Our small and private office in Ballantyne provides adult comprehensive dental, implant, and world class cosmetic dentistry. Through experience and the use of the latest technology, our singular focus is to provide patients with the best that dentistry has to offer.
DR. STEVEN GHIM
Dental veneers, sometimes called dental laminates, are very thin shells of porcelain or resin that a cosmetic dentist bonds to the front of your teeth to improve your smile. You can think of them as being a lot like the press-on nails that people like to use to give their hands a different, more fashionable look but for your teeth and customized to your exact, desired look!
A smile makeover, sometimes called a smile rejuvenation, can include just a single cosmetic procedure. But typically, it involves a wide combination of different procedures, the most common of which are veneers, crowns, and whitening. These procedures can correct issues such as crooked or gapped teeth, gummy or uneven smiles, and enamel discoloration.
Tooth whitening can eliminate stains and yellowing from your teeth. Regular brushing cannot remove discoloration, and even over-the-counter whitening products are not strong enough to remove deep stains.
People often think that orthodontics is only for children. However, adults that receive orthodontics get spectacular results! About a quarter of all orthodontic patients are adults, according to the American Association of Orthodontics. The main requirement is simply that your teeth and gums are healthy.
Missing teeth cause your other teeth to shift, prolong jawbone deterioration and make it hard to chew or speak. Dental implants are the #1 solution for missing teeth by looking, feeling and functioning like a natural tooth.
Receiving cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you feel more confident and make a great impression through a more vibrant, beautiful smile. This can be life-changing, especially if your dental concerns stem from trauma, discolored or broken teeth, or failed dentistry.
A comprehensive dental exam is essential for good dental care and accurate diagnosis; Dr. Ghim will discuss your dental and medical history, concerns, expectations, and goals. During this exam Dr. Ghim will also screen for TMJ disorder, oral cancer and gum disease.
With over 75% of adults affected by gum disease in their lifetime, Dr. Ghim takes periodontal care very seriously. Bacteria and plaque buildup attack the gums causing periodontal disease. Common symptoms include tender swollen gums, bleeding, loose teeth and receding of gum line.
Who doesn’t love that freshly polished feel of your teeth after a cleaning? Dr. Ghim’s highly-trained, compassionate registered dental hygienists do more than just polish your teeth. They remove plaque, tartar buildup, probe your gums for signs of periodontal disease.
Damaged teeth might seem hopeless, but there’s often a solid foundation underneath. A crown, or cap, can bring a compromised tooth back to full function. Dr. Ghim utilizes modern porcelain materials; Dr. Ghim has vast experience in color matching porcelain to natural teeth.
Active decay, chips, and fractures can occur on any tooth surface throughout the mouth. Dr. Ghim uses composite filling material that is tooth-colored and provides a versatile solution to many common problems.
Sealants are placed on the back teeth. The material flows into the deep grooves and crevices of these teeth and maximizes cavity prevention. This simple procedure done without anesthesia has long term protective effects even for adults
Professional level fluoride treatments protects enamel and can minimize tooth decay. Annual in office fluoride treatment for adults can keep the enamel strong and can potentially remineralize soft spots.
For those that have sore jaw muscles in the morning and grinding in the evening, we fabricate custom guards so that patient does not wear away the enamel. A custom-fitted plastic guard fits over the upper or lower teeth. Constant grinding has a detrimental effect on enamel and tooth wear.
Dr. Ghim provides interactive digital cosmetic consults. His experience in cosmetic dentistry has made him one of the top cosmetic dentists in the Ballantyne area. Patients can visualize their current state and have the power to decide what’s important for them in the final result.
Our office utilizes digital x-ray technology. A digital capture sensor is utilized in place of film. Benefits to the patient include far less exposure to radiation and a faster viewing time. Digital x-rays have more diagnostic capabilities that traditional film.
Our Digital Smile Design, Treatment Planning and Porcelain color matching studio is the most advanced in dentistry. Our technology enables patients to have more input into their esthetic work. No other office can provide you with a more interactive treatment planning experience.
When you’re younger, you associate the dentist with routine exams and cavity prevention. But as you age, other issues may arise. Your teeth can wear over time. Your gum health can deterioriate. Maintaining your oral health is important at every stage in your life.
But most people don’t want to spend their valuable time dealing with dental issues when they could be enjoying everything that Ballantyne has to offer. Whether you’re into good food, excellent shopping, outdoor activities or cultural activities, you can always find something to do in Ballantyne.
Don’t let dental issues stop you from enjoying yourself. When your teeth look their best, they function well too. And improving your dental health makes your teeth look better. At Steven H. Ghim, D.M.D in Ballantyne, we never underestimate the importance of an attractive smile. That’s why we provide a friendly, judgment-free atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced, compassionate team.
Like most dentists, we recommend that you undergo a comprehensive examination approximately every six months. This helps everyone keep an eye on your dental health, prevent issues and resolve problems.
But most adults have complaints that go beyond cavities. When you work with the team at Steven H. Ghim in Ballantyne, you receive individualized care. We offer personalized consultations to discuss your dental history, current problems, and desired outcomes.
We provide an honest assessment of your situation and offer appropriate options for treatment. We take the following into consideration:
• Your dental needs
• Your comfort level
• Your budget and insurance coverage
• Existing complications or requirements
• Your desired results
It’s our goal to provide you with the treatment that will deliver the smile that you’ve been hoping for with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.
A beautiful smile starts with consistent dental hygiene. But our habits and routines impact our oral health. Some people get cavities no matter how much they brush and floss. Others may not realize that they’re at a high risk of developing periodontal disease. You may even have other health issues that are linked to your oral health.
Set an appointment for a dental exam and learn why Steven H. Ghim is the ideal dentist for adults in the Ballantyne area. If you need general dentistry, we’re here to clean your teeth, perform X-rays and fill cavities to keep your smile sparkling and prevent problems in the future.
Many people aren’t happy with their smiles. Perhaps your teeth have shifted over time, or an injury has left you with a chipped tooth. You might have visible decay or missing teeth.
No matter what your concerns are, we have the solution. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive treatments that keep you smiling, chewing, and talking normally.
Our digital interactive treatment planning services use advanced technology to visualize your ideal smile. We can help you achieve a dazzling smile that looks natural and feels great. We value our clients’ input and want them to be satisfied with the esthetics and function of their teeth.
Some of the cosmetic services that we offer include:
• Smile makeovers
• Teeth whitening
• Dental implants
The best treatment is the one that works with your schedule, budget, and needs. Contact the office of Steven H. Ghim in Ballantyne to learn more or make an appointment.
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