We know that visiting a dentist twice a year for routine dental cleanings and checkups is a must. Preserving our dental health is one of the most important things we can do for not only our teeth and gums, but for our health overall. Yet one of the other main components of dentistry (and especially at Burley Dentistry) is everything involving the cosmetic. Cosmetic dentistry is more focused on the aesthetic of your smile, but there are benefits that go far past appearances.

Dr. Erika Burley has been serving the Charlotte area for over 17 years, and is a highly respected dentist who works tirelessly at providing dental services you can smile about. Read on to see some of the best reasons to work with a cosmetic dentist, and contact our dental clinic today to get the smile you desire!

You have an upcoming event.

If you have an event that’s approaching and you know pictures are going to be a big part of the big day, this is a great reason to look into cosmetic dentistry. Fall is a time for many weddings to take place, and with all those corresponding photos, teeth whitening would be an excellent option for you. If you are in the wedding party, you know this will not only mean lots of photos, but also photos that will be preserved and cherished for years to come. Teeth whitening is a great and easy way to enhance your smile (and the corresponding photos that hang on the living room walls).

Just as wedding attendance is pretty popular in autumn, the upcoming cooler months signify tons of upcoming events. Galas, holiday parties, family get-togethers—the months of November and December seem packed with just about every event type you can think of. This is a time where you want to not simply smile, but smile confidently, knowing that your pearly whites are, well, just that.

The teeth whitening services at Burley Dentistry are quick to show results, and can be performed at our dental clinic or in the comfort of your own home. Contact our team to get started!

You have difficulty or discomfort when eating.

A missing tooth or two can make a difference in how you chew. You might end up overcompensating by sticking to one side or one part of your jaw, and this can end up leading to further complications. Or, depending on the problem, you might find yourself avoiding certain foods in attempts to prevent discomfort from happening. This might have become a normal part of life, but our cosmetic dentist is here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way.

You deserve to enjoy the foods and drinks that you love, and having teeth that function properly should be an expectation, not a privilege. If you’re experiencing problems while eating, getting dental implants or dentures could be exactly what you need. Our dental clinic can place dental implants to fill in for missing teeth, and use cutting edge digital technology to create the best dentures to work for you. Whether needing full or partial dentures, Burley Dentistry can help you get back to eating and enjoying food as you used to.

You want to preserve your teeth and jaw.

It might seem like a missing tooth is only confined to that space. If you have a missing tooth, it doesn’t affect everything else, right? In actuality, missing teeth can compromise your jaw bone, and cause later problems down the road. In order to preserve your jawbone, getting dental implants might be a cosmetic dentistry option you need to consider. At Burley Dentistry, we can perform tooth extractions and place dental implants (after a healing period), which not only leads to a smile you’ll love, but includes added health benefits for your mouth as a whole.

Your speech is somewhat compromised.

Depending on what damage to your smile has happened and where, sometimes we can suffer slight speech impediments as a result. This is especially the case if a child loses a baby tooth too early, as they are still in the process of developing their speech. One of the best ways to fix this is through restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

We hope that a game of pickup football doesn’t result in a missing front tooth (and a potentially corresponding whistle), but if that does happen, know that Burley Dentistry has got your back. We would be more than happy to help schedule a consultation and look into which of our cosmetic dentistry services could best benefit you. Contact us today to get started!

Your smile has changed over time.

Just as we might start to develop some wrinkles and our hair might get a bit grayer, our bodies change as get older, and our teeth are no exception. When you think about it, our teeth take such a beating over the years. They’ve been exposed to practically every single meal we’ve ever consumed, as well as the acids and bacteria that go with it. For this reason, it’s no wonder that our teeth might show stains or discoloration after decades of use.

There are a number of options in the world of cosmetic dentistry that can make a difference. For example, porcelain veneers are a great way to have an improved and more consistent smile that lasts for years. Porcelain veneers can cover any chips, cracks, or discoloration that exist with your teeth. Additionally, our same day crowns can help not only improve your smile, but your dental health as well. Whether you need same day crowns or porcelain veneers, our Charlotte dental clinic is the place to do it. Give us a call to set up an appointment!

You don’t like to smile.

First off, we firmly believe that your smile is as unique and beautiful as you are. We hope that you can take confidence in your smile, but like everything else in life, there is always room for improvement. If you actively avoid showing your smile, if you find yourself covering your mouth to hide your happiness, let us help you get to a place of security, where you can comfortably showcase your smile with the greatest of ease. But if your smile and your confidence is something that you feel is holding you back, know that this can be fixed, and know that our team at Burley Dentistry would be happy to help.

Dr. Erika Burley is a dentist you can trust, and our cosmetic dentistry services have made a difference in so many people’s lives. See the results and testimonials from our patients firsthand, and contact our dental clinic to get cosmetic dentistry services you can smile about.