Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful, natural-looking smiles

Cosmetic dentistry combines dental technology and an eye for aesthetics to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, teeth straightening and tooth-colored fillings are some of options available to give you a beautiful smile that can boost your confidence.

Dr. Grimshaw believes that cosmetic solutions should be permanent and enduring. She understands that the foundation for a beautiful smile is a healthy, stable mouth, and prior to providing any cosmetic service, she will conduct a comprehensive exam to check for any issues that may need to be address to ensure the success of your cosmetic enhancement.

Cosmetic DentistryAdvanced training and experience

Dr. Grimshaw thoroughly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and has been helping happy patients improve their smiles for nearly a decade.

Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental StudiesShe is committed to continuing education and has completed an extensive series of courses in aesthetics and cosmetics at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She was awarded the designation LVI Fellow in 2013.

$55 New Patient Special Offer: Exam X-rays & Consultation

Cosmetic DentistryIf you’re interested in having a bright, white, straight smile, please schedule an appointment for a new patient exam, where you can receive consultation with one of our doctors. This consultation includes:

  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • Panoramic X-ray
  • Full-mouth digital X-rays
  • Full series of digital photos
  • Extraoral head and neck exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal exam
  • Restorative exam (check for decay in existing crowns, fillings, bridges)
  • Check for bite alignment and TMJ issues
  • Get your questions answered

(A $331 Value)

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our process for rejuvenating your smile

Dr. Grimshaw carefully plans your cosmetic treatment to ensure a successful outcome that you will be very pleased with. She listens carefully to you so that she has a clear understanding of your desires and expectations for improving the appearance of your smile, and she will answer any questions you may have.

After a complete review of your medical and dental history, she will provide an in-depth explanation of your options, the pros and cons of each, and customize a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. We take a very thorough approach to designing your new smile. These steps may include the following.

Full oral examination. Dr. Grimshaw will conduct a comprehensive exam to look for signs gum disease and tooth decay, and check for TMJ (jaw joint) disorders and proper bite alignment.

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Digital photos help us plan your smile makeover.

Smile evaluation, digital photographs and imaging. To ensure that your smile is properly proportioned, Dr. Grimshaw will analyze and evaluate your existing smile. High-quality digital photographs will be taken and SNAP digital imaging software is used to give you a preview of your proposed new smile.

Panoramic X-rays. When necessary, panoramic X-rays are taken to capture a comprehensive view of your entire mouth that is used when planning for orthodontics and dental implants, and also aids in diagnosing issues with the jaw joint.

Digital X-rays. Low-radiation digital X-rays provide a detailed view of your teeth, jawbone and gums.

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Study models provide a preview of your new smile.

Impressions and study models. Impressions will be taken of your teeth to provide a highly accurate basis for a series of working models used to plan and preview procedures. These impressions are also used by our first-rate lab to fabricate your restorations, such as crowns and veneers.

Teeth whitening. We frequently begin the cosmetic process with ZOOM! in-house teeth whitening so that we have the desired baseline for matching your new restorations.

Temporary restorations are worn for three weeks to test your bite and ensure a comfortable fit and feel. We can make any necessary adjustments that will be applied to your final restoration.

Final restorations. You’ll come in to have your final restorations placed and walk out with a dazzling new smile!

High-quality lab. Our practice has partnered with an exceptional dental lab for over 40 years to provide you with beautiful, long-lasting restorations.

Five-year guarantee!

We stand behind our quality dentistry with a five-year guarantee, providing that you maintain proper oral care at home and come to our office for professional cleanings twice a year.

Our Cosmetic procedures include:

Cosmetic DentistryPorcelain Veneersare a relatively quick procedure used for permanent whitening, to straighten mildly crooked teeth, to change the shape or length of teeth, to close gaps and cover chips.

One-Visit Porcelain Crowns. Crowns can be used to repair chipped, broken-down or discolored teeth, or to fill gaps in teeth. For back teeth, Dr. Grimshaw uses the CEREC 3D imaging system to precisely design and mill your permanent crown in a single visit.

When providing crowns for front teeth, we often work closely with a world-class lab that creates beautiful custom crowns from a high-quality porcelain material that closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth.

porcelain inlayOne-Visit Onlays and Inlays. Tooth-colored onlays (coverings that go over the cusps of teeth) and inlays (coverings that fit between the cusps) are stronger than fillings, and have the benefit of preserving more of the natural tooth structure than placing crowns. Dr. Grimshaw uses the CEREC 3D imaging system to precisely design and mill your onlay or inlay in a single visit.

Teeth Whitening. With Zoom professional strength teeth whitening, your teeth can be up to eight shades lighter in under an hour.

Dental Implants. Dental implants offer a modern, reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. Durable titanium posts are anchored into the jawbone to act as a tooth root that supports a porcelain crown. Dental implants look, feel and act the same as your natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

Cosmetic Dentistry invisalignClear Teeth Straightening. We offer ClearCorrect, Invisaign® and Invisalign Express as options for gently and gradually straightening teeth. The clear, comfortable plastic aligners are removable and virtually invisible.

Cosmetic Laser Gum Surgery. Our doctors use state-of-the-art laser dentistry to precisely and painlessly remove excess gum tissue or reshape uneven gum line.

Conditions we can fix with Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Yellow, stained or discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Chips or rough spots
  • Missing teeth
  • Old silver fillings
  • Mismatched or misshapen teeth
  • Gummy Smile
  • Uneven gum line

Before & Afters

See more before & afters here.

Success Stories

cosmetic dentistry“Invisalign was easy, and I got great results without having metal braces for years. The dentists and their staff are always so friendly, professional and make me feel welcome.

“The staff always make me feel comfortable by giving me a warm blanket prior to my treatment. I have more confidence in my smile and receive compliments on a daily basis about my smile.”

— Brittney

 

cosmetic dentistry“Going to Kuhn Dental Associates has been the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Dr. Grimshaw was personable and so welcoming. She explained every procedure in detail, which made me feel comfortable with the process and confident that the results would be exactly what I wanted.

“Her procedures were comfortable and pain-free. My veneers are perfect and I love my new smile! I’ve receive so many compliments and I would recommend Kuhn Dental Associates to anyone. The practice is extremely clean and the staff are warm and really nice and helpful. Very trustworthy. I feel like I have known Dr. Grimshaw forever.”

— Spencer

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.