Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX
Cosmetic dentistry continues to evolve with advanced techniques and methods for a beautiful smile and a healthy bite. Combining tried-and-true practices with improved cosmetic solutions, the team at West Houston Dental offer high-quality, comprehensive treatments in a family-friendly, comfortable environment. If you want to improve your smile for a special occasion or improve your bite alignment with orthodontic treatment, we offer a full suite of ways to rejuvenate your oral health.
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Our Cosmetic Solutions
We use digital imaging, intra-oral cameras, and advanced software to provide you with precise and efficient treatment for a smile you will love to share. Some of our cosmetic options include:
Teeth Whitening: Getting a brighter smile is easy and fun! We offer in-house whitening treatment, as well as custom, take-home trays so you can choose the best option for your lifestyle.
Porcelain Veneers: These thin, durable, shells of porcelain are placed over your teeth to change the appearance of uneven, chipped, stained, or crooked teeth.
Fillings: We use composite resin to match the color of your natural teeth to create a durable, long-lasting solution for cavities, chips, worn areas, and even unwanted gaps.
Bonding: With our natural colored composite resin material, we can quickly and easily repair minor chips, cracks, or spacing issues. A small amount of material is shaped over the tooth, then harden with a special light and polished to a lustrous finish.
Crowns & Bridges: When a tooth is severely damaged or needs extracting, crowns and bridges are two traditional cosmetic options to restore function and aesthetics to your bite.
Implant-Supported Restorations: With the most advanced technology available, dental implants support a range of cosmetic prosthetics including crowns for single teeth, bridges for multiple teeth and full dentures to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower palate or both. For emergency and trauma, we can also provide same-day implant treatment.
Traditional and Clear Orthodontics: Straight teeth help create a more symmetrical and balanced smile, and also makes brushing and flossing easier! If you have mild, moderate, or even severe alignment problems, our team can help you plan the orthodontic treatment that works for you. Metal, ceramic, or Invisalign® clear braces provide plenty of options so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic Restoration Options
Whether your dental concerns include decayed, missing, or stained teeth, Dr. Nguyen and his team provide cosmetic dental treatments that can help. Our patients can choose from any number of procedures, or combine therapies for a comprehensive treatment plan that helps to achieve a beautiful smile.
Chipped teeth and worn-down dental enamel can be repaired through dental bonding, or the application of tooth-colored composite resin to the affected teeth. This resin is shaped to look like your own dental enamel, making it ideal for small cosmetic concerns.
When teeth are severely decayed, a crown helps to restore their strength and healthy appearance while preserving the health of the root. Dr. Nguyen uses 3D technology and highly durable zirconia to create your custom, wholly-ceramic dental crowns. With 3D treatment planning, your crown is designed and milled to fit your individual smile, enhancing comfort and aesthetics. By streamlining cosmetic crown restorations, we can provide patients with renewed smiles in just a week -- half the time of normal crowns.
Natural-Looking Teeth Replacements
In the event of tooth loss, dental bridges can be used to close the gap in your smile. A bridge is a dental prosthetic with one crown on each end, supporting the new tooth, or teeth, in between. After placing the end pieces on existing teeth, your new bridge is securely fixed. Our bridges are made to look natural and help you enjoy a stronger, more beautiful smile.
While many of our procedures return dental function, we also provide treatments to brighten and straighten your smile. Our bleaching treatments help patients remove years of staining from the surface of teeth, allowing them the ability to feel more confident. West Houston Dental offers one-day teeth whitening from Zoom! as well NiteWhite teeth whitening to help them enjoy a brighter smile.
Veneers are popular cosmetic treatments for their ability to completely transform the shape and color of teeth, therefore making your entire smile look more appealing. During veneer treatment from our Houston cosmetic dental office, thin tooth-colored prosthetics are permanently bonded over the fronts of teeth. Dr. Nguyen provides strong and beautiful zirconia and e.max veneers. These natural looking materials are exceptionally strong, so they can be made thinner, allowing for minimal tooth preparation before veneers are placed.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
General dentistry covers treatments to improve function and appearance, and cosmetic dentistry is more focused on services that will enhance how your smile looks. General dentistry includes the treatment and prevention of oral diseases and fixing problems.
The cost of cosmetic dentistry can vary depending on what type of service you are having and the complexity of the treatment. Take-home whitening kits can be purchased for $100-$400, while dental implants can range from $900 to $3000.
A whitening treatment can last up to two years, and dental bonding can last 4 to 8 years. The longevity of cosmetic procedure will often depend on eating, chewing, and oral hygiene habits. You can extend your treatment results by brushing and flossing daily, not using your teeth as tools, and eating healthy foods.
In most cases, no. Insurance providers consider any treatment done for aesthetic reasons as non-essential to maintaining your oral health. However, many services now cross over and provide both functional and preventive benefits as well as cosmetic improvement. Each provider will have different requirements for covering your dental treatments.
Dental implants are the best option for replacing teeth that are missing, but veneers can be used on teeth that are healthy and have cosmetic issues such as chips, stains, or unwanted gaps. Veneers are a faster and less expensive option, but they do not address missing teeth, bone loss, or receding gums the way implant treatment does.
Conservative, Seamless Treatment
With any cosmetic treatment, our goal is to provide conservative care that allows your smile to look beautifully and naturally restored. Whenever possible, Dr. Nguyen helps to improve your smile's appearance without removing any natural tooth structure when possible. Our commitment to providing the best technology and restorative materials allows us to keep our promise for non-invasive care.
To learn more about available treatments or how our Houston cosmetic dental office can help you achieve a beautiful new smile, contact West Houston Dental today.
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