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Fayetteville, NC 28311

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By Dowd Family Dentistry
April 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryIf you are self-conscious about your teeth, it's time to consider a smile makeover. Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it easier to achieve the bright, straight and healthy smile you have always admired. Your Fayetteville cosmetic dentist at Dowd Family Dentistry can examine your teeth and gums and make sensible recommendations as to how you can have that great-looking set of pearly whites.

An Attractive Smile Begins With Good Oral Health

To determine how to remake your smile, the dentist starts with a thorough oral examination. This includes a visual inspection of your teeth, gums, tongue and jaw bone. They will screen you for oral cancer, and will also take x-rays or other imaging such as CT scans to look at bone structure and tooth roots. Treating cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues resulting from injury, age or birth defect are priorities. Of course, a dental visit would not be complete without a cleaning to remove plaque and tartar on the teeth and at the gumline.

A Smile Makeover Can Be Simple or Complex

Then, the dentist can address how you want your smile to change. Some individuals are dissatisfied with teeth that are:

  • discolored or stained from smoking, foods, beverages and age
  • oddly shaped or too petite or large
  • crooked or overlapping
  • chipped or cracked
  • worn down
  • widely spaced or crowded

An experienced Fayetteville cosmetic dentist has many ways to enhance your smile and to improve its health, too. For more complex issues, your dentist can offer:

  • tooth replacement with state of the art dental implants, fixed bridgework and partial or full dentures
  • traditional or clear plastic orthodontics to address a variety of tooth alignment problems
  • tooth extractions, root canal therapy (removing the diseased inner portion of a tooth) and tooth-colored fillings
  • porcelain crowns to replace tooth enamel with extensive decay, multiple fillings or fractures
  • deep tooth and root cleaning to control gum disease

Simpler aesthetic issues may be addressed in a number of ways. For example, in-office tooth whitening is an efficient and cost-sparing way to brighten the color of teeth by several shades quickly and safely. Some people choose dental veneers which are ultra-thin and durable shells of tooth-colored porcelain. Bonded to the front side of teeth, veneers create a photogenic smile that lasts for years. Cosmetic bonding with composite resin is great for correcting small gaps, chips, cracks and problems with tooth color.

Call Dowd Family Dentistry

Tracy Dowd Johnson DDS and Claude P. Dowd DDS are the cosmetic dentists in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area who can evaluate the health, function and appearance of your smile. Whether your desire is to replace that missing tooth, whiten your teeth or something in between, Doctors Johnson and Dowd will listen to your desires and formulate a treatment plan to give you the best smile possible. Call their office for an appointment: (910) 822-5888.