Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Smile?

DFW cosmetic dentistsYour smile is one of your most important assets. It’s one of the first features that a prospective date or even employer will notice upon meeting you.

Unfortunately, nature hasn’t graced us all with bright white, perfectly aligned smiles. Fortunately, modern dentistry can help those of us with less-than-stellar pearly whites improve upon what we have. Some patients turn to cosmetic dentistry in advance of a big event, like a wedding or high school reunion, while others want a long-lasting self-confidence booster.

DFW cosmetic dentists can help enhance your smile through minor adjustments, like teeth whitening, or major overhauls resulting in a total smile makeover.

A cosmetic dentist specializes in treatments and interventions that enhance the smile’s aesthetics. That can involve anything ranging from a simple one-hour procedure to a complex multi-appointment affair with several treatments, potentially involving collaboration with other specialists, like orthodontists and oral surgeons.

At your first appointment, the cosmetic dentist will gather information and may take x-rays or dental impressions. The dentist will also discuss your smile goals to determine what procedures will best help you achieve them.

Some cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or Invisalign orthodontics, are merely intended to improve upon the natural teeth, while others, like porcelain veneers and crowns conceal defects in the teeth. Veneers are particularly useful tools for cosmetic dentists, as they can improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or stained teeth and achieve noticeable results in a matter of weeks.

If the aesthetic issues also involve a malocclusion or some other jaw deformity, that will also need to be addressed and may entail oral surgery.

A smile makeover may also involve periodontal surgery if the gums are uneven, overly prominent or disproportionately small.

If you dislike what you see when you look in the mirror, consult with our experienced team of cosmetic dentists serving the DFW area to see how you can improve on your smile. The boost to your self-esteem will be well worth it!