Cosmetic Dentistry in Richardson Tx
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
Dental discoloration occurs as a result of foods and beverages consumed on a daily basis, medicines, and even as result of aging. Patients may be able to change some of their diet and behaviors to prevent dental staining, but no one can avoid aging and the dental wear that comes with it leaving teeth looking yellow. Over the counter teeth whitening options promise dramatic results, but in most cases, these store bought whitening toothpastes, strips, and gels are unable to deliver the promised results.
Porcelain Veneers Perfect Smiles
Patients who have numerous cracks, chips, stains, or gaps in their smile may find porcelain veneers are the solution to all of their cosmetic concerns. Placed onto the front facing surfaces of teeth, porcelain veneers conceal and correct a wide array of smile flaws instantly. Best of all, the high quality porcelain is durable and stain resistant offering patients long lasting results.
Dental Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays Perfect Smiles
Inlays & Onlays In the past, when teeth were too damaged to be repaired with fillings, dental crowns, restorations that completely surround remaining tooth structure, were the go to solution, but today, there are intermediary options – inlays and onlays. Inlays are used to repair teeth that have decay or damage between the cusps, raised portions on the biting surfaces of teeth. If damage is too widespread or deep for a simple filling, the more durable inlay may be recommended. If patients have a chipped, broken, or decayed area that includes one or more cusps but does not extend over more than ¼ of the tooth, an onlay may be recommend.
As the name suggests, these restorations lay on the top of the tooth, and are molded to restore the shape and structure. Dental Crowns If dental decay or damage is advanced to include the majority of the tooth, we may need to recommend the more advanced dental crown. These dental restorations fit completely over the top of the damaged teeth protecting and repairing them.
We typically recommend dental crowns in the following situations: To repair extensive decay or damage To cosmetically improve the appearance of teeth To protect and straighten teeth following root canal therapy As part of dental implant or fixed bridge tooth replacement