Cosmetic Dentistry


Your smile should be a source of pride. If you live in fear of flashing a beautiful smile due to dull teeth, short teeth, or another cosmetic issue makes you a perfect candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry allows for a naturally beautiful smile and gives many of our patients an extra confidence boost. To achieve your dream smile, consider asking about one or more of the following cosmetic procedures at Southern Shores Dental. 

Tooth Whitening

Over time, coffee, tea, soda, and other substances may stain your teeth, leaving you with a dull and unattractive smile. Fortunately, professional whitening treatments make it easier than ever to achieve a bright smile.

Tooth whitening may also be used in conjunction with treatments such as bonding and veneers to ensure that surrounding teeth match the color of the composite resin. At Southern Shores Dental, you can choose from one of two main whitening approaches:

  • At-Home Whitening – At-home bleaching systems give the ultimate flexibility. This approach allows you to craft the whitening process to fit your unique scheduling needs. Simply follow the directions for the professionally designed whitening trays. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and easy it is to achieve a stunning smile.
  • In-Office Whitening – For an immediately brighter smile, consider making an appointment at our office and taking advantage of the ZOOM system. During your in-office whitening appointment, a whitening solution will be applied to your teeth. From there, the solution will be activated with a special light. By the time you leave, your smile will be several shades whiter than it was when you arrived.


Whether you suffer from tooth discoloration, minor gaps between teeth, chips, cracks, or breakage, you will appreciate the bigger and brighter smile made possible through composite bonding. This procedure involves the careful placement of resin on the affected teeth. From there, the tooth-colored material is shaped and polished, ultimately giving your smile a brighter and more uniform look.


Dr. Jon Smith has received plenty of attention for his impressive work with veneers, having appeared on ABC Columbia’s Local Extreme Makeovers. Thin strips of porcelain are placed over existing teeth to cover breaks and stains that cannot be fixed through whitening or bonding. Veneers can instantly remove years of discoloration from a smile, while also correcting tooth shape and minor alignment issues.

It’s time to stop hiding your teeth and show the world your big, beautiful smile. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, please contact the staff at our office today by calling 803-359-6143 or requesting an appointment online.