Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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Having a clear understanding of all aspects of your dental care is essential, so we encourage you to be proactive about asking questions. You deserve to be fully informed, and we believe that no question is too small or unimportant. If a concern is important to you, it's important to us too.

We answer lots of questions for our patients, and some of those we hear most often are listed below. If you don’t see your specific question here or you would like more information, feel free to give our office a call!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Thanks to impressive advances and improvements in dental materials, we are now able to offer numerous options to patients who would like to change the esthetics of their smile. Woman with cosmetic dentistry in alpharetta ga

If you have a misshapen or poorly proportioned tooth, we offer several treatments to achieve a more harmonious smile:

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a conservative option for altering the shape of a tooth. Dr. Kai Liang uses a tooth-colored composite filling material to expertly build up your tooth. The procedure is efficient, so we can usually treat several teeth in one appointment. We can also use bonding to fill in uneven spaces as well as repair chipped or broken teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are another great option if you are interested in changing the appearance of your teeth to create a more pleasing appearance. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are customized for your smile and bonded to the surface of your teeth. Since they conceal your natural teeth, we can use veneers to completely change the shape and size of your teeth.

Ceramic Crowns

Unlike veneers that sit on the surface of your teeth, esthetic ceramic crowns are designed to completely surround a tooth. While we primarily use crowns to strengthen and protect a damaged tooth, we can also use them to conceal a tooth that’s poorly shaped or severely stained.

As you can see, our practice’s options for cosmetic dentistry in Alpharetta, GA offer many solutions for you to choose from. If you would like us to help you decide which treatment is best for you, please contact us for an appointment. 

Dental bonding at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is an effective and affordable alternative that can be used to resolve several cosmetic dental concerns. If treatments like crowns and veneers are not within your budget, bonding may be an appropriate solution, depending on your needs.

One of the advantages of dental bonding is the range of problems it can address:

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Make teeth look longer or change their shape

Dental bonding is aesthetically pleasing because Dr. Kai uses a composite resin material that can easily be shaped and shaded to create a seamless appearance when applied to your natural tooth. Since Dr. Kai bonds the composite to the surface of your tooth, we don’t need to remove much of the tooth structure to repair it. And, because preparation is not invasive, most people don’t require anesthesia, so you don’t have to worry about injections.

If you’re short on time, dental bonding is an efficient solution when compared to other restorations because we can usually finish treatment in one office visit. You don’t need to make multiple trips or wait for your finished restoration to be completed at a dental lab.

Dental bonding is efficient, and can affordably fix several minor cosmetic imperfections. If you would like more information about bonding or other cosmetic dentistry options at our Milton, GA dental office, please call us to arrange a convenient appointment. 

At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we offer a broad range of cosmetic dental treatments to fit every need. Whether you are interested in making a slight change or would like a full smile transformation, we can help!

Teeth whitening is the fastest and most affordable way to achieve a quick smile makeover. You can choose from an in-office treatment or our convenient take-home whitening kits.

Porcelain veneers are very popular because they correct numerous dental flaws including stained, broken, or chipped teeth. Since veneers blend so naturally with your smile, they can be used on just one tooth or several teeth.

We make tooth-colored fillings using a composite resin material that can be customized to match the natural shade of your teeth. Their natural appearance allows us to create seamless fillings and make minor cosmetic repairs.

If you would like to correct minor tooth misalignment, we offer Invisalign clear braces to help get your smile back in shape. Invisalign is a popular short-term orthodontic treatment that eliminates the inconvenience and discomfort of metal braces.

We can choose one of these services, or combine several to achieve the results you are looking for. There is virtually no aesthetic dental concern we can’t address at our Alpharetta, GA dental office. If you are thinking of changing your smile but aren’t sure what your next step is, you can start by giving us a call. We will be happy to arrange a smile consultation with Dr. Liang to discuss your goals.

Dental bonding is a procedure done at our Alpharetta dental office that involves using a composite filling material to correct cosmetic dental flaws. Composite fillings are made using a plastic resin and silica fillers that combine to mimic the natural appearance of your dental enamel.

Bonding is an excellent way to make cosmetic repairs because it is a strong and durable material that blends perfectly with your teeth. One of the benefits is that the composite material bonds to the surface of the remaining structure of the tooth helping to prevent breakage.

Dental bonding can resolve several problems with great results:

  • Repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • Create a uniform appearance by resolving size and shape discrepancies
  • Fill in gaps and uneven spacing between teeth
  • Conceal severe staining and discoloration

Dr. Kai mixes the material to match the shade of your teeth, and then carefully applies the composite to the area to be fixed. He builds up the material to perfectly match the shape of your teeth and then cures it with ultraviolet light to bond the composite securely to your teeth.

Dental bonding is a very effective solution for these problems, but depending on your situation, Dr. Kai may recommend a different type of cosmetic treatment like porcelain veneers are dental crowns.  

There are several reasons why a front tooth might chip repeatedly. An improperly aligned dental bite places excessive force on teeth that were never meant to withstand so much wear. This gradually erodes dental enamel and weakens the tooth.

Teeth grinding, or bruxism may be caused by stress, or it may be the result of a faulty dental bite. In either case, this added force also places stress on teeth causing them to wear down and chip easily.

Unhealthy teeth are the most common culprit for repeated chipping of a tooth. When you don’t brush and floss conscientiously, bacteria-filled plaque builds up on your teeth. Plaque clings to your teeth and uses the foods you eat to create acids that wear and weaken tooth enamel.

We can help conceal chips with treatments like dental bonding, veneers, and crowns. But we can’t do any type of restoration until we eliminate the underlying cause of the problem.

If your teeth chip easily, please call us to see how cosmetic dentistry in Alpharetta Creek can help restore your smile. Dr. Kai Liang will examine your teeth to identify the underlying condition and create a treatment plan to correct it. 

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