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Cosmetic Dentistry
Stuart, FL

Beautiful woman smiling after her cosmetic dental procedure at Colin M. McKinney, DMD in Stuart, FLCosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Colin M. McKinney, DMD, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!


Having straight teeth is something that most people dream of. Dentists will suggest braces at a young age to ensure teeth grow in straight and aligned. However, some patients are unable to afford braces and over time, want to try and align their teeth as adults. A relatively new option available to patients today is known as Invisalign.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.

As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!

Dental Bonding

Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.

Placing Dental Crowns

Placing a dental crown is a two-part process that takes at least two sessions. The first part involves preparing your tooth. Depending on the extent of damage, we may have to remove pieces of your tooth using a dental drill. This is a relatively painless procedure, but we will use a numbing agent to keep you at ease. Once the tooth is smooth and dried out, we will begin the casting process.

Types of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is an artificial tooth-shaped prosthetic that covers a cracked or chipped natural tooth. It is a long-term permanent fixture that corrects the size and strength of your tooth while preventing bacteria from entering and causing infection and decay. Here at Colin M. McKinney, DMD, we offer a variety of different types of dental crowns that our dentists Dr. Colin M. McKinney and Dr. McKinney will recommend based on your needs. These include dental crowns made of ceramic, porcelain fused metal, stainless steel, metal, and resin.


A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.

Veneers vs Dental Crowns

It can be hard to figure out which route to choose. Veneers and crowns are great at restoring the natural appearance of your teeth and providing the same benefits. However, veneers are a lot different from dental crowns. Luckily, it is quite easy to figure out which treatment is right for you. At Colin M. McKinney, DMD, Dr. Colin M. McKinney and Dr. McKinney can give you a thorough oral examination and help you figure out which treatment can target your oral concerns best. Step in for that first appointment today!

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (772) 266-2223 to schedule your consultation now!
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