Kinsey Smiles
Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

Choosing a family dentist is an important decision. We want you to feel confident when you choose Kinsey Smiles for your dentistry. No question is too big or small. We welcome you to call us with any concerns you might have.

Some of our most common questions are listed right here. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

The short answer is no. Most cosmetic dental procedures are extremely conservative and therefore post-treatment discomfort is usually minimal. Almost all procedures are done under local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. With Regard to Invisalign clear aligners, we find that they are generally much more comfortable than traditional braces since they provide a very light but consistent force on the teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry can drastically improve the appearance of your smile by whitening dark or discolored teeth, aligning crooked, rotated, or misaligned teeth, or by restoring worn down teeth to a more aesthetically desirable size and shape. Regardless of the treatment method used, cosmetic dentistry can drastically improve your overall appearance and self-confidence. 

EXCELLENT dentistry should last many years!

We use only the highest quality dental materials and labs available.  We do excellent work with great attention to details so tooth restorations can last indefinitely. Certain factors that affect the longevity of restorative dentistry can include a patient’s home care habits, how consistent a patient is with professional care and preventive maintenance, whether or not a patient clenches or grinds their teeth, whether or not a patient smokes or has gum disease, as well as many other variables. 
 

Absolutely!

We have found that one of the best ways to accomplish this begins with an accurate diagnosis which includes diagnostic digital photographs and 3-D models of your teeth.

After a thorough interview to understand your goals, and equally thorough exam to gather all of the data needed, we can systematically analyze the data and the photos and the models and come up with several excellent options. We would then meet with you and take you on a tour of your mouth using the photos and discuss what can be done to restore your mouth to excellent health, function and aesthetics. In advanced cases, treatment can also be phased so to fit your schedule and budget.

We offer professional whitening for dark or discolored teeth. In addition, we can provide patients with Invisalign clear aligners to easily resolve crowded, crooked or rotated teeth. We also offer a variety of restorative solutions using the latest techniques and materials which can restore your teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing size, shape, and color - most commonly done using state of the art porcelain veneers or crowns. We also offer solutions for missing teeth which most commonly include dental implants or tooth colored bridges-both of which can be very aesthetic while restoring function.

Restorative dentistry can include any procedure that restores natural tooth structure. This can include fillings to restore the internal structure, and porcelain veneers to restore worn, chipped or cracked teeth. Restorative dentistry can also include crowns to cover and restore teeth back to their natural size, shape, and strength. Bridges and dental implants can be used to restore and replace missing teeth.

A cosmetic dentist is one who has undergone specialized training in order to diagnose and treat an array of conditions related to the aesthetics of a smile. Dr. Kinsey far exceeds the average dentist by spending hundreds of hours every year expanding his knowledge and skill set so that he may provide patients with an extremely high level of care using the latest techniques and the most advanced materials available.

Invisalign is an innovative and discreet way to address teeth alignment, bite discrepancies, and cosmetic issues without the need for traditional braces. Many of our teen and adult patients want a straighter smile, but brackets and wires are not appealing to them.

Using a series of clear plastic aligner trays, Invisalign gradually moves teeth into alignment. Most patients report that Invisalign is comfortable and easy to use.

Once we determine if Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Kinsey will plan your treatment, ensuring a comfortable and beautiful outcome. The length of treatment will depend on how many teeth need to move and how far they must move to achieve an ideal bite.

We have been performing Invisalign treatment for more than 15 years.  A consultation with Dr. Kinsey will help him determine treatment times and cost, which you can discuss at your appointment. 

Of course, once you receive your aligners, your compliance will be the key to your success. Remove your aligners only to eat, when drinking hot liquids such as hot tea or coffee, and to clean your teeth. The rest of the day, you should wear your aligners. Most patients have no problem following the recommendations since Invisalign is comfortable and nearly invisible.

If you are interested in learning more, contact our office to schedule a free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kinsey.

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