Shipp Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

The entire team at Shipp Family Dentistry believes in making sure your time with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We strive to provide every member of your family with an atmosphere where they are comfortable asking questions and learning about taking care of their oral health.

We firmly believe that good oral health is important for the well-being of the entire body. Our mission is to provide our patients with a quality atmosphere where they can learn about taking care of their oral health and enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Columbus, MS dentist, Dr. Patrick Shipp, enjoys educating his patients and talking about how they can best take care of their oral health. We never want you to feel rushed; instead, we want to make sure your questions are answered so you fully understand why specific treatments might be recommended.

Some of the questions you have may already have been asked by other patients. We’ve compiled a list of those questions here, for your convenience. If you have questions that are not answered here, we invite you to give us a call or bring them to your appointment. Don’t worry about your question sounding silly; the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental veneers in Columbus, MS, are made from porcelain or other composite materials, shaped into shells, and made to fit your teeth in particular. They show immediate cosmetic results by covering unattractive features with a seamless fit. In some cases, a dental veneer may relieve tooth sensitivity by covering an exposed surface that might be thin enough to let hot or cold substances into your tooth.

Veneers are a resilient restoration because the porcelain or composite material is strong and mimics the look of your natural tooth. And like a natural tooth, your veneer requires daily maintenance to keep it clean.

Care Instructions for Dental Veneers

With proper care, your veneers may last for years and even up to a decade. Your cosmetic dentist recommends the following maintenance steps:

  • Brush and floss twice daily
  • Avoid teeth grinding or wear a nightguard
  • Wear oral protection – for sports or other physical activities; we recommend a mouthguard
  • Don’t bite hard or sticky surfaces – we recommend you avoid chewing ice, hard candy, and other sticky foods

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Columbus, MS

At Shipp Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental services, including dental veneers. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Columbus, MS cosmetic dentist Dr. Patrick Shipp can talk to you about many treatments, depending on the current state of your teeth as well as the goals for your smile. The best first step is to contact Shipp Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation.

We offer the following cosmetic dentistry services:

Teeth Whitening in Columbus, MS

Dental patient smiling after teeth whitening in Columbus MSIf your teeth and gums are healthy but your smile is not as white as you’d like, professional teeth whitening can make your teeth several shades whiter. This safe, affordable procedure is one of the most common cosmetic treatments we offer.

Porcelain Veneers

The chances are that Hollywood actor’s smile you admire so much is picture perfect because of porcelain veneers. But you don’t need to be a star to benefit from this treatment. These ultra-thin shell-like covers mask a multitude of problems with your teeth, including gaps and misalignment, as well as teeth that are stained or in need of reshaping.

Dental Crowns

If you have a damaged, broken, or oddly shaped tooth, a dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over the tooth. Dental crowns look natural and give you full function of the tooth.

Dental Implants

Nothing beats a dental implant for replacing a missing tooth. Not only does a dental implant restore your ability to chew properly, but it will also protect the remaining teeth in your mouth by filling in the gap left behind by a missing tooth.

Schedule A Consultation with Our Dentist in Columbus!

You might have questions on which cosmetic services would be best for you. Contact Shipp Family Dentistry at (662) 329-3431 to schedule a consultation regarding cosmetic dentistry in Columbus!

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