COSMETIC DENTISTRY – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
DREAMING OF A FLAWLESS SMILE?
If you’ve been looking to beautify your smile, your first step is to call New Braunfels Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Albrecht. Whether it’s repairing a minor crack with cosmetic bonding or removing stains with a whitening procedure, you’ll find plenty of options for treatments that will leave your teeth looking better and more dazzling than ever before. In other words, the grin of your dreams doesn’t have to remain a fantasy!
A veneer is an extremely thin sheath of porcelain material that is meant to be placed over the visible surfaces of your teeth. With the right number of veneers, you can hide all manner of imperfections – such as cracks, discoloration, and misshapen teeth – simultaneously. They look extremely natural once appropriately shaded, and being made of porcelain makes them much more resistant to gradual staining than tooth enamel is. That means you’ll be enjoying a beautiful grin for many years.
Lumineers are even thinner than regular veneers. In fact, they’re no thicker than contact lenses. Because of this, they can be attached to the teeth right away without us having to make any significant alterations to the enamel. The practical benefit of this treatment is that the process is reversible, meaning you can return to your natural smile at any time should you choose to. We can determine whether Lumineers are a good option in your case during your consultation so that you can make an informed decision.
Dark silver or gold materials used to be the standard for creating dental restorations. Nowadays, there are much more aesthetically pleasing options. A metal-free dental crown is made out of ceramic materials that very closely resemble the appearance of natural enamel. In fact, they even reflect light the same way. Such restorations are also highly biocompatible, meaning they’re comfortable in your mouth and you won’t have to worry about having an allergic reaction of any kind.
Some cosmetic flaws are comparatively minor, such as a gap that’s just a little too big. Such minor imperfections can be dealt with quickly and cost-effectively with cosmetic bonding (also known as dental bonding or direct bonding). The procedure can be completed in just one visit and involves the application of composite resin, which can be sculpted so that it blends right in with the rest of the tooth while very effectively covering the imperfections in question.
Whether it’s a stain left by years of drinking coffee or another type of discoloration, a dull smile can leave you feeling less than confident. There are actually a couple of different approaches we can take for brightening your teeth. An in-practice whitening procedure can very effectively remove stains in less than an hour, but you can also receive an at-home whitening kit that allows you to complete the treatment at home over a matter of weeks.
When you smile, all eyes should be drawn to your teeth – not your gums. Unfortunately, that might be a problem if there’s an excessive amount of gum tissue visible whenever you pull back your lips. Gum recontouring allows us to reshape the gum line so that it’s more aesthetically pleasing. This also reveals more of the surface of your teeth, which results in a more proportional looking smile. A similar process can be used to remove gum tissue in order to make room for a crown.
VIRTUAL SMILE DESIGN
You don’t have to use your imagination to see what your smile will look like after you’ve received veneers or completed a whitening procedure. With virtual smile design software, we can give you a realistic preview of what the end results of the treatment will look like. This way you can have reasonable expectations regarding the results. You can also take the image home with you if you’d like to get other opinions or simply want a chance to think about the matter a little longer.
Your dentist might not normally be the first person you think of calling when you consider Botox, but in fact Dr. Albrecht has been trained to use this procedure to correct facial wrinkles around the mouth. By stopping the muscles from making contractions, Botox can prevent the motions that cause wrinkles to form in the first place. The effects usually kick in about three to ten days after the initial procedure. The results will typically last for a few months before a follow-up procedure is required.