Cosmetic Dentistry Durham, NC

Your smile is a part of you– often considered the most memorable feature of your overall appearance. Dr. Blaylock aims to have a comfortable, functional smile you feel good about.

Cosmetic dentistry can do more than enhance your natural smile. Cosmetic procedures often play an important role in addressing various dental problems and helping maintain lifelong oral health.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

As a Dawson-trained dentist in Durham, NC with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Brent Blaylock provides extraordinary care. He’s adept in diagnosing and treating complex dental problems and bite disorders. Furthermore, he offers various cosmetic dental treatments. They can help restore a damaged smile and balance the bite for lasting dental health.

Dr. Blaylock understands identifying and addressing underlying dental problems as part of your overall dental health care. This is necessary for the results of any cosmetic dentistry procedure to be both comfortable and long-lasting.

Cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC: Dr. Brent Blaylock

High-quality Cosmetic Dentistry in Durham

Dr. Blaylock offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments and procedures, including:

  • Porcelain veneers: Veneers are a quick way to get a beautiful smile. We recommend them for people with stains, chips, or gaps between teeth. They are wafer-thin shells that will cover the front surface and sides of a defective tooth. Porcelain veneers are less invasive than crowns or orthodontic treatments and offer permanent results. They are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Dental crowns: Crowns, also called tooth caps, fit over an entire tooth for aesthetics and added strength. They are a popular and affordable treatment for many cosmetic issues. They can treat misshaped, broken, discolored, and chipped teeth and even close a gap between them. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that we place over your natural tooth and cement into place.
  • Tooth bonding: Tooth bonding is a process where we bond a tooth-colored material to the tooth to improve its appearance. We use bonding for cosmetic reasons, including badly stained, broken, or chipped teeth. Like a dental filling procedure, tooth bonding is typically an easy process we can complete during one visit. Tooth bonding involves tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and a high-intensity curing light.
  • Teeth whitening: Dr. Brent Blaylock offers custom take-home teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Our personalized take-home teeth whitening kit is great for patients who want the convenience of whitening their teeth at home.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves changing your teeth, gums, and your bite to improve the overall appearance of your smile. A dentist can utilize almost any dental treatment to accomplish this.

What can cosmetic dentistry fix?

Cosmetic dentistry is capable of fixing many types of dental problems. This includes crooked teeth, stained teeth, yellow teeth, and aged or worn down teeth. It can also treat uneven teeth, teeth with gaps in between them, misaligned teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and missing teeth.

Why is cosmetic dentistry so popular?

A person’s smile is one of the first things others notice. Cosmetic dentistry has grown in popularity because patients want a better-looking smile. Having a smile that you love will significantly improve your confidence and self-image. Additionally, the most popular cosmetic treatments will also improve your oral health.

What treatment(s) will I need to achieve a smile makeover?

Dr. Blaylock will want to see you for an initial consultation to determine your goals before recommending treatments. During this appointment, he will analyze your smile and take any diagnostics that he may need.

In addition to learning what you dislike about your smile, Dr. Blaylock will look for any oral health problems that may affect your results. The last step is to review the treatment recommendations. Each smile makeover patient will have a personalized treatment plan based on their needs and wants.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. To help ensure that your porcelain veneers last as long as possible, brush and floss regularly.

You should also avoid eating foods that are sticky or chewy. Do not bite down on hard foods like nuts. You should brush your teeth twice daily and floss well at least once daily. Lastly, you should visit your dentist every six months for professional dental cleanings.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The effects of teeth whitening can last from six months to three years. It largely depends on the patient’s oral hygiene habits. You should also avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark juices. You should brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily to remove any plaque or bacteria that can cause discoloration.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation Today

Dr. Blaylock and his dental team will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and recommend a treatment plan. We tailor it to your oral health needs and personal cosmetic goals. Your Durham dentist seeks to help his patients maintain a comfortable, functional bite they are proud to share and feel good about. Request a dental exam and consultation by calling us at 919-518-9963 or requesting an appointment online anytime.

A healthy smile is an important part of your daily quality of life. Cosmetic dentistry can help you keep your natural teeth looking and feeling their best for as long as possible.


3206 Old Chapel Hill Road
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27707

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new patients 984-213-4695

current patients 919-493-8036


Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: Closed