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By R. SCOTT LANGDON DDS
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Bad smile? Don't hide your smile... A cosmetic dentist can take your smile from being so-so to simply gorgeous. Dr. R. Scott Langdon is cosmetic dentistryone of the finest cosmetic dentists in Mooresville, NC. He offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Here are six ways cosmetic dentistry can help improve your smile.

1. Dental Crowns

When a tooth has a fracture or cavity that involves half the width of the tooth or more, it needs to be covered with a dental crown. This is because the remaining tooth is so weak that it is prone to fracture. Dental crowns can also improve your smile's appearance. Porcelain crowns are the most popular type of crowns, because they look like real teeth. Nothing gives the same luster, translucency, and depth like porcelain crowns. 

2. Dental Bridges

Tooth loss can ruin a nice smile. Missing teeth can also make you look old before your time. A dental bridge can restore your smile, improve your appearance, and make you look years younger. A dental bridge is made up of two crowns on each side of the gap and a fabricated tooth in between. This fabricated tooth is called a pontic and can be made from alloys, gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. 

3. Cosmetic Fillings

Everyone needs a dental filling at some point in their lives. Cosmetic fillings, or tooth-colored are used to restore decayed or broken teeth. Traditional dental fillings are less popular than cosmetic fillings because of their silvery appearance. Once your dentist completes your cosmetic filling, it will look beautiful and won't be noticeable when you speak.

4. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of medical-grade ceramic designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. Porcelain veneers are used to cover teeth which are worn down, discolored, chipped, or misaligned. Your Mooresville, NC, dentist can also fix the gaps in your smile through the use of porcelain veneers.

5. Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is a revolutionary cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses a strong whitening agent and chairside lamp to accelerate the whitening process. The treatment will make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. Results from the treatment are immediate and the process is reliable, safe, and hassle free.

6. Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard in the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are a type of false teeth which mount to posts that are surgically implanted in the jawbone by a dentist. With dental implants, you will experience an improvement in chewing ability. Dental implants also prevent teeth shifting and bone loss and stimulate bone growth.

Your journey to a beautiful smile starts here! Call R. Scott Langdon at (704) 664-1188 now to schedule an appointment in Mooresville, NC. Cosmetic dentistry will do you and your smile a world of good.