Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901


What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many people may not realize it, but there are different types of dentistry. For instance, general dentistry services involve common treatments like cleanings, fillings, and dental check-ups. Reliable cosmetic dentistry services focus on improving the appearance of one’s teeth and gums. Seasoned dental practices like Hillcrest Dental provide as many of these services as possible to fulfill the needs of their patients.

Hillcrest Dental has served patients throughout Monticello, VA, and Northern Virginia for over 60 years. As we have grown over the years, we have become more effective and efficient in bringing quality dental services to our patients. Dr. Buckwalter is a highly-trained dentist with a variety of specialties in general and cosmetic dentistry. And all our hardworking staff works to ensure that patients get the dental care they need and deserve.

Below, we detail cosmetic dentistry’s purpose, its benefits, and a few of its standard treatments:

Defining Cosmetic Dentistry

Very few people live their entire lives with “perfect” teeth. Most individuals have some teeth that are chipped, crooked, gapped, or discolored. And when they want to improve the appearance of their teeth and gums, they will need cosmetic dentistry services.

As its name suggests, cosmetic dentistry is all about restoring or enhancing the look and feel of one’s teeth and gums. It is an area of treatment that aims to create a perfect smile and, thus, a renewed sense of confidence and wellness.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

On top of improving your smile, cosmetic dentistry provides several advantages. We list a few of them here:

  • Improves Dental Health: Most individuals tend to care more for their dental health after they receive a whitening treatment or teeth straightening, which leads to improved dental health overall. Better-looking teeth tend to encourage one to take care of them more.
  • Reduced Pain: Misaligned teeth, or teeth that have grown into skewed and twisted positions, can cause patients all sorts of aches and pain if left unaddressed. But, restoring your teeth to proper alignment can reduce and perhaps even eliminate the pain.

To learn about more potential benefits of cosmetic dental treatments, speak with a seasoned, trusted dentist.

Hillcrest Dental: Exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Monticello, VA

Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent way to transform or restore your smile. At Hillcrest Dental, you can get high-quality cosmetic dentistry services from an experienced and dedicated practitioner. We carry a longstanding tradition of caring for our patients and holding each and every one of them in high regard. Contact us today at (434) 973-2224 to learn more about our dental services and schedule an appointment with us 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.