It’s impossible to give just one answer to this question. Each patient is an individual, and smile challenges, and their solutions, are different for each patient. When we see you for a cosmetic dental consultation in Southlake, TX, we can examine your teeth, your oral structures and your overall oral health. If your gums are healthy, and we don’t see any cavities or other issues, then moving forward with cosmetic enhancements can proceed. We’ll discuss your goals and offer options and a timeline to realistically achieve them.
If You are On A Flexible Schedule
Teeth whitening makes an amazing difference in a smile. A whiter smile tends to look more youthful, and knowing your teeth look great puts a extra jolt of confidence in every interaction. The Glo-Whitening process uses a patented system of special light, warmth and a innovative mouthpiece during a dedicated office visit. Afterwards, you will be given the mouthpiece to continue treatments at home over the next few weeks. Patients see teeth emerge about 5 shades lighter, on average.
If You Have an Hour or Two
Bonding and contouring are two processes that can smooth chips, close gaps and smooth and adjust tooth surfaces in a single office visit. Dental bonding involves using a special tooth colored resin build up surfaces (such as to narrow a gap, or rebuild a chipped area.) Dental contouring is the gentle removal of tooth areas. Contouring can also smooth a chip, or remove ridges or surface irregularities.
If You Have Two Appointments
Porcelain veneers can fix a number of cosmetic tooth concerns at the same time. After your consultation, we will have established a plan to construct your ideal smile. With veneers, you will come for one appointment, so we can take careful measurements for the custom-milled veneers. They are thin, natural looking shells that cover the front of specific teeth. Veneers can correct intrinsic stains, and change the size and shape of a tooth as well. Once the veneers are ready, you will return to have them bonded to your teeth. After that, your new smile is ready to go.
There are Time-Efficient Solutions for Improving Every Smile
It’s not so much how long it takes, but how happy you are with a smile that will please you for the rest of your life. Gregory Wright, DDS and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.