Cosmetic Concerns Chapel Hill, NC

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’re unhappy with your smile, improving or transforming its appearance can improve your self-confidence. But investing in cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just improve how your smile looks. It can improve your mouth’s overall health and quality of life. Chapel Hill cosmetic dentists Dr. James Furgurson and Dr. Nathan White offer a wide range of treatments for cosmetic concerns.

Our dentists treat cosmetic dental concerns that cause oral health and aesthetic problems. Treating these issues can transform your smile. 

Cosmetic Concerns in Chapel Hill NC

What common dental problems are suitable for cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving smile aesthetics. The most common concerns associated with cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Tooth stains
  • Worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Tooth malformation
  • Misaligned teeth

Cosmetic dentistry corrects any of the issues above. Our dentists will help you get the smile you desire in a budget and time frame you can afford.

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is also essential. Dr. Furgurson is a member of the AACD or the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As a member, he continues his dental education to learn about the latest cosmetic treatments.

Cosmetic Concerns in Chapel Hill, NC

Like many Chapel Hill cosmetic dentists, our practice offers a complete range of cosmetic services. What makes us different is the level of service we provide and the quality of our results.

Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White will tailor a cosmetic dental treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. Our services include:

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a great way to conceal blemishes on the front-facing portion of your tooth. Patients can get one or several veneers to drastically alter the appearance of their smiles without an invasive procedure.

Porcelain Crowns

We often recommend crowns over veneers for patients looking to conceal major cracks or chips on their dental structures. Unlike veneers, crowns replace the entire exterior of the affected tooth instead of just the front-facing portion. This means that you not only get a cosmetically restored tooth but also a functionally restored tooth.

Teeth Whitening

When your teeth become dull or yellow, our teeth whitening solutions can help restore the brightness of your smile. Our office offers in-office and take-home whitening kits customized to your smile.

Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, our professional teeth whitening services include whitening trays. These trays are designed for your smile using dental impressions for a more consistent, less blotchy result.

Tooth Bonding

Teeth bonding uses a tooth-colored resin similar to what is used with dental fillings. The resin is applied, hardened, and shaped to discreetly and conservatively cover minor tooth stains, chips, cracks, or gaps.

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Invisalign is a clear braces alternative to traditional orthodontic solutions. Using removable clear aligners, Invisalign allows patients to straighten their crooked or misaligned teeth. With Invisalign, you can straighten teeth without dietary restrictions or oral hygiene problems.

We offer cosmetic services in addition to dental care. Botox and Xeomin are injectables that smooth scars, lines, and wrinkles. As dentists, we understand the facial structure, including the muscles.

Dr. Furgurson is trained to administer cosmetic injectables. Cosmetic treatments benefit patients who want to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, marionette lines, and more. Our patients can get these treatments in addition to traditional cosmetic options.

Getting a Smile Makeover

If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover:

  • Are the gaps between my teeth too big?
  • Should I whiten my tooth stains?
  • Can I straighten misaligned teeth?
  • Should I fix my injured teeth? 

The goal of a smile makeover is to alter your smile exactly how you want it. Smile makeovers can boost your confidence and have a lasting positive impact on your social and professional interactions.

Additionally, patients who love their smiles are more likely to take better care of them. After treatment, patients brush, floss, and regularly schedule preventative dentist visits.

A smile makeover commonly includes porcelain veneers, but your dentist may also incorporate other cosmetic dentistry procedures. At our dental office, our smile makeovers combine cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. We can enhance beauty and appearance without sacrificing function.

To begin a smile makeover, we will ensure you are in good oral health. We recommend tooth extraction, root canals, and gum therapy if needed.

Once your teeth and gums are healthy, you will meet with us for a smile consultation. You can discuss what you want to change about your smile, your budget, and your smile goals. We will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your smile. 

If you want to complete your smile makeover with smoother skin, we may recommend one of our cosmetic injectables. We offer Botox and Xeomin to reduce facial lines and wrinkles.

Why do teeth grow crooked?

Teeth can naturally grow crooked depending on your physical features. In fact, crooked teeth are a common trait among family members. Genetics can greatly impact jaw size and tooth alignment, and crooked teeth are sometimes a sign of a small jaw. 

Other factors that can impact how teeth grow include tooth or palate development. Many signs of crooked teeth emerge in youth, which is one reason many children and teens get braces. Still, patients of all ages can fix their crooked teeth, even if they only have one or two crooked teeth. 

Invisalign can treat multiple crooked teeth, while veneers can cover single teeth. These treatments create a balanced bite.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation

Do you want to change the appearance of your teeth? Learn more about our dental services and how a cosmetic dental treatment can address your concerns and improve your oral health. Visit us for a consultation with Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White. Call 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online. 

Our dentists proudly serve Durham County, Orange County, and Chatham County, NC. If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, let us know at your next visit. Our office will be happy to help.