Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Jacksonville Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville highlights the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentistry is about preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity, a general dentist determines the best way to address it.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term for elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Examples include teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

Sometimes there is overlap, and sometimes terminology gets a different spin from one practice to the next. For example, one dentist might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will call it general or restorative. It’s the same procedure, of course, and used for the same reasons.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we are a full-service practice meeting the needs of all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, of course. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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What Is A Canted Midline?

Jacksonville Cosmetic DentistsAt Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we consider many factors when designing a smile for one of our patients. One of the elements involved is the facial midline.

We consider the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a mistake that experience has taught us to avoid.

Many people do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you certainly don’t want to entrust your smile to just any cosmetic dentist.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we use cosmetic dentistry to create beautiful new smiles for our patients, every day. Other services include children’s dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore Smiles

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, and continue to play an important role in cosmetic dentistry at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville.

A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. They are used for many common dental issues:

  • An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
  • A broken tooth
  • A tooth with extreme decay
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. A crown can save a tooth from extraction and the subsequent bone loss that often occurs.

Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing, just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure around the gumline could still become decayed, and gum disease is still possible.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, dental crowns are one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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In this blog post from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we’re going to talk about  smile transformations. Some Jacksonville patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a beautiful smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile makeover combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile renewal. The sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville we have transformed countless smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Come find out what we can do for you! We have extended evening and weekend ours for your convenience. Call today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the  procedures available to them at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC.

There are porcelain veneers: a custom made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and crack in teeth that are free of decay. Many of our patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.

Orthodontia has received a lot of attention in the past twenty years with the introduction of invisible and short-term braces. And braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. At Freedom Village Dental, we have seen more adults straighten their teeth to achieve beautiful smiles with discrete orthodontic treatment.

Porcelain crowns have been around for generations but continue to restore decayed or damaged teeth while providing beauty, strength and natural function. Porcelain crowns are also used with revolutionary dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A procedure that is lesser known is crown lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.

Sometimes, crown lengthening is used when a tooth is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes tooth structure accessible for the needed restoration.

If you would like to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, call us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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The Wow Factor

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At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

If the term “cosmetic dentistry” is unfamiliar to you, it’s a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth and teeth, and how they come together in your smile.

There are a number of common cosmetic dentistry procedures available. The most popular are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Clear braces have generated a lot of interest, too.

  • Teeth whitening can transform your smile in ways that far surpass any whitening product you’ll find at the grocery store.
  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.
  • Clear braces from Invisalign can straighten your teeth without the bother of metal brackets. They’re worn like an athlete’s mouth guard, and are so subtle that people standing just a few feet away might not realize you’re wearing them. Best of all, they can be removed at mealtime and when you brush your teeth.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, our cosmetic dentistry will leave you saying “Wow!” We also offer children’s dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Want A Reason To Smile All The Time?

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If you don’t like your smile, let’s talk about a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville.

With a smile makeover, you can:

  1. Look and feel younger.
  2. Improve your oral health.
  3. Increase your confidence.
  4. Smile all the time!

If you are not familiar with the latest dental procedures, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can achieve. A total smile redesign involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures which may include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, tooth implants, inlays and onlays, gum contouring, teeth whitening and, in some cases, orthodontia.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we use cosmetic dentistry to create positive changes to the smiles of our patients every day. Call us to schedule a consultation.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Smile Makeover

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we use cosmetic dentistry every day to create fabulous new smiles for our patients. We call this a “smile makeover.” What exactly does it entail?

A smile makeover means using the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to make positive changes to your smile. These techniques might include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Clear braces

A beautiful smile is the sum of its parts. With the patient’s input, we do a smile analysis to evaluate his or her smile. Our goal is to bring the teeth, skeletal structures, and muscles into harmony. It’s a complicated endeavor, requiring an understanding of how all of these components relate to one another.

Any one of the the techniques listed above will go a long way toward transforming your smile. Two or more can leave you with the smile of your dreams.

To find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, call us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 


Your Unique Smile, Only Better!

Jacksonville Extreme Smile Makeover

Hello Jacksonville! If you are unhappy with your smile, it’s time to change that with cosmetic dentistry. The dentists at Freedom Village Dental can help.

When we design a smile, we carefully analyze the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape) and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment; each smile design is as unique as you are.

Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are procedures to fix your dental issues. You can have a smile that you will be proud to show off.

A smile makeover typically involves two or more procedures. These may include porcelain veneers, tooth implants, crown lengthening, and dental bonding. Of course, just one procedure can make a world of difference.

Cosmetic dentistry from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville can transform your smile. We also offer children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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This Is The Year For A New Smile!

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It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That is a short-and-sweet definition for what we do, at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville. More to the point is that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

Traditional dentistry addrtesses the health of your teeth and gums, and that certainly has its place in what we do. Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. (If only!)

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. Possibilities include porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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