Dr. James Furgurson of Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). More than just a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Furgurson also focuses on health concerns and functional problems. This is to ensure that your smile is not only beautiful, but also healthy. Also, a healthy smile will support your cosmetic treatments so that the results are long lasting.
Careful planning is key with cosmetic dental treatments. This will ensure natural looking results that also support your overall health. Dr. Furgurson will do a complete evaluation of your mouth and smile to look for any oral health problems. If he finds any underlying causes for your cosmetic concerns, he will recommend fixing those problems first. This will help your cosmetic results last longer.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Choosing to have cosmetic work done on your teeth can have an impact on your oral health and mental health. There are many reasons why cosmetic dental treatments are worth investing in. The benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:
Improved Oral Health
Many of the treatments we offer not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also improve your oral health. For example, fixing a cracked or chipped tooth with dental bonding or a porcelain veneer can prevent bacteria from entering the tooth which can lead to an infection. An infection inside the tooth will require root canal therapy. Straitening a crooked smile with Invisalign or dental veneers will make it easier to care for your teeth. This will reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Creates a More Youthful Appearance
Some dental issues such as misaligned teeth, gaps, or uneven teeth can create a unbalanced smile which can age a smile. Cosmetic dental treatments will create a balanced smile and will improve the overall aesthetics of your face, making you appear more youthful and attractive.
Improved Dental Hygiene
Once you invest in your smile, you will want to take care of it. Most patients tend to be more motivated to stick to their oral hygiene habits following cosmetic dentistry procedures. Naturally, this will lead to a healthier overall smile with improved brushing and flossing habits.
More Confidence and Improved Well-Being
Many people seek out cosmetic dentistry because they are embarrassed or self-conscious about their smile. This can even lead to severe issues with social anxiety or low self-esteem. By fixing the cosmetic issues, people can alleviate these issues and help them feel more comfortable with the way their smile looks. Cosmetic dentistry can benefit patients in personal and professional settings by making them feel confident when they show their teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Chapel Hill, MD
Whether you want a subtle or dramatic change to your smile, Dr. Furgurson can help you. Our cosmetic dentistry office offers many treatments to help patients fix problems with their teeth. We perform every cosmetic treatment in our Chapel Hill dental office.
Porcelain veneers are ceramic shells that replace the front part of your tooth. Because they are a porcelain material, they will reflect light the same way natural teeth do. This option is perfect for patients looking for a complete smile makeover in Chapel Hill. Veneers can treat misshapen, stained, gapped, or slightly damaged teeth. With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last a lifetime. To learn about restoring your smile using our dental veneers, see Porcelain veneers.
Common foods and drinks that we consume every day leave behind stains on our teeth. While this is totally normal, it can create a dull, yellow smile. Our dentist office offers two types of professional teeth whitening: in office and at home whitening trays. Your dentist can help you decide which treatment is best for you and your cosmetic goals. Professional teeth whitening is the safest way to instantly brighten your smile. It is safer and more effective than any treatment bought in a store. To learn about whitening your teeth at our dental office, see Teeth whitening.
Tooth bonding uses a tooth colored resin to conceal minor blemishes on your teeth. Your dentist can hide minor stains, gaps, chips, or cracks using the bonding material. The dentist will apply the bonding material over the affected portion of your tooth. He will mold it by hand into the proper shape so that it does not interfere with your natural teeth. Then, he will harden it using an ultraviolet light. Tooth bonding is often an easy and affordable treatment option for young patients or adults not ready for dental veneers. To learn about how we can repair your chipped teeth, see Tooth bonding.
Dental implants are the best option when it comes to replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. This type of dental restoration replaces the teeth and the root structure. This will help prevent bone loss which in turn prevents premature aging in the face. Additionally, implant restorations are natural looking and are better for your oral health. To learn about replacing your lost teeth, see Dental implants.
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Chapel Hill
You have many options to improve your smile. Before you any treatment, you will meet one on one with Dr. Furgurson where he will perform a complete oral exam and analysis of your smile. It is important that you explain what you like and dislike about your smile. Then he can help you decide which cosmetic treatments are right for you. He will discuss the pros and cons of all your options so you can decide which treatment is best for you.
Dr. Furgurosn will then create a treatment plan that will deliver a smile that you will love. Our helpful staff is available to schedule each appointment and explain what you should expect at each appointment. They will also review all the after care instructions. We have staff in our office that will help you navigate your financing options and payment options.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment
If you are looking for a new cosmetic dentist in Durham, consider Dr. James Furgurson. He also welcomes patients from Chapel Hill who are seeking a cosmetic dentist. Contact our office for a consultation to find out which treatments will help you get the smile you want and achieve better oral health. We are proud of offer our services to patients of all ages. Call us at 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online.