Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry2018-09-03T14:55:16+00:00

SmilingOur Cosmetic Dentistry Can Add Confidence To Your Smile!

Do you want to have a more beautiful smile?  Chapel Hill dentist Frederick G. Lehmann can take your smile from dull to fabulous using all of the latest cosmetic dental technologies, giving you the extra boost in confidence you need to build your self image. A beautiful healthy smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and working with a Chapel Hill cosmetic dentist you can trust is of the utmost importance. With so many aesthetic dentistry options available, your gorgeous new smile is only a phone call away.

There are numerous strategies and possibilities to help with teeth that are stained, cracked, misshapen or missing. Dr. Lehmann in Chapel Hill, NC can reshape your teeth with cosmetic dentistry.  Cosmetic dental procedures can be used to close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth, and beautify your smile with corrective procedures.

These makeovers are not at all times just cosmetic. Plenty of these treatment methods can make improvements to dental function, such as your bite.

Teeth Whitening: Chapel Hill, NC

Whitening is a common and popular process used to whiten teeth. A number of people in Chapel Hill get their teeth whitened to improve uneven color, while others just want a whiter shade.

Discoloration manifests in the enamel and can be induced by medicine, coffee, tea and cigarettes. Discoloration also can be due or genetic simply to getting a little older.

Teeth Whitening can be performed in the convenience of your home and on your time. Treatment begins when your dentist creates custom trays to ensure the correct amount of bleaching solution is used and that your teeth are properly exposed.


Bonding is tooth-colored substance used to fill in spaces or transform the color of teeth. Requiring only a single Chapel Hill office visit, bonding lasts a number of years. When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is utilized as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities. Moreover, it can be used to close spaces in between teeth or cover the whole exterior surface area of a tooth to improve its color and appearance.


Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance.  They are used in the event where other types of techniques will not be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic dental restorations.


Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to alter the color or form of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with irregular surfaces or are chipped, stained, oddly formed, unevenly spaced or crooked. Minimal or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers are used to treat several of the exact same problems as bonding.

This treatment method is an option when a crown is not required. The procedure requires your dentist to take an image of your tooth.   The veneer is designed to the specifications of the patient and the dentist.  The veneer is then prepared to be bonded to the tooth.  Once the adhesive is in between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is utilized to set it. Considering that they are fabricated in a laboratory, porcelain veneers require more than one visit. Veneers have a much longer life expectancy and color durability than resin.

Contouring and reshaping

Tooth reshaping and contouring, is a procedure to correct misaligned teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a singular treatment. Tooth reshaping and contouring is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.

This technique is perfect for candidates with regular, healthy teeth but who desire subtle modifications to their smile.  Dr. Lehmann will work with the patient to get the desired result.

Which treatment is right for me?

Dr. Lehmann can respond to any questions you may have about techniques used to enhance your smile. The state of your teeth and desired outcome you desire often dictates the best procedure. If you are considering a procedure in Chapel Hill, there are a couple of questions you can ask Dr. Lehmann before deciding if a specific treatment is right for you.  Here are some questions you should be asking of your cosmetic dentist:

  • What will the changes look like?
  • What should I anticipate through the duration of treatment?
  • What type of care will be necessitated?

Located in the beautiful Europa Center, we offer cosmetic dental services to patients, including teeth whitening, and dentures in addition to family dentistry. Give us a call at 919-967-9999 or visit our contact page to learn more about how we can improve your oral health today.

Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA serves Chapel Hill, and also offers Cosmetic Dentistry services to patients in Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Carrboro, Durham, and surrounding areas.

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