Cosmetic Dentistry in Spring and Conroe
Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of one’s natural facial features is a beautiful and memorable smile. However, when teeth are stained, damaged, or worn, your smile can feel anything but. Regardless of why you’re feeling less-than-satisfied with the current state of your dental aesthetics, with cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve a smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful.
Whether your needs for aesthetic dentistry call for a full smile makeover or a few quick enhancements, Dr. Loc Bui, DDS, and his associates, Drs. Kupetz and Lee, offer a wide range of services paired with modern techniques and technology to help you gain the radiant smile you’ve always wanted. For the fully-customizable cosmetic services you deserve, from a skilled team of compassionate professionals you can trust, contact Everest Dental in Spring or Conroe to set up your consultation today!
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What Are Your Available Services for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Whether visiting our Spring or Conroe location, we offer the following cosmetic dentistry services:
Dental Implants serve as the replacement roots of missing teeth when surgically inserted into the jawbone by our skilled team. When supporting your custom crown, bridge, or denture restoration, implants provide lasting benefits, which include restored oral health, function, and aesthetics.
Porcelain Crowns are tooth prosthetics used to encompass the entire structure of a tooth that is severely decayed, badly damaged, discolored, or misshaped. Once placed, porcelain crowns allow for renewed strength, functionality, and beauty.
Fixed Porcelain Bridges often consist of two or more crowns that can use either natural teeth or dental implants as support when replacing several missing teeth in a row. In addition to providing smile symmetry once more, bridges also promote a proper bite and keep neighboring teeth in place.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays are restorations that are often perfect for teeth that are too damaged or worn for a filling but not enough to need a crown. Like crowns, they are made outside the mouth as single, solid pieces of beautiful porcelain crafted to match the specific size and location of the cavity or damage.
White, Composite Fillings use tooth-colored materials that are shaped easily to a natural tooth for repairing minor cracks, chips, and fractures. Because composite fillings are matched to the specific shade of your smile, they provide renewed appeal while addressing damage.
Veneers are thin yet durable shells made of lifelike porcelain that fit over the surfaces of individual teeth. They’re specifically designed to mimic the feel, look, and function of natural teeth while also correcting many smile imperfections.
Professional Teeth Whitening uses whitening solutions specially formulated for professional use and distribution. We provide both in-office and take-home methods using the power of Phillips® Zoom to deliver convenient treatment and radiant results.
Invisalign® Clear Braces consist of virtually invisible orthodontic aligners that are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Each clear plastic tray is crafted to your unique smile, which uses gentle pressure to gradually straighten your teeth comfortably.
At Everest Dental, we can remove infected soft tissues affected by periodontal (gum) disease, prolonged tooth loss, or trauma. We can also reshape and contour gums to reduce the look of a “gummy” smile with BIOLASE® Waterlase dental laser technology. To find out more, contact our Spring or Conroe locations today!
Who Can Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Some teens and almost any adult can be great candidates for cosmetic dentistry. However, the most influential factor is the state of your oral health.
Once a solid foundation of good oral health is established, cosmetic dentistry can be the answer to your aesthetic concerns, including:
- Staining of tooth enamel
- Spots on teeth caused by fluorosis or medication
- Sizable gaps between teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing or extracted teeth
- Dental chips, cracks, and fractures
- Short-looking teeth due to wear from clenching or grinding (bruxism)
- Uneven proportion of gums, resulting in a “gummy smile”
If when taking your digital x-rays or performing your examination using intraoral cameras, we discover any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we’ll focus on eliminating issues and restoring your oral health before recommending any cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Which Services Should I Get?
With so many cosmetic dental solutions available, it can be challenging to figure out which ones are right for you and where to begin. Not to worry, though – this is where the skilled team at Everest Dental comes in!
Because cosmetic dentistry treatments are comprehensive and extremely personalized, we believe in conducting thorough consultations, evaluations, and discussions regarding your treatment. Our smile assessment technique involves a detailed oral exam to determine the current health of your teeth, gums, and other important aspects of your smile.
Our dentist and his team will work with you to repair, rejuvenate, and rebuild your smile to best fit your unique needs.
Creating Your Ideal Smile with A Full Smile Makeover
A smile makeover involves improving the overall appeal and function of your smile through one or more cosmetic dental procedures. When helping you create your best smile, we consider all of the factors that can impact your dental appeal.
During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your oral and medical health history, discuss your lifestyle habits, and learn about any prescriptions you’re taking to help us gain a complete understanding of your current oral health situation. This background knowledge is essential for making sure proper oral health is established first, as your cosmetic solutions heavily rely on this foundation. We’ll also analyze everything from your facial structures to skin tone, hair color, tooth shape, shade, length, and alignment, as well as the color of your lips and how they move while you speak.
Digital cameras and dental impressions give us a precise blueprint of your unique smile. Our smile makeover technology also allows us to simulate different treatments virtually, so you and our dentists can decide what factors are most important to work on first.
The smile makeover process gives you peace of mind knowing exactly what your smile will look like, with your final stamp of approval on all the planned changes before a single procedure is performed.
What Exactly Can A Full Smile Makeover Do for Me?
Because treatment plans can involve several solutions, patients with dental trauma or failing teeth due to genetics, gum disease, or other damage can benefit from the full smile makeover process.
