What is life without a few enhancements to make it a little better? They don’t have to be huge. You don’t need a brand-new car to visit the car wash and clean the car you have. What about new clothes? Fashion is one enhancement Americans love. Collectively we spend almost $2 billion per year on clothing.
One area that can truly enhance your life is your smile. From the moment you meet someone new, your face takes center stage with your smile in a leading role. If you have straight, clean, and bright teeth, then you’ll want to show them off. However, a first impression is only improved by a wide smile. This is where cosmetic dentistry can help.
Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry
While cosmetic dentistry’s primary concern is appearance, cosmetic treatments and general dentistry come together in a few places. First, these are areas where health issues also look bad, so the treatments that address them will inevitably look better. For example, decayed or damaged teeth are a health problem, and they also look bad. So when we correct decay with a tooth-colored filling, you receive twice the benefits from one treatment.
Another example of this ‘twofer’ dentistry is a dental crown after root canal therapy. If you need a root canal, the procedure saves your tooth but leaves it significantly reduced and vulnerable. A tooth-colored porcelain crown not only protects the original tooth and restores its chewing function, but it also looks like a natural tooth without the same wear problems as tooth enamel. In addition, your crown will resist stains and decay for as long as you have it.
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Dr. Blake Nelson’s team is highly experienced and trained to apply ceramic restoration such as crowns and veneers. Each of these restorations is custom-made in an outside lab specially chosen for the quality of their work. A dental veneer is a porcelain strip covering the front of a tooth, while a crown acts as a cap covering an entire tooth.
The Benton and Nelson DDS team are happy to provide mild sedation for a stress-free procedure if you are nervous about placing a crown or veneer. Serving your needs and your comfort is one of our primary goals.
Professional Dental Whitening
This dental procedure is a non-invasive and affordable way to brighten your smile. When you utilize professional whitening, you can be assured that we maximize the results. We use highly-concentrated whitening agents that are also safe under our supervision. We also create whitening trays molded to your mouth so that the active ingredient contacts your teeth and not your gums or other soft tissue.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Winston-Salem, NC
If you’re ready to greet the world with confidence, contact the team at Benton and Nelson DDS to schedule a consultation. It will do a lot more for you than a new shirt or a clean car.