic dentistry procedures exist for transforming your smile. Dr. Langdon can help you decide which kind of cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Langdon, your cosmetic dentist in Mooresville, call the office at (704) 664-1188.