Huffman Family Dentistry
Dr. Mary Huffman DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

Patient education is at the cornerstone of our dental practices, and we pride ourselves on staying current with the latest in dental care. Dr. Mary Huffman and Dr. Robbie Sheffield welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge with patients.

The teams at both of our practices encourage our patients to ask questions because the more they know about dental care, the better their oral health tends to be. Healthy teeth and smiles for all of our patients is our number one goal!

We often hear the same questions from several patient, and we have answered some of those here. If your question is not listed, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or ask us when you are at your next appointment. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with you. We are firm believers that there is no such thing as a silly question—unless it never gets asked!

Take advantage of the incredible knowledge of our caring professionals at Mary Huffman Family Dentistry and Lenoir Family Dentistry. We look forward to assisting you with all of your questions regarding your oral health!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Today's cosmetic dentistry offers several procedures to change the shape of your teeth. The most common options include veneers, crowns, bonding, and recontouring. Talk to your dentist about which procedure might be best for you.

Veneers can solve a multitude of problems, including teeth that are oddly shaped, stained, or crooked. These wafer-thin, custom-made shells fit directly over your teeth, camouflaging the anything you don’t like about your natural teeth. In just a couple of appointments, you can have a perfectly white, even, straight smile.

Because some preparation of the teeth is necessary before veneers are placed, the procedure is permanent. With proper care, however, your veneers can last for many years.

Dental crowns are also called “caps.” They fit over teeth and are subsequently cemented into place. They can be used to cover up an oddly shaped or damaged tooth. Dental crowns are also used to protect the tooth structure after a root canal.

Dental bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored resin material that is applied to the tooth's surface, shaped, and polished.

Recontouring of the teeth involves strategically removing some of the tooth’s enamel to reshape the tooth. It can be used to change the length of the tooth as well as its shape.

Not finding what you need?
If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (828) 430-8334
View the ADA Accessibility Statement