Pasadena, Texas Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is just really good general dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry has the power to enhance your smile and boost your self-esteem.

The two most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Teeth Whitening (teeth bleaching): This is an easy procedure that can get your teeth dazzling white. Teeth stain over time and become dark and yellow. Simply bleaching your teeth is a safe procedure that removes the stains bringing your teeth back to a youthful and white smile.

What Causes Yellow or Dark Teeth?

Many things might cause teeth to yellow or darken. Certain drugs, foods and beverages, as well as your age, might all have an impact. Drinks like red wine, tea, and coffee can cause surface stains on your teeth’s enamel, making them appear yellow. Tobacco and smoking are also major contributors.

Is it safe to whiten your teeth?

Yes. When you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully, whitening your teeth is a safe procedure. Dr. Nugent’s professional teeth whitening treatment is safer, faster, and produces superior long-term results than over-the-counter solutions.

What Is the Teeth Whitening Procedure?

Custom whitening trays are made from molds of your mouth by a member of our Pasadena, Texas dental office.  These custom trays ensure that the whitening gel reaches all of your teeth consistently, resulting in consistent whitening results.

Every day for a week, you’ll insert a specific whitening gel into the trays and wear them for roughly 15 minutes.  Your teeth should be noticeably whiter at the end of a week to two week period.

How Can I Keep My Whiter Teeth?

Maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding stain-causing foods and beverages after your professional whitening will reduce the frequency of future whitening sessions. Avoid the following staining actions:

  • Cigarettes and chewing tobacco
  • Tea and coffee
  • Sodas in dark colors
  • Red wine
  • Food coloring-tinted foods
  • Drinks with bright or dark colors, such as grape juice or fruit punch

Veneer: Porcelain veneers are what celebrities have done to create that “Hollywood Smile”. Porcelain veneers allow Dr. Nugent to change the size, shape and color of your teeth. Interested in a perfect smile? Ask Dr. Nugent if veneers are right for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain casings designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to the individual teeth in your mouth. Veneers correct flaws such as chips, fissures, stains, and irregularly shaped teeth. Additionally, they can strengthen fragile teeth.

What is the method for obtaining veneers?

The procedure begins with a consultation to discuss your objectives and determine the best veneers for your requirements, followed by a second appointment. Dr. Nugent then removes a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your natural teeth to ensure proper adhesion and fit of the veneers. Then an impression of your teeth is taken so the dental laboratory can construct veneers that are a precise fit for your mouth.

You return to have the completed veneers placed on each tooth. After cleansing and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding procedure, Dr. Nugent applies a special cement and light source to bond the adhesive to the porcelain. In a brief period of time, your veneers will be permanently attached, and you will have a new and improved smile.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

Veneers are a method with a natural appearance for correcting misshapen, chipped, or misaligned teeth.



Dr. Nugent is a family dentist that has a strong focus on cosmetic dentistry. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504. Call us today at 713-941-8261 to see how Cosmetic Dentistry can give you a beautiful smile.

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