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How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Smile?


Is your smile discolored or crooked? Do you have missing or cracked teeth that make you feel self-conscious whenever you smile around others? If so, you should consider consulting with a cosmetic dentist to get the treatment you need to restore your smile and gain the confidence you deserve. Below, we explain some of the ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.


Veneers are customized porcelain crowns that cover your teeth to change the appearance or shape with minimal natural tooth reduction. Veneers last much longer than bonding. Veneers also look much better than bonding and will improve the following types of teeth:

  • Teeth with too much space between them
  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • Teeth that are permanently stained
  • Poorly shaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Before you get your veneers, the dentist will prepare your tooth and take an impression for the lab to fabricate your beautiful new tooth. While the lab is making your porcelain veneer crown you will wear a temporary crown, that will be beautiful as well. After a couple of weeks your personalized veneer will be permanently placed by your dentist.


Crowns are sometimes referred to as “caps,” and completely cover your tooth to make it appear normal. Crowns can be used to address the following dental issues:

  • Conceal discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Protect a weak or damaged tooth
  • Fix a broken or worn tooth
  • Maintain a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant

Crowns are usually made from:

  • Metal
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Resin
  • Ceramic materials

Crowns can sometimes be made in the dentist office on the same day as your appointment. Your dentist can set you up with a temporary crown and put in the permanent crown at another time.

Cosmetic Dentists in Greenville

At Bowman Padgett & Associates, we are committed to improving the oral health of patients throughout Greenville, which is why our friendly dental professionals are here to answer all of your questions and provide you with the dental services you need.

We offer the following cosmetic dentistry services at our office:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Invisalign
  • Composite fillings
  • Crowns
  • Teeth whitening

If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic dentistry services in Greenville, please call (252) 391-9333 to schedule your free consultation with one of our friendly dental specialists.