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Dental Aesthetics: All about Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is not just for celebrities and wealthy people – today, there are a wide variety of options and prices for everyone to get a better smile. From subtle changes to complete oral surgeries, there are a lot of techniques in dental cosmetics to treat discolored, chipped, deformed or missing teeth.

Dental cosmetics, also known as dental aesthetics, is the application of technology to improve our dental health, functionality of our teeth and oral aesthetics, resulting in the improvement of the beauty of our smile. Dr. Vinita Patel, as a cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC can also provide these types of treatments to you and your family!

What dental treatments are we talking about when we refer to dental cosmetics? Here’s a quick guide:

Teeth whitening

Whitening is the most conservative dental aesthetic treatment based on clarifying the tone of our teeth without changing the color of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be of several types.

Dental veneers

Veneers consist of a thin sheet placed on the outside of the dental surface and which is bonded to it by special resins or cements. Forget about yellow, small and broken teeth – through this dental treatment we get to have the smile we want.

There are two types of dental veneers depending on the material with which they have been made.

  • Composite veneers: This technique is to apply the material directly on the dental surface and then give it the desired shape.

  • The porcelain veneers: They consist of small pieces of porcelain, manufactured in a laboratory, to be subsequently placed, by our dentist on the surface of our teeth. This type of veneers give us great durability, resistance over time, a color that remains stable and good acceptance by the gums.

Dental Implants

The dental implant is used to replace the teeth that we have lost. The procedure used is the fixation of an artificial tooth to the mandibular bone. The results obtained through this technique of dental cosmetics are natural and much more difficult than the substitutions of pieces by dentures.


This is a dental treatment that involves the repositioning of the position of the teeth through external forces. There are different methods for performing orthodontics. In your dental clinic, they will tell you which one is the most suitable for your case.

Dental adhesion

This can improve the appearance of splintered, broken, cracked and stained teeth or spaces between them through the restoration of teeth through the use of cosmetic resin.

Dental contouring

This is a treatment that minimally modifies the tooth to achieve an aesthetic change in a non-invasive way. Sometimes it is combined with dental adhesion.

Crown lengthening

You can fix gingival smiles or short teeth through a surgical procedure that removes part of the gingival tissue and makes the teeth appear longer.

Smile Image Changes

It is a comprehensive evaluation of the overall appearance of the teeth and the smile that require several cosmetic procedures in order to achieve a perfect smile. 

With the importance of appearance in our society today, cosmetic dentistry has gained many adherents everywhere, and that is due to the advances. Anyone can improve the appearance of their smile even if they have not been graced with an ideal denture. 

Contact Ballantyne Family Dental in Charlotte, NC

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel, please contact Ballantyne Family Dental and inquire about your options for cosmetic dental treatments in Charlotte, NC.

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