Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

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Dental Bonding

Small changes can make a big difference in the appearance of your smile when you visit Highland Village Smile Studio for dental bonding. Dr. Nicole Richardson and our team can apply a composite resin to your teeth in order to lighten color, repair chips, fill gaps, and make other minor cosmetic changes. Contact our dentist if you would like to learn more about the changes we make when applying dental bonding in Highland Village, Texas.

Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist places a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless.

Our dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth. For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

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What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Dental veneers can be used to treat several types of smile imperfections including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain allow for a natural-looking smile that you will love to show off! Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant and will help your smile stay bright for years to come. 

What Dental Veneers Are Used For

Veneers are best used for improving the appearance and alignment of your smile. 

Dental Veneers are also used to repair and improve:

  • Chipped or Broken Teeth
  • Severe discolorations or unnatural colors that cannot be corrected with whitening
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • If you have smaller-than-average teeth
  • Pointed and unusually shaped teeth

The Dental Veneers Procedure (4 Easy Steps)

1.) It usually takes between one to four weeks from the time our dentist creates your mold to the day you receive your veneers from the lab.

2.) After your veneers arrive at our dental office, you can make an appointment to have them installed. Our dentist will evaluate the fit, shape, and color of your veneers during this appointment to ensure they are perfect for you.

3.) Our dentist will then clean your teeth thoroughly. This is vital as it prevents bacteria from getting trapped under the veneer, causing decay. After this is done, the grinder is used to create a rougher texture for each tooth where a veneer will be applied. This allows the veneer to adhere to the tooth more easily.

4.) The veneer will be bonded to the tooth by your dentist using dental cement. This cement will be hardened quickly by the dentist using ultraviolet light. This appointment, where veneers are applied, typically lasts less than two hours. It can vary depending on how many veneers are being placed and whether a local anesthetic was used.

Benefits of Veneers

  • They give your teeth a natural appearance.
  • Porcelain is well tolerated by gums.
  • Porcelain veneers resist staining.
  • You can choose a color to make dark teeth look whiter.
  • They don’t need as much shaping as crowns, but they look stronger and better.

Do Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

One of the most common questions our patients ask us at Highland Village Smile Studio is whether veneers can damage their teeth. As one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments, we can say with confidence that, no, Porcelain-veneers don’t harm your teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last & Maintenance

In most cases, veneers can last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced. To ensure the longevity of your veneers it is important to take care of them as you would your natural teeth. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would.

Dental Veneer Alternatives

Crowns and Bonds are two alternatives to veneers. Veneers can be a great choice if you need to alter the shape of your teeth beyond what is possible with bonding. However, they will not be as drastic as a crown and if a tooth is damaged beyond repair, a crown or dental implant would be your best option.

Veneers in Highland Village, TX

If you have chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth and would like to rejuvenate your smile, we can help you create a beautiful, natural and lasting smile with veneers. We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about custom dental veneers and how we can enhance your smile. We look forward to hearing from you!

Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

When a patient has stained or discolored teeth, Dr. Nicole Richardson may recommend teeth whitening in Highland Village, Texas. Whitening treatment can give you a bright, radiant smile. Please contact Highland Village Smile Studio today to learn more and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.

Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.

If you have ever wished that your smile were whiter and brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you. Through professional teeth whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:

  • The natural aging process
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Illness
  • Certain medications
  • Fluorosis

Our dentist will work with you to determine the right type of treatment and treatment length to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and to set up your consultation at our office, please call us today.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments; the aim of each of these treatments is to enhance the beauty of your smile. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve a more beautiful, inviting smile that boosts your self-esteem and allows you to smile with confidence.

cosmetic dentist in Highland Village showing patient how to clean teeth

Reasons to See Our Cosmetic Dentist

    We may suggest cosmetic dentistry for any of our patients who would like to improve the beauty of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution you need if your smile is flawed by imperfections such as:

    • Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
    • Gaps and spaces between teeth
    • Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
    • Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
    • One or more missing teeth
    • Teeth that appear too long, too short, or too pointed
    • Very worn teeth
    • Misshapen teeth

    Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Highland Village, TX

    Our cosmetic dentist provides a variety of treatments in Highland Village, TX. 

    Here are some of our most popular cosmetic services:

    Teeth Whitening

    Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental treatment that is also one of the most affordable. Teeth can get stained by food, drink, medication, and other habits, such as smoking. To brighten their smiles, many people resort to teeth whitening.

    After teeth have been cleared of plaque and tartar, you can use teeth whitening to make them look brighter and whiter. Professional tooth whitening is a more effective way to lighten your teeth than over-the-counter products such as toothpaste, rinses, and Whitestrips.

    Dental Veneers

    Dental veneers are thin white shells made of medical-grade porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Each patient will have their own custom-made veneers that resemble their natural teeth.

    The dentist will remove some enamel on the tooth’s surface before attaching veneers. This allows the shells to bond realistically to the front teeth. A variety of cosmetic problems can be fixed with dental veneers, such as crooked or damaged teeth, gaps between teeth, and gaps.

    Dental Crowns

    A dental crown is also known as a “dental cap” and can be used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. These crowns can be used to prevent a weak tooth from fracturing or cosmetically to cover severely discolored or misshapen teeth.

    These can be used to cover any other procedure, such as root canals and enamel fillings, bridges, or implants.

    Dental Bonding

    Our cosmetic dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.

    Cosmetic Dentist in Highland Village, TX

    Our cosmetic dentist will help you choose one or more of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments based on your personal needs and desires. This individualized treatment plan will help you accomplish all of your goals for the smile of your dreams. We invite you to contact our friendly dental practice today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can improve your smile’s appearance. We look forward to helping you reach the attractive, healthy smile you deserve!