Three Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Smile

Beautiful womanIt goes without saying that the health of your grin is your top concern, but having a healthy smile that you are also confident in revealing is the ultimate goal. Indeed, many individuals commonly associate their level of confidence with the appearance of their grins, and seeing that it is often the first asset that many notice, having a vibrant appearance says a lot. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist will look at the number of ways that cosmetic dental procedures can enhance your grin without the need for extensive, tooth-altering treatment.

Difficult Stains

Our teeth endure a significant amount of wear and tear throughout the years due to a combination of the foods and beverages we consume, physical harm or injury, and especially how well we keep up with our regular preventive care both at home and in-office. In fact, it is only natural that our teeth develop stains or even lose some of its original vibrancy. While this may be a natural occurrence, it is not a preferable one to many, and treatment is often sought. That being said, many adults can actually benefit from a teeth-whitening procedure at least once in their lives, and your Houston dentist is here to help.

In order to help our patients enhance their brightness, we utilize Dr. Rod Kurth’s Deep Bleaching™ teeth whitening system to help remove stains and brighten smiles up to multiple shades. It safely and efficiently removes discoloration caused by food, beverages, and the aging process itself through two in-office sessions and two-weeks of take-home products. For more information on this procedure, contact our team today.

Cracks and Chips

While stains may be simpler to combat, what does that say for cracks or chips that may occur? As a solution, your dentist may recommend the process of tooth bonding and contouring to complete your grin once more. This process entails applying a composite resin to the cracked or chipped area that is first shade-matched to your grin. The material is malleable, meaning it is easily molded and shaped in order to fill every crevice and to closely mimic the natural texture of your tooth. Once it has been contoured to satisfaction, the material is then hardened to provide a solid and secure seal.

Gaps and Multiple Blemishes

One of the more versatile cosmetic options to combatting an array of blemishes without structural interference includes the process of creating and applying porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are highly-customized and designed to mimic your smile. They only require a minimal amount of enamel sculpting, and can be secured with a dental cement. Not only do veneers have the capability to address multiple blemishes such as stains, chips, and cracks, but they can be used to address gaps between structures as well and fill your smile completely.

Schedule Your Appointment

Having a grin you are confident in is an excellent goal, and we are here to help. Contact Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS in Houston, TX by calling 713-796-9600 to schedule your visit today.