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Cosmetic Dentistry – Charlottesville, VA

Ready to Rejuvenate Your Smile?

When you have imperfections in your smile, including cracks, chips, or discoloration, you might find it difficult to flash your smile to family, friends, and colleagues at your work place. However, you don’t have to live with these issues any longer. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Lippard offers multiple solutions to give your social and professional life a boost. If you aren’t sure which treatment is right for you, don’t hesitate to call our office today for an appointment!

Why Choose Hal M. Lippard, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?


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If you find that a single cosmetic treatment won’t be able to make your smile look exactly the way you want it to, then porcelain veneers might be an ideal option. By crafting thin sheaths of porcelain designed to mimic your existing enamel exactly, we can cover imperfections and transform your smile in just two appointments! Each veneer is personalized to your needs, ensuring that you’re left with a winning smile that lasts between 10 and 15 years!

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Metal-Free Restorations

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We understand that metal dental materials look anything but natural in the mouth. Instead of having to worry about metal attracting attention and becoming visible in your smile, our office makes sure to provide tooth-colored materials no matter what type of treatment you’re considering. Our porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding treatments, dental crowns, and dental fillings all ensure your smile is looking it’s best at all times, so you can smile without concern.

Cosmetic Bonding

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Do you have minor issues you’d like to address? Would you prefer a more affordable cosmetic option? With cosmetic bonding, we use the same material that we use to place dental fillings. Composite resin, which is often used to restore teeth damaged by cavities, can just as easily be applied to chips, cracks, discoloration and even gaps. In a way, it can be one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments you can get at the price!

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Teeth Whitening

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Sometimes a brighter smile is one of the most effective ways for you to take your smile to the next level. With take-home bleaching solutions from Opalescence Go, you can easily whiten teeth on your own time outside of the office. This makes it extremely ideal for those on the go or whitening in the privacy of your own home. In just 10 to 14 days, you can expect whitening results that rival professional in-house solutions!

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Gum Recontouring

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While cosmetic dentistry mainly focuses on teeth, it includes gum tissue as well. For many, oversized gum tissue can make teeth appear smaller than usual. It can also make your gum line appear uneven. Both can be resolved via advanced soft tissue laser therapy. Afterwards, your smile will look fuller, not “gummy” as some might say. Plus, with laser dentistry, you can expect minimal post-op symptoms and faster healing compared to traditional methods.

Smile Makeovers

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If you have many issues that you’d like to address but aren’t sure where to start, a smile makeover might be the best option for you! When you arrive, we’ll go over all of your cosmetic options, comparing them in great detail so you can play a role in building a treatment plan that addresses your needs. Smile makeovers are meant to include multiple services as part of one plan, so you can leave the office with the smile you’ve always envisioned.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Are you ready to rejuvenate your smile? Your Charlottesville cosmetic dentist Dr. Lippard can help you achieve the beautiful, flawless smile you’ve always wanted. For your convenience, we’ve gathered a few of the most common questions we get about cosmetic dentistry below. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, we encourage you to give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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I Want to Improve My Smile—Where Do I Start?

Are you having trouble deciding which service will best correct your cosmetic issues? Fo you have multiple imperfections in your smile and aren’t sure where to start? Whatever the case, your first step towards the smile og your dreams is to give us a call and schedule a consultation. During this initial appointment, Dr. Lippard will discuss your smile goals with you and carefully inspect your mouth. Then, he’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan to achieve your desired results. Whether you need a single treatment or a smile makeover, he’ll help you pick the treatments that are perfect for you!

Can Anyone Get Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, there’s a good chance that cosmetic dentistry can help! However, your smile needs to be healthy before we can improve its appearance. Oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth grinding can influence the success of some cosmetic services, so they’ll need to be addressed first. Once your oral health is on track, we can move forward with your cosmetic treatment.

Does Teeth Whitening Work for All Enamel Discoloration?

A professional take-home whitening kit is an excellent way to help your smile shine. This popular service can remove years of stains from your teeth and turn back the clock on your appearance. However, there are some types of discolorations that can’t be fully corrected with a whitening treatment. If your tooth discoloration stems from an injury to the inside of your tooth, an overexposure to fluoride in childhood, or certain antibiotics, then this service may not be the best option for you. Instead, we may recommend dental bonding or porcelain veneers to help you get the brilliant smile you deserve.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies don’t cover the cost of cosmetic dental treatments. However, that doesn’t mean achieving the smile of your dreams is out of reach! We’re proud to offer third-party financing options through CareCredit. There are a variety of available options that will allow you to break up the cost of your treatment into smaller payments that easily fit into your monthly budget. During your initial consultation, we’ll go over your personalized estimate of costs as well as how to make getting the smile of your dreams as affordable as possible.

You deserve to have a smile that you’re excited to show off to the world! If you’re ready to say goodbye to your dental imperfections, give us a call today to schedule your consultation!

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