We have all met someone who has a smile that lights up a room and makes a great first impression. Everyone wants to have that perfect smile, some of us just need a little help getting there. Many times, even a small cosmetic change can dramatically improve the look of your smile; in other cases, more treatment might be required.
Cosmetic dentistry is a unique combination of art and science, and Dr. Bharwani has the skills and experience to take your smile from dull to dazzling. General dentistry improves and maintains your oral health, but cosmetic dentistry improves the aesthetics of your smile—and your appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the shape of your smile, taking into account variables like symmetry and your unique facial structure. With proper consultation, your facial features will be accentuated and years will melt away.
At our dental office in Houston, TX, we offer patients a full range of cosmetic services to choose from including teeth whitening, veneers, and invisible braces. We provide expert guidance on creating your dream smile along with an aftercare plan to ensure you get years of happiness from your new smile. Dr. Bharwani will take the time to find out your goals for your smile and to create a suitable treatment plan
Find out More About Cosmetic Dentistry
- What Types of Cosmetic Dental Options Do You Offer?
- Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- What is Teeth Whitening?
- What are Inlays and Onlays?
- What is Invisalign?
- What are Porcelain Veneers?
- Are You Ready for a Beautiful Smile?
What Types of Cosmetic Dental Options Do You Offer?
At GB Dental, we provide a range of cosmetic dental options that range from brightening your smile to restoring damaged teeth. Whether you decide you need one procedure or several, we are happy to provide the best oral care for your needs.
Our most popular cosmetic dental treatments include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Inlays and Onlays
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental Implants
- Dental Crowns
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dr. Bharwani will conduct a thorough examination to ensure that there are no underlying oral issues that might prevent you from being a candidate. Issues like periodontal disease can be treated by our Houston, TX, staff before continuing with any cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you have underlying oral issues that need to be treated first, do not fear. We will work with you on your treatment plan to make sure your teeth are healthy and strong.
GB Dental will work with you to make sure the foundation of your smile is at its absolute healthiest in order to bring out the beauty of it.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a straightforward, non-invasive oxygenating process that polishes and lightens stained teeth. Many patients happily report looking youthful right after. Whitening works most effectively to restore teeth that need brightening due to:
- Coffee or tea
- Natural yellowing with age
- Chemical stains
- Tooth decay
There are many over-the-counter products available that claim to whiten your teeth, but nothing compares to professional teeth whitening. Some drugstore products even contain abrasive ingredients that might ruin your enamel.
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 in Houston, TX, so you can maintain your bright teeth after treatment.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are dental prosthetics that can restore the natural shape of a damaged tooth. If the cusps of your tooth is damaged, an inlay can fix it; onlays repair damage that extends to the sides of the tooth. They are stronger than fillings, with custom-fabricated materials that are bonded to damaged areas 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 your unique 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. If you think your smile could benefit from inlays or onlays, contact our Houston, TX, cosmetic dentistry office today to schedule an appointment.
What is Invisalign?
A straight smile is not only visually appealing, but properly aligned teeth are also easier to take care of, making them healthier. Invisalign invisible braces are ideal for adults who want a straight smile without looking like a teenager with a mouth full of brackets and wires.
With a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed out every few weeks, your teeth are gently moved into the optimal position. Because the aligners are are practically invisible, people won’t even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
Before choosing a cosmetic procedure like Invisalign invisible braces, Dr. Bharwani meets with patients at our Houston, TX dental office for an examination and consultation.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
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 and allowing them to blend with your natural teeth.
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. Veneers are maintenance-free and more durable than bonding.
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.
Please contact our cosmetic dentistry office, GB Dental, for more information about porcelain veneers.
Are You Ready for a Beautiful Smile?
At our Houston, TX cosmetic 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!