Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-fabricated to conceal imperfections in your teeth. Veneers can hide irregular or worn teeth, close gaps, and mask surface flaws such as chips and cracks. Also, your dentist may use veneers to cover severe intrinsic stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
We proudly use the Opalensence® tooth whitening in our Frisco office. In-office professional teeth whitening can whiten your teeth several shades whiter than over the counter (OTC) whitening products. As a matter of fact, one in-office whitening session can remove years of discoloration. Both in-office and at-home options employ a peroxide-based gel, which penetrates the enamel to eliminate stains. Generally, most extrinsic stains can be removed or lightened with teeth whitening treatments.
Dental bonding has both cosmetic and restorative functions. By applying composite resin to your teeth, Dr. Patel can fill in chips and cracks, cover intrinsic dental stains, and conceal other imperfections. He will use a curing light to harden the resin, resulting in a natural-looking enhancement. He also uses composite resin to fill cavities and attach dental restorations.
We proudly offer the Kerr™ SonicFill method of dental bonding, which makes the process quick and easy. When you choose dental bonding for restorative purposes and you continue to visit us for regular checkups, you will be certain to keep smiling!
Dr. Patel can fill in chips and cracks, cover intrinsic dental stains, and conceal other imperfections with dental bonding.
Crown lengthening, gum contouring or gum lift as the procedure may be referred to is a procedure to remove excess soft tissue. Most often, crown lengthening is performed on patients with a gummy smile. Basically, a gummy smile is a condition where too much gum tissue appears in your smile. In other words, your teeth appear shorter than most people.
Fortunately, you may have options to remove some gum tissue and show your pearly whites. If you have excess gum tissue or an uneven gum line overshadowing your smile, you may benefit from a gum lift procedure. Our Frisco cosmetic dentist, Dr. Patel, employs dental laser technology to eliminate excess tissue. In turn, patients achieve a more balanced and symmetrical smile.
If you desire a complete esthetic transformation in your smile, consider a custom smile makeover. By combining two or more cosmetic procedures, you can achieve a beautiful overall enhancement. A smile makeover is customized to meet your personal needs.
Dr. Patel will also take photos and x-rays so that he can develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your needs. If you have any underlying dental conditions such as decay or gum disease, our cosmetic dentist will need to address these issues before starting any cosmetic care. If needed, we can include some restorative treatments like dental implants, crowns, and bridges in your smile makeover.
If you would like to improve the shape and shade of our smile, contact our office today. We can custom design our cosmetic treatments to fit your unique needs.