Edgerton & Glenn provide a Variety of Preventative, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dental Services to Wilmington, NC Residents. Call To Schedule Your Consultation Today.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Improved Aesthetics & Confident Smiles

Cosmetic dentistry is a blanket term used to describe dental work focused on improving the appearance of your smile including your gums, teeth or even your bite. When you meet and interact with new people, your teeth are one of the first things that they notice about you. If you have a crooked smile, yellow teeth or even a gap from a missing tooth, you could be overly conscientious, shy or avoid interactions all together. Cosmetic dentistry exists and is available to you so you can change your smile to gain confidence and communicate better with those around you. Consider an appointment at our wilmington north carolina office today. At Edgerton & Glenn, our dentists have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry experience. This means that our doctors can help you achieve the small change on one tooth or rework your whole mouth so you have the toothy grin you always wanted. When Dr. Edgerton and Dr. Glenn work with you to help your current smile match your ideal smile, you can rest assured that they not only bring all the experience with them, but the best techniques, tools and materials.


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Choosing Your Cosmetic Dental Procedure

The first thing to consider and to talk with your dentist about is: are you healthy enough for elective procedures. The dentist will need to evaluate your overall health and the strength and condition of your teeth, bones, and gums. In order to determine the condition the dentist may run the following tests or procedures:

  • Comprehensive oral exam with cancer screening
  • X-rays
  • Impressions
  • Radiographs
  • Periodontal exam
  • Bite analysis
  • TMJ analysis

Once the dentist has completed all of or some of these exams, you and the dentist will talk about your best options to achieve your new look. The dentists at Edgerton & Glenn are always happy to set aside time to talk to you about vision for your mouth and what procedure might be best for you. Feel free to talk to our staff about setting an appointment for a consultation.

Cosmetic Dentistry Expectations

Once you and your dentist have determined you are healthy enough for elective dental work, you can talk about what you want your smile to look like and what the best options are to make that a reality. When discussing your treatment plan, you and your dentist can review the timeline for your procedures as well the associated costs.

To be sure though, you can count on your smile changing and not seeing the same reflection that you used to see when you look in the mirror.



We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

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Reasons for Cosmetic Dentistry

It may seem odd at first to think that there are people who choose to visit the dentist for optional drilling or elective procedures, but when you see the results in their smiles and increased confidence, then it is clear why people opt for life changing procedures. The people choosing to have additional dental work often are people who are choosing to relieve themselves of:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Yellow or stained teeth
  • Missing tooth or teeth
  • Uneven gaps in their smile
  • Oddly shaped or non-uniformed shaped teeth
  • Crooked or asymmetrical teeth

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

One of the easiest, most common and non-invasive cosmetic procedures people have is teeth whitening. This is the most common because the procedure is quick and the results are visible immediately. Teeth do not need to be perfectly aligned or shaped to benefit from changing to a brighter, whiter shade. Many people suffer from teeth yellowing or discoloration for a number of reasons from poor dental hygiene to medication side effects or even a medical condition called Fluorosis.

Some examples of cosmetic dental procedures that you could opt to have to improve your overall appearance include:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dental reshaping or dental contouring
  • Root canals

Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits

People like you choose to have cosmetic procedures done for a number of reasons but most people seem to report the same results:

  • Increased tooth stability
  • Improved overall mouth health
  • Bite correction
  • Added durability to teeth
  • Decreased vulnerability of gums and teeth
  • Better tooth and bite performance
  • A more harmonious and exemplary smile

Cosmetic Dentistry Aftercare

Depending on the procedure you underwent, your teeth may or may not need a little extra gentle care immediately following but not long term. Typically, once your new smile is a part of your day to day life, you will need to care for your mouth just as you do now or better. Brushing and flossing twice a day, keeping regular dental cleaning appointments and following up with your dentist if there are any complications.

Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

Costs for each procedure vary depending on how long the procedure takes, what materials the procedure requires, how many visits the procedure requires, and the amount of work the dentist is required to do. It may surprise you to know, but dental insurance may cover some of the costs for these as well as elective procedures as they lead to improved overall dental health and long term benefits. If you do not have dental insurance coverage or you have any questions about payment options for your treatment plan, you are more than welcome to talk to our staff at any time. Your budget’s health is just as important as your
mouth’s health.


High Quality Care You Can Trust

At Edgerton & Glenn Cosmetic and General Dentistry. We strive to build relationships with our patients. You are more than just teeth, you are our patient and friend and we want to help you to achieve and maintain oral health as best we can. We look forward to meeting you and talking about what is best for you and your mouth. Please contact us to set up a cosmetic dentistry appointment at (910) 256-9230.