Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA
The Dental Practice of Dr. Jeffrey J. Tibbs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

At the office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, patient education is the cornerstone of our practice. We know from experience that educated patients generally enjoy healthier smiles because they understand how their oral health affects their overall health and quality of life. 

We always have time for your questions because we don't expect you to be an expert on your oral health. Dr. Tibbs and our team are always more than happy to explain what we need to do and why we recommend a certain procedure. In addition to answering your questions, we also use state-of-the-art technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that allow you to be an active participant in the process.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often from our patients. You probably have some of your own that aren't shown here, so please don't ever hesitate to call our office at (336) 765-7477 or use our convenient online contact form.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental tools used for professional teeth whitening in Winston-Salem NCIt’s an unfortunate fact of life that your teeth will lose their youthful brightness over the years.

However, professional teeth whitening treatments can turn back the clock and restore your bright, beautiful smile.

How Teeth Whitening Works

As you age, microscopic holes open up in your dental enamel and attract food particles that dull your smile. At the same time, the enamel thins, making the yellowish layer of dentin beneath more noticeable. Another factor that can contribute to a dull smile is consuming foods and drinks like coffee, dark tea, red wine, dark berries, and tomato sauce that deposit stains on your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening can remove stains and brighten your smile by six to eight shades. An in-office treatment gets the job done fast, usually in an hour or less.

Many of our patients prefer whitening at home at their convenience with custom take-home kits. The kit consists of prescription-strength whitening gel and trays that are customized for you using impressions of your teeth. You will be instructed to wear the trays daily for about two weeks, and you should see results that are about six to eight shades brighter.

Dental Cleanings and Teeth Whitening in Winston-Salem

Every teeth whitening treatment should start with a professional cleaning to ensure that your teeth are as clean as they can be. This results in the most noticeable, consistent results.

If you would like to learn more about professional whitening treatments offered at our practice, please give us a call to arrange an appointment.

Are you living with chipped or broken teeth? Maybe you've tried eliminating stains on your teeth with little to no success? Perhaps your teeth are irregularly shaped? Did you know that cosmetic dental treatments in Winston-Salem, NC like porcelain veneers or dental bonding can get rid of these imperfections? But what's the difference? Which treatment is right for you?

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding in 27103Close up of patients smile during cosmetic dentistry consultation in Winston Salem NC

Porcelain veneers utilize micro-thin layers of porcelain that cover your teeth, while dental bonding adds composite resin to your teeth to eliminate imperfections. Both treatments can improve and enhance your smile in different ways. 

If it's a "Hollywood" smile you've dreamed of, veneers are your best solution as they can be used to completely redesign your smile. Porcelain veneers change the shape, shade, and size of your teeth to give you a more uniform and beautiful smile.

If you'd like to enhance your smile, but the cost is a concern, dental bonding can be a great solution. Typically less expensive than porcelain veneers, bonding can eliminate some of the same imperfections during one short visit to your Winston-Salem cosmetic dentist.

Schedule A Consultation with Our Cosmetic Dentist

The best way to determine which procedure might be right for you is to schedule a cosmetic evaluation with Dr. Tibbs. He will discuss your goals and ideas about your smile with you and create a plan to help you achieve your dream smile without breaking your budget.

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