Cosmetic dentistry in Roanoke

Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile, boost your confidence, and feel more comfortable in your skin? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’re a perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry in Roanoke, VA. 

Cosmetic dental treatments are all about improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. Feeling insecure about the appearance of your teeth can have devastating effects on a person’s self-worth. 

A minor cosmetic treatment can make a huge difference in the appearance of someone’s face, often making them look and feel younger. When patients undergo cosmetic treatment to improve their smiles, studies show that they are more likely to receive better career opportunities. 

In addition to improving the appearance of one’s teeth, cosmetic dentistry can also restore the structure and function of cracked or chipped teeth, preventing future dental damage. Whether you have dental trauma from an injury or just want a whiter and brighter smile, at We Care Dental Care, our top priority is to give you a smile you can be proud of. 

If you’re interested in getting rid of dental imperfections such as cracks or chips in the teeth, discoloration, unevenly sized or shaped teeth, then contact us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Burkitt.

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Teeth Whitening

At We Care Dental Care, we offer custom-fitted KöR at-home teeth whitening trays so you can gradually whiten your smile over 2 weeks from the comfort of your own home. The process begins with a consultation and oral exam to ensure that you have healthy teeth free of decay or gum disease. You must be in good oral health to be a candidate for teeth whitening.

If you’re cleared for the treatment, we will begin by taking impressions of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays that snugly fit around your teeth. During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin Burkitt will help you decide on the level of whitening treatment that is best for you, such as KöR Day or KöR Night.

KöR Day is best for people with sensitive teeth or who are unable to sleep with whitening trays in their mouth at night. These trays contain 9% hydrogen peroxide and are worn 1-2 times per day. Treatment may take slightly longer than 2 weeks to achieve the best results.

KöR Night is the most effective teeth whitening method because wearing your trays overnight ensures that the 16% carbamide peroxide has ample time to penetrate the layer underneath your teeth. You will wear these trays to sleep each night for 2 weeks.

Once your trays are ready, you will return to the dental office to pick them up, and can begin your whitening treatment right away. The KöR whitening system is the most convenient and cost-effective whitening method for our patients and doesn’t utilize lasers or UV lights to achieve miraculous results within a few weeks. 

KöR increases your tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen, which dissolves staining molecules. It also contains desensitizers that reduce tooth sensitivity commonly associated with teeth whitening.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is when we bond a composite resin material to your tooth to restructure and repair chipped or cracked teeth back to their normal or improved appearance and structure. Composite resin is the same material used in tooth-colored fillings used to refill teeth that have been drilled into due to cavities. 

The difference in the case of dental bonding is that the composite resin is not used to fill up a tooth - rather, it’s used on the external surface of the tooth to build the enamel back up. The tooth is then sculpted and contoured to achieve a uniform appearance with the other teeth.

This procedure is both cosmetic and restorative. Cracks or chips in the tooth’s enamel make the tooth more susceptible to damage, staining, decay, and infection. Repairing damage to the enamel will also reduce sensitivity and increase the functionality of the tooth when it comes to mastication or speech.

This treatment is best for minor cracks or chips. If your tooth is severely cracked or chipped to the extent that the nerve is showing, you are at an increased risk of infection to the tooth’s pulp and it may require root canal treatment.

Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (540) 427-7274 to speak with our team.
What are the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, offering a wide range of procedures to enhance your smile. Among the most popular are, and dental crowns.

One of the simplest ways to instantly brighten your smile is through professional teeth whitening. This in-office treatment uses concentrated bleaching gels, sometimes accelerated by specialized light technology, to penetrate stains and discoloration on and beneath tooth enamel. Teeth emerge dramatically whiter for an eye-catching confidence boost.

Clear aligners offer an aesthetic and convenient alternative to metal braces for realigning slight to moderate misalignments or gaps. Custom-designed plastic trays are worn sequentially to gradually shift teeth into an improved position for a flawless smile. Aligners are barely detectable during wear.

Dental implants seamlessly replace missing teeth with life-like prosthetic crowns anchored securely within the jawbone. The biocompatible posts fuse with the bone to provide sturdy support for permanent tooth restorations that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. An implant-secured smile appears complete.

Dental crowns fully encase damaged teeth to rebuild, protect, and reshape them. Precisely fitted caps improving the look of worn, uneven, cracked or extensively decayed teeth. Dental crown restorations reinforce vulnerable teeth for lasting optimal form and function.

How long will teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening varies greatly among individuals and depends on several factors, including your diet, oral hygiene habits, and the type of whitening procedure you choose.

Generally, professional teeth whitening treatments can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. However, consuming staining agents like coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco can shorten this timeframe. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings can help maintain your bright smile for longer.

It's important to note that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution and may require touch-ups over time, especially if you frequently consume beverages or foods that stain your teeth.

Which cosmetic dentistry treatment am I a candidate for?

The best cosmetic dentistry treatment for you depends on your unique dental needs and aesthetic goals.

If you're looking to brighten your smile, teeth whitening might be a good option. For those who want to correct issues like chips, cracks, or gaps, dental veneers could be the solution. If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants can provide a natural-looking and permanent solution.

For individuals hoping to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional braces, clear aligners could be an excellent choice.

However, it's important to have a thorough consultation with your dentist. At We Care Dental Care, Dr. Benjamin Burkitt can provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best cosmetic dentistry procedures for your specific needs.

Remember, achieving a beautiful smile is a collaborative process between you and your dentist. It's important to communicate your goals and expectations, and together, you can create a treatment plan that best suits you.

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