Cosmetic Dentistry in Tuscaloosa, AL
Our dentists at The Smile Design Center provide patients with great oral health care, specializing in a multitude of cosmetic dental procedures. Drs. Christopher Taylor and Brant Gentry treat all ages, whether your teen would like to enhance their smile with teeth whitening, or you’re interested in a full smile makeover.
Cosmetic treatment plans are designed with your unique features and goals in mind, focusing on helping you achieve the radiant smile you deserve. We want you to leave our office with a confident smile and improved oral health that will last a lifetime! To schedule a cosmetic consultation for yourself or a loved one, call The Smile Design Center today!
CALL US: (205) 750-8008 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Aesthetic Treatment Options
Cosmetic dentistry includes a broad variety of services focused on renewing your smile's beauty, function, and health, no matter how simple or complex your dental needs are at the moment. The goal of aesthetic treatment is to deliver a smile worthy of the silver screen with a strong foundation of oral health. We offer a wide range of comprehensive procedures, including:
Dental Crowns – Dental crowns are sturdy, life-like prosthetics placed over weak or damaged teeth, fully renewing shape, size, and strength. Our porcelain crowns are made with high-quality material that imitates the natural look and feel of your teeth.
White Composite Fillings – Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide excellent durability and restoration of teeth with tiny to medium-sized chips, cracks, or fractures. These fillings are especially effective for areas that are highly visible when you smile and can withstand the daily force of chewing and biting.
Dental Bridges – These prosthetic devices make it possible for us to bridge any gap caused by a single missing tooth or several teeth. We use quality materials to customize your bridge, so it matches your teeth and gums for a natural look and feel.
Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, durable shells of porcelain placed on the surfaces of your teeth to help adjust the position, shape, size, or even color of your smile. For those who want to replicate the appearance of natural teeth, these are a highly favorable option.
Professional Teeth Whitening – Using a professional-grade whitening gel, this popular service can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter. This service includes in-office procedures or take-home customized trays that are disposed of after use. Professional teeth whitening versus over-the-counter products are extremely recommended as professional services will maintain the integrity of tooth enamel and protect gums.
Dental Implants – Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they make for a highly reliable and secure foundation for any implant-supported crown, bridge, partial, or denture.
Dentures - Both partial or full, dentures will replace missing teeth to restore your smile and chewing capabilities. You may select from traditional or implant-supported dentures.
Which Cosmetic Treatments Are Right for Me?
With so many cosmetic solutions available, it’s often difficult to figure out where to begin. If you're not sure what treatments are best for you, we're here to help! Our team is committed to offering cosmetic services based on informative, patient-focused strategies.
Our smile assessment method involves a thorough oral exam in which we determine the current health of your teeth, gums, and other significant soft tissues. Dr. Gentry and Dr. Taylor will work with you to renovate, repair, and rejuvenate your smile to its ideal beauty and health with a variety of innovative processes.
Is it Possible to Undergo a Complete Smile Makeover?
Our smile design process can give you a beautiful smile makeover by combining several cosmetic services. We can merge individual treatments like whitening and veneers into a tailor-made menu by analyzing every aspect of your smile in relation to your goals.
This could include straightening misaligned teeth, closing gaps, or correcting a “gummy” smile. Here’s a look at five specific treatments we can use to fulfill your smile design plan:
- Whitening teeth using professional teeth whitening
- Repairing chipped, cracked or broken teeth with veneers, fillings, or crowns
- Replacing missing or afflicted teeth with dental implants or a bridge
- Correcting the appearance of existing silver fillings, by replacing them with white composites
- Closing gaps with veneers
Whether you’re looking to enhance your smile with teeth whitening or are wanting to resolve tooth loss with dental implants, our skilled and experienced team will address your issues and exceed your goals to give you the lovely, natural smile you've always wanted.
What Can I Expect from the Smile Design Process?
All cosmetic improvements start with a comprehensive review of your:
- Natural aesthetics & facial features
- The symmetry of your face, resting and moving
- Balance of your teeth and gums
- Overall appearance, including hair color, skin tone, etc.
With cameras, as well as upper and lower dental impressions, we take a sequence of digital images that give us a precise and in-depth blueprint of your smile. Digital imaging allows us to try different treatments virtually, so you can decide what factors are most important to work on first.
How Much Do Cosmetic Treatments Cost?
Because each smile is as unique as the individual it belongs to, the price of your treatment can vary based on multiple factors. To come up with a more precise estimate, we will carefully examine your smile during your consultation and provide all the necessary cost information.
Our team will always discuss pricing with you upfront, so there are no surprises.
Want a Brighter Smile?
Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to brighten your smile quickly and safely. A stunning smile creates a positive and lasting first impression and improves your self-confidence.
Eating and drinking make discoloration of your enamel inevitable. When you consume pigmented foods and beverages, such as dark berries, red wine, coffee, tomatoes, and soda, the color penetrates the surface of your teeth, causing stubborn staining. These stains carry molecules that enter past the enamel, causing persistent discoloration that typically cannot be removed by over-the-counter products.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Can Help
Professional teeth whitening utilizes a professional strength gel solution to break up and remove the staining particles that settle into your enamel. Teeth whitening is safe and efficient when supervised by our qualified team.
In-Office: Chairside teeth whitening can significantly improve the brightness of your smile in a single visit. This method uses advanced professional gel and is administered carefully by our team. Your visit will typically be about an hour, but treatment time may vary depending on how deep the stains are.
Take-Home: We provide convenient take-home kits for those with busy schedules that make it hard to receive teeth whitening in our office. The kit comes with professional grade whitening gel and trays designed to fit your mouth and provide safe, effective treatment. You have full control over when and where you want to lighten your teeth with this option.
Repair Damage and Improve Aesthetics
Cosmetic dental procedures can also repair weak, worn, crooked, stained, and damaged teeth in addition to providing beautiful results. We offer several ways to repair injury or trauma that will improve aesthetics at the same time.
White, Composite Fillings: Do you have cracked or broken teeth? Composite white fillings can repair minor issues and are made to blend in naturally. Composites filling materials also bond well to teeth to provide a restoration that will last for many years when cared for properly.
Porcelain Crowns: A crown is a life-like dental prosthetic used to protect a weak or damaged tooth by encasing the entire top portion. Crowns also improve the appearance of your teeth and are often used in cosmetic dentistry to preserve the aesthetics of your smile while supporting optimal function.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers give you the look of beautiful, symmetrical teeth, but with stronger, more permanent results. Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where natural teeth are misshapen or severely damaged. Unlike natural teeth, veneers can withstand coffee and tea stains and cigarette smoke as they are made from high-quality porcelain.
What About Missing Teeth?
Our cosmetic dentists can perform multiple customized dental procedures to enhance and protect your smile with cutting-edge technology. Even the slightest change to your smile can make a big difference in how you look and feel about yourself. Here are three solutions for missing teeth:
- Dental Implants for the most comfortable and natural-looking way to replace one or many missing teeth.
- Bridges for restoring a single missing tooth or more, mimicking your natural smile for life-like results
- Dentures for replacing several missing teeth in a row or a full arch, renewing a healthy bite and long-lasting aesthetics.
Achieve a Beautiful and Confident Smile Today!
At The Smile Design Center, we believe your smile is too important to ignore. If you’re feeling less-then-satisfied with how your teeth look, contact Dr. Christopher Taylor and Dr. Brant Gentry today! Our Tuscaloosa team is proud to offer cosmetic treatments to help encourage you to feel happy and confident in your smile once more!
CALL US: (205) 750-8008 REQUEST APPOINTMENT