A rapidly emerging field of dentistry is referred to as cosmetic dentistry. In cosmetic dentistry, the emphasis is on improving the patient’s smile through changing the appearance of the teeth and mouth. Many people view cosmetic dental practices as being elective treatments – as opposed to necessary dental treatments – but having a beautiful, engaging smile and feeling secure in one’s appearance can make people feel better about themselves and lead to a fuller, happier life. For an experienced Houston cosmetic dentist, turn to the dental services of Dr. Pournik.
A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan of primarily cosmetic dental procedures that can help to improve the look of your teeth and the overall health of your mouth. A smile makeover may consist of laser teeth whitening, cosmetic veneers, orthodontics, dental bonding and contouring, or replacing old metal fillings with composite resin. Your smile makeover may also include dental restorations such as bridges or crowns to replace missing teeth if needed. If you want to know more about transforming your smile schedule a consultation with Dr. Pournik to receive your personalized treatment plan.
Veneers and Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.
Dr. Pournik will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, Veneers are bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.
Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers. Ask Dr. Pournik how veneers can improve your smile.
There are a number of factors, foods, and habits that can lead to tooth discoloration, such as drinking dark fluids, eating staining foods, and smoking or chewing tobacco. To help remove years of stains and restore the radiance of your enamel, Applewhite Dental Arts provides teeth whitening to help you feel confident with your smile. This is a quick cosmetic procedure that can effectively brighten your teeth by multiple shades in a single appointment.
Dr. Pournik will create a customized treatment program that will help you achieve a more beautiful smile.
Adults often question if they are candidates for orthodontics and the answer is a definitive yes; it is never too late to address neglected teeth that are in need of orthodontic treatment.
Crooked, misaligned teeth are more difficult to take care of and keep clean. With straight teeth, the results include healthier teeth with reduced chances of gum loss and decay. Also when the jaw is misaligned, teeth do not line up properly and can result in advanced wear of the tooth surfaces eventually leading to possible denture need. Straight teeth reduce or eliminate many additional oral health risks.
Straight, properly aligned teeth are more than just desirable and attractive: they’re also more comfortable and healthier. Crooked teeth and an improper bite may lead to long-term dental concerns that can be expensive and painful to fix. If you’re interested in having healthier teeth and a beautiful smile with invisible braces schedule a consultation at Applewhite Dental Arts.