Albemarle Dental
Proudly serving Charlottesville, VA

About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

One or several cosmetic dental treatments can perfect your natural smile in a way that complements your features and looks natural. At Albemarle Dental Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, the dental experts optimize your smile after thorough planning with images, X-rays, and impressions. To explore cosmetic dentistry with a consultation, call Albemarle Dental Associates or request one online today.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a collection of dental treatments that make your teeth look their best by covering or correcting various defects and damages. With help from the skilled team at Albemarle Dental Associates, you can pinpoint the parts of your smile that you dislike and find ways to address them. 

Even subtle changes can make a major improvement to your appearance and give you a bigger boost in confidence than you might anticipate. The team at Albemarle Dental Associates makes recommendations based on your personal goals and preferences. 

How can cosmetic dentistry make my smile more attractive?

Cosmetic dentistry can address a number of issues that commonly cause people to dislike their smiles. Whether you take issue with the colors, shapes, or positions of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution. 

Using one or more treatments at Albemarle Dental Associates, you can cover, correct, or minimize features like:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Malocclusion
  • Gaps
  • Crowding

Certain cosmetic dentistry services serve a functional purpose too. With treatments for tooth decay like inlays and onlays, you can be sure that there is no evidence of the issue after treatment. The team at Albemarle Dental Associates color-matches the material, so it blends in with healthy enamel. 

Which cosmetic dental treatments are available?

Your dentists assist you in choosing cosmetic dentistry services that will benefit you based on your requirements and goals. Your options include:


A crown covers up various types of damage while mimicking the natural appearance of the tooth it goes over. 


The team bonds a custom veneer to the front-facing surface of a damaged, short, or unattractive tooth.

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening safely lifts stains, dullness, and discoloration from the enamel.


Dental bonding uses composite resin to reshape or repair damaged or misshapen teeth. 

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are made of color-matched ceramic or porcelain. They fill in areas of decay to make up for structure loss. 

Clear braces

Clear braces by ClearCorrect® can treat malocclusion by shifting teeth gradually into an optimal, well-aligned position. 

If you’d like to explore various options for cosmetic dentistry, call Albemarle Dental Associates or request an appointment online today.