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The New Era of Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentist DallasIf you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, a cosmetic dentist can help you address virtually any aesthetic flaws. Whether you suffer from crooked, stained or damaged teeth, our practice can improve on your pearly whites.

Many of the treatments offered by your cosmetic dentist require a minimal investment of time on your part, as well. You can dramatically change your smile’s appearance in a matter of weeks, sometimes in a matter of days. Furthermore, these interventions result in minimal, if any, discomfort.

Here are just a few of the interventions that a cosmetic dentist might use to enhance your smile:

Composite fillings: Dark amalgam (metal) fillings can significantly detract from your smile, but they can easily be removed and replaced with tooth-colored composite fillings. The materials used today are even strong enough that they can often be suitable to restore cavities on the large chewing surfaces of the rear teeth, which typically were addressed with amalgam fillings in the past.

Teeth whitening treatments: Dingy teeth are certainly a drag. Whether your teeth are discolored due to staining, aging or some other factor, teeth whitening treatments can brighten your teeth by as many as 8-10 shades. Furthermore, these treatments can be completed at your convenience in the comfort of your own home, and they’re much more effective than over-the-counter options available in your local drug store.

Porcelain veneers: These handy devices are the best multi-use tool that your dentist provides. They can conceal chips, cracks and deep stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening. They can also be used to create the appearance of proper alignment of slightly crooked teeth or to make an undersized tooth look proportionate with the rest of the smile.

Porcelain crowns: When a tooth needs more extensive restoration than can be addressed with a filling or veneers, a porcelain crown may be a suitable treatment. As with porcelain veneers, the material looks quite realistic and can be very strong when bonded to the tooth.

Don’t suffer with a less-than-stellar smile. Schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about the cosmetic treatments that can help you get a mega-watt grin!