Huntersville Cosmetic Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Huntersville, NC

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we care about providing you high-quality care and strive to meet your cosmetic dental goals. We’ll examine your teeth, take X-rays, and discuss the goals you have for your smile during your consultation.

These appointments are an excellent opportunity for us to get to know you and learn more about your lifestyle. The more we know, the better recommendations we can make regarding what type of dental work will be in your best interest to consider. Many patients don’t realize that there are several ways to address even the most common aesthetic and health issues. There is no one-size-fits-all answer in cosmetic dental care, but rather, customized solutions for your particular needs.

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Professional Teeth Whitening

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we recommend professional teeth whitening as one of the first procedures you try as lackluster teeth are a common complaint among patients. Whitening your teeth removes stains and discolorations, making your smile brighter. We can complete this treatment in one appointment and give you quality results that you’ll immediately be proud of.

Boost by Opalescence

For those who want to whiten their teeth at home, we offer our Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System which has a more drastic effect than store-bought kits. Opalescence is made with our original patented dentist-approved formula to increase the brightness of your smile within a month and give you a boost of confidence. We offer many different concentrations and flavors so that you can whiten your teeth in a way that’s suitable for you.

We can also apply Opalescence in-office as well. You’ll see a noticeable difference by the time you leave our office. Our patented formula contains potassium nitrate and fluoride for the comfort of our patients. It’s also sticky and viscous making it stay in place preventing the gel from seeping out during the treatment. It’s an effective way to whiten your teeth and you’ll see a brighter smile within one hour.

Clear Braces

An important part of cosmetic dental care is straightening teeth. We have a variety of solutions that can change the appearance of teeth to make them look straighter. Clear braces is an orthodontics treatment that involves wearing clear aligners that have been custom-created to straighten your teeth. By wearing each aligner for a prescribed period of time, your teeth will move that much closer to being straight. Many people enjoy this solution because the aligners are nearly invisible.

Dental Veneers

One of the most common dental procedures is the placing of dental veneers. This type of cosmetic dental care is popular because of the variety of issues it can correct, such as:

  • Creating a uniform, white, and natural-looking smile
  • Correcting severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Improving the appearance of worn, misshapen, crooked, or chipped teeth

A veneer is a thin shell that Dr. Guice will bond to the surface of the tooth. Only a small portion of the enamel will need to be removed prior to the bonding procedure, making veneers less invasive than placing dental crowns. Dental Veneers are color-matched to your natural teeth color and cannot be whitened. If you’re interested in a whiter smile, it’s recommended that you have your teeth whitened prior to the procedure.

We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Guice to learn more about this cosmetic dental treatment.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent restorative solution in the form of a ceramic cap. We create the dental crown after taking accurate impressions of the teeth. We customize each dental restoration to match the individual's teeth for a perfect fit. After customization, the crown will blend in with your surrounding teeth, and prevent anything from directly touching the tooth.

A crown is a type of cap that commonly protects chipped, cracked, damaged, or eroded teeth. A crown can also correct common aesthetic problems by closing gaps between teeth, changing the shape and size of teeth, covering dark stains, and making teeth appear straighter.

Crowns are long-lasting with an average lifespan of fifteen years or longer, making them incredibly popular. Before placement, Dr. Guice will need to prepare the tooth. When you visit our Huntersville dental office, we’ll remove a portion of the enamel from around your tooth so the crown can surround it without making the tooth overly large. We’ll then attach a temporary crown using water-based glue. When the final crown is ready, you’ll return so we can bond the crown in place. Once complete, you can leave our office with an enhanced smile.

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing one or several teeth, dental bridges are an ideal solution for replacing them. For this procedure to work, you need to have remaining healthy teeth that can serve as anchors for the bridge. Dr. Guice will secure a dental bridge by placing dental crowns on the two teeth surrounding the missing one. These crowns hold the bridge and new tooth in place.

Those suffering from major tooth loss may not be a good candidate for dental bridges, since they require healthy, natural teeth to hold it in place. Otherwise, they’re a good non-surgical solution for tooth loss and can look completely natural.

Dental Implants

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we often discuss the benefits of dental implants with our patients. It's Important to deal with tooth loss as soon as possible. After losing a tooth, the jawbone will no longer receive stimulation from that area. Without stimulation, the body begins to think the jawbone is no longer necessary and leaches calcium from the area. This process of resorption can lead to devastating changes in the face, creating a sunken appearance.

Dental implants are the best solution for preventing this since an implant replaces both the tooth and root. In this procedure, Dr. Guice will implant a titanium rod under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. The bone and metal will fuse together through the process of osseointegration. Once the process is complete, we can secure an artificial tooth to the post. The result is a tooth that looks, feels, and behaves entirely natural.

Visit Lake Norman Dentistry For Your Cosmetic Dental Needs

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we provide cosmetic dental care for patients throughout the Huntersville area. If you’re looking for a local dentist that can transform your smile and restore your confidence, call our office at (704) 895-3858 to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about cosmetic dental care and which options would be best for you, call 704-895-3858 to schedule an appointment with our dental office.

Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology
An allograft is a graft of tissue from a donor within the same species as the patient that is not a genetic relative.
Alveolar Ridge
The alveolar ridge is the bony ridge for one of the jaw ridges located on the roof of the mouth or on the bottom of the mouth.
An autograft is a graft of tissue from one portion of an individual’s body to another.
Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.
Cap Splint
A cap splint is a plastic or metallic device that professionals may use to treat mandible or maxillary fractures and cover crowns of teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.
Dental Crown
A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.
Dentin Hypersensitivity
Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

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