Cosmetic Dentistry

Over the past few years, cosmetic dentistry has become very popular.  And with more dentists learning new techniques, anyone can enjoy the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.  Having a beautiful smile enhances a person’s self esteem significantly and Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young are here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

What is the difference between restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry?  Simply put, restorative dentistry addresses treatment that is necessary, whereas cosmetic dentistry can often be elective.  However, with new dental products and techniques coming out all the time, restorative dentistry can have the same appeal as cosmetic dentistry.

A good example of this is dental fillings.  20 years ago it was standard procedure to use amalgam, or silver fillings to fill decayed teeth.  These fillings were large and sometimes unsightly.  Nowadays, most dentists offer composite, or tooth colored fillings.  Composite fillings match the color of your tooth and are virtually undetectable by eye.  Composite fillings are so well liked that many patients choose to remove their old silver fillings and replace them with composite fillings.

Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young use only the best materials when fabricating fillings for patients.  Their years of experience enable them to treat the tooth by removing only the necessary amount of tooth structure.  They will also match the color of the filling to your tooth’s natural color perfectly.  This enables patients to receive the benefits of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry at once.

Dental crowns and implants are also popular options.  No one wants to smile and reveal a mouth full of gold or silver teeth.  Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young can crown your tooth with an attractive tooth colored crown made out of porcelain.  It will match the shape, size, and color of your other teeth perfectly.

Dental implants are a smart option used to compensate for the loss of a tooth.  An artificial root is placed into the patient’s mouth and it is topped with a dental crown.  Not only do dental implants enhance your smile, they are also extremely functional.  Dental implants can enhance your chewing and talking capabilities.  They are also a great alternative to partials, dentures, and bridges.

Teeth whitening is a very popular form on cosmetic dentistry.  Almost anyone can benefit from teeth whitening.  Smoking, the foods we eat, the things we drink, and genetics play a role in the discoloration of teeth.  Many people are surprised at how quickly and easily they can achieve a brighter, whiter smile.  Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young offer a couple of different methods of teeth whitening.  Patients are welcome to try professional strength Crest Whitestrips that are not available for purchase at any store.

Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young also offer custom made bleaching trays that fit your mouth perfectly, resulting in comfort and the most effective bleaching.  These trays last for years and if you run out of bleaching gel, refills are available for purchase at our office.  This means that you will be able to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, for years to come.

If you would like to enhance your smile in any way, come to Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young for an attractive and lasting outcome. Whether it’s whitening, implants, or anything in between, Dr. Emory Young and Dr. Collyer Young are here to help you!