Cosmetic Dentistry in Waxhaw, NC
It's true that cosmetic dentistry has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the Mayans replaced broken or missing teeth with seashells. With all the advances in medical technology, dentistry has seen some incredible improvements. We now have porcelains that closely resemble natural tooth enamel. Bonding agents deliver longer-lasting results. You don't have to let discolored or damaged teeth dampen your self-confidence. Our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve the bright, flawless smile you desire.
Our cosmetic procedures include:
If stained or discolored teeth are a concern, teeth whitening can gently remove stains, giving teeth a healthier, more youthful appearance. At Ruocco Dental, we use the Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System. Your teeth can appear yellowed or darkened because of stains that are both on the enamel surface and below in the dentin layer of a tooth. Those convenient over-the-counter tooth-whitening treatments may be able to remove some surface staining, but they aren’t strong enough to penetrate deep into the dentin. Opalescence, however, contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These reach below the surface to break up deep staining. At home, you’ll simply fill your custom-fit bleaching trays with the Opalescence gel and wear them according to the instructions you received from you Waxhaw cosmetic dentist.
If you've tried teeth whitening in the past with mixed results, Drs. Ruocco may recommend porcelain veneers or CEREC crowns. These high-quality restorations can repair chipped, damaged, gapped, or crooked teeth in just one or two visits. Porcelain veneers are also called instant orthodontics and for good reason. Whether your smile has crooked teeth, or teeth that are also fractured, chipped and misshaped, porcelain veneers can create a new smile that is straight, white and perfectly formed. Made of strong dental porcelain or ceramic, veneers are cemented to the front of teeth that people see when you smile. Because they are translucent, veneers reflect light just like you own teeth for a smile that is bright and natural looking.
CEREC crowns offer the strength and durability of traditional crowns with one major difference: these crowns are designed, built and placed in one single visit to the Waxhaw dentist. The in-office CEREC system includes at intraoral digital camera, CAD/CAM software and a milling unit. Together, these three components take the place of the impression that is usually sent to a dental lab where your crown is fabricated off-site. Now, we prepare your tooth, photograph it and send the image to the computer that designs your crown. Based on this design, the milling unit manufactures the crown, and before you leave our Waxhaw dental office your permanent crown is in place.
Let Ruocco Dental show you how beautiful your smile can truly be with cosmetic dentistry.
Making Waxhaw Smile
Since opening our practice in 2005, Ruocco Dental has been a popular choice for people seeking a unique brand of personalized dentistry. Call today or visit our Waxhaw office, located just five miles south of Charlotte and convenient to residents of Weddington, Marvin, and Fort Mill. When you become one of our patients, you also become part of our family.