You Don't Have To Live With Imperfect Teeth: Learn About Your Options

Imperfect teeth can impact your confidence. Maybe your teeth are dark from years of drinking coffee or tea or maybe they’re crooked or have gaps between them. Sometimes, teeth suffer damage or injury that results in chips or cracks that are unsightly and make you feel embarrassed.

Cosmetic imperfections are common, and they can make you feel hesitant to smile. But guess what? You don’t have to live with them.

Whatever it is that makes your smile look less than perfect, Erika V. Burley, DMD, and our team at Burley Dentistry can help. Dr. Burley is a cosmetic dentist who can help you find the best treatment to perfect the look of your teeth and give you a smile you’ll love.

Here are just a few of the treatments we offer.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers can transform your smile and fix a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers might be a good option for you if you have:

Veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Burley bonds to the front surface of your teeth. She works with you to choose the color, shape, and size of your veneers to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Veneers can make your teeth appear whiter and straighter and even make them look larger if you have small, gummy teeth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can dramatically improve your smile.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is another popular cosmetic procedure. Whitening treatments lift stains from the surface of your teeth that are often caused by foods and beverages. Professional teeth whitening delivers much better results than at-home kits, and the process is faster and simpler.

Dr. Burley helps you select a target shade for your teeth that’s significantly brighter than the current shade, but still looks natural. She prepares your teeth for treatment and applies a whitening solution.

Many teeth-whitening procedures use light to activate the whitening solution and erase stains in your teeth. The process typically takes 30-60 minutes, and your results can last for many months.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses resin to repair unsightly teeth. It’s one of the simplest and most affordable cosmetic procedures, with the power to repair a:

Using a composite resin, Dr. Burley can fill in and reshape damaged or discolored teeth. The resin matches your natural tooth color closely and creates a more beautiful smile by repairing imperfections. Bonding can typically be done in just one office visit, making it a quick and easy way to transform your smile.

Cosmetic benefits of restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damage in your mouth due to decay or injury. While cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry serve different purposes, many types of restorative dentistry also have cosmetic benefits.

If you’ve suffered tooth loss or need to have a tooth extracted, we may suggest dental implants or bridges to fill in the missing teeth and complete your smile. Implants are permanent artificial teeth that perfectly match your existing teeth while bridges connect to adjoining teeth to fill in the gap.

You don’t have to live with an imperfect smile. Dr. Burley and our compassionate team can address your most embarrassing imperfections with veneers, whitening, bonding, and other treatments to give you a smile that you love. Schedule your first appointment online or call our office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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