Very few people are born with perfect teeth, but we can help anyone obtain a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Fisher continues to study the latest in dental aesthetics. Not only will we design the perfect smile for you, but we will take the time to tell you what we’re going to do and answer your questions. If you want to remake your smile, we have a complete line of cosmetic dentistry services.
It can be easy to feel discouraged about the stains, discoloration, chips, and cracks that have formed on your teeth over the years, especially if you keep noticing the celebrities on television with perfect grins. With a thin sheath of porcelain called a veneer, you can also enjoy a dazzling smile! When placed on the front of your teeth, veneers completely hide any and all dental flaws that might have accumulated over the years. And since they look completely natural, you don’t have to worry about the casual observer noticing anything except a gorgeous smile.
After a comprehensive exam to confirm that veneers are right for you, our cosmetic dentist in Greensboro will prepare the teeth by filing away a small amount of enamel. Then we’ll give you a set of temporary veneers to wear while the permanent ones are designed and crafted at a dental lab. The permanent versions can last for years and will not stain easily. For patients that want a reversible treatment, we can offer Lumineers, which can be placed on the teeth without removing any enamel first.
Before you decide to get veneers, you can see for yourself the changes they can make. We’ll let you review some of our “before and after” examples, and we can use digital imaging to simulate the effect that veneers can have on your smile. This way, you can choose the shape, color, and style that best matches your other teeth and the rest of your face. Also, if you’d like someone else’s opinion, you can bring the images home with you so that you can show them to your friends.
Once your permanent veneers have been placed, you can simply clean them as you would your regular teeth – that is, by brushing and flossing them twice daily. To give them protection from bruxism (grinding of the teeth at night), you can ask us for a night-guard. Don’t forget to visit Dr. Fisher every six months so that he can check for issues and perform any necessary maintenance.
There’s no longer any need to use mercury or other metals to create crowns and other types of restorations. Nowadays, we can instead use long-lasting ceramic that has been precisely matched to the rest of your existing smile. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, such restorations are useful for patients that are sensitive to metal. Even if you currently don’t have teeth in need of repair, you can still receive a crown to make cosmetic corrections.
Have you noticed that people at the office, your neighbors, and even some of your family members have amazingly white teeth? Do you want a set of pearly whites that rivals those of a Hollywood star? You deserve to express your inner beauty to the world with confidence, and we'd love to help you!
If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding. The dentist can apply liquid composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth's color, to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, he will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile! Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, but it lasts only 5 to 10 years with proper care. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.
Are you proud of your smile? We’re delighted to offer a variety of treatments that can help you overcome nearly any cosmetic flaw and achieve a dazzling set of pearly whites. During your cosmetic consultation, we’ll go over what your smile goals are, review your options, and fully answer all of your questions. In the meantime, we invite you to look over some of the most common inquiries we get about cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry aims to help your smile look and feel its best. Correcting dental flaws will often help protect weakened teeth from bacteria and damage, which lowers your risk of oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. Additionally, when you naturally begin to smile more because of how great your teeth look, you’ll enjoy even more health benefits! Researchers have found that smiling can release stress, lower blood pressure, and even boost the immune system.
Try as you might to protect your son’s or daughter’s precious smile, accidents happen. They may have discolored teeth from too much soda or a chipped tooth from playing sports. Whatever the case, the appearance of your child’s smile plays a key role in their confidence. Thankfully, there are some cosmetic treatments that are a safe and effective option for younger smiles. Your child will need to have a consultation with your Greensboro cosmetic dentist Dr. Fisher first, who will determine if they can benefit from a service like teeth whitening or dental bonding.
Just like there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic services, there is no single answer to this question. The length of your treatment will depend on how your smile is being improved. Custom-made services like porcelain veneers may take a little bit of time to create. If you’re choosing to brighten your smile with an at-home whitening kit, you can typically expect to achieve optimal results in about two weeks. On the other hand, a quick and easy service like cosmetic bonding can dramatically improve your smile in just one appointment!
As we mentioned above, we care just as much about the health of your smile as its looks. Before starting any treatments, we’ll carefully inspect your teeth and gums to ensure they’re ready for their makeover. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can make treatments like teeth whitening uncomfortable and even influence their success. If even the earliest warning signs of these problems are present, we’ll put a stop to them before they can cause you any problems. Once your oral health is in great shape, then we can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!
Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies don’t cover cosmetic treatments. However, feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll be happy to go over the details with you. We believe everyone should be able to get the smile of their dreams, so we also offer third-party financing through CareCredit. This method would allow you to break up the cost of your treatment into easily manageable payments that fit into your budget.