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Green Hills Cosmetic Dentist Creating Beautiful Smiles

brunette women receiving check-upWe see beautiful, healthy smiles every day, but we also see damaged, stained, and misaligned smiles. For those patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, cosmetic dentistry offers the opportunity to hit the reset button on smiles. Whether patients want to close the gap between teeth with porcelain veneers or brighten smiles with professional grade teeth whitening, Green Hills Dental Center offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services to transform smiles in as little as one visit.

We provide a number of treatment options that improve the appearance of smiles for patients from Berry Hill, Crieve Hall, and other nearby communities. Our team offers skilled treatment options in our comfortable, friendly dental office in Green Hills, Nashville.

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

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Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of cosmetic dentists in your area? It can be difficult to know what qualities to look for in a good team of professionals. That’s why we’re offering some tips to help narrow down your search results and ensure that you get the high-quality treatment you deserve. That way, you won’t feel like you’re taking a gamble on your smile. We’ve compiled a list of 10 factors to consider on your search to find the best local cosmetic dentist to refresh your unique smile.

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Teeth Whitening

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Any local pharmacy or grocery store offers rows of whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, gels, and strips that promise smile brightening results, but these over the counter whitening products are not able to deliver these transformative results. At Green Hills Dental Center, we offer professional teeth whitening options that remove stains, brighten teeth, and give patients the picture perfect smiles they desire. Most patients whiten smiles up to ten shades with professional whitening, and with our help, they experience less dental sensitivity and other adverse effects.

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Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are thin sheathes of dental grade porcelain that fit over the fronts of teeth to conceal chips, cracks, stains, and other smile irregularities. Veneers offer patients the opportunity to transform their smiles almost instantly with one minimally invasive procedure. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed allowing the veneer to fit seamlessly into patients’ smiles. Bite impressions are taken and sent to our dental lab where a custom veneer is crafted, and patients receive a temporary veneer to wear while the custom solution is made. Once the final veneer is completed, patients return to exchange their temporary for the custom porcelain veneer.

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All-Ceramic Dental Restorations

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In most cases, the difference between restoration dentistry and cosmetic dental care is clear, but all-ceramic restorations offer both high quality dental restoration and beautiful cosmetic solutions. Unlike other restorative materials, all-ceramic crowns, inlays, and onlays blend flawlessly into patients’ smiles. Even porcelain fused to metal restorations may develop darkly colored lines over time, but all-ceramic restorations look and feel natural for decades. Additionally, this material is stain resistant allowing patients to continue drinking coffee and wine and consuming other foods and drinks that may stain tooth enamel while maintaining their naturally bright appearance.

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Soft-Tissue Laser Dentistry

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Sometimes, patients visit our team unhappy with the appearance of their smiles, but it’s not always the size, shape, or health of teeth that patients are unhappy with. The amount and positioning of gum tissue also affects the way patients’ smiles look. At Green Hills Dental Center, we offer soft-tissue laser dentistry to reshape gums perfecting the appearance of smiles. Laser dentistry allows our team to perform cosmetic gum recontouring with minimal healing time, no sutures, and healthy gums.

Direct Bonding

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Do you have a chipped or discolored tooth? A minor cosmetic flaw can have a big impact on your self-esteem. Now, you can fix certain aesthetic issues using a minimally invasive solution. Direct bonding uses a composite resin material that matches your enamel color to improve the overall color, size, and shape of a tooth. In as little as one visit, you’ll enjoy a drastic improvement in your smile with results that look natural.

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For more information or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact Green Hills Dental Center today. Our friendly team is happy to help.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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With essential preventive and restorative dentistry, dental insurance benefits usually cover a portion if not all of the cost. With cosmetic treatments, that’s typically not the case. As a result, the price is often completely out-of-pocket. So, it’s completely normal to be curious about the cost. While there isn’t a flat fee, there are some all-encompassing factors that play a role. Read on to learn what they are!

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right For Me?

