Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Kari Ryan Dentistry

Looking for Cosmetic Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant?


More and more people like you are searching for cosmetic dentistry in Mt. Pleasant and coming to see Dr. Kari Ryan. It’s because Dr. Ryan is a trusted cosmetic dentist in Mt. Pleasant and also it seems that everywhere you look, you notice beautiful smiles – and not just on celebrities or stars. Everyone seems to have white, straight, gorgeous teeth. How do they do it? And why do your teeth have to be so embarrassingly unhealthy looking? You know you could get some cosmetic dentistry, but that just feels a little vain. You have other priorities after all.

If you think of cosmetic dentistry as being an optional treatment for aesthetic purposes only and not for dental health or performance, think again!

Dr. Ryan and her team are here to set the record straight! Just like all of our procedures, cosmetic treatments from Kari Ryan Dentistry address your entire system to help you find balance, function, and beauty – all at once. Our style of cosmetic dentistry in Mt. Pleasant includes a wide range of services and procedures with a common goal: To boost your oral health, preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, and help you look and feel your very best for life. It’s self-care for smile, body, and spirit!

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“Cosmetic dentistry is fun for me because I’m fixing somebody’s function while also making it look better and more pleasing to the eye…A lot of times a patient will come in feeling so self-conscious that they don’t smile they might put their hand over their face or talk quietly and I’m able to change their smile and it changes how they talk and look at people. If someone is confident in their smile, they can be confident in all areas of their lives.” – Dr. Kari Ryan
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If you would like to experience the healthy, beautiful benefits of cosmetic dentistry in Mt. Pleasant for yourself and watch your self-consciousness about your smile disappear, talk to us about your situation today. We’d love to discuss your options.

Porcelain Veneers

What can strengthen, lengthen, whiten, correct, and beautify your smile all in one procedure? Porcelain veneers! Porcelain dental veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic treatments for their lasting beauty and restorative qualities. As with any kind of veneers, porcelain tooth veneers cover the surface of your own teeth, creating a brand-new, incredibly natural-looking and hard-wearing surface. Dr. Ryan starts the process with an in-depth discussion about your needs, hopes, and desires. We will often use digital imaging to preview possible smile looks, trying on tooth lengths, widths, and shades until we find the perfect smile to bring out the best of your face shape and features, suit your personality, balance your bite, and harmonize your smile. Once your porcelain veneer design is chosen, we will work with you to create a treatment plan, prepare your teeth, take molds, and send everything to our world-class lab for completion. When your custom-made veneers return, we simply bond them in place, and ta-da! Your new smile is ready to show off to the world! And don’t forget, because all of our veneers are made of pure, biocompatible dental porcelain, dental veneers from Kari Ryan Dentistry look as if nature placed them herself – with an extra dash of stain resistance and translucent whiteness that surpasses even natural tooth enamel!

Minimal Prep Veneers

Feeling a bit embarrassed by your smile but worry about committing to major dental work? Ask us about minimal-prep veneers! Minimal-prep veneers have almost all the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers, except that they are so thin, they barely require any tooth preparation or removal of your natural enamel for a sleek and natural fit no one will question in your smile. Of course, because they are so thin, they don’t offer the same repairing and rebuilding strength as traditional, full-sized porcelain veneers, but they are a terrific choice for improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile and making minor repairs. It’s an especially great choice for anyone who is nervous about the commitment of full porcelain veneers or for younger patients who lack confidence in their smile. Minimal-prep porcelain veneers can:

  • Close minor gaps
  • Cover deep stains and discoloration
  • Repair minor cracks or chips
  • Lengthen short or worn teeth
  • Make small teeth appear bigger

It’s a high-wattage smile without the commitment!

Full-Mouth Restoration

Are you tired of constantly struggling with one dental issue after another? Is your smile showing signs of poor health and affecting your confidence? Full-mouth restorations from Kari Ryan Dentistry can save your smile, bring back beautiful health, and get your smile in shape for years of outstanding performance and strength. Full-mouth restorations aren’t just one treatment. Instead, these act as personalized plans that address both cosmetic and functional issues from the root causes.

Some people refer to these comprehensive smile-rejuvenating plans as smile makeovers, and they are, but with all kinds of healthy bonuses! We don’t just focus on the appearance of your smile, though the end results are spectacular, we also deal with the health, strength, and balance of your smile. As with all of our dental treatments, cosmetic or otherwise, we start your plan with careful assessment and communication. Talk to us about all of your concerns. Ask us all the questions you want. We are here to help you find the smile of your dreams! Once we have looked at both the health and aesthetics of your smile, we will develop a treatment plan that starts by addressing underlying health issues such as gum disease, decay, bite imbalances, bruxism, and even lifestyle and dietary habits that could be causing problems and destroying the appearance of your teeth. We also use digital imaging to help you visualize what your completed full-mouth restoration will look like. If you are ready to get a smile that looks and feels better than ever before – and stays that way – talk to your team at Kari Ryan Dentistry about the life-changing benefits of full-mouth restorations today!

Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening

While some people never think about them or notice them, the team at Kari Ryan Dentistry is crazy about gums! We think they are incredibly beautiful. They frame your teeth and hold them in place while also guarding your body against infection. Unfortunately, gums can sometimes get a little out of control. Gum overgrowth is a condition that causes your gums to grow too much, making them look puffy, cover your teeth more than they should, and turn your bright and beautiful smile into something you’d rather hide than show off. Gum overgrowth can be caused by a variety of factors including:

  • Heredity
  • Medications and illnesses
  • Hormonal changes
  • Gum disease
  • Braces
  • Systemic inflammation
  • and more

We can help. We offer laser-assisted gum contouring to quickly and easily shape and perfect your gumline, revealing the pearly whites hiding under your gums. And if you have a tooth that is too broken off to easily accept a restoration, we can perform a crown lengthening to save your tooth and beautify your smile. The laser allows us to zap away unwanted gum tissue with no cutting or stitches, so you can leave our office with a smile you will want to show off right away. Neither procedure usually requires any kind of anesthesia and can be performed in one, convenient visit.

Composite Bonding

The crack in your front tooth that makes you feel so self-conscious. The irritating sensitivity and darkness at your gumline. The black-looking metal filling that keeps you from laughing with abandon. Sometimes it’s the little things that make life less joyful and comfortable, but they don’t have to! With the art of composite bonding, we can renew your smile and increase your confidence in one, easy, painless visit. Composite bonding is our go-to for all the touch-ups, big or small, your smile could ever need. We simply talk to you about what you want, shade or brighten the bonding material to naturally match your surrounding teeth, and apply! Because composite bonding is shaped and sculpted directly on your tooth, it is important to choose a caring and meticulous dentist like Dr. Ryan or Dr. Dillard to complete your dental bonding and ensure that it will look perfectly beautiful and complement your appearance. Your smile will thank you!

Tooth Recontouring

Another one-visit cosmetic treatment that offers dramatic results? Yes, indeed! Aesthetic tooth recontouring is one of the safest, most comfortable, least invasive ways to smooth away imperfections and help your smile look even, balanced, and elegant – usually without the need for any anesthetic or anesthesia. Just lean back in one of our comfortable chairs, pop on a pair of noise-canceling headphones, and relax while all minor imperfections are burnished away. Whether you have ridges, chips, or sharp and jagged teeth that irritate your delicate oral tissue; your teeth have minor breaks and chips from clenching and grinding; or you have minor irregularities that you find embarrassing like pits, cracks, or overly long teeth; gentle and effective tooth recontouring from Kari Ryan Dentistry can remove rough edges, refine both appearance and texture, and bring balance and uniformity to any smile. Our dentists use the same kind of precision burr used by fine jewelers to remove tiny imperfections and bring out the luster of precious metals. Combine this precision tool with our team’s artistry and experience, and you’ll have a smile you can show off right away!

Smile Whitening

You just can’t live without your morning cup of coffee and taking a break with a cup of tea is your go-to for the mid-afternoon slump. And of course, you wouldn’t miss your glass of red wine with dinner! Why would you? But there they are, the tell-tale signs of staining and discoloration that come along with almost anything we eat and drink. Don’t worry. You don’t have to give up your favorite beverages or staining foods, not when Kari Ryan Dentistry offers the most effective and long-lasting method of smile whitening out there – KöR Deep Bleaching.

We chose the KöR method because unlike most professional teeth whitening procedures, it is the only system in the world that has been proven to whiten even tetracycline-stained teeth with low-to-no sensitivity! It’s true! Plus, because KöR Deep Bleaching is so effective, your teeth will stay whiter longer, even when you keep enjoying your favorite treats. Our in-office KöR smile-whitening treatments usually only take about an hour to whiten your teeth ten shades or more. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make with such a small investment of time.

If you prefer to whiten at home or during your commute, we also offer Opalescence tray whitening. Because the Opalescence trays are custom made for you and the gel prescribed to meet your specific needs, you can be sure that your gums will be safer and your results much more dramatic and longer lasting than with over-the-counter whitening strips. It’s an easy and effective way to treat yourself to a radiant smile!