Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving the appearance of your smile should begin with making a call to Meyerland Complete Dental Care for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Our dentist is experienced at improving the appearances of many people in and around the Houston, Texas, area with effective cosmetic treatments such as professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and white restorations. Adults of all ages can benefit from cosmetic dental treatments – including those whose smiles are significantly flawed.

Teeth Whitening

Store bought products cannot compare to the effectiveness of a professional whitening treatment. Over the counter products lack the potency to lift deep, permanent stains beneath the enamel surface of teeth. Professional teeth whitening, however, is different. First, the formula used to lighten the color of teeth is potent enough to lift stains beneath the enamel layer of teeth. Second, patients will see dramatic yet natural-looking results without permanent tooth sensitivity or wasted time.

Porcelain Veneers

For the patient with dental imperfections like worn dentition, misshapen teeth, and improperly spaced teeth, porcelain veneers can produce a complete smile makeover. A veneer is a tooth-shaped cosmetic enhancement that is bonded to the front side of a tooth. Since it is made from porcelain, a veneer will look like a natural, healthy tooth. When multiple teeth are flawed, veneers can be used across the most visible teeth to produce a beautiful, proportionate, and flaw-free smile.

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White Restorations

While restorations are traditionally used to repair broken and diseased teeth, they do have cosmetic benefits when white materials are used. Composite resin, the compound used for small restorations, can be used to replace old metal fillings or to conceal chips and gaps.

White crowns made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal are ideal for concealing visibly worn or damaged teeth while also reinforcing a tooth’s structure to prevent future damage. A crown fits over a tooth like a cap. It will cover its biting surfaces and all its sides. Crowns are custom made to very particular specifications so that they beautifully complement a person’s smile and feel natural. Our custom restorations are crafted from top of the line materials.

If you desire a more beautiful smile, call Meyerland Complete Dental Care today to reserve a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes services and treatments that improve the aesthetics of a smile. Unlike restorative dentistry or endodontic therapy, where the objective is to repair diseased and damaged teeth, cosmetic dentistry centers on aesthetic concerns like concealing the appearance of chips, gaps, and stains.

There are a variety of cosmetic treatments available that can address specific issues. For example, professional teeth whitening is a non-invasive, long-term method for brightening dull and stained teeth. Other treatments such as placing white restorations or enhancements like veneers can be used to hide noticeable imperfections like worn dentition, misshapen and jagged teeth, cracks, and tooth stains (intrinsic and extrinsic).

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a restoration that fits over an entire tooth’s surface above the gums. On top of being used to hold together broken teeth or protect weakened tooth structure from further degradation, dental crowns can have cosmetic benefits. When made from porcelain, a crown is a beautiful restoration that looks incredibly lifelike. In cosmetic treatments, a crown can conceal a host of cosmetic issues like worn teeth, permanent intrinsic or extrinsic discoloration, and unsightly metal dental work. Porcelain crowns are made for each person based on precise specifications. Our crowns are fabricated from the highest quality porcelain.

What is a veneer?

A veneer is a cosmetic enhancement used to conceal dental imperfections. It is tooth-shaped and bonded to the front surface of teeth to hide issues like stains, jagged edges, chips, and spacing issues. These enhancements are handcrafted from fine porcelain for each patient. This means that veneers will produce a total smile makeover yet still appear natural. Receiving veneers is a minimally invasive treatment option. Bonding veneers do not require extensive tooth preparation, and subsequently, no more than a local anesthetic is needed to maintain a person’s comfort.

I have sensitive teeth, can I still whiten my teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth, it is wise to be wary of anything that might increase your discomfort. Many over the counter whitening products can increase tooth sensitivity – sometimes permanently. This is because some formulas contain harsh abrasives used to scrub away surface stains while others might have formulas with ingredients that increase tooth pain. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening is a safe way to lighten teeth without contributing to permanent tooth sensitivity. The formulas used to lighten teeth are prescription-grade. Moreover, patients receiving whitening treatments are under the care of our experienced dentist.