Our team at Artistic Smiles believes that no one should have to suffer the embarrassment of a noticeably flawed smile. We know that chipped, stained, and misshapen teeth have a profound effect on our patients’ wellbeing and self-confidence. To help our patients look and feel their very best, Dr. Gonzalez offers a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve both the appearance and function of teeth. From professional whitening treatments and cosmetic bonding to placing porcelain veneers, our team can deliver beautiful results that will appear natural.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Store bought whitening products can’t compare to the potency and effectiveness of a professional whitening treatment. Artistic Smiles offers two convenient options for brightening one’s smile: in-office and take-home whitening kits. Using safe yet powerful bleaching gels, our whitening treatments will dramatically lighten deep, dark stains and leave behind a vibrant, white smile. One method for professional whitening that our practice uses is the Opalescence Whitening system. This system involves the application of a bleaching solution that contains prescription-strength ingredients such as carbamide peroxide in gel form. The gel is held on the teeth with custom fitted trays to prevent migration of the whitening solution. In just one visit to our office or with continued use at home, patients can achieve a bright, beautiful smile.
Bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that conceals imperfections such as chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth. The same compound used to place white fillings, composite resin, is used for bonding. This material is a blend of durable glass and plastic and is tooth-colored so that it provides a natural look when applied to the teeth. Receiving a bonding treatment is a quick and simple way to conceal a number of flaws and imperfections.
Veneers produce a complete smile makeover and are handcrafted to create a beautiful, stunning smile. A veneer is a razor thin piece of tooth-shaped porcelain. It is made for a specific tooth based on very exact specifications. A series of veneers are bonded over the outer surfaces of teeth to create a straight, proportionate, and white looking smile. Since porcelain closely mimics the color and light reflecting qualities of a tooth, veneers appear incredibly lifelike.
We believe that the appearance of any smile can be improved through cosmetic treatments. If you are suffering with a less-than-perfect smile, we invite you to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our caring and compassionate team. Call (281) 316-8900 to reserve an appointment.
Cosmetic dentistry involves procedures that are used to enhance or improve the appearance of one’s smile. Common procedures considered cosmetic in nature include professional teeth whitening, white restorations like dental crowns and fillings, and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dental treatments conceal flaws and strengthen teeth.
A dental crown is a restoration that can have cosmetic benefits in addition to protecting weak and damaged teeth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the entire portion of a tooth above the gums. They are custom made in laboratories to meet the specific needs of a patient. Dental crowns are permanently bonded over biological tooth structure. When a crown is made from porcelain or porcelain fused over metal, it makes for a very lifelike and beautiful restoration.
For cosmetic purposes, a porcelain crown can conceal internal tooth stains, visible cracks and chips, and rebuild a tooth to its rightful shape and size. Whether used for cosmetic or restorative purposes, crowns are beneficial for protecting teeth from developing additional wear or becoming diseased beyond repair.
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic enhancements that conceal all types of dental imperfections. Razor thin, a veneer is shaped like a tooth from high quality porcelain. This material is chosen because it is available in various hues of white and has light reflecting properties. Porcelain is incredibly tooth-like in appearance. When bonded over the front of teeth, veneers will hide flaws like stains, chips, spacing issues, and jagged edges. By bonding multiple veneers over teeth, it creates the illusion of a healthy, flawless smile.
If you have sensitive teeth, we strongly encourage you to avoid using over the counter whitening toothpastes, strips, and rinses. These products’ formulas might be unstable or might contain strong abrasives. Unstable whitening formulas and abrasives can exacerbate tooth sensitivity and even cause permanent damage.
Professional whitening is the safest option for those with sensitive teeth because the formulas will not contribute to long-term tooth discomfort. Prescription whitening products contain stable and effective ingredients that do not require abrasives to remove stains.
We are currently welcoming new patients. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry, call our office at (281) 316-8900.