Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is all about you. From porcelain veneers to tooth whitening to dental implants, we believe that aesthetic dentistry should serve your needs and values first. While we bring to the table our years of experience and in-depth training, only you know the specific goals and resolutions you would like to achieve. That’s why we partner with you to deliver a practical and effective treatment approach that will deliver exemplary results in cosmetic dentistry.

Combining health and aesthetics

Although it might seem to be all about appearances, quality cosmetic dentistry blends a concern for good dental health with the aesthetics required to create your most beautiful smile. Whether you need minor cosmetic repairs, whole mouth reconstruction, or if you have damage to teeth or gums that requires procedures such as fillings, bonding, or dental implants, Dr. Kleive has the knowledge and competence to exceed your expectations.

The emphasis in Dr. Kleive’s work is always on the patient. We strive to accommodate your needs in all areas, from financing to tooth sensitivity and oral health care needs.

FAQs

Does dental work have to be painful?

In a word, no! We believe that dentistry never has to be painful, and we take every precaution to ensure that your dental examinations and procedures are comfortable and stress-free.
Why do I need to have previous dental work redone?

There are many reasons why previous dental work might need repairs today. Often, dental fixes like crowns or veneers are applied without attention to the reason the repair was needed in the first place. We believe in a holistic dental view that prevents unnecessary damage to your teeth and ensures that the repairs we make will be lasting and durable.
What do you charge for a second opinion?

Nothing. Dr. Kleive is more than happy to consult on dental issues and provide his opinion about your diagnosis and treatment options, free of charge.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

First of all, you can expect us to be on time for your appointment. We’ll greet you and take the time to listen to your concerns and your priorities before you ever get into a dental chair. We’ll take every measure to ensure that any examinations and treatment suggestions accommodate your needs and values.

Do you accept my insurance?

Yes, we are able to process insurance claims to help you get reimbursed for your dental payments. We also offer financing options so that patients without dental insurance coverage can receive the care they need.

I know I need dental work, but I’ve seen crowns, veneers, bridges, and gum reshaping that looks terrible. How can I avoid this?

We’ve all seen the results of poor dental work, such as oddly shaped teeth, unnatural colors, and dark lines or marks. On the other hand, you may never have noticed the many excellent examples of cosmetic dental care around you, because even, beautiful teeth are easy to mistake for a naturally healthy smile.

Dr. Kleive is committed to crafting your dental repairs with finesse and precision, using the highest quality, most durable materials. With an understanding and appreciation of what comprises a beautiful smile, he delivers flawless results for patients just like you every day.

I’ve always been afraid of dentists. What can I do to get past my fear?

Dental phobias and anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair are very common. Dr. Kleive is very experienced at helping patients whose fears have kept them from receiving proper dental care in the past. We believe your comfort is non-negotiable—every patient should have a sense of safety when seeing their dentist, and a confidence in the dental care they will receive. To learn more about how we assist fearful patients, see Dental Anxiety.

I have a lot of dental problems, but time is tight and my budget is limited. How can I make the most of my situation and meet my dental care needs?

Many dentists will treat your immediate dental care needs without considering the root causes of recurring problems. We believe we can save you time, frustration, and money by looking deeper and attempting to resolve the underlying issues that cause many of your dental issues. You may find that a pinch of prevention now is worth thousands of dollars in dental care savings in the future.

For patients whose schedules and budgets are limited, we are sometimes able to offer financing or to stagger the necessary treatments over a more convenient time frame. We carefully plan your entire treatment approach in advance, which allows us to conduct dental repairs in phases without compromising the quality of the results.

I’m much more interested in taking care of the health of my teeth than in their cosmetic appearance. Can you help me?

Our focus on the underlying health of the teeth, gums, and jaw sets us apart from many other dentists. Whether you’re looking for aesthetic enhancements or health-focused dental work, Dr. Kleive provides compassionate, competent care and offers numerous options to improve your oral well-being and the beauty of your smile.

If you’d like to learn more about the possibilities offered with cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to read our Cosmetic Dentistry procedures pages and visit our Smile Gallery. Please contact us today if you have any questions, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleive. Our practice is located in Black Mountain, North Carolina and serves the Asheville area.