Do you feel good about the appearance of your smile? For many, one or more cosmetic concerns could leave them feeling embarrassed, or even hesitant to show off their smile in pictures! Which is why we offer a comprehensive array of cosmetic treatments and lifelike restorations. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist talks about cosmetic dentistry.
Finding the Right Options
Cosmetic dentistry can help transform your smile. But we have to find the right treatment for your smile. To do so, we will offer a cosmetic consultation, carefully examining your smile with digital imaging technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. We then create a personalized treatment plan to correct these concerns, so you can smile with confidence.
Teeth Whitening Trays and Gel
A popular cosmetic dental treatment is professional teeth whitening, which can offer results for more dramatic than over-the-counter treatment options. We can offer smiles up to eight shades brighter! To do so, we will create a set of custom plastic trays based on digital images we take of your smile. We then send these home with you, along with a professional bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about an hour a day. The trays ensure the results are even across your smile, and prevent the saliva from diluting it. The total treatment time takes about one to two weeks, and the trays and remaining gel are then yours to use as needed in the future.
The dental bonding procedure uses the same composite resin we employ as part of our lifelike dental fillings. Instead of treating tooth decay, we can use it to address a number of cosmetic concerns in only one visit. Our team will first clean the tooth and etch the surface, before we apply the material in several layers. We will color match it to blend with your tooth seamlessly. We then shape the tooth and polish it for a brighter appearance. In a single visit, our team can help treat permanent teeth stains, gaps between teeth, and even correct misshapen or malformed teeth. The procedure can also lengthen worn down teeth and treat cracked or chipped ones too.
Dental contouring is another custom treatment option that we can apply in only one visit. Instead of adding new materials to the tooth, we simply sand and buff the outer structure to address issues like chipped teeth or overly large ones. We can reshape malformed teeth too, and even full jagged, pointed, or sharp portions of tooth structure. The procedure can also smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches as well.
Porcelain veneers are thin restorations that we use to offer a smile makeover in only two visits. To begin, our team will numb the tooth receiving one and then remove a thin layer of outer enamel. Next, we take detailed images and impressions of the tooth, which we use in a dental lab setting to design and craft the custom restoration. When the thin shells of porcelain are ready, we attach the veneer with a powerful bonding agent. We can reshape malformed or misshapen teeth, close embarrassing gaps between teeth, and even mask teeth stains. Worn down teeth can be lengthened, and we can even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you avoid the need for braces or aligners to have an even looking smile.
Lifelike Fillings and Crowns
What if we discover tooth decay, or a tooth is too damaged for bonding or a veneer? In these situations, we may recommend a dental restoration. But fortunately, we offer metal-free options that look great and offer quality repair. For example, our composite resin dental fillings treat tooth decay and look natural. Our crowns can be made from ceramic or even zirconia, so they can offer natural looking repair and also absorb daily bite forces with ease.
What if you have missing teeth? To replace your lost teeth and also preserve your smile’s appearance, we can use dental implants. These act as new roots and prevent the loss of mass and density in the jaw that usually follows tooth loss, so your new teeth can stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime! We can replace one tooth, or secure a denture that is fixed in place too.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today.
Do You Want to Improve Smile Beauty?
We want to help you smile with confidence again with our cosmetic treatment options. To learn more about offering stunning new smiles, then contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.