Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary, NC
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Having a beautiful smile is not always as simple as routine visits to the dentist and having good oral hygiene. Even if you take outstanding care of your teeth, there are problems that are out of your control that can mar your smile. From fixing chipped teeth to straightening your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help perfect your smile. Dr. Leedy and his staff believe cosmetic dentistry is just as important as general dentistry in giving you the smile you want.
How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Differ From General Dentistry?
General dentistry provides care for your overall oral health. Cosmetic dentistry, also known as aesthetic dentistry, provides care for the overall appearance of your teeth. A general dentist is important for routine care and cleaning, as well as treating problems such as cavities. A cosmetic dentist is important for fixing problems that affect the appearance of your smile such as discolored teeth.
What Conditions Does Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?
There are several conditions that can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Even badly damaged teeth can benefit from cosmetic dentistry.
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
What are Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
- Professional Teeth whitening: Remove stains or discolorations and brighten your smile. Even with no obvious discoloration, teeth whitening can be beneficial for almost everyone.
- Natural crowns and veneers: Natural crowns are specifically designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. Veneers can be used to fix broken and chipped teeth, and can provide a more natural look than other options.
- Invisalign clear aligners: Traditional metal braces are uncomfortable and cumbersome. Invisalign aligners can be used to align teeth and fix crowding or crooked teeth, without traditional braces. You can also remove them to brush your teeth, and typically will see results in about two to three months.
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Depending on what is needed, cosmetic dentistry can have a wide range of costs. Veneers can cost between $500 and $1,000 per tooth, and crowns can be between $500 and $900 per tooth. Professional whitening done in the office is more expensive than take-home kits, but can also provide results faster. Invisalign can cost anywhere from $3,000-$7,000, depending on your specific needs. Dental insurance may cover a percentage of costs for all of these procedures, and our office staff will provide you with an itemized list, including what your insurance will cover, prior to any treatments. We can also work with you for costs that are not covered by insurance.
What Should You Look For in a Cosmetic Dentist?
Above all else you should feel comfortable with you dentist, cosmetic or otherwise. A good family cosmetic dentist will ask you what aspects of your smile you would like to fix, as opposed to simply telling you their opinion on what is wrong. How you feel about your appearance is very personal and your dentist should respect, and encourage, your opinions on your smile. Additionally, finding a dentist who is experienced in aesthetic dentistry is important. Even though cosmetic dentistry is not one of the ten specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), there are multiple different types of education and specialized trainings that are important for practicing cosmetic dentistry.
Having a smile that makes you feel beautiful is important and can boost your confidence and self-esteem. If there are aspects of your smile that you are not happy with, cosmetic dentistry can help give you the smile you want. Contact Dr. Leedy and his staff for a consultation to see how cosmetic dentistry in Cary, NC can give you that beautiful smile you deserve.
Professional dental whitening can lighten teeth up mulitple shaeds in a short period of time.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Clear Invisalign Braces are a convenient and discreet method available to straighten your smile without the need for braces.
How to Find Us
Our office is located seconds away from the Whole Foods Market in New Waverly Place!
Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Select Fridays: 7 AM – 1 PM