Cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX allows you to have the smile you have always wanted. These voluntary procedures improve your self-image by giving you a smile you will be proud to display to others.
The most common reason that patients choose cosmetic dentistry procedures is to disguise a chipped, discolored, or misshapen tooth. Filling a large gap between the two front teeth is another common reason.
Most insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic dental procedures since they are for appearance purposes only. However, Restore Dental at Montrose offers several payment options to help make getting the smile of your dreams more affordable.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry We Offer
Restore Dental at Montrose is pleased to provide each of the services described below.
Dr. Patton uses composite resin material to cover an imperfection in one or more of your teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is typically more economical than the others. Just keep in mind that tooth stains can be more obvious on a tooth treated with dental bonding compared to most other options.
Some people have an excessive amount of gum tissue that shows when they smile. If you would prefer to show more of your teeth and less of your gums, consider the gum contouring cosmetic procedure. Dr. Patton cuts away the gum tissue covering your teeth to make your teeth appear longer and give you greater confidence in your smile.
Unlike most other cosmetic dentistry procedures, your insurance company may cover gum contouring if Dr. Patton determines that you need it for oral health reasons. We always recommend that patients check with their dental insurance provider for benefit questions. Our office staff will provide you with a cost estimate as well.
Our teeth naturally appear duller and more discolored as we age. Certain lifestyle habits can accelerate the process even more, such as smoking, drinking wine, or frequently eating dark-colored foods.
Professional teeth whitening can brighten the shade of your teeth by as much as 10 times after a single appointment. We use professional-grade peroxide to eliminate stains from the top layer of enamel and several layers underneath it. The result is superior to anything you could achieve by using a whitening kit from a drugstore.
In-office teeth whitening involves sitting in a dental chair for up to one hour with a customized tray containing bleaching liquid on your upper and lower rows of teeth. You can also choose the professional in-home option that requires you to wear the trays filled with bleaching gel to bed for several consecutive nights.
The primary material in dental veneers is porcelain, which is why you may hear them referred to as porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are extremely thin and translucent, making them ideal for treatment on one of your front teeth used for biting and tearing food.
Dr. Patton applies a strong dental adhesive to the back of the veneer, places it on your tooth, and then uses a curing light so the adhesive hardens. You may need a small amount of enamel removed from the treated tooth to ensure the veneer doesn’t protrude further than the rest of your teeth.
Request a Consultation to Learn Which Procedure is Right for You
Cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX can have a dramatic effect on your facial aesthetics, but it can be challenging to know which one to choose. We are happy to explain each procedure and answer your questions during a one-on-one consultation.