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Want to know more about cosmetic dentistry in Cedar Park, TX
Cosmetic dentistry is a fast growing area of dentistry, and with it, you can improve and repair your smile in just a few hours! Here are a few cosmetic dental procedures available from Parmer Oaks Dental Care, our dental practice located in Cedar Park.
There are several reasons your teeth become stained including age, smoking, eating certain foods, chewing tobacco, and drinking coffee and/or tea. Having discolored teeth often affects a person's self-esteem, but luckily it is a problem that your dentist can fix!
Here are two offered types of procedures that can whiten your teeth:
- In-Office Procedure: This procedure is quick and convenient. Your doctor applies a whitening gel on your teeth before exposing them to a dental light to speed up the process. Your dentist then repeats these steps several times during the hour-long procedure to get the best results.
- Take-Home Kit: If you don't have time to go to your dentist, you may need to use a doctor provided home kit. This kit consists of trays that you fill with gel and place on your upper and lower teeth. If your dental stains are severe, you may need to repeat the process.
Veneers are an aesthetic fix for unsightly teeth. They are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as:
- Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee or tea, poor hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or tetracycline-containing medication.
- Crooked, overcrowded, and generally irregularly shaped teeth.
The procedure is simple and begins when your doctor first examines your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide that you are a good candidate, they'll first deal with any underlying issues, like cavities. Following this, they'll remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth so that you don't feel like your teeth are protruding once the veneers have been applied. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
How to Care for Cosmetic Procedures
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to:
- Brush twice a day while holding your brush at a 40-degree angle
- Change your toothbrush when it's frayed
- Use fluoride-containing toothpaste, mouthwash, and water
- Eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean
- Floss at least once before bed
If you have any questions, call your Cedar Park, TX, dentist today by calling (512) 528-8900!
What can porcelain veneers do for you? Ask your cosmetic dentistry expert, Dr. Jason Dyson, at Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park. Dr. Dyson creates winning smiles with these ultra-thin shells of fine dental ceramic. Individualized, durable, and long-lasting, veneers correct many aesthetic issues.
Your healthy, but imperfect smile
What's the difference between a healthy tooth and a good-looking tooth? Hopefully, there's no difference, but unfortunately, many people have smiles that don't meet their expectations for tooth shape, color, alignment, and more. Frankly, when a smile looks dark or chipped, he or she knows it. Other people notice, too, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Research shows that a smile is the most prominent physical feature.
What you can do
To correct your smile aesthetics, talk with Dr. Dyson at a cosmetic dentistry consultation. In his Cedar Park office, Dr. Dyson evaluates patients of all ages. Among his most popular and versatile treatments are porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Four words describe these ceramic laminates: strong, tooth-shaped, tooth-colored, and thin. Permanently glued to the front of teeth which have flaws such as cracks, chips, gaps, and crowding, veneers not only normalize aesthetics, they exceed expectations for beauty. Yet, veneers are so versatile, they enhance your smile without changing the real you.
The veneer process
Veneers take three visits to Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park. The first is your consultation with your cosmetic dentist. He'll examine your smile and suggest ways to improve it. Together, you'll consider flaws, smile width, tooth color, alignment, and more. Dr. Dyson wants your input.
Sometimes, veneers are a stand-alone treatment, or they may be combined with teeth whitening, bonding, crowns or other embellishments and restorations. If they're right for you, Dr. Dyson will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth, allowing room for fit and oral function. He'll take impressions and send instructions to a trusted dental lab. While you wait for your permanent veneers, you'll wear temporary ones so your smile looks and functions as usual.
When you return to Parmer Oaks Dental Care, Dr. Dyson will remove your temporary veneers and bond the new ones on your teeth. He will adjust the color with special cement and ensure your teeth bite together properly. That's it!
Caring for veneers
It's simple: brush twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque. See Dr. Dyson semi-annually for your check-ups and cleanings.
Veneers are stain and chip resistant, but please limit dark drinks such as coffee, and avoid tobacco if possible. Also, don't chomp down on hard foods such as peanut brittle or ice. Even natural teeth crack with that abuse and so will veneers. With good care, your veneers can last more than a decade, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Call (512) 528-8900 for a cosmetic dentistry appointment at Parmer Oaks Dental Care. You'll enjoy your time with Dr. Dyson as he explains veneers and answers all your questions.
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.
Learn more about cosmetic dentistry from your Cedar Park dentist!
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and enhance your self-esteem. Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX offers a range of cosmetic procedures from Dr. Jason Dyson. The following information will help you determine which cosmetic procedure would work best for you.
Dental bonding is used improve the appearance of chipped or stained teeth. It also can be used to change the color or shape of teeth or close gaps between teeth. Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of a composite resin material or ceramic, which are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are perfect for individuals with teeth that are chipped, stained or have gaps.
A fixed dental bridge closes the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A fixed dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on the sides of the gap and one or more artificial teeth in between.
Having your teeth professionally whitened is something you can do to improve your appearance without getting plastic surgery or emptying your bank account. Whitening methods include in-office teeth whitening and treatments which the patient carries out at home.
Ready for a Hollywood smile? Call Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX at (512) 528-8900 right now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dyson. We will give you a smile makeover that will dazzle you.
Find out which cosmetic treatment could give you your dream smile.
Who doesn’t want the perfect smile? Even if you weren’t born with it this doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve it. Your Cedar Park, TX cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Dyson offers a variety of different dental treatments to improve both the look and the function of your smile:
Looking to hide very small stains or cracks that may not be as visible to others at first glance but bug you? Then you may not need to go through one time-consuming procedure after another for such small issues. Those with minor chips, stains and small gaps between teeth may be able to hide these problems with dental bonding, a special tooth-colored resin that is molded over problem areas to reshape the tooth and provide a whiter, more attractive smile.
Bonding is a great cosmetic option for those with aesthetic issues that do not affect the overall function of your smile. This is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic procedures you can get to improve your smile.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
For those missing one or more teeth you may want to talk to your restorative dentist in Cedar Park about getting dental bridges. This dental restoration, which contains a false tooth in the middle and a dental crown on each side, uses healthy neighboring teeth to support it. In as little as two visits you may be able to replace one or more teeth with dental bridges.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can also be placed over the crown of a tooth that has significant discolorations, cracks and other issues that may affect its overall function.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are made to look just like real teeth and are applied to the front of your smile using a special cement. Veneers are great for our Cedar Park dental patients who are looking to hide small chips, cracks, discolorations, misshapen or uneven teeth, overlapping or gaps between teeth. In order to make room for your veneers, we will need to remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel first. While this procedure is painless and almost completely non-invasive it cannot be reversed.
For patients looking for a long-term solution to replace missing teeth, dental implants are a valuable option. The metal implant is surgically inserted into a drilled hole in the jawbone where it will heal and fuse with the bone and tissue over several months. After everything has healed, we will unveil the top of the implant and attach an abutment on top. This piece will serve to connect the dental crown to the implant.
If you are ready to take the plunge into cosmetic dentistry then it’s time you took the next steps to getting your perfect smile. Schedule a consultation with your dentist in Cedar Park. Parmer Oaks Dental Care is here for all of your dental needs.