Straighten & Enhance Your Smile
How important is the appearance of your smile? According to a study performed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly all Americans — 99.7% — believe a smile is an important social asset. Having a beautiful smile can enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and help you make better first impressions.
You can take control of your smile, and we can help! Dr. Carter and her team will work with you to customize a cosmetic treatment plan that addresses your desires and fits in your budget. With our flexible financing options, a beautiful smile is more affordable than you might think.
At BLUSH Dental Studio, we offer several cosmetic dental services to help you straighten and enhance your smile including:
- Invisalign® Invisable Braces
- Philips Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
- Snap-On Smile®
- Porcelain Veneers
- Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our safe and effective cosmetic dental services which can help you straighten and enhance your smile.
If you’d love to have the straight teeth that traditional braces provide, but don’t want to worry about wearing metal braces for years, you could be on your way to a straight smile in no time with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear aligners created just for you. These removable aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into the desired position. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
With Invisalign®, you’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign® consultation. Learn more about Invisalign®.
Over-the-counter whitening strips and pastes can take weeks to brighten your smile, and even then the results often aren’t as dramatic as advertised. At Smile Envy Dental Studio, we offer a number of safe and effective professional whitening options by Philips Zoom!® to help you show off a beautiful, bright smile! Philips Zoom!® is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment in the United States.
Philips Zoom!® In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening
Philips Zoom!® In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening is a revolutionary whitening solution which utilizes a combination of whitening gels and an ultraviolet lamp to whiten your teeth up to eight shades in approximately 45 minutes.
The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The Philips Zoom!® whitening gel is then applied, which works together with the ultraviolet light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, you can enjoy our relaxing amenities including watching TV or listening to music.
The gel is applied for three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. Once complete, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.
Philips Zoom!® Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
Would you rather whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home? We also offer Philips Zoom!® Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening kits. Each kit includes a set of custom-made whitening trays and a supply of professional-strength whitening gel. You’ll have noticeable whiter teeth in a few as two weeks! Learn more about Philips Zoom!® Teeth Whitening.
Snap-On Smile® is an affordable and simple solution to cosmetically enhance the appearance of your teeth temporarily. Snap-On Smile® allows you to cosmetically repair the cracks, gaps, misalignment and discoloration in your smile without the need for invasive and time consuming dental procedures. This cosmetic enhancement is safe effective, providing you with a great, natural-looking smile that is resistant to both time and damage.
Your Snap-On Smile® teeth are made from a very thin yet high-strength dental resin that functions the same as your natural teeth. The Snap-On Smile® procedure requires no modification to your original teeth, no drilling and no anesthetic, which make it a safe, simple and pain-free cosmetic solution. It is also less expensive than traditional cosmetic procedures, is removable and requires very little maintenance.
First, our team will help you select the particular style and shade of your new Snap-On Smile®. We then make a precise impression (mold) of your teeth and gums, which is transformed into your Snap-On Smile® in about two weeks. Your new smile then snaps quickly and easily into place, fitting comfortably over your natural teeth. Any imperfections, crooked teeth, asymmetry or discoloration disappear and are replaced with a new and beautiful smile that lasts for years to come. Learn more about Snap-On Smile®.
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and an ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and will someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Impression (molds) of the teeth are taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and Dr. Carter.
On your second visit, the applicable teeth will be cleaned with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. Learn more about Porcelain Veneers.
Traditionally, dental fillings were filled with substances such as amalgam that had a metallic look which was not very aesthetically pleasing. We utilize a composite resin (tooth-colored) material which can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. Composite fillings are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Composite fillings are typically placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Carter will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape, look and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings. Learn more about Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.