Cosmetic Dentistry - Cary, NC
Transform Your Smile
Smiles should be shown off proudly, not hidden in the backgrounds of photos or behind hands. If you’re struggling with flawed or lackluster teeth, don’t settle for them – instead, restore their former glory with cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Darren Koch’s practice! Our well-trained, friendly team of doctors and staff offer a variety of procedures that all have one great outcome: simply dazzling results. Patients from Holly Springs, NC and surrounding areas are welcome to contact us today and schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Are you struggling with multiple cosmetic flaws? Porcelain veneers can be the perfect treatment option for patients who don’t want to undergo multiple lengthy procedures – they even work as “instant orthodontics” in some cases! The quality restoration is designed to be very thin so it can be placed over the visible surface of your teeth hiding years of stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and more under a beautiful, new appearance that looks natural.
The quality porcelain material we use for veneers is actually resistant against staining, which means patients are able to enjoy their improvements for even longer. With the right amount of oral hygiene and professional maintenance from Dr. Koch and our team, they last 15 years or longer.
Tooth-colored fillings are a significant step up from the traditional amalgam model providing aesthetic improvements so strong that it’s virtually impossible to distinguish them from natural enamel. Dr. Koch uses composite resin to create a direct bond with the decayed tooth providing needed support to teeth that have suffered cavities while preserving even more natural healthy structure.
In addition to these benefits, tooth-colored fillings don’t suffer from a common pitfall of amalgam fillings – they won’t change shape when exposed to changes in temperature resulting in more comfort for the patient. With support from our Cary practice, they can be successful and aesthetically pleasing for years to come.
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
Our team is proud to offer patients treatment options that blend restorative improvements with cosmetic value including all-ceramic restorations. These customized crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are designed to match your existing smile perfectly, allowing patients to smile with complete confidence again. Better yet, we implement digital shade determination technology to ensure even more precise results.
In addition to their lifelike appearance, other benefits of all-ceramic restorations include:
- In many cases, the quality materials used allow for more conservative preparation and placement meaning more of your remaining natural tooth structure is preserved.
- There are no metallic materials present in all-ceramic restorations, which is good news for patients with related allergies and sensitivities.
- All-ceramic restorations offer needed durability while providing more comfort and less oral irritation in the long run.
Dental discoloration and stains can occur for several reasons from diet and poor oral hygiene to unavoidable factors like age. At our office, patients restore much-needed brightness to their smiles with at-home whitening solutions. Dr. Koch is proud to offer the state-of-the-art KoR Deep Bleaching system, which helps teeth stay whiter for the long-term and minimizes sensitivity.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Many adults dream of straight teeth, but the aesthetic sacrifice and extreme time commitment of traditional braces is just too big of a hurdle for them. If this is the case for you, talk to our doctors and staff about Invisalign treatment. Instead of noticeable brackets and wires, Invisalign consists of clear, plastic aligners, each one designed to represent a different stage of your smile’s transformation. They’re very subtle when worn offering a natural appearance, and their removable nature means you can still enjoy your favorite foods. In just 12-18 months, you could be enjoying the improvements.
If you have minor aesthetic imperfections, you can drastically improve the appearance of your smile using a minimally invasive procedure. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Koch, can apply a cosmetic resin material to your tooth to fix several flaws, like dark discoloration, chips, cracks, exposed tooth roots, or gaps between teeth. The resin is customized to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your teeth. After just one appointment, you’ll have a beautiful smile you’ll want to show off with cosmetic bonding.
Cosmetic Dentistry Process
Frequently Asked Questions - Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you ready to stop feeling embarrassed by your teeth? Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. It’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to a treatment plan, but we’ll explain everything during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry.
Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
It’s rare for a dental insurance carrier to cover cosmetic dentistry; however, every policy differs. Nowadays, there are some exceptions because restorative and cosmetic dentistry often overlaps. As a result, if a cosmetic treatment is necessary for your oral health, your insurance benefits can help offset the cost, such as direct bonding or all-ceramic dental crowns. A member of our team will work on your behalf to file the necessary claim forms to maximize your annual limits.
I want to fix my smile, but I don’t know where to start?
If you’re ready to take your first step toward a confident smile, you’ll need to contact our office to schedule your consultation. While you wait for your appointment, make notes about your concerns and the results you’d like to achieve. Look for pictures of smiles you admire and bring them with you to your appointment, so we can see what you’d like to accomplish.
Do I need orthodontic treatment?
There isn’t any way to determine if you need orthodontic treatment without first performing a consultation. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry can be used to improve alignment issues, like using veneers or dental bonding to close gaps between the teeth. Depending on your treatment, you might need to fix your alignment problems before moving forward.
Can I see some of your cosmetic work?
Not all dentists can produce the same results. Not knowing what you’re going to get doesn’t have to cause anxiety. Instead, take the time to review our smile gallery, so you can see the results we can produce. You’ll view before and after pictures of real patients to ensure we can meet your expectations to give you the exact smile you’re envisioning.
How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?
There are many great dentists in the area, but not all will meet your needs. How do you know which dentist is the best for you? You can feel confident in your decision by following a few simple tips:
- Ask friends, neighbors, and loved ones for recommendations.
- Review the dentist’s qualifications and training.
- Look for advanced technologies and specialty services.
- Choose a convenient location with flexible office hours.
- Review online testimonials.
- Look at the dentist’s smile gallery.
- Ask about any financing options, like third-party financing.
After you’ve narrowed your choices, contact the dentist to schedule a tour of their office or book your consultation. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or your options, contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.