When it comes to your smile, it’s incredibly important that you have a relationship with the dentist that is built on trust. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry can be permanent, which is why you’ll want a team who’s going to be upfront about treatments you are considering. Dr. Brice is not only a dentist you can trust when it comes to cosmetics, but experienced in correcting treatments that larger, more corporate offices may have failed to deliver on. Call our office to schedule your first consultation!
Do you have multiple imperfections in your smile that you wish you could cover with a single treatment? Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are not only designed to effectively cover teeth for many years at a time, but look like a natural part of your smile. Each veneer is customized with shape, size, and color in mind, so you can feel confident about your future appearance. Keep in mind that a small amount of tooth enamel needs to be removed to ensure the veneers sit flush.
In the event that you do not want to make modifications to your tooth enamel or you already have issues with teeth sensitivity that could worsen from traditional veneer treatment, Lumineers offer a viable alternative. These veneers are designed to be even thinner than regular veneers while still sitting flush against teeth. Additionally, in the event that you want to remove the veneers, you can easily do so. While Lumineers are more fragile because of their thinner attributes, they do not make compromises when it comes to esthetics.
Teeth can become so stained, chipped or cracked that a veneer is simply not enough to hide its cosmetic imperfections. Of course, you can’t have a natural-looking smile if the dentist is only working with metal materials to restore teeth. When you need a dental crown placed, Dr. Brice makes sure to use tooth-colored materials that actually blend in with your smile. These crowns are typically made from porcelain, which offers the most realistic appearance possible and ensures long-term functionality.
Crooked or misaligned teeth are both a cosmetic issue and oral health issue in a few different ways. Straightening your smile is not only ideal for your appearance, but it also reduces your risk of developing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. This is largely because straighter teeth are generally easier to clean than crooked teeth. With Invisalign clear aligner technology, you also don’t have to make major changes to your appearance, diet or oral care habits just to achieve a straighter and healthier smile.
Are stains making it difficult to show off your smile, even in situations where you feel comfortable and relaxed? Brice Dental has multiple teeth whitening solutions for you to consider, including in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits to make your treatment even more convenient. If you’re tired of being disappointed by store-bought solutions, you’ll find the benefits of professional whitening to be quite illuminating, especially if you’ve had discolored or stained teeth for many years.
There are a wide variety of aesthetic solutions out there that can help you to achieve your dream smile. However, you may still have some unanswered questions, so we’re here to help. Here are some of the most common queries we receive about cosmetic dentistry in San Antonio. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.
Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but this isn’t always the case. The pricy reputation likely stems from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so you will typically need to pay out of pocket. While improving the appearance of your smile might seem costly at first, you have to consider the investment you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life.
As long as you are under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dentistry treatments are perfectly safe for most patients. Of course, not every treatment is right for every patient. That’s why it’s so important that your smile is examined beforehand so your dentist can discuss which treatment(s) may or may not be ideal for you. Some cosmetic services may pose a risk if underlying oral health issues aren’t treated first. For instance, playing a veneer over a decayed tooth may make the decay more difficult to treat later on. Dr. Brice will plan to address problems like these beforehand.
Patients are often hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that it may be painful. The good news is that it is Dr. Brice’s priority to make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. Most cosmetic dental treatments are non-invasive. For instance, whitening and bonding shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, where your teeth need to be reshaped, your mouth will be numbed beforehand. While your treatment shouldn’t hurt, you may feel some soreness for a few days afterwards, but this should be mild and temporary.
If you aren’t completely confident in your smile, you are likely to benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Stained or discolored teeth often can’t be fixed with over-the-counter whitening products, but professional whitening can get the job done. Chipped or cracked teeth could expose the center of the teeth to dangerous bacteria. If your tooth is damaged, you may benefit from a veneer or tooth-colored crown. If you’re hoping to appear more youthful, cosmetic treatment can take years off your smile. The best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you is to attend a consultation.