If you’re self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Blalock at Lakeside Dental is the best way to restore your confidence and your appearance. We offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments including whitening, bonding, veneers, and clear aligners to help improve your smile. To find out what treatments might be right for you, schedule your consultation today! We proudly serve Lenoir City, Loudon, and Tellico Village.
If you’re not happy with how your smile looks, this can negatively affect your emotional well-being and your oral health. Whether you suffer from stains and gaps to chips and more, we can treat any cosmetic issues with your smile. We take a compassionate, judgment-free approach to cosmetic care and we are here to give you the smile you’ve always wanted!
In-office whitening utilizes chemical whiteners known as peroxides (such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide) along with UV light to brighten your teeth in just a single appointment. Take-home whitening uses chemical whiteners and custom-built trays to give you professional results in your own home.
Dental bonding can treat a wide variety of issues including gaps in your smile and misshapen teeth by applying dental resin to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Blalock will apply the resin directly to your tooth, then sculpt it to create a more perfect, seamless smile. If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile but want to stay away from more invasive procedures, dental bonding may be a great option for you. This treatment is affordable, takes only a single appointment, and is highly versatile.
Enameloplasty is often used alongside bonding. It involves gently buffing away a thin layer of enamel to remove imperfections like pointed teeth, uneven teeth, and minor chipping.
Veneers are tooth-shaped dental prostheses made of durable porcelain material. The veneers are applied directly to the front surfaces of your teeth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections such as severe staining, chips, gaps, and small or misshapen teeth. During the placement process, your teeth will be trimmed to make sure the veneers fit perfectly in your smile and are not bulky. When properly cared for, veneers can last 10-15 years or longer.
Lumineers provide very similar cosmetic results to veneers, but they are much thinner. This means they can typically be placed onto your teeth without removing any enamel. This allows for faster treatment and means that Lumineers are completely reversible.
ClearCorrect is a type of orthodontic treatment that provides an effective alternative to braces. Using a series of clear aligners instead of brackets, wires, and rubber bands, your teeth will be shifted gradually into the proper position. Many patients prefer this method of orthodontics because ClearCorrect is removable and nearly invisible. There are no dietary restrictions and you’ll be able to brush and floss normally, making ClearCorrect a convenient option for straightening your smile.
If you need more than one or two cosmetic treatments, Dr. Blalock will work with you to develop a cosmetic makeover plan that meets your needs and your budget. If you have one or more cosmetic issues with your smile and your teeth and gums are healthy, you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Contact us to schedule an appointment now.
Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic treatment. More than 38.9 million Americans used teeth whiteners in 2019.
After your cosmetic treatment, you’ll be able to eat, smile, speak, and laugh confidently again.
Since you’ll be proud of your smile after a cosmetic treatment, you’ll be more likely to take better care of your teeth, leading to better overall oral health.
Our convenient same-day emergency services let you get back to your daily routine quickly.