Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. If you have tooth stains, tooth damage, or crooked teeth, cosmetic treatment can help. At Smile Land Family Dental, we aim to create a positive change for your teeth and your smile. We welcome our patients to learn about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer in our San Antonio, TX, dental office. Our dental office also provides comprehensive dental services to the public in San Antonio.
Most think of tooth whitening or dental veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind. These treatments can brighten the smile and create a seamless look. However, there’s more to cosmetic care. Orthodontic treatments like SureSmile can straighten crooked teeth without brackets, wires, or elastic. Our combination of cosmetic dental services, dental veneers, teeth whitening, and clear aligners helps patients reach their smile goals and improve their confidence in their smiles.
Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
Our cosmetic dental treatments not only improve the smile’s aesthetics but can also improve oral health. When we brighten or straighten teeth, patients are more likely to care for their smile at home and maintain their results. Many patients want to keep their smiles bright and straight so their results last as long as possible. Cosmetic dental treatments we offer our patients include:
Teeth whitening treatment can address discolored teeth from various sources, from foods and drinks to tobacco use and natural staining from aging. We offer professional whitening treatment that is unlike store-bought strips or toothpaste. Professional whitening can lift stains from the tooth enamel and increase the brightness of teeth by multiple shades.
We will recommend professional whitening treatment for patients with healthy teeth who want a brighter smile. Additionally, if you have deep tooth stains or sensitive teeth, we can recommend veneers or crowns. These treatments can cover discolored and damaged teeth.
SureSmile is a transparent aligner system that uses a series of aligners to shift teeth into a straighter position. Compared to traditional metal braces, SureSmile offers more comfortable and easier-to-clean appliances. The clear SureSmile aligners are also removable, so patients do not have dietary restrictions.
SureSmile is a great option for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic problems who want to straighten their smiles discreetly. SureSmile offers more economical and efficient treatment than other clear aligner treatments.
Porcelain veneers can also address tooth discoloration. However, veneers benefit patients with intrinsic stains, meaning their stains originate within the tooth. These stains do not react to whitening treatments. Covering discolored teeth with a multiple shades lighter veneer can create a brighter smile.
Porcelain veneers can cover one or more teeth in the smile line. Other than tooth discoloration, shell-like veneers can cover slightly crooked or misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, and small areas of tooth damage. We color-match veneers and ensure they are the correct shape before we bond them to the front of the teeth.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover uses multiple cosmetic dental treatments to renew the smile’s appearance. We often recommend smile makeovers if patients want to address several cosmetic problems. To begin the smile makeover process, we examine the patient’s smile and consider their cosmetic goals to determine the necessary treatments.
An example of a smile makeover could include treatment with clear aligners and professional whitening treatment. Straightening teeth before whitening them ensures that each tooth receives treatment. We carefully consider the order of each cosmetic treatment while creating a custom plan for each patient.
A smile makeover aims to create a symmetrical and bright smile. We will only recommend a smile makeover for patients in good oral health. After receiving general and restorative care, patients can become candidates for cosmetic treatment and smile makeovers.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Do you want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry? Read answers to these commonly asked questions:
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the smile’s aesthetics. Our treatments, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and SureSmile clear aligners, create brighter and straighter smiles.
Why should I see a cosmetic dentist?
Cosmetic dentists are focused on ensuring that patients meet their goals and enhance the look of their smiles. They have an aesthetic eye and experience to create results that blend in seamlessly. A cosmetic dentist will consider your facial structure with your smile, the size and shape of your teeth, and other factors to provide cosmetic care.
What is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment?
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment because it can lift years of tooth stains in just one appointment. Professional whitening treatments also provide more effective and lasting results than store-bought options. For many patients, teeth whitening treatment can make a big difference in their smile’s look.
Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
We will recommend cosmetic dental care for patients in good oral health but want to address imperfections in their smiles. Patients who want to address tooth discoloration, crooked teeth, tooth damage, or other aesthetic problems benefit from cosmetic dentistry.
We will also ensure that patients are healthy before cosmetic care. Our office can treat tooth decay and gum disease before recommending cosmetic care.
Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
Most cosmetic dental treatments are not painful. We ensure you do not feel sensitivity or discomfort during your cosmetic treatment. For example, if you feel sensitivity from the active ingredients in whitening treatments, we recommend alternatives or treatments with fewer active ingredients.
Does insurance cover cosmetic dental care?
Cosmetic dental treatments that are not medically necessary are not covered by insurance. However, we accept CareCredit, Aetna, CignaDental, DentaQuest, MCNADental, TMHP, and other financial and insurance plans for dental care.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want a brighter smile? Call Smile Land Family Dental for cosmetic dental treatment today at 210-939-9689. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Abazid on our website.
Our dental office proudly serves patients from San Antonio and the surrounding areas. If you have any current cosmetic concerns or additional questions about cosmetic dentistry, please let us know, and we can assist you.