Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentistry
A beautiful smile can make a lasting first impression. In fact, studies show that on first impression, those with cosmetically appealing smiles are considered to be healthier, better educated, and more attractive.
Porcelain veneers are popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because they quickly, painlessly, and effectively transform a patients’ smiles and their appearance. The process is easy. A small amount of surface enamel is removed from the front facing parts of teeth to allow the veneer to blend seamlessly into patients’ natural smile lines. Impressions are used by our lab to craft custom veneers. In the meantime, temporary veneers are placed to protect the prepared teeth. Once patients’ custom porcelain veneers are completed, they return to our practice to receive their final restoration.
Direct bonding, sometimes called cosmetic bonding, is another cosmetic service frequently recommended to conceal minor dental cracks, chips, wear, or stains. Similar to porcelain veneers, bonding creates a flawless smile by concealing less than perfect areas of teeth. Compared with veneers, cosmetic bonding has a number of benefits including:
- More affordable than other cosmetic treatments
- Quickly completed in a single appointment
- No need to remove a lot of dental structure before placement
- Able to repair and conceal a number of minor cosmetic flaws seamlessly
The direct bonding process is easy. We shade the resin bonding material to blend with the patients’ healthy teeth. Then, we place and shape the material in position directly on the surface of teeth. Finally, the direct bonding material is hardened into position. The material can be used to fill in cracks or placed over flaws like stains to conceal them.
At Hampton Dental, we offer both in-office and at-home professional whitening. Using higher grade whitening gels than over the counter products, enables us to deliver smiles up to ten shades brighter. In-office whitening is completed in about an hour, and at-home whitening typically requires two weeks of daily treatment to achieve the desired results. At-home whitening is also an excellent way to touch up the results of in-office whitening. We offer laser in-office laser whitening at our office.
In recent years, a variety of patients have shown interest in correcting crooked or irregularly spaced teeth, ClearCorrect offers a less expensive alternative to traditional orthodontics. Using a series of clear plastic alignment trays, teeth are gradually shifted into ideal alignment. The aligners are removable allowing patients to eat all of their favorite foods and continue their regular at-home hygiene routine.
A smile makeover combines cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to improve the patient's esthetics. Smile makeovers are unique to each patient’s needs and are designed to help our patients feel more confident about their smile. A smile makeover is an extensive treatment procedure that may involve many different cosmetic procedures, such as:
- crowns (caps)
- porcelain veneers
- tooth-colored fillings
- laser teeth whitening
- Clear Correct braces