Cosmetic Dentistry in Southern Pines, NC


Woman smiling in a dental chair as her dentist shows different tooth shades for her cosmetic procedure

Achieve the Smile You've Always Wanted


Everyone has imperfections that they wish they could change. If you’re dissatisfied with how your smile looks, we can improve minor flaws or transform your appearance with our cosmetic solutions. Once your treatment is complete, you won’t have a reason to hide your smile. Instead, you’ll be excited to show it off with confidence.

Explore our cosmetic services at Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Center and see how we can enhance your appearance with our treatments.


Our Cosmetic Services

Teeth Whitening


There are a variety of reasons that your teeth can become discolored. Some of them are inevitable, and others are due to environmental factors such as drinking dark colored beverages including wine, coffee, and tea.

Yellow teeth don’t necessarily mean that your teeth are unhealthy, but brightening your smile can have dramatic effects. A white smile can make you appear younger and is a sign of optimal health.

If you’re interested in achieving a sparkling smile, we offer effective yet gentle whitening solutions that’ll get your smile looking it’s best.


Porcelain Crown


Dental crowns are protective caps that cover vulnerable teeth to reinforce their strength and beauty. If you have teeth that are chipped, broken, or decayed, Drs. Oettinger and Sulik may recommend a custom-crown to restore your smile. Porcelain crowns are customized to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

The process is simple and can be completed in two appointments. First, we’ll prepare your tooth to give the crown a surface to bond with. Next, we’ll take a precise mold of your smile to ensure your crown fits perfectly. You’ll come back to our office for your second visit where we’ll adhere your crown.

Once the procedure is complete, your tooth will be protected and restored to optimal oral health.


Porcelain Veneers


If you have various dental imperfections that you’d love to hide, porcelain veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic solution that’ll have you showing off your smile in no time. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are made of porcelain and attached to the front surface of your teeth for a flawless finish.

Veneers can conceal imperfections such as teeth that are misshapen, gapped, discolored, worn-down, or chipped. You can pick the color and shape of your new teeth and we’ll craft your smile within two appointments. Porcelain veneers are a perfect choice for patients who want to transform their smile.


Composite Fillings


If your tooth has suffered minor damage or decay, a composite filling will restore it to its original function and appearance. While we still offer silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings have become popular in recent decades because they’re virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Prior to the procedure, Drs. Oettinger or Sulik will numb your tooth to ensure you don’t feel any pain throughout the treatment. We’ll clean out any infection and decay before filling it with the composite resin. Your tooth will be polished and completely restored.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

No, teeth whitening treatments are completely safe. While you may experience some sensitivity following a whitening treatment, it’s usually mild and will diminish within a few weeks.

If you normally have sensitive teeth, be sure to let one of our dentists know and we’ll inform you of the best treatment options to address your concern. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members and we’ll be happy to help you.

How long do the teeth whitening effects last?

The effects of the treatment typically last one year. Our patients usually come in for another treatment around that time. Certain lifestyle habits can impact the duration of the effects. You’ll want to follow a few tips to get the most out of your new white smile:

  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Limit food and beverages that tend to stain
  • Use a straw
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse after meals

In addition to following the above-mentioned guidelines, you’ll want to visit your dentist biannually for professional cleanings so they can remove any plaque and tartar to keep your teeth white and looking their best.

Is the dental crown procedure painful?

Drs. Oettinger and Sulik strive to ensure our patients’ comfort at all times. In many cases, a crown is used to protect a tooth with severe decay, so this tooth may be especially sensitive.

One of our dentists will thoroughly numb the area before beginning treatment, so you won’t feel any pain. Following the procedure, you may feel some sensitivity. Any discomfort will be mild and can easily be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.

How long do tooth-colored fillings last?

Tooth-colored composite fillings are designed to last anywhere from seven to 10 years, or possibly even longer with good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day and flossing daily, along with scheduling regular check-ups and dental cleanings with your general dentist. By doing so, you’ll maintain healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime.

Create a Lasting, Beautiful Smile

At Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Center, we can upgrade your smile to one you’ll be proud to show-off. To learn more about our cosmetic services, give us a call at (910) 692-4051 or simply fill out the contact form. Your smile has the potential to radiate confidence, and so do you.