If you are looking for cosmetic dental treatments in or near Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Wendy Willoughby offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry services. The main aim of cosmetic dentistry is to create a more attractive appearance, but it can also treat many serious dental problems and give you better overall dental health. Cosmetic dentistry may also improve your speaking and eating abilities and boost your self-esteem.
Veneers and laminates are thin shells that are made from resin composite or porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be applied to correct a wide range of issues, such as cracks, chips and severe discoloration. They can create uniformity of color and shape and fill in small spaces between the teeth. They are often used instead of crowns because they require much less tooth alteration.
Dental implants are the standard treatment for missing or damaged teeth. They look, function and feel like natural teeth and are cleaned the same way. Implants include a post that is implanted into the jawbone. In a few months, the bone grows over the post and a crown can be attached to the top. It is considered the best solution for missing teeth because it actually promotes bone growth, which is not the case for removable or permanent bridges.
Teeth whitening is possibly the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is a safe and effective way to improve quickly your appearance with no downtime. It will help boost your self-confidence and give you a healthy appearance. Vigorous brushing is not the way to get whiter teeth, as it can seriously wear down the enamel. When the enamel is weakened, the teeth are more exposed to tooth decay and damage from injury. We give in-office treatment for patients to get the results they want quickly and supply at-home treatments to help maintain the results until the next treatment is needed.
Dentures are a dental appliance that is used to replace several missing teeth. Full dentures are usually prescribed for people who need a full set of teeth. They are fixed permanently in the mouth and can only be removed by our specialist. Partial dentures are kept in place with a metal framework and can be removed easily. They are often used to fill in gaps during implant treatment. When many teeth are missing, there may be gum loss too. When many teeth are lost, your facial muscles may begin to sag. Dentures will solve this problem and revitalize your appearance. We recommend a thorough examination to determine the best option for your cosmetic needs.
Cosmetic dentistry services are not only for improving your appearance. Implants can help keep your gums and jawbone from deteriorating, and veneers can cover cracks and chips in teeth that may pose a health risk if they attract decay or shatter because of being hit in an accident or sporting event. Dr. Wendy Willoughby offers many cosmetic treatments at her office in Asheville to improve your appearance and oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.