If you have healthy teeth but are unhappy about your smile, it might be time to consider cosmetic improvements. At Precise Dental of Houston, we transform smiles every day with customized cosmetic dentistry services. Whether it’s crooked teeth or severe discoloration, people rely on the expertise of Houston, TX cosmetic dentist Dr. Crouse. We believe in a personalized approach to oral health, and we make sure that all our patients are happy with the results.
Cosmetic dentistry is a category that has been around for a little while and I think it’s become something that encompasses lots of different things that have become very commonplace. In our office, we probably do everything under the category of cosmetic dentistry. That’s simply because everything that we do, every material that we pick, is what we would call a natural material or a tooth colored material. We don’t use any materials that are not going to blend in with the natural dentition.
For some practices, that would be considered cosmetic dentistry, for our practice that’s pretty much just the standard, what we would consider to be the standard. We want our patients to not open their mouths and show all their fillings. We would like everything to blend in very well.
Within the realm of cosmetic dentistry though, there are things that we consider to be necessary dentistry and elective dentistry. And elective, cosmetic dentistry is now what you’re talking about when you refer to something like a smile makeover, or even whitening procedures fall under that realm of cosmetic dentistry. It’s basically any type of procedure that’s going to improve the appearance of your smile, that while it may not be technically a medical necessity, it is something that you would like to do with your smile to improve the appearance of it and make it look significantly better.
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic services. The advantage of getting your teeth whitened at the dentist over do-it-yourself whitening is the personalized whitening plan. No two smiles are alike, and what works for one person may not work for you. For example, certain tooth stains respond better to laser whitening. Dr. Crouse will take the time to listen to your concerns and recommend a whitening method that fits your needs, preferences and budget.
Other popular cosmetic procedures are bonding and veneers. Dental bonding is the application of composite resin to a tooth’s surface. Bonding covers minor flaws like chips, cracks and spots. For major imperfections, veneers are recommended. Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that is cemented to the front of the tooth. Unlike resin, porcelain is extremely durable and stain-resistant. Porcelain also mimics the properties of real enamel, from its translucency to the way it reflects light. Dr. Crouse will perform a comprehensive mouth evaluation to determine if bonding or veneers are right for you.
Gum Reshaping and Ridge Augmentation
Gum reshaping is a procedure that contours the gums by removing excess tissue, usually with laser. Gum reshaping is ideal for gummy smiles and teeth that look too long or tall. Ridge augmentation also reshapes the gums, but it is done to restore the natural gum contour after a tooth has been lost.
Your dentist in Houston, TX also offers tooth-colored fillings, esthetic tooth replacement with dental implants, and Invisalign, the metal-free way to straighten your teeth. Call 832-548-9805 now to make an appointment at Precise Dental of Houston for cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX.