We have all met someone who has a smile that lights up a room and makes a great first impression. Many of us, however, were not born with a perfect smile, and nature often needs a bit of help. Sometimes even a small change can dramatically improve the look of your smile; in other cases, more treatment might be required.
Designing an ideal smile is a unique combination of art and science, and Dr. Bharwani has the skills and experience to take your smile from dull to dazzling. He takes the time to find out your goals for your smile and to create a suitable treatment plan.
At GB Dental, we offer patients a full range of cosmetic services to choose from and provide expert guidance on creating your dream smile.
There are plenty of over-the-counter products available that claim to whiten your teeth, but nothing compares to professional teeth whitening. We have a variety of whitening options to suit your needs. When you opt for professional teeth whitening, you can rest assured that we will choose the proper strength to give you exceptional results and keep sensitivity to a minimum.
One-hour whitening is one of our most popular whitening options. You can come in over your lunch hour, leaving with teeth several shades whiter than when you came in.
For patients who would prefer to whiten at their convenience in the privacy of their own home, we can make a custom whitening tray with whitening gel. Wearing these trays for up to an hour each day will give you maximum whitening effects in about a week.
Be sure to join our teeth whitening club so you can maintain your bright teeth after treatment.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental prosthetics that can restore the natural shape of a damaged tooth. If the top of your tooth is damaged, an inlay can fix it; onlays repair damage that extends to the sides of the tooth.
Made from a variety of materials, but most commonly ceramic or resin because they can be tinted to match the color of the tooth they are repairing, inlays and onlays are a relatively simple cosmetic procedure. Unlike a dental crown, which covers your entire tooth structure, inlays and onlays cover just a small portion of the damaged tooth.
The procedure begins with Dr. Bharwani cleaning your tooth and checking for instability before making a mold. He will send the mold to the laboratory where the custom inlay or onlay will be fabricated. The final step is to cement the inlay or only into place.
Recovery is quick and your inlay or onlay should last for a good many years.
A straight smile is not only beautiful, but properly aligned teeth are also easier to take care of so they tend to be healthier. Invisalign invisible braces are ideal for adults who want a straight smile without a mouth full of brackets and wires.
With a series of plastic aligners that are changed out every few weeks, your teeth are gently moved into the optimal position. Because the aligners are clear, they are practically invisible, so most people won’t even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
For patients who want a red carpet-caliber look, veneers are an excellent option for achieving a beautiful, perfectly proportioned smile. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells designed to camouflage imperfections. They mimic the translucency of a natural tooth, giving them a realistic look.
Porcelain veneers are ideal for covering chipped, worn, gapped, or discolored teeth. In some situations, veneers can be used to create a straight smile without time-consuming orthodontics.
We also offer Lumineers, which provide patients with ultra-conservative cosmetic treatment and the same realistic reflective quality as traditional veneers. With porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel must be removed before the veneers can be placed so they rest naturally along the gum line. Lumineers are even thinner than traditional veneers, so very little preparation of the tooth is needed before placement.
At our Houston dental office, we want to give you a smile that makes you feel happy and confident. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Bharwani to talk about cosmetic dental treatment for a smile that lights up a room. Call today!