Cosmetic dentistry specifically focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, from addressing dental stains to alignment issues.
As your cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Charles Porter can perform detail-oriented procedures to improve your smile and confidence.
What can cosmetic dentistry do for my smile?
- Worn or damaged teeth
- Missing tooth or teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Gummy smiles
- Receding gums
- Aging crowns, bridges, or other dental restorations
- Unattractive metal fillings
Your Ideal Smile Is Within Reach
Feeling self-conscious about your smile can significantly impact your quality of life. There's no reason to delay cosmetic dentistry treatment any longer. Call our dentist today at:
Dr. Porter believes every dental patient deserves a smile they can feel confident in. He accepts financing through CareCredit® to make cosmetic dentistry more affordable at our Charlotte, NC, practice. Additionally, he is passionate about providing high-quality dental care that is tailored to your goals. With over 25 years in practice, our dentist has refined his techniques to yield the most flattering results. Request a consultation today!
Why should I visit a cosmetic dentist?
A Dentist Specializing in Smile Beautification
Experience Unparalleled Aesthetics
A cosmetic dentist can help you achieve your dental goals and create your ideal smile. While some restorative dental procedures can improve certain aspects of your smile, cosmetic treatments are recommended by a dentist to specifically target aesthetic issues.
Preview Your ResultsYour satisfaction is the most important aspect of cosmetic dental treatment. Dr. Porter uses advanced technology that allows you to be highly involved in the planning and design process. You can also preview your results and make adjustments as needed. We can also treat a single tooth or your entire smile.
Choose from Diverse Treatment Options
Dr. Porter offers a broad spectrum of dentistry treatments to target your specific concerns. Often, treatments can be interchangeable, such as bonding and veneers. Our dentist can recommend the best treatment based on your specific condition, preferences, and budget.
- Crown lengthening
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Gum contouring
- Inlays and onlays
- Smile makeover
Our advanced tools and technology achieve the best results.
High-Tech Cosmetic Dentistry Detailed Design, Enhanced Precision, & Full Customization
CEREC®With an in-office CEREC machine, Dr. Porter can design and fabricate your porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and bridges in just minutes.
Dental lasers have transformed many treatments, such as gum reshaping and tooth recontouring, by allowing cosmetic dentists to increase precision and reduce discomfort.
Advanced Teeth Whitening
For in-office whitening treatments, a special light is used to activate and expedite the bleaching process. You can whiten your teeth several shades in a single visit to our Charlotte, NC, office.
Digital Preview Software
Dr. Porter can show you a digital preview of your dentistry treatment, which is designed around your goals. Previewing your potential results allows you to identify any issues or improvements you would like to make to achieve your ideal outcome.
"Dr. Porter and his staff are top-notch! He has been my dentist for over 10 years and I am always satisfied with his work. He and his staff are unmatched in their skills, professionalism and care for their patients." Kerri G.
Are there any factors that can affect my candidacy for cosmetic dentistry treatments?
Your Smile Must Be Healthy Before You Can Undergo Cosmetic Care
It is essential that the foundation of your smile is in good health before you begin cosmetic treatment. Your smile should be free of gum disease and decay. However, Dr. Porter provides comprehensive dental care at our practice to efficiently address any concerns.
While certain cosmetic procedures can treat oral health conditions, such as cracks and dental misalignment, they may not be sufficient. For instance, while Invisalign can straighten most patients' smiles, traditional orthodontics may be necessary for severe malocclusion. Likewise, porcelain veneers may not be recommended for a tooth that is significantly weakened by damage. Instead, a porcelain dental crown or even a dental implant may be the best option. During your dentistry consultation, Dr. Porter will perform an in-depth evaluation of your oral health and recommend the best treatment for your needs and goals.
Cosmetic dentistry sounds expensive...
We Make It Possible to Afford the Smile You Deserve
Since insurance does not typically cover this type of dentistry, many patients are worried that it is a luxury they cannot afford. However, that is not the case. Several financing options can be applied to your treatment to reduce your overall out-of-pocket cost. In addition to CareCredit®, we also offer in-house financing. Dr. Porter can also tailor treatment to suit your budget, from more cost-effective materials to an alternative procedure.
Cosmetic dentistry can have a lasting positive impact.
Ready to Transform Your Life With Dentistry? Contact Us Today to Learn More
Wondering what dentistry can do for your smile? Contact Porter Dental Group in Charlotte, NC, today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
During your appointment, one of our dentists will learn more about you and your smile goals to design a treatment plan that meets and exceeds your expectations.
Send us an online message or call us today:
"I have been going to Dr. Porter since 1996 and absolutely love his professionalism and attention to detail! All of his staff are great too! I ALWAYS get compliments on my smile too!" Valerie & Sheldon McWilliams
Why choose Dr. Porter to transform your smile?
Dedicated to Excellence
Dr. Porter strives for excellence at all times. To provide his patients with the highest level of care, he focuses on:
- The latest technology
- Detail-oriented planning and treatment
- Staying up to date with continuing education
- Using the finest materials for the most realistic results
- Highly personalized treatment for each patient
His passion, combined with his skill acquired over more than 25 years in practice, has allowed him to become an expert in cosmetic dentistry.
Caring for Your New Smile Tips for Long-Lasting, Beautiful Results
Visit the Dentist RegularlyWe recommend dental visits every six months. During these visits to our Charlotte office, one of our dentists can examine your smile and rule out any dental issues that could compromise your results. If you received veneers or crowns as part of your treatment, we can make sure that they are still strong and free of damage.
Schedule Professional Whitenings
During these dental visits, we can perform professional teeth whitening to keep your smile looking brilliant. We also offer custom take-home whitening kits so that patients can whiten their teeth around their schedules. Unlike store-bought whitening toothpaste and strips, professional treatments offer powerful whitening with predictable results.
Protect Your Smile from Damage
Materials used in dental restorations (such as porcelain and composite resin) are extremely strong, but they are not indestructible. To avoid damaging your veneers, crowns, or a bonded tooth, refrain from biting your nails, opening packages with your teeth, or chewing on ice. If you grind your teeth, you should wear a mouth guard that protects your teeth.
Trusted by Patients
"Dr. Porter is a wonderful dentist.
I have been going to him for the last 8 years." Jim W.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. While some cosmetic treatments, such as crowns, can improve the health of your smile, most cosmetic treatments are designed solely to improve the look of your smile.
What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
Cosmetic treatments can conceal cosmetic imperfections such as damaged or discolored teeth as well as uneven gums. Our Charlotte, NC, dentists even offer digital preview software so that you can see what dentistry can do for your smile before you commit to treatment.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Pros of cosmetic dentistry include improving the look of your smile, boosting your self-confidence, and experiencing a better quality of life. The biggest con of cosmetic dentistry is the cost of treatment, but our Charlotte office offers third-party and in-house financing to make your dream smile a reality.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?
In general, no, cosmetic dentistry is not painful. Some treatments, like whitening, can even be performed without numbing your smile. For others, our dentists will numb the treatment area so that you don't experience any discomfort.