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Enhance Your Smile With Little River cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Little River, SC

According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an attractive smile can make a person appear more successful, friendly, and intelligent. As a Little River cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hortman can design a stunning smile that will not only look great, but function great as well. We combine the art and science of modern dentistry to deliver the results you desire.

At your cosmetic consultation, we will discuss your goals, preferences, and concerns. What do you like about your smile? What do you like about other people’s smiles? We may ask you to bring in some of your favorite celebrity smiles, so we can pinpoint features that suit your style. Dr. Hortman specializes in providing cosmetic dentistry to residents of Little River and Myrtle Beach, and she will recognize subtle features like tooth shape, length, and color that you may never notice.

Your treatment plan will be designed based on your unique case. Our doctor may recommend Sapphire teeth whitening, Lumineers, cosmetic bonding, or a combination of treatments. Take a moment to explore our cosmetic services and learn how Dr. Hortman helps change lives with the power of modern cosmetic dentistry.

Our passion is dentistry, and that means we’d love to make you smile. Call Palmetto Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment with our Little River cosmetic dentistDr. Emily Hortman. We have provided residents of Little River and North Myrtle Beach with comprehensive dental care for over 20 years.


If multiple cosmetic flaws affect the appearance of your front teeth, or if you are interested in completely remaking the aesthetic of your smile, porcelain veneers are the answer. These porcelain coverings are affixed to the front side of the teeth that show when you smile, enhancing or restoring their size, shape, color, and overall appearance.


Want to erase the signs of age from your smile? Rejuvenate your front teeth with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Completed at the pace you are most comfortable with, a professional whitening busts through even the most stubborn stain to reveal your dazzling smile. Trust Dr. Hortman’s careful approach for the safest, most effective whitening.


When restoring the appearance of a tooth is just as important as regaining its strength or function, a metal-free restoration comes to the rescue. All-ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, and dental bridges rescue teeth after decay or infection without affecting the overall appearance of your smile. In fact, with ceramic’s natural light reflection and customized color matching, your restorative treatment can be your and your dentist’s little secret.

Metal-free restorations are also an excellent option for patients who are allergic or sensitive to the metals used in dentistry. And because they are strong and sturdy options, you can expect your ceramic restoration to last for many years with proper maintenance. Metal-free restorations can replace missing teeth, hold together broken or weak teeth, or restore severely decayed teeth in the smile zone. These restorations are also used for correcting an array of cosmetic flaws in the front teeth.


Even the most minor cosmetic flaws can take away from the overall aesthetics of your smile in a big way. But there is an excellent solution with direct bonding. Using tooth-colored composite resin, Dr. Hortman can sculpt a new tooth in just one visit to our office.

Direct bonding, also called composite or cosmetic bonding, is non-invasive and usually performed without any discomfort at all. To complete the procedure, Dr. Hortman simply adds new structure to your damaged tooth. Using an artist’s hand and her skilled approach, she can restore or enhance the size, shape, and even the alignment of your teeth. Direct bonding can be an excellent option for patients who are reluctant to invest in more costly or time-intensive treatments.



For most people, flawless, perfectly aligned teeth don’t come naturally. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and are looking to dramatically improve your overall appearance, Dr. Hortman may recommend a smile makeover.

A smile makeover is a comprehensive, cosmetic treatment plan that will address all areas of concern. Your smile makeover may include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or Lumineers, porcelain crowns, or a combination of a few treatments. Our primary focus will be on the overall appearance of your smile, though we will address functionality and oral health as well.



Learn More About Our Little River Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re considering a smile makeover, contact Palmetto Dental Associates. Dr. Emily Hortman is a skilled cosmetic dentist who can give you the smile of your dreams. Our Little River dental office serves patients from Myrtle Beach, Longs, and surrounding areas.