Get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Taylor performs several cosmetic dental procedures at our office in Mesquite that will help you improve the look and function of your teeth. Read on for descriptions of some of our most common procedures, and schedule an appointment with us to learn more.
Porcelain veneers are handcrafted, custom-made, thin shells of dental porcelain placed on your front teeth. They are stain resistant and custom-tinted to blend with surrounding teeth. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws like:
- Misshaped teeth
How we can help: Dr. Taylor will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your ideal smile and then create a custom design for your porcelain veneers. He will then secure temporary veneers to your teeth while a ceramist fabricates your one-of-a-kind restorations at their dental lab. Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so we can remove your temporaries and place the final veneers.
Chips, stains, gaps, and cracks on your front teeth can easily detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. But if you’re hesitant about investing in porcelain veneers, consider cosmetic bonding instead. Although bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers, it is generally faster and less expensive than bonding.
How we can help: Your dentist will use the same custom-tinted, liquid resin used for white fillings for the procedure. Once he has prepared your tooth or teeth, he will tint the resin to blend with the existing tooth enamel and apply it as needed. A soft light will then harden the substance, and he will sculpt and polish the newly shaped tooth so it looks completely natural.
You may associate braces with middle school or high school students, but more adults than ever are turning to orthodontics to improve their bite and reposition their teeth for cosmetic reasons. And it is not just for cosmetic reasons that teeth should be straight. Straight teeth have a lower risk for decay and periodontal disease.
How we can help: Depending on your needs, Dr. Taylor may recommend functional orthodontics, as well as cosmetic orthodontics, to reposition your teeth to enhance your appearance. Traditional braces involve brackets glued to your teeth and a wire that gently forces the teeth into proper alignment. Clear braces can refer to clear aligners like Invisalign. Dr. Taylor will recommend the best solution for your teeth and lifestyle.
When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, or bleaching, is quite effective. Your dentist can administer a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter systems, so the results are more significant. We offer several types of teeth whitening procedures at our dental office, and we can help you find the best solution for your unique lifestyle and goals.
How we can help: Chairside or in-office teeth whitening is performed in about an hour. Your dentist will use either a highly concentrated bleaching solution or a gel-and-light system to whisk away stains caused by common foods, beverages, tobacco, age, and/or tetracycline medications. If you would prefer to lighten your teeth at home, professional take-home kits can do the job in 2-6 weeks. Both systems yield amazing results of up to 10 shades difference. In some cases, we may suggest a combination of home and in-office bleaching. If teeth whitening does not work for you, consider porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to indefinitely eliminate stains.
Our office has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office in Mesquite. For more information, please schedule an appointment with us and we can discuss your specific concern.