Your smile is a part of you– and often considered the most memorable feature of your overall appearance. Having a smile that is comfortable, functional and that you feel good about is Dr. Blaylock’s goal when creating an individualized treatment plan that includes cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry can do more than enhance your natural smile, often playing an important role in addressing a variety of dental problems and helping to maintain lifelong oral health.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist
As a Dawson trained dentist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Brent Blaylock has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems and bite disorders and offers cosmetic dental treatments that can help restore a damaged smile and balance the bite for lasting dental health.
Dr. Blaylock understands and emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing underlying dental problems as part of your overall dental health care. This is necessary for the results of any cosmetic dentistry to be both comfortable and lasting.
Cosmetic Dentistry Durham
Dr. Blaylock offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments and procedures, including:
- Porcelain veneers: Veneers are a quick way to get a beautiful smile. They are perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. 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 reasons including misshaped, broken, discolored and chipped teeth and can even close a gap between teeth. A dental crown is basically a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your natural tooth and cemented in to place.
- Tooth bonding: Tooth bonding is a process where a tooth-colored material is bonded to the tooth to improve the appearance of the tooth. It is used for many cosmetic reasons including badly stained, broken or chipped teeth. Similar to a dental filling procedure, tooth bonding is typically an easy process completed during one visit with us. Tooth bonding involves tooth-colored resin material using adhesives and a high intensity curing light.
- Teeth whitening: Dr. Brent Blaylock offers both in-office and custom take-home teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Zoom! Teeth Whitening for stained or yellow teeth and is administered at our Durham dentist office. The Zoom® chair side teeth whitening system is an effective way to whiten teeth immediately. We also offer a convenient take-home teeth whitening kit for patients who want the convenience of whitening their teeth at home.
Dr. Blaylock will provide a thorough evaluation of your dental health, recommending a plan of treatment tailored to your oral health needs and personal goals. Dr. Blaylock seeks to help his patients maintain a comfortable, functional bite that they are proud to share and feel good about.
A healthy smile is an important part of your daily quality of life and cosmetic dentistry can help you keep your natural teeth looking and feeling their best for as long as possible.