Cosmetic Dentistry in Greensboro, NC

A radiant and attractive smile can be one of your most memorable features. A healthy smile that functions properly helps you express your personality and sincerity. This is a great asset to have in your personal, professional, and social settings. It is important to be happy with the look of your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on using the latest technology and techniques to improve the overall appearance of your teeth and smile. From minor enhancements, like teeth whitening, to significant repairs with dental implants, Greensboro dentist, K. Alex Poole, II, DMD, PA provides a variety of cosmetic dental treatments. Call us today to schedule your consultation!

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7 Questions to Help You Decide on Improving Your Smile!

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If you’re unsure you need cosmetic dentistry, we recommend you take time to look in the mirror and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you like the way your teeth look?
  2. Are you happy with the color of your teeth?
  3. Are there spaces between your teeth even?
  4. Are you concerned about any chips or cracks in your teeth?
  5. Are you missing any teeth?
  6. Do you feel your teeth are too short or worn?
  7. Are you pleased with the shape and position of your teeth?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above, talk to our dentist about Improving your smile. Dr. Poole offers many techniques to shape, sculpt, and provide you with a more confident smile. With a few simple steps, you can have a smile you feel great about, and treatments may be more cost-effective than you think. Our procedures range from relatively fast and non-invasive to more comprehensive care plans for restoring smiles affected by damaged, lost, or missing teeth.

What’s the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?

Do you wish to whiten your teeth in a safe way that produces lasting results? Now you can achieve a confident smile worthy of the silver screen with the help of our teeth whitening services. Our office provides professional whitening solutions that are personalized to meet your specific needs.

  • In-Office Whitening

We use professional-grade whitening gel monitored by our team, while you rest easy in the dental chair. Our in-office whitening treatments can deliver incredible results within an hour safely and effectively.

  • Take-Home Whitening

If you happen to be one of the many individuals with a demanding schedule that doesn’t always allow you to visit the dental office for chairside whitening, take-home teeth whitening kits may be a better solution for you. We can supply you with custom whitening trays for use in the comfort of your own home.

Photo of smile showing half before and after teeth whiteningBenefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

More Thorough Whitening - Professional whitening uses specialty-grade gel that can be administered by our dental team and will yield more powerful and even results.

Efficient and Reliable - You can get whiter teeth in about an hour with professional teeth whitening. It does not require a series of sessions like other, over-the-counter methods.

Personalized Treatment - It is a one-size-fits-all approach with over-the-counter treatments, meaning, there is no versatility. With our professional service you can customize your whitening treatment and results to give you the exact amount of brightness you are looking for, and in the areas you need it most.

Confidence Boost - When you feel more confident about your smile, it can instill pride in your appearance and help you continue to take the time to keep yourself well groomed.

How Can I Continue to Keep My Teeth White?

Daily brushing and flossing will help your mouth stay healthy and clean while reducing surface stains on your teeth. Brush every morning and before going to bed. When brushing, choose a whitening toothpaste for extra protection against coffee stains and dark pigments. Visit your dentist's office for regular check-ups. Professional cleanings are an effective way to combat discoloration and remove surface stains.

You can keep your bright smile with excellent brushing habits and professional cleaning. Nonetheless, stains may return over time, even without coffee and smoking habits. Talk to our dentist if you are unhappy with the color of your teeth. We will work with you to come up with an ideal plan for helping keep your smile bright.

Crowns or Veneers – Which Option is Better for You?

If you are considering ways to rejuvenate your teeth and enhance your smile, you have two great options with our CEREC crowns and porcelain veneers. While both treatments will improve your smile's appearance, there are some critical differences between them, which means choosing the right option for your situation is important. 

  • When are Veneers Best?Model of lower jaw and veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great choice when there are minor functional and aesthetic issues you want to address in your smile. Veneers are thin, yet durable shells of porcelain designed to mimic the natural translucency of your neighboring teeth.

They can be an excellent solution to masking problems such as minor cracks, chips, dental gaps, misalignment, and persistent enamel staining. In these cases, veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your smile’s overall color and uniformity.

  • When are Crowns Best?

Crowns are typically needed when existing teeth have more extensive aesthetic and functional problems. These situations include teeth that are badly broken or cracked or that require treatment of the root canal.

We provide CEREC Crowns to keep teeth intact and to protect them from any additional damage that may result in needing an extraction. With the additional advantage of using our in-house milling machine, we can craft your crown in-office and within the same day. We can also match your crown to its optimal shape and shade.

Once your crown is firmly cemented to your treated tooth, you can enjoy restored health, function, and beauty to your smile.

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Crafting the Smile of a Lifetime with Smile Design

Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, smiles that are affected by many imperfections can be rejuvenated entirely to produce a naturally beautiful looking and functional smile. With our Smile Design process, we can effectively improve and enhance the appearance of teeth that are stained, misshapen, chipped, fractured, gapped, crowded, broken, or missing.

Smile Design is a comprehensive dental procedure that can restore your overall dental health and appearance, regardless of the original state of your existing teeth.

Dr. Poole will work with you to customize your smile design plan. During your consultation, we make sure to understand your needs, concerns, and goals to achieve your cosmetic desires while resolving any underlying dental problems.

Your Smile Design treatment is planned carefully to help minimize the number of appointments and to make sure your smile is completed in time for any special occasions coming up in your life.

We encourage you to bring any photos of your favorite smiles. We then use our Smile Design catalog to discuss your choices and what effect they will have on your overall appearance.

Smile Design Treatment Combinations

  • Your plan can combine porcelain veneers and CEREC Crowns. CEREC crowns are chosen when teeth are weak, damaged, or worn.

  • Sometimes there are several missing teeth in your smile. A porcelain fixed bridge attached with crowns, or supported by implants may be needed.

  • Multiple missing teeth may require multiple implants, or an implant supported denture to rejuvenate your smile completely.

  • If only a few teeth need veneers, the rest of your smile can be whitened before your Smile Design is completed. This makes your smile enhanced and brightened.

Because the Smile Design process relies on the unique goals and needs of your smile, anyone looking to feel more confident, who cares about their dental and oral health, and is willing to invest in their smile can be a good candidate.

Achieve Your Dream Smile Today

Our Greensboro cosmetic dentist creates customized treatment plans that address your aesthetic needs and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. For more information about cosmetic dentistry, contact K. Alex Poole, II, DMD, PA and his team today to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. K. Alex Poole, II, DMD, PA
Creating Beautiful Smiles

K. Alex Poole II, DMD is dedicated to excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry, specializing in CEREC one visit crowns and veneers. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the office serves patients throughout Guilford County and the Piedmont Tried metro area, including cities such as High Point, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Burlington, Winston Salem.

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