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Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Makeover Package

Your smile defines you. And a good smile leaves a lasting impression. Now, with the Smile Makeover Packages available at SouthEnd Dentistry, we can give you a full treatment plan to fix imperfections and give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Dr. Picot conducts a rigorous assessment of your oral health before making his recommendation. Since cosmetic dental work should be made to last a lifetime, we make sure we plan for the long-term and get to the root of any existing issues. Once the plan is created, it’s up to the patient to decide how they would like to proceed. For more information on our Smile Makeover Packages, give us a call, or check out some of our cosmetic offerings below.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?

The biggest benefit of cosmetic dentistry is better self-esteem and self-confidence. If you feel self-conscious about how your teeth look, you may feel embarrassed when smiling, laughing, or even eating in public. Cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Picot at SouthEnd Smiles is the best way to get your smile back, and feel confident about how you look.

Cosmetic dentistry can even help with better oral hygiene by eliminating gaps in your teeth and providing you with a more even, easier-to-clean smile. We also find that patients who go through cosmetic dentistry treatments are more likely to take better care of their teeth in the future, which is another nice benefit.

Cosmetic Treatments

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Veneers

There are plenty of instances where a cosmetic imperfection on or inside the tooth causes an irreparable stain. Sometimes damage inside the tooth will cause it to become discolored. And whitening strips and professional treatments may not remedy the discoloration.

Veneers are placed over your natural teeth, and are adhered with a durable cement. Crafting and fitting veneers generally requires three visits, but these custom shells serve as a permanent solution and are easy to maintain. Dr. Picot is known for creating realistic restorations that look like a natural smile, not dentistry. When cared for properly, veneers can last up to 20 years.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

When applied properly, veneers can last 10-15 years or more. To care for your veneers, you’ll want to make sure that you brush at least twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day. It is also important to see Dr. Picot regularly for oral exams and teeth cleanings every six months.

In addition, avoid chewing non-food objects like pens, pencils, or fingernails with your new veneers, and avoid chewing extremely hard foods like almonds with your veneers. Don’t use your teeth to do things like tear tape or open packages, either. 

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Teeth Whitening

SouthEnd Dentistry offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments, tested and approved by Dr. Picot. It has never been easier to brighten your smile with simple, cost-effective treatments. And the results are stunning! Get ready for school pictures or take your driver’s license photo with confidence in the comfort of your own home, or in as little as a single appointment.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening can last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on how well you care for your teeth after your treatment. Some patients opt for yearly touch-ups after their original teeth whitening treatment to keep their smile looking its best.

To keep your teeth white after treatment, it is important to remember to brush and floss regularly and see Dr. Picot for teeth cleanings every six months. To keep your teeth white for a longer time, you can also switch to whitening toothpaste and mouthwash and minimize your intake of staining beverages like coffee, tea, and wine.

Clear Aligners
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Clear Orthodontic Options

Most of us have some crooked teeth. It’s only natural. For some of us, a slightly crowded smile is not an issue. But for others, painfully packed teeth can be a health concern and cosmetic anxiety. Luckily, SouthEnd Dentistry offers a variety of orthodontic options, including advanced corrective aligners – such as Invisalign and Clear Correct– that discretely shift and straighten teeth over a matter of months.

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Bonding & Contouring

For teeth that are a little too big or a little too small, there’s a simple solution made possible by the careful hands of Dr. Picot. Using special bonding solution, it is now possible to add surface area to smaller teeth with a simple procedure. Oversized teeth that pose a crowding risk can also be reduced to accommodate healthy spacing. If you think you might benefit from reshaping your teeth with bonding and contouring, give us a call today.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding usually lasts between 7-10 years. While it doesn’t last quite as long as veneers, dental bonding is usually a more affordable option. Dental Bonding may be a good option for you if you’re interested in improving your teeth on a budget.

The same tips for caring for veneers apply to bonding, too. Avoid chewing hard or non-food objects with your bonded teeth or use your teeth as tools. Caring for your bonded teeth properly will maximize their lifespan.

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Laser Dentistry

Contour your gums for a perfectly framed smile with laser treatment services from SouthEnd Dentistry. Dr. Picot can do so much with this advanced device. From evening the gum line to quickly treating canker sores and mouth ulcers, it’s a simple cosmetic procedure that goes a long way in giving you the smile you want.

Why Is It Important?

Confidence is key. When you feel good about yourself, it shows. And since your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, it’s important to keep it looking great. It’s not all just appearances either. When teeth look damaged or unhealthy it’s because they are. Taking care of your teeth, even cosmetically, can improve their function and structure, giving you a healthier smile.

Understanding the SouthEnd Dentistry Difference

At SouthEnd Dentistry, we take a unique approach to cosmetic dentistry. We believe in offering personalized, thorough care that provides you with the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Cosmetic dentistry is not one-size-fits-all, so Dr. Picot will discuss all of the different options available to you, and help you decide on the right cosmetic treatments for your particular situation. 

Based on your budget, your preferences, your oral health, and other such factors, we’ll be able to develop a cosmetic treatment plan that meets your every need. To learn more and get started, just contact us for an appointment.

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You’ve come to the right place. At SouthEnd Dentistry, we make sure each and every patient who walks in our doors is diagnosed accurately, treated quickly and actually enjoys their visit.