Dramatic Aesthetic Transformation
Changing your smile may seem like a complex process, but cosmetic dentistry is designed to help you achieve your goals with a timeframe, budget, and treatment plan that works for you. Most cosmetic services can be completed without surgery and are a great option for patients who want to enhance their smiles. Dr. Chadwick J. Harris and Dr. R. Brent Culpepper believe that every patient should have a reason to smile. Harris Dental Clinic in Laurel, MS, provides several cosmetic dentistry services ranging from minimal to complex and can customize your treatment to suit your unique goals.
Preparing for Your Consultation
Prior to your appointment, we encourage you to perform a self-assessment of your smile and identify the areas that make you unhappy, including:
- Shade of your teeth: Do you dislike the stains or discoloration on your teeth? Teeth whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers could serve as effective solutions.
- Shape of your teeth: Are a few of your teeth oddly shaped or disproportionate to the rest of your smile? Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns could help you reach a more symmetrical smile line.
- Your smile's symmetry: Do you cover your smile because of crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Dr. Culpepper is a certified Six Month Smiles® provider and can help you straighten your teeth with a custom treatment plan.
Once you have identified your areas of concern, we encourage you to visit our office for your consultation.
What to Expect during Your Appointment
During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, we encourage you to be open and honest with our team about your concerns and desired outcomes. This will help us design a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and gives you the most satisfying results.
We provide incentives such as free teeth whitening for patients undergoing a combination of cosmetic dentistry services.
We will conduct an examination and check your occlusion, or bite, to ensure that we are prescribing appropriate treatment. If we detect signs of teeth grinding, we may recommend a dental crown rather than porcelain veneers. Although veneers are natural-looking and highly aesthetic, they are more fragile than dental crowns. Our doctors will design a treatment plan proposal and offer a wax-up model for you to try on your treatment. If you are happy with the model, we can begin your treatment.
Every smile is unique, and each treatment plan and timeline to reach your expected results will be different. However, each cosmetic procedure offered at our practice can typically be completed without surgery.
Dental bonding is a cost-effective, customizable technique for transforming your smile. Similar to teeth whitening, dental bonding can conceal stains. Our doctors can also use the composite resin to cover chips, cracks, or minor gaps in your smile. Dental bonding remains a popular alternative to porcelain veneers since it does not require removal of your enamel and is reversible.
Teeth whitening is a cost-effective, efficient service which can transform the shade of your smile. For faster treatment, we offer Philips Zoom!® whitening in our office. This technology can help you whiten your smile up to eight shades in just one 45-minute appointment. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we offer Opalescence® whitening trays which are customized to your smile for easy, thorough application and gradually brighter results.
Six Month Smiles®
Dr. Culpepper is trained and certified to provide Six Month Smiles®. This treatment combines the most effective techniques of traditional braces treatment with cosmetic materials such as clear brackets to straighten a smile in six months. Rather than moving all of your teeth, the treatment is focused on the teeth that are visible when you smile.
If you want comprehensive coverage of cosmetic concerns including intrinsic stains, chips, and disproportionate teeth, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Made of lifelike dental porcelain, these shells cover the front-facing part of your teeth and shine as brilliantly as natural teeth. They are also stain-resistant, allowing you to enjoy the results for many years to come.
Begin Your Smile Transformation
Your smile transformation can be as minor or extensive as you would like. At Harris Dental Clinic, we offer incentives such as free whitening for patients undergoing a combination of cosmetic dentistry services. We believe everyone should be able to achieve the smile they want, and encourage you to call our office at (601) 649-3344 or contact us online to begin discussing your goals.
“Thanks to Dr. Culpepper and Tori for making it a comfortable atmosphere. My dentist and assistant are the best. Always feel like I'm with people who care and not there to just accept my money.” Michael Hill