Cosmetic Dentistry in Rock Hill, SC
Your smile is your first chance at making a positive impression. Our team at Sharp Dentistry understands the importance of an attractive and healthy smile and we work together to provide the services you need to achieve this. Dr. Drummond Sharp and his team offer high-quality, long-lasting cosmetic dentistry in Rock Hill, SC for patients who desire a better-looking, healthier smile.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The term “cosmetic dentistry” refers to any dental treatment or service that primarily focuses on the appearance of your smile. This area of dentistry ensures that patients will enjoy drastic improvement in the overall look of their teeth. However, our dental cosmetic services will never detract from your oral health, instead, our cosmetic treatment aims to improve both the appearance and the function of your smile.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
You may notice that the list of cosmetic services that our practice offers is also listed as “restorative services” on our website. While these services restore the function of your smile, they also greatly improve the way that your smile looks. Our team is proud of the fact that we always put your oral health first and you can be sure that you will leave our practice with improved oral health even when you choose to undergo cosmetic services.
The following is a short list of just some of the Rock Hill cosmetic dental services that we offer. For a complete list and for more information regarding cosmetic dentistry, call our office at (803) 324-7626.
Dental veneers are a great option for patients who are seeking a dramatic smile makeover. This procedure can mask a number of flaws in a patient’s smile including chipped, broken, discolored, cracked or irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers are essentially a thin, strong piece of porcelain that is created to match the shape and size of the natural tooth. These “shells” are then cemented over the front of an unattractive tooth.
This procedure preserves the natural tooth, however, it is a permanent, non-reversible treatment because the natural tooth is “etched” before placement of the veneers. The etching process entails the removal of a very small portion of the surface of the tooth in order to create room for the veneers. Veneers last anywhere from 5 to 10 years depending on how well you care for them.
Patients who are missing one or more teeth are encouraged to look into implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is the most advanced form of tooth replacement. An “implant” is a screw-shaped, titanium device that acts as a prosthetic tooth root. The implant is then inserted directly into the jawbone (in generally the same location that the natural tooth root once resided) and fuses with the bone. This creates an incredibly sturdy and permanent tooth replacement.
Once the implant fuses with the bone, the prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the tip of the implant. This treatment provides patients with a completely restored smile and guarantees a beautiful, fully functional smile that lasts a lifetime.
Dental crowns are one of the most widely used dental cosmetic services. Crowns are hollow caps that are created to fit perfectly over a natural tooth. Crowns work like a helmet and protect and restore a natural tooth while also providing an outward appearance that is designed to greatly improve the look of the tooth.
Our dental crowns are customized to match the shade, shape, and size of the surrounding teeth. We also ensure that your dental crown is made to last and protects the tooth from any future damage, disease, or undesirable aesthetic qualities.
Dental bridges are another form of tooth replacement that “bridges” the gap left by a missing tooth. This device is basically a prosthetic tooth that is held in place by two crowns on either side. These crowns fit over and attach to the two natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. While this procedure is not as long lasting or advanced as dental implants, it provides patients with a quick, affordable, and natural looking way to restore a smile that is suffering from a missing tooth.
Our experienced team at Sharp Dentistry is dedicated to providing the dental cosmetic services in Rock Hill that you need to be proud of your smile. If you are in need of dental work that will improve your overall appearance, trust our practice. For more information on our dental services, call us today to schedule your consultation at (803) 324-7626. We look forward to meeting you and improving your smile!