Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI
Thomas M. Starkey, DDS (ReTIRED)

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901

434.973.2224

The Amazing Results of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowns, veneers, braces, whitening, bridges—these are the tools of cosmetic dentistry. While teeth may grow in crooked (or suffer damage from an accident), a professional cosmetic dentist can mend them into a perfect smile. Dentists’ treatments close gaps, correct teeth’s appearance, and allow everyone to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Best of all, these services are available to folks in and around Crozet, VA, through Hillcrest Dental.

Reach out to Hillcrest for your general and cosmetic dental needs. We’ve offered excellent dental services since 1953, distinguishing our practice through personalized and attentive care. Whether you need an annual check-up or a complex dental surgery, you can rely on Hillcrest’s team. We’re a family-friendly practice that serves people of all ages. Visit our website and request a free consultation today!

Below, we describe the wonderful outcomes of effective cosmetic dental treatments:

Correct Teeth Gaps and Chips with Dental Bonding

Without years of study and daily practice, you must consult a professional to determine which cosmetic dental treatments you need. One option we may suggest is dental bonding, also known as teeth bonding. During this procedure, a dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material to the affected area that, when dry, bonds to the tooth. Cosmetic dentists use dental bonding to repair cracked and chipped teeth as well as close the gaps between teeth.

Adjust Teeth Color and Shape with Veneers

A more substantial, but still conservative, approach to broken teeth is to apply veneers. Thin, tooth-colored shells made of porcelain or resin, veneers attach to the front of teeth to improve their shape and/or color. Although considered less invasive than crowns, veneers are still a semi-permanent solution that remain in place for years.

Correct Appearance with Crowns

A more aggressive approach to correcting decayed teeth, dental crowns are “caps” applied on top of the affected tooth. Crowns are made from metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. They last between 5 and 15 years and require no special treatment beyond ordinary dental hygiene. To make space for one, a dentist must file down to the original tooth. But once in place, a tooth-colored crown cannot be distinguished from its natural counterparts.

Align Crooked Teeth with Invisible Braces/Orthodontics

Hillcrest’s cosmetic dentists can adjust misaligned teeth and bites with our invisible braces partner, Six Month Smiles. Whereas traditional metal braces are conspicuous and awkward, invisible braces cannot be seen on teeth. These transparent molds gradually adjust the position of teeth over time, each new set moving teeth closer to their optimal position. Even if you grew up with misaligned teeth, you can get a straight smile with invisible braces!

Refresh Teeth with Whitening Treatment

Even if you brush and floss daily, you may still worry that your teeth aren’t quite as bright and shining as they once were. Nevertheless, professional teeth whitening—or bleaching—can restore your teeth’s luster. Many over-the-counter products claim to whiten teeth, but only professionals can deliver excellent results.

Replace Teeth with Implants, Dentures, or Bridges

Several factors—including dental trauma, decay, gum disease, and more—cause people to lose teeth every year. Once gone, those teeth cannot grow back. But cosmetic dentists can replace lost teeth with implants, dentures, or bridges. 

Implants replace the lost tooth roots with titanium, the foundation for an artificial one. Complete and partial dentures replace teeth and the tissue that surrounds them. Finally, bridges replace teeth using crowns on either side of the gap.

Professional Cosmetic Dentist Available Now for Crozet, VA, Residents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You should enjoy showing off your smile. If you currently feel unsure or uncomfortable doing so because of your teeth’s condition, reach out to Hillcrest Dental and ask to speak with our professional cosmetic dentist. Our team’s expertise and support can give you a smile and dental support that you need. Hillcrest offers dental services to families and individuals in Crozet, VA, and the surrounding area. To learn more about our options, call us at (434) 973-2224 or visit our website and schedule an appointment today!

  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.