We want to ensure our patients can feel confident when they smile for pictures, or when making a first impression on someone new. Which is why we offer cosmetic dentistry, treatments that help improve the shade and shape of your smile. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist discusses the benefits of our cosmetic treatment options.
Your Cosmetic Consultation
To find out what treatments could correct your smile’s imperfections, you need to start with a cosmetic consultation. During this visit, our team will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can assess the cause and extent of your esthetic concerns. From there, we will create a treatment plan that employs cosmetic treatments to correct these issues, often in as little as one to two visits. You then obtain a stunning smile, one that you can’t wait to show off to the world!
Teeth stains are a common issue that we treat with cosmetic dentistry. With professional teeth whitening, we can brighten smiles by as many as eight shades in some cases. The procedure can be used at home, and offer more dramatic and longer-lasting results that store bought strips and toothpastes can provide. You start with an initial office visit in which we take impressions of your teeth and create a set of plastic trays. We then send you home with these trays and a powerful bleaching gel. The gel will be in plastic syringes, which makes filling trays with it simple. You then wear these gel-filled trays for a specific amount of time per day, usually an hour, over a period of about one to two weeks. Afterward, the trays and any remaining gel are yours to use for touch-ups.
We can address far more than just teeth stains using cosmetic dentistry. In fact, with dental bonding we can correct concerns with the shape of the teeth too. The procedure uses the same composite resin that makes our fillings lifelike and long-lasting. We color match the metal-free material to blend with your tooth, and apply it in several lawyers. We then sculpt the tooth as the composite resin cures beneath a light, and we finish the treatment by polishing the tooth. The bonding procedure can mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between teeth and repair cracked and chipped teeth. We can also reshape malformed teeth too! All in a single visit.
Contouring Your Teeth
Dental contouring can also offer major improvement in only one visit. We don’t add new material to the tooth at all, and instead will gently sand and buff the tooth to address the cosmetic concerns and improve overall smile beauty. Contouring can correct the appearance of minor chips, and smooth out rough patches, grooves, and pits. Treatment can dull overly sharp, pointed, or jagged structures, and we can correct malformed or overly large teeth. Contouring is a very effective dental treatment!
Our team could also use porcelain veneers to offer a smile makeover. These are thin shells of porcelain that we attach to the front facing sides of the teeth, instantly changing the shape and color. Porcelain is very strong, and can be shaded to blend with your smile. During the first visit, we remove a thin layer of enamel and take images and measurements to use in a lab setting, where we design and fabricate your finished product. In the second visit, we will attach your completed veneers with a powerful bonding agent. Our team could use one or more of them to mask permanent teeth stains and correct the appearance of misalignment, so you have a straighter-looking smile without wearing aligners or braces. They can also correct misshapen or damaged teeth, and lengthen worn down structure too. We can use them to close gaps between the teeth as well. For a true smile makeover, we could combine these with bonding and teeth whitening to transform your smile’s appearance in only two visits.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation with our team to see what treatments are right for you, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to feel proud to show your smile!
Your Conroe, TX, Dentist Offers Cosmetic Dentistry
We want to help you enjoy a bright and beautiful smile, one that you feel proud to show to the world. For more information on how we boost the overall beauty of your smile, then contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.