Cosmetic Dentistry – Dallas, TX
Helping Your Smile Shine
Take a look at your teeth in the mirror. What’s the first thing that catches your attention? Is it the fact they’re a lot duller than they used to be? Or are there a few chips and cracks that have been bothering you for years? Once you have an idea of what you want to improve about your smile, your next step is to get in touch with Dr. Brumbaugh; he is skilled at performing a wide range of cosmetic procedures, and he’s prepared to help you correct any number of flaws in order to create the perfect, dazzling grin you’ve been dreaming about!
Why Choose R. David Brumbaugh, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Advanced Diagnostic Technology for Highly Accurate Treatment Planning
- We Take Our Time with Each Patient
- Soft-Tissue Laser for Comfortable Gum Recontouring
A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin piece of ceramic material. Simply by attaching a veneer to the front of your tooth, you can hide any number of severe stains, visible chips, and even small gaps and certain alignment issues. Because they can make all of these corrections at once, we’ll often recommend porcelain veneers to patients who are looking to make dramatic improvements to their smiles. As a bonus, veneers don’t stain very easily, so you can enjoy the brighter appearance of your teeth for many years to come!
If a tooth has been badly decayed or broken, you simply can’t go without a crown or filling to protect it and prevent further damage. Of course, the idea of having highly visible pieces of metal in your mouth probably isn’t a very exciting one if you’re worried about how your smile is going to look from now on. Modern restorations can be made out of natural-looking tooth-colored materials such as composite resin and porcelain, which can be shaded to blend right in with the rest of your teeth.
Getting a porcelain veneer takes at least two appointments separated by a matter of weeks, but for smaller cosmetic concerns direct bonding is often the quicker solution. This simple process involves applying composite resin to the surface of the teeth, molding and shading it to match the surrounding enamel, and hardening it in place with a special light. This can be done in less than an hour, and it can be used for a wide variety of corrections.
Everyone would love to have a beautiful, bright white smile, but unfortunately, the whitening products you can buy over the counter don’t always deliver what they promise. Professional teeth whitening is much more reliable; our practice uses the KoR Whitening System, which works by improving the tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen so that it can remove stain molecules. We offer an in-office procedure as well as customized take-home kits depending on how soon you want to see results.
Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening
Are your teeth looking a bit too short? You might not think there’s anything you can do about that, but in truth the problem might not even be with their actual length; rather, it might be due to an excessive amount of gum tissue covering the enamel. The gum recontouring process reshapes the gum line so that more of the natural tooth is exposed, and balance to the smile is restored. Crown lengthening is a similar procedure used to make room for a new restoration.
Digital Imaging/ Virtual Smile Design
Do you want to see what your new grin is going to look like after a given procedure? We can give you a glimpse of what to expect with our virtual smile design software. Simply by manipulating a photo of your teeth, we can simulate the placement of veneers or a professional whitening treatment and show you exactly what you have to look forward to. That way, you’ll walk into our office with realistic expectations confident that you’ll love the results.