Cosmetic Procedures in Pasadena Texas:
Modern dentistry has lots of cosmetic options. Below are some of the useful cosmetic procedures we utilize in our Pasadena, Texas Dental Office.
Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings: These fillings are now commonly used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with cavities. Plus, they are used also to replace old defective silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used to repair chipped or broken teeth. Lastly, composite fillings can also be used to fill in gaps and to protect sensitive, exposed tooth root surfaces caused by gum recession.
Teeth Whitening: Bleaching whitens teeth that have been stained or discolored by age, food, drink, and smoking. Teeth are porous. Thus, any food or drink that will stain a white t-shirt will also stain teeth. Luckily, this staining process can be reversed with teeth bleaching.
Porcelain Crowns (caps): A crown is a tooth-colored, custom-made restoration that covers the entire tooth. The crown restores the tooth it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured or broken fillings and also for teeth that are badly decayed.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain shells that are bonded onto the fronts of teeth. The veneers to create a beautiful symmetrical individual smile. They can help restore or camouflage damaged, discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth. Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal tooth structure to be removed from the surface of the tooth. Veneers are what is most commonly used in “Hollywood Smile makeovers”.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed into the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. There the bone fuses to the implant and a new tooth can be placed on top the implant. Furthermore, dentures can be made to fit and attach to implants. This gives the patient a strong, stable, and durable solution to removable dental appliances.
Orthodontics: Less visible and more effective brackets and wires are making straightening teeth with orthodontics much more appealing to adult patients. Also, in some cases, teeth may be straightened with custom-made, clear, removable aligners that require no braces. Here in our office, we utilize Minor Tooth Movement orthodontics for minor tooth spacing corrections.
Thanks to the advances in modern dentistry, cosmetic treatments can make a difference in making your smile shine! Call our Pasadena, Texas Dental office at 713-941-8261 to day to see how cosmetic dentistry can help you. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.