What Cosmetic Dental Treatment Is Right for Me?

Do you practice your smile in the mirror but end up with a frown because you’re unhappy with your teeth? You don’t have to hide them anymore – you only need to see a dentist in Raleigh, so you’ll know your options. These days, almost everything is possible. Indeed, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way. What used to be a fantasy can now become your reality. 

Take a look at the smiles of Hollywood celebrities. The perfect smiles you see on TV were not altered to make them look more attractive. The secret behind their gorgeous, natural smiles is cosmetic dentistry. If you don’t believe us, try to Google what they looked like before. You’ll be surprised to see how their smiles transformed over the years. 

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Which Cosmetic Dental Treatment Do You Need? 

Teeth Whitening 

Teeth whitening is the answer if you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to whiten your smile. You can already see a dramatic difference in your smile in one appointment. The bleaching solution has the power to brighten your teeth by at least eight shades. However, before we apply the solution to your teeth, we will first assess your mouth for the presence of tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities. 

These oral health issues must be addressed first before we proceed with the teeth whitening procedure. In only 45 minutes, you will smile confidently again. This treatment is ideal for people who are content with the shape and size of their teeth. 

Dental Bonding 

Not all tooth stains respond well to teeth whitening, so it’s essential to talk to your cosmetic dentist before trying something out. Unfortunately, many come to us for help after succumbing to the problems of DIY teeth whitening. 

We strongly discourage you from experimenting with your teeth using products with questionable safety and efficacy. If you want guaranteed results that will bring out the luster and brightness of your smile, you can never go wrong with dental bonding. Yellow teeth respond to bleach but not brown teeth and teeth with a grey undertone. 


Dental veneers are also known as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin, customized, tooth-colored shells that your cosmetic dentist will apply over the front surface of your teeth to improve the length, color, shade, and size of your teeth. Two types of materials are used to make veneers – porcelain and resin composite. 

Porcelain is more expensive because it has the same translucence as natural teeth, which is why most of our patients opt for porcelain. They also resist stains better than composite. But, if you are looking for a more affordable option, the composite resin is also a good choice. 

Veneers are perfect for people with tooth discoloration due to excessive fluoride use, root canal treatment, or stains from pharmaceutical drugs like tetracycline. It’s also ideal for those who have broken or chipped teeth, worn down teeth, slightly misaligned teeth, and narrow tooth gaps to close the space. 

Clear Aligners 

Crooked and misaligned teeth are common in both children and adults. In America, nine out of 10 people have tooth misalignment issues. 

The problem with crooked teeth is that they predispose you to oral health complications such as gum disease and tooth decay. Teeth misalignment is not just a cosmetic case, as it can have an effect on how efficiently you take care of your smile. You can opt for clear aligners if you’re not a fan of big, chunky metal braces. These clear braces are almost invisible, yet they work just the same as traditional braces. 

Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns are designed to “cover up” the visible portion of your teeth. Not only do they improve the appearance of your teeth, but they also help protect them against further damage. People who had just undergone root canal therapy, those with severely decayed teeth or teeth that are badly cracked can benefit from crowns. It’s a cost-efficient way to rejuvenate and revamp your smile. 

Crowns can be made from ceramic, resin, or porcelain. What people love about dental crowns is that they don’t require special care – you just have to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist yearly.

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Need Help From Your Dentist in Raleigh? 

Cosmetic dentistry offers many procedures. If you are unsure what treatment is best for you, we suggest you schedule a consultation so you can talk to your cosmetic dentist and raise your concerns. After the initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist will offer a customized treatment plan tailored to your goals, lifestyle, and budget. 

At Tyron Family Dentistry, we take time to discuss your concerns so we can create the best treatment plan designed especially for your unique needs. 

We understand the frustration and embarrassment you may feel about your smile, and we’re here to change all that. Our friendly and experienced dental team will take care of you from start to finish, and we aim to exceed your expectations. Contact us today for a reservation.

“Wonderful service! Always very polite and professional. They make you feel very comfortable especially when your scared of the dentist. Will definitely keep going back!”
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“Love this place – I can’t recommend Tryon Family Dentistry enough! I’ve been coming to them for about 3 years and I’ve never even considered going anywhere else. The office is nice and the people are great.”
- Molly Katolas
“Staff is amazing. So gentle but very knowledgeable. Great experiences so far with cleanings and filling replacement.”
- Trish M.
“I had neglected my dental care for over 20 years due to fear of the whole process. I took a leap of faith and went to this office and I am so glad I did. They understood my situation and moved forward without making me feel bad. It was an 8 month marathon of dental work. I had fillings, cleanings, wisdom teeth removed, an extraction and a wonderful implant put in. I was a hard patient to work with and the whole crew was nice to me every step of the way. Years from now when I still have my teeth I’ll have this place to thank. They fixed me up now and destroyed my fear of the dentist office for the future.”
- Jay P.
“Had another wonderful experience at Tryon Family Dentistry today! I felt safe during this pandemic due to the constant cleaning/disinfecting I observed. Everyone there goes out of their way to ensure your comfort and address any/all questions you may have.”
- Leslie Meilhon
“My dental assistant is Gloria, who is always super friendly, masterfully efficient and skilled, and amazing at answering all of my questions and anticipating anything out of the ordinary that Dr. Leo may need for his evaluation. Dr. Leo is my fabulous dentist who is also very friendly, skilled and efficient, takes whatever time is needed for my evaluation and questions, and provides honest assessment. He runs a high caliber business that has been consistently pleasant, remains way ahead of the technology, and the entire office is always extremely clean and bright. Highest regards and recommendations!”
- Jill Beavin
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