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Our knowledgeable and friendly team at Green Hills Dental Center is proud to offer several smile-enhancing treatments. When determining which one is best for you, here are a few cost-related factors to consider:

  • Teeth whitening – This stain-blasting treatment is mid-range in terms of cost, safe, and able to lighten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single visit.
  • Veneers – Veneers may require a higher upfront investment, but they can last for 15+ years with proper care and can effortlessly conceal several imperfections simultaneously.
  • Soft-tissue laser dentistry – With a painless and efficient soft-tissue laser, we can remove excess gum tissue quickly – no extensive healing times or sutures required!
  • Direct bonding – One of the most cost-effective treatments, direct bonding is ideal for addressing minor dental flaws, like discoloration, chips, and gaps.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

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All too often, patients think investing in cosmetic dentistry in Green Hills offers purely aesthetic benefits. While the cosmetic advantages are undeniable (like a big boost in your self-confidence), there are other factors to consider. For example, certain treatments can improve your dental function as well, allowing you to chew better and speak clearer. Plus, these changes can better your personal and professional life, which will positively impact your overall quality of life.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Worried about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Green Hills? Don’t worry – our team is here to make the financial aspect of your care as stress-free as possible. To begin, we welcome flexible financing with trusted third-party financiers like LendingClub and CareCredit. We also have an in-house membership club and periodic specials. Basically, we offer several solutions designed to make transforming your smile more affordable.

Ready to get your price estimate? Then get in touch with our cosmetic dentist in Green Hills today! The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be a step closer to the smile of your dreams.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Are you ready to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? With so many treatments to choose from, its natural to have a few questions! Dr. Kirby will be more than happy to fully answer all your questions and address your concerns during your consultation. In the meantime, we invite you to look over the following common questions about cosmetic dentistry and encourage you to give us a call if you don’t see the answers you’re looking for!

Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right for Me?

Do you want to improve your smile, but aren’t sure where to begin? Maybe you’re unsure of whether cosmetic bonding or teeth whitening is the best choice for your tooth discoloration. Or perhaps you simply have several cosmetic imperfections you’d like to address at once. During your consultation, your Green Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kirby will carefully review your goals and inspect your mouth. Then, he can recommend which treatments will most effectively help you reach your desired results.

Are Cosmetic Dental Treatments Painful?

Enhancing your pearly whites with any of our cosmetic services is quick, simple, and virtually pain-free. Before we begin, we’ll make sure your oral health is in great shape. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can make some cosmetic treatments uncomfortable or even negatively influence their success, so we’ll address those first. Additionally, we use a conservative approach, high-quality materials, and the latest dental techniques to ensure your journey towards a new smile is as comfortable as possible.

How Can I Make the Results of My Treatments Last?

While the lifespan of each treatments’ results will vary, you can easily expect to enjoy your newly improved smile for many years to come. However, how long your results last will depend heavily on how well you take care of your smile! After your treatment, remember to:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
  • Floss daily and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash regularly.
  • Refrain from chewing on hard objects like pen caps, ice, or your fingernails.
  • Cut back on sugary, acidic, and dark-colored beverages and foods.

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Nearly anyone who wants a prettier smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry! However, not every treatment is right for every patient. For example, those with particularly stubborn enamel stains may benefit more from porcelain veneers than teeth whitening, while those with very damaged teeth may need an all-ceramic dental crown instead of porcelain veneers. Additionally, most cosmetic treatments require great oral health, so you may need preliminary treatments to treat tooth decay or gum disease before being a suitable candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Numerous factors go into the final cost of your cosmetic treatment, including which type of service you need and how much is required to improve your smile. Quick and easy treatments like teeth whitening and direct bonding are typically less expensive than custom-made solutions like porcelain veneers or an all-ceramic dental crown. While dental insurance typically doesn’t cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, we offer third party financing options from Lending Club and CareCredit to break up your expenses. Your Nashville cosmetic dentist will go over your personalized estimate during your consultation, as well as ways to make your treatment more affordable.