Houston, Texas Cosmetic Dentistry
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with improving the aesthetics or appearance as well as the function of teeth. Using various tools and techniques, Dr. Velasco at Uptown can improve teeth color, shape, alignment and many other factors that affect the overall appearance of a smile. Common procedures include cleanings, teeth whitening, bonding, crowns, veneers, contouring, and dental implants.
What’s the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a regular dentist?
Cosmetic dentists are significantly different than general dentists. General dentists tend to focus a lot more on the function of your teeth rather than the appearance. On the other hand, cosmetic dentists are artists when it comes to teeth and are very much concerned with the appearance of your teeth. When you get a dental prosthetic (teeth replacement), it should closely resemble natural teeth. Due to various factors, getting a tooth replacement to match a natural tooth is an involved process that requires a large amount of skill.
Teeth are not a single color; they vary in color across the structure. They also both reflect and allow light to pass through. These unique properties must be replicated when fabricating dental prosthetics. Our cosmetic dentists and lab technicians use a variety of techniques and materials to ensure that your dental prosthetics will appear indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Do you find yourself covering your smile at times? Have you looked in the mirror and dreamt of a beautiful new smile? If you have answered yes to either one of these questions then you should consider having a Cosmetic Smile Makeover. Improving the appearance of your smile can result in one or more cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental veneers, composite bonding, crowns and teeth whitening. A smile makeover is considered a cosmetic procedure that you choose to have performed. If you are in need of replacing teeth due to tooth loss or damaged teeth, a full mouth reconstruction is something that you may need to have performed. Schedule a Free Consultation with Uptown Cosmetic Dentistry Houston Experts.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. They area a popular option for chips, gaps, misalignment, fractures, cracks and front teeth discoloration. Our doctors at Uptown Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry have an eye for cosmetic detail as well as advanced technical knowledge of the process. You can have a new smile the same day you come in for your consultation!
Do you have a dental crown that has discolored black or grey lines around the gum line? Do you have an allergy to metals?
Dental porcelain can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth but can be designed to create an even better aesthetic appearance.
Are you missing a tooth that is preventing you from being able to chew properly or just looks bad?
There are several replacement options for missing teeth. In some cases when you have badly damaged teeth neighboring your missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the best prescribed dental treatment for replacement. This option used to be the standard of care, but with the evolving advancements in dentistry, dental implants have become the standard of care. Learn more about Dental Implants.