June 5, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

If you’ve been looking to improve your smile, or are just unhappy in any way with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry might be the answer for you. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures that can be aimed at improving the aesthetic look of your smile, and help with the overall appearance of your teeth in shape, color, and size.

Improving the look of your smile will provide you with more self confidence and you’ll feel great about the way you look. Let’s take a look at how cosmetic dentistry can help you.

Cosmetic dentistry is, at its core, about getting you that perfect smile that you’ve always wanted. Tooth decay, discolored teeth, receding gum lines, or tooth loss are some of the conditions that can reduce our confidence and leaving our smile far from what we want it to be.

At Christopher Cooley DDS, we believe nothing should keep you from smiling, which is why we offer cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Christopher Cooley and Dr. Diane Flexsenhar, the best dentists in Germantown, TN. We want to make sure that you are feeling as happy about your dental care as possible, so that you have no reason not to smile.

We offer the following services that can be helpful in assuring all of your cosmetic dentistry needs are met.

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns / Inlays And Onlays
  • Invisalign
  • Teeth Whitening – Zoom
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Laser Gum Reshaping
  • Dental Implants

Continue reading and call us today at 901-754-3117 if you have any questions.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a common cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to help a variety of dental conditions. Using thin tooth-colored material, they are usually applied to cover the front of your teeth and improve the color, shape, or length of your teeth. As the name suggests, they are made of porcelain or composite material- and can be very resistant to any staining that commonly affects the teeth!

These are a good option if you suffer from any of the following:

  1. Teeth discoloration. This can happen as a result of large resin fillings, dental treatments such as root canals, or effects of certain drugs. If you’ve found your teeth becoming yellow or are just finding them to be less white than they used to be, dental veneers can be a great option.
  2. Worn down teeth. If you’re prone to grinding your teeth, or have started to notice your teeth losing their length and shape, veneers can be a great choice to improve the length of your teeth.
  3. Chipped teeth/lost teeth/broken teeth. No matter the cause, we all know how chipped teeth, broken teeth, and lost teeth can affect our confidence with our smile. Veneers can act as an amazing smile makeover, and give you back that confidence.
  4. Gaps between the teeth. If your teeth have moved apart in any way, veneers can be used to fill these in. Because veneers are designed and fitted specifically to the teeth, they can have the result of closing the gaps between teeth when applied. These can be a great alternative to braces, which can be costly and time consuming, and can have just as much of an effect.

Patients have asked us, “How much do veneers cost?” Give us a call today so that we can discuss your personal dental case together and go over all of the options available.

Porcelain Crowns / Inlays and Onlays

These treatments work as restorations that can fully cover your teeth, and are two options for treating more serious teeth problems. If your teeth have been damaged, a crown can be used to cover the tooth and make it appear more aesthetically pleasing. Inlays and onlays are an option for when the decay to the tooth requires more than a filling, but less than a crown.

They are bonded to the tooth by a dentist after having been created in a dental laboratory. An anesthetic will be applied so that the decay of the tooth can be removed, which will also have the effect of preventing any further decay. Before you leave the first session, a temporary filling will be attached before the permanent inlay or onlay is ready.

These treatments can last for years and years, and require absolutely no special care to take care of, apart from daily flossing and brushing.

Teeth Whitening

We offer both an in-house service and take-home service depending on what works best for you, in order to give you the best and brightest smile possible. This procedure takes roughly an hour, and is completely painless and comfortable. We also give you a take-home kit to maintain your results on your own, and can respond to any queries that you might have regarding your treatment.

If you’ve been frustrated with yellow teeth, or just don’t feel like your smile is as bright as it once was, our teeth whitening options can be a good decision.

Laser Gum Reshaping

Gum tissue can become exacerbated and appear large or uneven, and can be a point of insecurity for many of our patients. If you’ve found that your gums are either too high or too low, or appear uneven in size or shape, laser gum reshaping can be a suitable option. These tissues are removed by a very precise procedure, and unlike other procedures that can be used to reshape gums, you will not see much bleeding (if any bleeding at all), and the recovery time will be minimal.

Smile Makeover

If you have dealt with a few separate dental conditions, and are wanting a more drastic change to your smile, our #1 rated dentists in Tennessee can offer you multiple procedures geared towards giving you the smile that you dream of. This can include any of the above procedures, as well as anything else you feel would help you with your oral health and aesthetic appearance.

We want to make sure that everything is just right for you, and we will provide a personal and customized service based on your needs and history. We know that the appearance of your smile can be very personal, and we are here to make sure that you receive the best dental treatment possible in Germantown and Memphis.

We just know that you’re going to love your new smile, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions!

If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry, please contact us today at 901-754-3117, so that you can come visit the best dentists serving Germantown / Memphis and other areas in the Midsouth. Our staff has years of experience and we are always looking forward to helping you with any of your dental needs! Feel free to browse through our website to see more of our cosmetic dentistry solutions, dental implants, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and more.