Just as no two smiles are the same, so it is for smile makeover treatment plans. Below are seven examples of specific treatments we could use to fulfill your smile makeover strategy:
- Replace missing or extracted teeth with dental implants
- Lighten your smile by up to eight shades using professional teeth whitening
- Correct minor to moderate misalignment issues discreetly with Invisalign
- Replace worn or old silver, gold, or amalgam fillings with white composites
- Repair dental chips, cracks, or fractures with fillings, crowns, or inlays and onlays
- Reduce dental gaps and mask multiple smile limitations with porcelain veneers
- Remove infection, address disease, and contour gum tissues with dental lasers
No matter the severity of your needs for undergoing a full smile makeover, our skilled and experienced dentists can restore your oral health while helping you achieve the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Dull or discolored teeth is the most common issue our adult patients face. While it’s often the most noticeable, surface staining is also easily treatable. Professional teeth whitening uses specialty-formulated gels and solutions to brighten smiles by up to eight shades safely and effectively.
Years of discoloration can be diminished sometimes in as little as an hour, so you can enjoy a fresh and luminous smile just in time for an important social event, yearbook picture, or job interview.
What Are My Options for Whitening My Smile Professionally?
Both our Spring and Conroe locations provide professional teeth whitening using Phillips Zoom®. In-office whitening delivers powerful results in a single visit, while take-home whitening kits allow you to brighten your smile when and where you wish.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
After a routine examination and teeth cleaning, your chairside teeth whitening procedure begins with making sure your gums and lips are covered for extra protection, leaving only your teeth exposed.
Next, our dentist applies the Zoom whitening gel evenly to the surfaces of your teeth. Once even application is ensured, the whitening solution is activated by a special light that lets it penetrate past your enamel and break up the discoloration. This process continues in three sessions, each lasting about 15 minutes, totaling for a treatment time of just 45 minutes.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
A thorough consultation is necessary to make sure take-home whitening is best for your needs. By doing so, you’ll be fully equipped with all you need to brighten your smile safely in the comfort of your own home.
Take-home whitening includes two appointments. At the first, digital impressions are taken to create the blueprint for your custom trays to made according to your smile. At your second visit, we’ll supply you with your trays and the special whitening solution.
Once home, you’ll apply the whitening gel evenly to your trays yourself, meaning you can achieve the radiant smile you’ve always wanted at your own pace.
How Can I Help Keep My Smile Bright After Whitening?
After investing the time and money needed to achieve the bright smile you’ve always desired, the last thing you want is for your stunning results to fade quickly.
Here are five tips our teeth whitening experts recommend for helping keep your smile whiter, longer:
- Brush twice daily, preferably with an electric toothbrush to access those hard-to-reach places.
- Floss and rinse daily to rid your smile of food debris and bacterial components that like to stain teeth.
- Avoid or limit stain-causing culprits, such as smoking, red wine, coffee, ketchup, and marinara sauce.
- Use a straw whenever drinking coffee or tea from a mug or cup.
- Chew sugarless gum to help stimulate your saliva glands. Saliva helps wash away food debris that can lead to staining while also strengthening tooth enamel.
When Would Porcelain Veneers Be the Best Choice for My Needs?
While professional teeth whitening is an effective solution for removing years’ worth of surface staining from teeth, other types of discoloration are more of a staining of the dentin - the inner layer passed your enamel. Often resulting from certain medications, trauma, or genetic factors, this kind of deep discoloration can be addressed with the help of porcelain veneers.
Because veneers are fabricated to imitate the specific characteristics of natural teeth, they are an excellent solution for masking multiple smile issues such as dental damage, gaps, wear, and even mild misalignment. Veneers can accomplish this because they’re strategically applied to the surfaces of the most visible teeth in your smile.
How Long Will My Veneers Last?
Veneers can typically last from five to fifteen years. However, their longevity also relies on your willingness to take care of them. While these porcelain shells are strong and also resilient to staining, making healthier eating and drinking choices paired with diligent oral hygiene will help you benefit from your veneers for many years to come.
When and Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are so popular because of their versatility. This means crowns can be used alone or along with other procedures to help restore and protect your smile. Our team often relies on crowns for:
- Repairing teeth with severe cracks, fractures, or wear
- Resizing and reshaping short or misshapen teeth
- Encasing a tooth with large cavities or extensive tooth decay
- Protecting a tooth from future harm and re-infection after root canal therapy
- Topping a dental implant for single-tooth replacement
How Do Dental Implants Work to Improve My Smile?
At Everest Dental, we provide dental implant placement and restorations designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement because they are the only solution that can replace both the missing root and crown of your lost tooth.
Consisting of body-safe titanium, implant posts fuse naturally with tissue and bone once surgically placed in your jawbone by our team. This bonding process, known as osseointegration, is essential for providing stimulation to your jawbone once more while delivering a secure foundation for your crown, bridge, or denture restoration.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
Adults in strong oral and overall health can be excellent candidates for implants. While dental implants need a full and dense jawbone for proper support, individuals with weakened or thin jawbones still have a chance at treatment with bone grafts and sinus lifts.
At Everest Dental, our dentists are skilled and experienced in these surgical procedures and can perform them for those who wish to rebuild their smiles with dental implants.
Make Your Dream Smile a Reality Today!
Thanks to the many comprehensive services of cosmetic dentistry, your perfect smile is no longer a daydream! All you need to do is schedule your cosmetic consultation with our Everest Dental team in Spring or Conroe and to take the first steps toward your dream smile today!
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