Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Webster
Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth, while also promoting oral health. Our cosmetic treatments offer a wide range of benefits to meet your needs. Regardless of why you’re feeling less-than-satisfied with your dental aesthetics, with cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve a smile that is healthy and beautiful.
Dr. Benjamin Smith and Dr. Allison M. Dillon are dedicated to helping you love your smile and maintain optimal oral health. For personalized cosmetic dentistry in Webster, Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, or any of the surrounding communities, call our skilled team today!
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Which Cosmetic Options are Right for Me?
Anyone can be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, and the right option for you depends on your current oral health and your personal goals. We help you achieve your best oral health first, so your cosmetic treatments will look better and last longer. At Webster Dental Associates, we offer:
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Bonding and Fillings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Implant-Supported Restorations
If you are suffering from gingivitis, you can still receive cosmetic care after we restore your gum health. We offer scaling and root planing as a stand-alone procedure or a preventive measure to ensure you achieve optimal results with your cosmetic treatments.
Our Teeth Whitening Options
A change of two to three shades can make a visible difference in the brightness of your smile. We offer two options to choose between, in-office treatments and take-home whitening kits. Our skilled team can help you decide which treatment best suits your goals.
With chairside whitening, you can visit our office and have your whitening completed in a single session. Your treatment is carefully monitored by a dental professional, which allows us to use the highest-strength whitening gel available. A one-hour session can lift stains and leave teeth up to eight shades brighter!
For professional whitening at home, we will create your custom trays and provide thorough instruction. You may prefer the take-home option if you want to lighten your teeth over time in the comfort of your own home. You can have a whitening treatment at any time, but they are especially popular before a big event or special occasion. If you are planning on receiving veneers or other restorations, consider a whitening treatment first so they will match.
Natural-Looking Composite Fillings
On top of being more aesthetically appealing than the standard amalgam (metal) filling, composite fillings offer numerous benefits. With composite fillings, you enjoy:
Smaller fillings: Composite resin fits into smaller spaces and bonds tightly to the enamel, allowing us to preserve more of your natural enamel.
Biosafe materials: Composite is considered safe for the body and contains no mercury or heavy metals.
Improved aesthetics: These colored fillings match the shade of your surrounding enamel, and once we shape them, they blend in completely with the rest of the tooth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
During your consultation, we will evaluate your overall oral health. If your gums are in good shape, and you have sufficient enamel depth, you may be eligible. Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain. They adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth to correct specific dental issues.
Dental veneers have both cosmetic and restorative purposes and can improve:
- Worn enamel
- Lifestyle and age-related wear and tear
- Mild alignment issues
- Deep discoloration
If we determine that porcelain veneers are your best option, we will discuss the treatment process with you. Next, you’ll learn about what it takes to prepare your teeth for the procedure, and we will pick the perfect shade for your new restoration. We work with you to build your new smile around your preferences.
How Long Will Veneers Last?
Veneers are quite durable. With the right care, these cosmetic shells can last 10-15 years without requiring replacement. Avoid using your teeth as tools and schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings to increase the life span of your veneers.
Uses and Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown is a cap we place over your natural tooth that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. We install crowns to improve the appearance of your teeth and restore proper function. Crowns are used for individual restorations and in combination with other treatments, such as bridges, root canals, and dental implants.
On average, porcelain crowns can last between 5-15 years. To help your crowns last as long as possible, avoid using your teeth to open bottles and packaging and be diligent with your oral hygiene routine.
Why Receive a Dental Bridge?
Traditional restorations such as dental bridges are still viable options because they are proven to work. Fixed bridges, in particular, have been shown to last anywhere from 10-15 years when proper hygiene is maintained. Here are the reasons to receive a fixed bridge:
- Filling the space left by missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Switching from a removable partial to a permanent dental appliance
- Preventing other teeth from shifting out of position
- Restoring chewing and speaking ability
- Rejuvenating the smile
A bridge offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits because they are customized to match your enamel, bringing uniformity and beauty to your smile.
Traditional Full and Partial Dentures
If you have lost a few teeth or perhaps are facing the loss of all your teeth, the good news is there is help for you! We may recommend that you opt for dentures if less than sixty percent of your teeth are in good condition.
If you still have healthy teeth surrounding the area missing teeth, a partial removable denture can renew your smile. The partial dentures lay on the gum line and fasten to nearby natural teeth. They are not permanently attached and can be removed easily for cleaning and while sleeping.
Full dentures can restore your ability to perform everyday activities such as eating and speaking, even if you are missing a full entire arch of teeth. The custom prosthetic teeth are shade-matched to your natural teeth, creating a personalized, comfortable restoration.
At Webster Dental Associates, you can select removable dentures, or if you have healthy gums and jawbone density, implant-supported dentures can be a solution.
Dental Implant Restorations
For many, the best solution to missing dentition is a dental implant. These restorations are a permanent form of tooth replacement with an extremely high success rate of 99%.
Implants are titanium posts that are placed directly into the jaw, with beautiful, life-like prosthetics fitted on top. Not only do they provide a sturdy base to restore the full strength of your bite, but the post also performs the same function as a natural tooth root, stimulating the jaw and preventing accelerated bone loss.
While traditional appliances rest on top of the gums and stay in place with suction or wires, dental implants are secured directly to the bone. We work with a trusted oral surgeon for the placement procedure to ensure optimal results. Afterward, you will have a few months of healing time so the implants can fuse to the jaw and create a strong foundation. The titanium material bonds effectively with bone and gum tissue.
If you are seeking a solution for missing teeth, consider the benefits of dental implants:
- Supports Jaw Health
- Restores Natural Bite
- Natural-Looking Restorations
- Easy to Clean
Rebuilding Dental Beauty and Oral Health with Implant-Supported Restorations
No matter whether you are missing one tooth or an entire row, we can help. Our restorations are crafted from high-quality materials by a trusted dental lab and perfected by our team. Most of our implant bridges and dentures are made using acrylic and porcelain. We design each restoration according to your needs.
Single-Unit Crowns: These prosthetics can restore an individual tooth with a crown supported by a single implant. A single implant with a crown is a restoration option that best simulates a natural tooth.
Bridges: If you have two or more teeth missing in a row, a bridge can fill the space. One or two implants can support a bridge instead of using existing teeth. An implant-supported bridge is a good option when several teeth are missing.
Dentures: Implant-supported dentures use a few implants as anchors to affix an entire arch of upper or lower dentures permanently. Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for anyone who wishes to move on from traditional dentures.
Improve Your Smile with Webster Dental Associates
Are you happy with your smile? With our cosmetic procedures, you can restore your naturally beautiful smile and maintain optimal oral health. We offer many cosmetic treatments to residents in Webster, Clear Lake, League City, and Friendswood. From whitening to veneers, you can count on us to recommend procedures that will meet your needs and your lifestyle. Call us to discuss your options and enhance your smile today!
CALL US: (281) 280-8111 REQUEST APPOINTMENT