Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of treatments to enhance the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. Dr. Le, Dr. Kari Blankenship, and our staff use the most advanced technology available to plan and perform your cosmetic dentistry procedures in Richardson, Tx. One or more of these treatments can dramatically enhance your appearance before a big event, or simply improve your confidence in your appearance.
Correcting Cosmetic Imperfections
While some of our aesthetic treatments may address just one concern, others are more versatile and can address multiple imperfections. In some cases, in order to fully address a patient’s issues, your doctor may recommend a smile makeover. This customized plan can combine multiple cosmetic procedures into a cohesive treatment spread over a few appointments.
Cosmetic Dentistry can dramatically enhance your smile before a big event, or simply improve your confidence in your appearance.
The most common dental concerns our cosmetic dentistry patients have include:
- Misshapen teeth
- Cracks, chips, or other damage to the teeth
- Minor misalignment, such as gaps or crowding
- Uneven gum line
- Excessive gum tissue
Texas Dental Center’s Cosmetic Procedures
At Texas Dental Center, we offer several cosmetic procedures, which patients can choose as a stand-alone treatment or combine to create a comprehensive smile makeover.
Dental bonding is a very versatile procedure. It can address discoloration, minor damage, misshapen teeth, and gaps between teeth. During treatment, the doctor uses composite resin, which is the same material used for tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Le and Dr. Blankenship can customize the material to ensure it matches your surrounding teeth for a seamless look.
As with dental bonding, dental veneers are another procedure with several different applications. Also known as porcelain veneers, these thin ceramic shells can address many of the same concerns as dental bonding. Porcelain veneers, however, are generally much more durable than bonding. They are also ideal for patients with minor misalignment, such as gaps or crowding. Rather than undergoing lengthy orthodontic treatment, porcelain veneers can straighten the appearance of teeth in just two appointments.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered today. Professional bleaching treatments can lift stains to whiten the teeth by up to eight shades in a single appointment. Our practice offers both in-office and take-home whitening so patients can choose the option that is right for them.
If you have an uneven gum line, or you have excessive tissues that creates a “gummy” smile, gum contouring may be appropriate for you. This procedure can eliminate excess tissue to create a perfectly scalloped and symmetrical gum line.
Advancements in the Field
Cosmetic dentistry has evolved in recent years. With the many advancements that have taken place, Drs. Le and Blankenship can easily conceal numerous dental imperfections. Examples include: advanced bonding protocols, stronger dental restorations, more lifelike dental restorations, and minimal prep to no prep veneers. These procedures can be minimally invasive and involve little to no discomfort. It is important to note, however, that sometimes it is necessary to combine cosmetic and restorative procedures to produce optimal results.