Cosmetic Procedures

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services for the highest quality dental care for our patients. We encourage you to learn more about what we provide and how we can help. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling (830) 278-2549. We're always happy to hear from you!


Veneers

Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.

In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.

As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!


Whitening

Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.

To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a tray whitening system. This tray whitening system is completed in 2 steps. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we'll craft you custom whitening trays that you can use over and over. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and put it in the gel for a short period of time over a period of a few days. This often results in a whiter smile of 4 - 8 shades!

Please contact us today to see if you are a candidate for this type of whitening!


Bonding

Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.

A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.

Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.


Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.

The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.


Snap On Smile

Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for patients of all ages. Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two short painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.

It is an excellent choice for:

  • Gaps, crooked, stained or missing teeth
  • Those who are not candidates for fixed bridges or implants
  • Anyone who would like a Hollywood smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedures.
  • Anyone who has a removable partial denture and wants a beautiful, more comfortable alternative.

Lumineers

LUMINEERS – the painless way to bring out the beautiful, healthy, natural, permanently white smile in you.

Ultra-thin LUMINEERS are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Unlike traditional veneers, there are no shots, no drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and no pain. They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain. Plus — LUMINEERS are proven to last for over 20 years, so your beautiful smile will be with you for years and years.

LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray Technology

And now, in addition to LUMINEERS, you can ask your dentist about LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray Technology. It’s new technology that allows your dentist to place your veneers all at once, instead of individually. Plus, it offers exclusive digital design and preview technology, which all adds up to less time in the dentist chair!

Transforming your smile couldn’t be any easier; in fact, it takes just 2 easy visits.

Whether you transform your smile with LUMINEERS or LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in new LUMITray Technology, it takes only 2 easy visits to your dentist to bring out your beautiful smile. During your first visit a precision mold will be taken. You and your dentist will also choose the right shade for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your custom designed LUMINEERS are checked for fit and shade. Then, they’re painlessly attached.

That’s it – a healthy, natural, permanently white smile you’ve always wanted in only 2 visits.

 

LUMINEERS BY CERINATE Technique

 

TRADITIONAL VENEERS Technique


Before

Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in-between. An impression is made and the mold is sent to the Cerinate Smile Design Studios where only LUMINEERS are crafted.

 

Before

Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen. An impression is made and sent to a lab.

LUMINEERS Veneers No Painful Tooth Preparation

On next dental visit, the dentist tries in LUMINEERS to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is no removal of sensitive tooth structure, unlike the painful part of traditional veneer techniques. The LUMINEERS are bonded to natural teeth and set in place with a curing light.

Traditional Veneer Tooth Preparation

Anesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.

Pain Free After

In only 2 easy dental visits, your patient will have a permanently whiter and beautiful smile without shots, drilling, or pain.

Potentially Painful After

A better, but still flawed smile, as the procedure is not reversible like LUMINEERS because the original teeth have been shaved down causing your patient pain and discomfort immediately after the procedure.