Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things most people will notice about another person is his or her smile.

Not only does a smile make a good first impression, but a smile can improve your mood, boost your self-confidence, and help alleviate anxiety. If you don’t have a smile you are proud to show the world, however, this can have a negative impact on your entire well-being.

The good news is that you don’t have to go through life with a smile you don’t love. And you might be surprised at just how easy it is to get the smile of your dreams!

Talk to Dr. John S. Kittrell at our Richmond dental office to find out how cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you a smile you can’t wait to show the world.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Can Transform Your Smile

If you are missing teeth or have teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored and you find that you are hiding your smile, you'll be happy to hear that plenty of options are available.

Come in for a consultation, and we can talk about the cosmetic dentistry procedures available to give you the smile of your dreams. During your consultation, we will ask you questions to learn what kind of smile you are hoping to achieve, and we will recommend the best procedures. Depending on your needs and your goals, we may suggest any of the following treatments:

Teeth whitening—Teeth whitening has gained popularity in recent years because it is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures. In just one visit to our office, you can leave with a smile that is vastly improved. For stained or discolored teeth, nothing is easier and less invasive than teeth whitening to make your smile many shades brighter.

Professional teeth whitening is completely safe and highly effective!

Porcelain veneers—If you have an uneven or misshapen smile but you would prefer to transform your smile without braces, you might be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. These whisper-thin shells of medical grade ceramic attach permanently to the front of the teeth, transforming an imperfect smile into one of perfection. Flaws are completely masked with porcelain veneers, maintenance is easy, and the results are long lasting.

We also offer Lumineers brand veneers. Because they are thinner than other veneers, there is less tooth preparation needed before placing them. This also means that the process can be reversed in the unlikely event you are unhappy with them.

Composite fillingsAlthough we still offer traditional amalgam restorations when appropriate, tooth-colored composite fillings are now available. Composite fillings can fix teeth that are decayed, chipped, or cracked, and the color of the filling will match the rest of your teeth. Because of this, tooth-colored fillings are perfect for areas of the mouth that show when you smile.

Dental crownsIf you have a tooth that is misshapen or discolored, a dental crown can also be used to improve the appearance of that tooth. It’s quite common for a crown to restore a tooth that cracks because of a very large cavity. A crown blends right in with the rest of your teeth seamlessly and gives you back the function of a damaged tooth.

Crowns are often used as part of the treatment plan for patients who are getting a dental bridge.  Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

Come In and Talk to Us about Getting the Smile of Your Dreams

Get the smile you should have been born with by talking to the team at the Kittrell Family Dentistry about cosmetic dentistry procedures. Come in for a consultation and we will answer your questions and discuss your options for a smile you can’t help but smile about!