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porcelain veneers in Ballantyne Charlotte NC


A beautiful smile enhances your appearance and improves your confidence levels in your personal and professional interactions. We offer porcelain veneers in Ballantyne, NC, as a treatment option to transform your smile. Dental veneers help cover imperfections to give you the beautiful smile you deserve.

teeth whitening in Ballantyne Charlotte NC


A beautiful smile has positive effects on an individual’s personal and professional life. We offer teeth whitening in Ballantyne, NC, as a simple yet effective way to transform our patients’ smiles. When performed by a dental professional, teeth whitening treatments are safe, efficient ways to achieve brighter smiles.

dental implants in Ballantyne Charlotte NC


Losing a tooth disrupts the balance of the mouth. The teeth may shift, bacteria can accumulate, and the bone may begin to deteriorate. Aten & Garofalo Dentistry offers dental implants in Ballantyne, NC. Dental implant procedures replace missing teeth and improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

As cosmetic dentists in Ballantyne, Dr. Aten and Dr. Garofalo strive to give their patients beautiful, healthy smiles. Our team provides dental treatments, including cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services. 

Cosmetic dental work includes procedures that add to, enhance, or take away from the teeth and gums. The goal is to improve your smile and your oral health. From stained and crooked teeth to gapped smiles, our team has you covered. We offer dental crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and implants.

At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we utilize the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to devise your custom treatment plan. We review the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision about your dental care.

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What Our Patients Say

Seth J.

Have been going here for a few years and highly recommend! Always excellent service and availability.

Seth J.


Cathy K.

Everyone at Dr Aten’s is so nice and really work at putting you at ease. They know their jobs and are really good at them. I am always so impressed. Dr Aten is great!!

Cathy K.


Herb P.

My first visit was wonderful Kayla was great.

Herb P.


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What are dental implants?

A dental implant replaces a lost tooth root. It creates a sturdy, secure base for restorations. An abutment or connector attaches the implant to a crown, bridge, or denture. 

The end result is a fully functioning, aesthetically restored smile. The implant and restoration function as a normal tooth, so speaking and eating can continue as normal.

Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants may be made of titanium or zirconium, which are safe for use in the body. Implant technology is a sophisticated, reliable solution to replace a missing tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Without a tooth, that bone breaks down, and the nearby teeth shift. The implant is a permanent replacement that keeps the bone healthy and the teeth in place. An implant topped with a restoration completes the smile. Implants are long-lasting and durable.
What are the risks of dental implants?
The procedure is considered a minor oral surgery that comes with the risks of infection, inflammation, and discomfort. A patient without adequate bone or gum tissue may require a graft. These procedures increase the treatment cost and bring additional risks of discomfort and longer recovery periods.
How much do implants cost?

As a custom procedure, the price of implants varies. Contributing factors include the number and location of the implants and the quality of the patient’s bone and gum tissue. Our dentists will give you a detailed evaluation and assessment based on your unique needs.


What are veneers?
Veneers change the appearance of one or more teeth. The ultra-thin shells of porcelain are adhered to the front of the teeth to correct imperfections, such as discolored, chipped, poorly spaced, or misaligned teeth. 
Are dental veneers safe?
Porcelain veneers are metal-free, safe, and durable.
What are the benefits of porcelain dental veneers?

Veneers have the following benefits:

  • Cover a single tooth or multiple
  • Address problems such as chipped, gapped, crooked, and discolored teeth
  • Customize treatment
  • Resemble natural tooth enamel
  • Create an aesthetically pleasing smile

What are the risks of veneers?
The natural teeth must be prepared first. A very small amount of enamel, about the thickness of a fingernail, must be removed from the teeth. This allows the veneers to lay flush with the teeth for a natural appearance.

What do porcelain veneers cost?

Veneers cover a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch for a smile makeover. The price depends on the number of veneers and the location in the mouth. An evaluation and estimate will be given during your consultation.


What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening treatments involve applying a whitening or bleaching agent to the teeth. Depending on the treatment used, a special light may be needed to activate the agent for more dramatic results.
Why should I whiten my teeth?

The foods and drinks we consume cause built-up stains on the teeth, making them look yellow. Whitening breaks down the stains to reveal a brighter smile.

Can I use over-the-counter teeth whitening?

OTC strips, toothpastes, and rinses are less effective and often cause sensitivity. Professional teeth whitening under your dentist’s care is safe and effective. Professional whitening agents are more powerful, creating more dramatic results in less time. Plus, your dentist makes sure nothing interferes with the whitening process.

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple way to dramatically whiten your smile and improve your physical appearance. Office-based whitening takes about an hour. Take-home whitening trays allow you to whiten at your convenience.

What are the risks of teeth whitening?

The bleaching agent can cause sensitivity. To avoid this, the gums are protected before treatment. If tooth sensitivity does occur, it usually resolves after a couple of days.

Whitening treatments do not affect dental restorations the same way as natural teeth. If you have restorations, discuss your whitening options with your dentist first to ensure you get the best results.