FAQs

What is cosmetic dentistry and what can it accomplish?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to various treatment options that are designed to enhance the overall appearance of a person’s smile. These treatments are tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient who visits Dunson Dental Design.

What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry address?

Generally, any aesthetic issue with the teeth can be addressed through cosmetic dentistry. If you have teeth that are chipped or cracked, stained teeth, slightly misaligned or uneven teeth, or any combination of these problems, cosmetic dentistry can be of great benefit to you.

How effective is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can be very effective. In many cases, patients’ smiles have been whitened several whole shades after a single one-hour visit to our Midtown Atlanta area cosmetic dentistry office. Professional in-office teeth whitening is much quicker and more effective than the tray and strip systems that you can buy at the store.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a special dental ceramic that are used to mask imperfections of the front portions of your teeth. They are virtually undetectable from your natural teeth.

If I have a chipped or cracked tooth, what cosmetic dentistry options are best for me?

The severity of the chip or crack will determine your best cosmetic dentistry treatment option. For minor chips and cracks, tooth bonding would be best. For more severe damage to a tooth, porcelain veneers are likely. In cases of major damage to a tooth, one of the best options is dental crowns, which will protect the tooth from further damage or decay.

Is it possible to get metal fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings?

Yes, you can get your old metal fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings. Many patients have done this at our Midtown Atlanta area cosmetic dentistry office not just because of the aesthetic concerns but because there are some legitimate dental health concerns to consider as well.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a combination of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures that are used to address various dental problems a patient is facing.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry will vary based on a number of factors, including the complexity of your problem and the dental treatment or treatments that you require. Since this can pose a financial hardship to some patients, the team here at Dunson Dental Design has a number of cosmetic dentistry financing options and payment plans available to make a great smile a reality for all patients.

Is cosmetic dentistry as effective as you say it is?

When it comes to the effectiveness of cosmetic dentistry, seeing is believing. It’s for this reason that we have assembled the following cosmetic dentistry before and after photos of some of our actual patients from the Midtown Atlanta area. When you visit Dunson Dental Design, we’ll be more than happy to show you additional before and after photos.

What are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made out of titanium. These dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and soft tissue so that they are held securely just as natural tooth roots would be.