With cosmetic dentistry, your Houston, TX, dentist offers a number of different procedures to address the esthetic issues with your smile. In addition to masking teeth stains, we can also repair damage, reshape the gum line, and even offer a smile makeover in as little as two visits. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at each of our popular cosmetic treatments.
A Cosmetic Consultation
Everything starts with a cosmetic consultation. We carefully examine your smile to identify the causes behind your esthetic concerns. Form there, we create a treatment plan that addresses these concerns and ensures your smile looks stunning and beautiful, while also addressing oral health issues that may be related to your cosmetic concerns.
In-Office and At-Home Teeth Whitening
We have two professional teeth whitening options. For an in-office procedure that provide results in as little as one to two hours, we have an option that uses a bleaching gel and special light to break up stains and brighten teeth in a single sitting. For more serious cases of discoloration, or for people who prefer a home-based alternative, we create a set of plastic trays and send them home with you, along with a bleaching gel. Each day, you wear the gel-filled trays for 30 to 45 minutes, with optimal results available after a week to ten days.
Bonding and Contouring
Bonding means we use a tooth-colored composite resin to repair minor chips and address issues with the shape and color of your teeth in one visit. With contouring, we gently sand and buff the tooth to remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the tooth surface, and to also dull sharp or pointed teeth too! Dental contouring also only takes one visit to complete!
If you have a gummy smile, in which you display too much gum tissue, this could mean your teeth appear small or uneven. Gum contouring means we use advanced laser dentistry to reshape the gum line by removing tissue and improving overall symmetry. The same technology also helps those with gum disease, by removing diseased tissues carefully and comfortably.
For a smile makeover in two visits, we may suggest porcelain veneers. With veneers, we create custom-made thin restorations from porcelain, which we place onto the front-facing sides of the teeth. They not only look natural, but provide long-lasting repair and address multiple esthetic issues with the shape and color of your smile.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Our team is ready to help people enjoy brighter smiles and obtain solutions for misshapen or damaged teeth, all at once. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, schedule an appointment by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at (713) 926-8896.