Cosmetic dentistry can help your smile look bright and white for years to come. At Ashley Burns, DDS located in Midland, Texas, Dr. Burns experienced general and cosmetic team offers various cosmetic dentistry services to teens and adults, including teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding. Call the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS today to request a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or make your appointment online.
Cosmetic dentistry is an oral health subspecialty that improves the appearance and function of your teeth. If you have damaged or discolored teeth, cosmetic procedures can safely address these issues and keep them from worsening.
The Ashley Burns, DDS team offers various cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that your dentist bonds to the teeth at the front of your mouth. Veneers can dramatically change your smile by correcting flaws like chips, cracks, and stains.
Chips, cracks, or pitting in your tooth enamel can affect the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to repair damage and prevent it from worsening. Bonding material dries quickly, resists stains, and lasts 5-7 years on average.*
Your dentist may recommend orthodontics if you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. Orthodontic appliances, like braces and removable oral aligners, put mild pressure on your teeth and jaw. Over time, that pressure helps you achieve a more balanced and symmetrical smile.
Teeth whitening uses gels with hydrogen peroxide to remove tooth stains and discoloration. The Ashley Burns, DDS team offers in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays. After an oral exam and a discussion of your goals, your dentist can make personalized treatment recommendations.
You may benefit from one cosmetic treatment (or several), depending on your concerns and goals.
The type of cosmetic dentistry that will benefit you depends on various factors, including your:
Before making any recommendations, your Ashley Burns, DDS provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays.
Then, they consider various aesthetic factors, including your skin tone and hair color, and the width, length, and shape of your teeth. Your dentist uses that information to develop a personalized treatment plan, transforming your smile.
To maintain the results of cosmetic dentistry, it’s vital to practice good oral hygiene. The Ashley Burns, DDS team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office twice a year for an oral exam and preventive teeth cleaning.
Call the practice of Ashley Burns, DDS today to explore the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, or make your appointment online.