Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Hudgens is your local cosmetic dentist in Charleston, SC. With over 25 years of experience in treating a wide range of dental concerns and cosmetic needs, Dr. Hudgens has the expertise to provide you with the smile makeover services you need to create your dream smile. Cosmetic concerns can have a huge impact on a patient’s self-esteem. This is why Dr. Hudgens is excited to offer you some of the best cosmetic dentistry solutions available right now.

Learn more about our available cosmetic dentistry services below.

Cosmetic Dentistry


Not only does cosmetic dentistry transform the aesthetics of your smile, it also helps your overall oral health. Many cosmetic issues are caused by underlying oral health concerns. Treating both the aesthetic issue and the underlying concern is the goal of cosmetic dentistry. It isn’t just for looks.

For instance, chipped and cracked teeth can be painful. Gaps between your teeth can impact your bite function and cause other problems. Porcelain veneers can fix both of these solutions. They’re custom, to close the gaps and treat broken teeth in the way that looks best in your mouth. But they also restore your teeth and help your mouth function better overall.


For maximum patient convenience, we offer two options for professional teeth whitening. Patients can choose between an in-office whitening appointment or a take-home customized whitening kit. Both of these treatment options are great for patients suffering from a yellowed or dulled smile. With in-office whitening, your whitening treatment is completed in-office using Zoom! teeth whitening products.

For take-home kits, our team assembles the kit and will provide you with thorough directions on how to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. Regardless of the teeth whitening method you choose, we will ensure you get your desired brightening results.


Porcelain veneers allow patients to take complete control over what they want their smile to look like. The veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to be attached to the front-facing portion of a tooth. You can get one veneer of a full set of veneers to alter the appearance and uniformity of your smile. Patients with misshapen teeth, teeth that are larger or smaller than average, or patients with bleach-resistant dental stains can benefit from a treatment plan involving porcelain veneers.

Dr. Hudgens can provide guidance on how to best utilize veneers with your existing aesthetics to create a more balanced and beautiful version of your natural smile.


For minor chips, stains, or gaps, teeth bonding can be an effective way to quickly address small cosmetic concerns that are potentially having a big impact on the overall uniformity of your smile. Teeth bonding utilizes a resin material similar to what is used with dental fillings. The material is placed over the imperfection and shaped down to ensure it does not interfere with your bite pattern. Then, it is hardened to your tooth using ultraviolet light.

With proper care, teeth bonding should last for several years and can be easily reapplied as needed. Because it’s a temporary solution, dental bonding can even be an option for children. It’s fully removable and it can be reversed at any time. The result is a discreet method of cosmetically restoring your natural smile aesthetics.


Looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist in Charleston, SC? Dr. Hudgens is currently welcoming new patients to our family dental practice. Please schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hudgens online. We look forward to helping you create your dream smile.