There are many reasons why our smile may fade: age, tobacco use, hormonal changes, dietary and lifestyle choices -to name a few. Modern dentistry offers patients a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures that can bring back that fresh, youthful smile as well as help restore optimal function and a comfortable bite!
Dr. J.Stephen Hoard, a general and cosmetic dentist practicing in New Bern, NC, has extensive experience in helping his patients make the right choice for their particular needs and desires when it comes to improving the appearance of their smile. Dr. Hoard offers a wide range of treatment possibilities and will take the time to discuss all appropriate options with his patients to ensure an outcome that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. With the use of digital technology, Dr. Hoard uses 2 and 3-D images to evaluate a patient’s dental health status before planning treatment to be sure that any underlying health problems are addressed if they are the possible cause of cosmetic concerns.
Dr. Hoard takes a comprehensive approach to any smile makeover, ensuring that the result looks natural and fits with a person’s facial features and overall appearance. To ensure that every patient’s specific needs and goals are met, Dr. Hoard has developed professional associations with other local specialists in the fields of periodontics and orthodontics so that they can coordinate any necessary treatments.
Dr. Hoard may suggest any of the following procedures when creating a smile makeover plan for a patient:
- Porcelain crowns
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Composite bonding
- Dental implants
While a teeth whitening procedure can offer a quick smile makeover for someone who just wants to brighten a healthy, functional smile, other procedures can be used alone or in combination to either restore a functional issue or to change a patient’s smile completely!
If you have been considering a cosmetic change or want to address a dental health issue, contact Dr. Hoard at his New Bern dental office and schedule a consultation to discuss your personal options.