Having spent 50 years treating all kinds of smiles, Long Family Dental has naturally expanded its menu of cosmetic dentistry options to include a wide variety of customizable options for cosmetic dentistry in Midlothian, TX that can address a variety of aesthetic dental flaws.
The smile’s appearance is defined by a number of different factors. First of all, the upper teeth are normally the most visible whenever you smile while the lower teeth tend to draw more attention when you speak. Then there is the color, alignment, and spacing of the teeth to think about. As such, cracks, chips, gaps, and discolored patches can all have an impact on the appearance of the smile; it’s these types of imperfections that cosmetic dentistry is designed to address.
Do you need a whitening procedure to remove the discolored patches on your smile? Do you need veneers or metal-free restorations to hide the damage that the enamel has suffered over the years? Dr. Bob and Dr. Chris can discuss your unique situation with you and go over your options during a cosmetic consultation; call us today to set up an appointment.
Whether there’s just one tooth that you’re worried about or you’re giving your entire smile a complete overhaul, porcelain veneers are an efficient solution for making multiple corrections at once. Each veneer can be placed on the front of a tooth and shaded so that it looks like natural enamel. This helps hide various stains, chips, cracks, and gaps simultaneously. In just two appointments, you’ll feel like your entire smile has been transformed with just one simple procedure.
Dental restorations are mostly meant to protect teeth that have already been broken or decayed, but they can have cosmetic applications as well. While dark-colored metal has traditionally been used to make restorations in the past, modern dental porcelain has been shown to yield much more attractive solutions without significantly sacrificing durability or strength. We can personalize metal-free crowns in such a way that they almost perfectly recreate the appearance of your enamel, blending right in with the rest of the smile.
The whiter a smile is, the more attractive it is. Thus, there’s little wonder why there’s a cosmetic treatment dedicated solely to getting rid of dark spots and stains on the teeth. A professional whitening treatment uses bleaching gels that contain ingredients stronger than what you can find at the store, erasing even the most stubborn stains.
A take-home whitening treatment is generally less costly than a professional one. The kits we provide contain a customized clear tray and professional-grade whitening gel. It can take a couple of weeks to see results, but your smile will be no less dazzling for it, and you can complete the treatment at your own convenience.
It’s generally recommended to wear the trays filled with the gel 30 to 60 minutes at least two times every day. Even after the treatment is complete, you can continue using the gel and the trays to give your smile the occasional touch-up that will make the results last.
Achieving a straighter smile no longer requires traditional metal brackets and wires. Instead of resorting to bulky orthodontic appliances, you can opt for a clearer, more discreet solution – Invisalign! These plastic trays are customized to your smile and help to move your teeth by applying gentle pressure until desired results are achieved. Offering greater flexibility and convenience than other braces, Invisalign is a great option for busy professionals or even more mature, self-conscious teenagers. When worn 20-22 hours each day, you’ll notice a dramatically straighter smile in less time.