If you don’t have a smile that you’re proud to show off, it can make it difficult to express yourself in ways you’d want to, whether it be towards a stranger or your closest friends and family. Coco Dental can help patients hide and/or remove a number of imperfections, including stains, gaps, cracks, and other common cosmetic issues. With a smile makeover, Dr. Patel can renew your self-confidence and get you smiling proudly once again. Schedule a consultation to find out which treatment for cosmetic dentistry in Dallas would work best for you!
When your smile is affected by multiple imperfections and other services can’t quite meet your standards, porcelain veneers provide the best bang for your buck. These ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic are designed to sit flush on the teeth, effectively hiding permanent stains, cracks, chips, and even gaps. Whether you’re looking for “instant orthodontics” or trying to hide stains that teeth whitening cannot effectively address, it’s difficult to recommend anything over porcelain veneers.
Those who need to restore damaged teeth do not have to settle for silver fillings any longer. Coco Dental utilizes composite resin to restore teeth without leaving behind a metal sheen typically found with outdated solutions for cavities. Not only are tooth-colored fillings more aesthetically pleasing, but they do not require extensive enamel removal in order to be placed. By choosing this more conservative approach, you save more natural tooth structure without sacrificing durability.
When you have minor imperfections in your smile but don’t want to spend too much on treatment, cosmetic bonding acts as a reliable middle-ground. In most cases, you can get your imperfections managed in just one appointment as applying composite resin to your tooth is a quick and straightforward process. After sculpting and shaping the material, you can smile with confidence again. With proper care, your new smile should last many years without worry!
As you expose your smile to many foods and beverages over the years, tooth enamel begins to erode and look dull. In order to lift these stains, you need professional whitening solutions specifically designed to address stains underneath the enamel, not just on the surface. Our in-office whitening treatment combines bleaching gel and special lights to make your smile multiple shades whiter in just under an hour! By the time your treatment is complete, you’ll have a smile free of stains that looks brighter than ever before.
Do your gums hide more of your teeth and result in what some call a “gummy smile?” This is a more common issue than you’d think, which is why Dr. Patel offers gum recontouring to remove excessive tissue. The procedure is relatively simple and can be done in a single appointment depending on the complexity. Treatment is also ideal if your gum line is uneven due to genetics. By the end of the treatment, more of your beautiful teeth will become visible for the world to see!
We understand that choosing a cosmetic treatment can be a difficult choice upfront. To remove any doubt and give you the confidence you need, our dental office is equipped with advanced dental software intended to give you a preview of what your smile will look like following treatment. With the help of a digitally edited photo, you can more easily determine whether porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, or another treatment will meet your needs.
Are you feeling dissatisfied with your smile’s current appearance, but aren’t sure what to do to resolve its imperfections? At Coco Dental, you never have to plan a smile makeover on your own. Instead, let Dr. Patel and his team help! If you’ve never completed cosmetic dentistry before, we encourage you to ask any questions that you have. For additional convenience, you may also review our most commonly asked questions (and our detailed answers) ahead of your next appointment.
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover any or even partial costs associated with cosmetic dentistry. This is mainly because cosmetic services are not considered a medical necessity. With that said, there are some instances where you may be able to receive some coverage if you can prove they are needed to address a medical issue. For example, dental crowns may be needed to restore a damaged tooth and can be made from natural-looking porcelain.
The answer to this question really depends on how complex your cosmetic smile goals are. For example, if you only want to brighten your smile a bit with teeth whitening, you could have your new smile in a single appointment! However, if you want to receive veneers, that process will take a minimum of two visits (one to design and fabricate the veneers and another to place them). If you need many treatments completed, it could take weeks. No matter how long it takes, it’s always better to thoughtfully plan each of your cosmetic needs, rather than rush them.
Chances are if you feel self-conscious about showing off your smile, you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Whether you’ve always felt hesitant to express yourself through your smile or you recently experienced a dental injury that left your teeth cracked or chipped, there’s a treatment available that can address your concerns directly.
Coco Dental wants to help you feel confident about your smile as soon as possible, but your oral health still comes first. That means any dental issues, whether they be cavities, gum disease, infections, or other problems that threaten your oral health, will need to be addressed before completing any form of cosmetic dentistry. Of course, if the treatment we provide effectively restores your oral health and issues with your smile’s appearance, we can kill two birds with one stone.
You should always brush twice a day and floss daily to keep your smile healthy, but these aren’t the only measures you can take to keep it looking beautiful and radiant. You can also add a whitening toothpaste to your routine to remove surface stains (just make sure not to use that particular toothpaste every day as its abrasive ingredients could be harsh on enamel.) You should also avoid consuming richly-pigmented foods and beverages immediately following your cosmetic treatment.