When dental issues affect the health and integrity of your teeth and gums, your dentist may suggest a restorative dental treatment to correct the problem. However, when esthetic issues affect your smile’s appearance, you may be able to correct them with minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. With a focus on the appearance of your smile and how it affects your surrounding facial structures, cosmetic dentistry procedures can significantly improve your confidence while minimizing the amount of dental treatment you need. For patients with special needs, we can also provide comprehensive dental sedation and behavioral support to make treatment easier and more comfortable.
Teeth stains are the most common cosmetic dental concern, and they can develop even when you maintain excellent hygiene and a regular schedule of preventive dentistry appointments. Fortunately, teeth-whitening can erase most types of teeth stains, safely and dramatically brightening your smile. If teeth stains develop, then your dentist may be able to custom-design a kit that you can take home to apply the treatment when it’s most convenient for you. Using a personalized set of trays and a supply of professional-strength whitening gel, you can enjoy a brighter smile in as few as 10-14 days.
Teeth-whitening is popular, but in some cases, tooth stains, wear, or damage can make it an insufficient option. If your teeth are worn down, exhibit chipped edges, are lightly cracked, or are spaced unevenly, then your dentist may be able to improve your smile with conservative tooth bonding. Using biocompatible, tooth-colored composite resin, your dentist can build up worn or damaged structure to create a healthier, more symmetrical, and more attractive appearance. Tooth bonding is also commonly recommended for teeth that develop localized stains that are too severe for teeth-whitening to address.
Cosmetic issues are typically minor compared to more serious dental health issues, but when they occur simultaneously, improving your smile may seem complicated. If your smile is affected by multiple cosmetic concerns, then your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers to address them all simultaneously. Cosmetic veneers are crafted from durable and highly lifelike porcelain that is designed specifically to match the color and texture of your healthy, natural teeth. Whether you require one or several veneers, each one is custom-designed to mimic the appearance of a specific tooth, creating realistic results that are almost indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If your smile’s appearance requires improvement, then we can recommend an appropriate cosmetic treatment to address your unique needs. To learn more, schedule a cosmetic consultation with us by calling Children’s Dental in Galveston, TX, today at 409-744-4551.