COSMETIC DENTISTRY

COSMETIC DENTISTRY
This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
 
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.   

WHITENING - INCLUDING BriteSmile®
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses several methods: including BriteSmile®, and professional strength white strips. 

BriteSmile® is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. There is no laser, no heat and no scraping.  The convenience of BriteSmile® in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The BriteSmile® whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary BriteSmile® whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more.  You'll be amazed with the results.  All you do is sit back and relax while you receive the treatment.  Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maintenance.

The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.

The end results whether using trays at home or doing BriteSmile® is the same. The cost of the tray method is about half compared to BriteSmile® and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.



VENEERS

Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

 

LUMINEERS®

Lumineer® are custom designed to give you a beautiful smile.  Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers® involve no drilling, shaving of the teeth, shots and no pain whatsoever.  They are even reversible.  And Lumineers® have been proven to last for over 20 years.  It takes only two easy visits to the dentist.  During the first visit a precision mold will be taken.  The patient will choose the right shade for the new, permanent, white smile.  On the second visit, the custom designed Lumineers® are check for fit and shade.  They are then painlessly attached.  Thats it! 

 

SNAP-ON SMILE®

Snap-On Smile® is a revolutionary dental appliance that requires no prepping, injections or adhesives.  Its flexible, strong and snaps right over your natural teeth.  It looks and feels very natural, is easily removable, completely reversible and excellent if you are looking for a non-invasive and affordable approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  Its not just a perfectly beautiful smile, its a prefectly beautiful smile for a fraction of the cost!  Ask us how the revolutionary Snap-On Smile® can change your smile and your life in about two weeks.

 

 

 

 


 

24914 State Highway 249, Ste. 102
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 357-4799