Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Achieving a happier, more confident smile is a big goal for many patients, which is why a wide variety of cosmetic services can be found at 21 st Century Dental of Irving. Our dentists are excellent at designing the perfect smile makeover for a patient’s unique goals and priorities! Below, you can find some cosmetic-related FAQs and their respective answers. If you’d like to talk to a team member directly about your question, contact us today in Irving.
I'm interested in cosmetic dentistry but I'm afraid I won't like the result. How can I tell what I'll look like with a new smile?
What a great question! Coincidentally, we have an imaging system that works with our three digital and four intraoral cameras. If you are curious what a new smile would look like, just let us take a picture when you are in. After we work our magic, we can either send you a before/after picture in the mail or via an e-mail attachment.
How can I have whiter teeth?
Your mouth is different from everyone else's, but generally, whitening your teeth at home with our lab-fabricated custom-made whitening trays or prescription strength whitening strips is effective. You probably have several friends who have done this, so ask around! We also use a new procedure we have named Extreme Whitening.
Another whitening option is through the placement of porcelain veneers. These can also reshape teeth that are misaligned or abnormal in size. If you have specific questions on pricing, technique, or feasibility for yourself, let us know. We would be happy to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation, which would include some imaging to show you what is possible.
I want my teeth to look straighter, but I don't want to wear braces. What can I do?
As stated before, porcelain veneers are ideal for this. These can be used for "instant braces!" In about three weeks, front teeth can be straighter, whiter, and more attractive overall. 21st Century Dental of Irving also offers Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, and other orthodontic options that are much more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional “metal mouth” model.