Patients choose cosmetic (esthetic) dental procedures for various reasons: to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile. For these and many other reasons, esthetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of our dental office.
Cosmetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to correct the overall shape of teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped. Some of the more common procedures involve:
-Bonding - A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth
-Contouring and reshaping - A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
-Veneers - A procedure in which ultra-thin porcelain coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
-Tooth Whitening - As the term implies, whitening (or bleaching), a common procedure, is used to make teeth whiter by removing stains in the teeth.
Most patients find these procedures simple and easy, but if you are overly anxious, our office also provides oral sedation services to make you feel more comfortable. To find out which techniques should be used to improve your smile, or if you have questions, call Smile Restorations at 979-846-1121 today for an exam and let Dr.’s Mogle and Jouett evaluate your overall oral health and explain what treatment options are available to you.