Cosmetic Dentistry

What would you do if you had a perfect smile? Would you laugh more, smile with your teeth for photos, or be more assertive and confident? We all have things we don’t like about the way we look- whether it’s our weight, our hairstyle, or even our wardrobe, it’s easy to hold back in everyday life because of how we feel about our appearance.

With crooked, cracked, chipped or even missing teeth, the blow to self confidence can be significant, but so can the task of restoring the smile. Where do you even start? How much will treatments cost? Will they make you feel better about your smile? And will they last?

At Pete Richards, DDS in Hendersonville, we understand all of these concerns. We want you to know that feeling uncomfortable with yourself because of imperfections in your smile is normal, but not something you should have to live with. You might have had an experience with cosmetic dentistry in the past that was unpleasant, or left you with unsatisfactory results, leaving you scared to try to improve your smile again. At our practice in Hendersonville, we stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in both general and cosmetic dentistry, and always make sure that our treatment options are the best available for our patients.

It’s our mission as Pete Richards, DDS to improve people’s lives through dentistry- and this is one place where cosmetic dentistry really shines. We’re confident about the results we can give you, both in general dental care and cosmetic restorations. Many patients are very surprised at the affect that a few treatments can have on their overall appearance.

What can cosmetic dentistry do for you?

  • Tooth-colored fillings. While fillings might not seem like a cosmetic issue, the side effect from traditional mercury-amalgam fillings can be unsightly. Visible silver or metal fillings are a sign that you’ve had oral work done, and many patients don’t like the look of a mouth full of silver. Tooth-colored fillings use an alternative material that closely matches the shade and sheen of patients’ natural teeth. The result is a flawless appearance, where no one will be able to tell you’ve had fillings unless you tell them.
  • Whitening. Whitening your teeth can make you appear younger and take years off your look, without being too ‘obvious’ of a change. Teeth whitening is probably one of the most well-known and popular treatments out there because it is non-invasive, simple and produces a dramatic change in a patient’s appearance- usually after 1 treatment.
  • Bonding. No one goes through life without a few scratches and bruises, and your teeth are no exception. Dental bonding is a versatile type of cosmetic dental treatment, and can help fix a variety of imperfections, usually in just one visit to the dentist. Teeth can become scratched, chipped, cracked or even pushed out of alignment due to forces out of our control, especially accidents. Bonding is a fast and simple way to mask these minor imperfections.

Want more information? Call Pete Richards, DDS now at 828-393-0185. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Hendersonville, NC 28739

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Today I had a 2 1/2 hour appointment with Dr. Pete Richards to repair a crown which had come off. In the process he cleaned off the remainder of the old tooth, performed a root canal, built up the old tooth and created a new crown, which was put in place. He along with his staff was highly professional, friendly and did an outstanding job. Frank Sacho, 1/21/2015

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