Do you have lower self-esteem or insecurity issues because of your teeth? If so, then a Houston cosmetic dentist might be just what you need. At U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in making people look like the best version of themselves. Particularly, we give people their smiles back along with better oral hygiene and health. It's important to know what cosmetic dentistry is before you seek a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is about more than mere teeth whitening. Let's explore your cosmetic dentistry options.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can repair broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. A couple of ways to accomplish this is by dental bonding and dental veneers. Dental bonding is how broken, chipped, and cracked teeth are repaired, and dental veneers are porcelain veneers that go over the front of your teeth, dramatically improving their color and shape, giving you a more vibrant, youthful, and healthy smile.
Dental implants are another cosmetic dentistry specialty that improves your smile cosmetically and also improves the health of your mouth by reducing and ending bone loss in the gums where missing teeth are present. At U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can find a Houston cosmetic dentist that is highly educated, trained, and experienced and who will be glad to take the time to explain each cosmetic procedure so that you fully understand their pros and cons, cost, and other details.
What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?
While Houston cosmetic dentists are often thought of as teeth whiteners only, we actually focus a lot on oral health and hygiene. The fact is; a person can't expect to improve the appearance of their teeth for long if they don't go the extra mile to protect and clean them. That is why, in addition to providing cosmetic dentistry, we also place a large emphasis on patient education. We want you to make our jobs as easy as possible, and you should want that too!
How Important is Cosmetic Dentistry?
We've stated before that oral health is the key to total body health. The mouth effectively is the gateway to the entire body. A lot of people think that poor oral health only leads to gingivitis and tooth decay, which are bad enough, but this simply isn't true! Poor oral health has been linked to serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, oral cancer, and kidney problems, just to name a few.
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Give yourself the confidence boost you need and deserve and look years, even decades, younger just by improving the cosmetic condition of your mouth, which will naturally improve the health of your mouth. U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry invites you to make your first appointment with us. We are currently accepting patients, and we accept most kinds of insurance.
In the meantime, feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. Find a Houston cosmetic dentist who cares about your oral health and will do everything he or she can to get you and keep you in the best oral health possible.
In Houston, veneers are an affordable cosmetic solution for people with problem teeth. If you have thought about getting veneers but aren't sure if they'd be right for you, then you're in the right place now! U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry invites you to explore dental veneers with the premier cosmetic dental clinic in Houston.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin veneers that are cemented over the front of your problem teeth. These custom-made shells or veneers can dramatically improve teeth appearance in wearers. Veneers provide a more attractive shape, size, and color to the teeth they cover. This cosmetic dental procedure is a great quick fix or anyone wanting to improve their mouth's appearance immediately without spending thousands of dollars to do so.
Dental Veneers are most often made of porcelain, as they are at U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Porcelain provides a much better and much more natural look compared to resin veneers. Of course, we encourage you to schedule your appointment for a consultation and examination if you would like to explore dental veneers and or other cosmetic dental solutions further.
Who Should Wear Veneers?
You may want to wear veneers if any of the following statements apply to you:
- You have teeth that are stained or discolored
- Teeth that are worn down or brittle
- Teeth that are cracked, chipped, or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned
- Teeth that are badly shaped
- Teeth that are gapped
It's important to point out that veneers may not be the best permanent solution if you have any of these problems with your teeth. The fact is; good oral health is synonymous with total body health. If you want; you can accurately think of your mouth as the gateway to your entire body. Therefore, these above-mentioned dental problems should be fixed, not only to promote a better cosmetic look, which is what veneers provide; but you should also improve your oral health and hygiene.
How Veneers are Installed
The procedure for veneers is pretty straight-forward. We will schedule an appointment for you to come in, and we'll remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth - roughly the same thickness as the veneer we will attach. A local anesthetic will be used, so you'll want to make sure that you have a ride home after the procedure is finished.
After the enamel has been trimmed off of your teeth, we'll make an impression of the tooth or teeth being covered. Your permanent veneer will be manufactured in the dental laboratory, which typically takes around two weeks. We also have temporary veneers that can be applied while you await your custom veneers.
When it's all said and done, your custom veneers will be permanently bonded to your tooth. But before that, we'll check to make sure your veneer is the exact fit and color it's supposed to be. If not's just right, we can remove it and trim it down to the proper size. Your teeth will have to be first cleaned, polished, and etched. For the best Houston veneers, contact U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today.
Today, Invisalign trays are a popular alternative in Houston to braces. Understandably so, as Invisalign trays have a lot of positive benefits, not the least of which are the facts that:
1. Invisalign is invisible and
2. Invisalign trays can be removed at any time for eating or brushing
Still, there are a lot of benefits to braces that you might never have even thought about. For the record, U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides both - Invisalign and traditional orthodontics. At U Sparkle, we have some of the best cosmetic dentists in Houston who specialize in making people's mouths look brighter, feel better, and be healthier.
With that said, which one is actually better? Invisalign or braces? While most would be quick to say Invisalign, there are some people who might benefit more from braces. Here are some examples of the benefits that braces offer:
Prevention of Bone Loss
One of the most important yet least-known benefits that brace wearers enjoy is the prevention of bone erosion. Bone loss is in the jaws results from missing teeth. Yet, bone loss also begins to occur when teeth are misaligned. That is why you might have noticed in yourself or someone else that people with crooked teeth often have thin, weak-looking teeth as well. This is because of bone loss most likely.
A simple realignment of the teeth with braces will take care of this problem for you.
Eliminate a Bad Bite
Another problem that is often solved by braces without recognition is the elimination of a bad or uneven bite. An uneven bite can cause you to bite your cheeks when you're chewing or wear down one portion of your teeth faster than the rest because you are applying all the pressure on the same group of teeth every time you chew. This problem will eventually lead to tooth loss if not treated!
Braces Boost Self-Esteem
Many people claim that braces bother their self-esteem. In fact, this is one of the biggest complaints that braces wearers have and is one of the biggest reasons that people choose Invisalign over braces. In reality; braces will give you more self-esteem. Braces will help to give you a strong smile that you will be proud of for many years to come.
The Prevention of Gum Disease, Cavities, and Tooth Decay
Braces also prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Having properly aligned teeth that are spaced out properly will help you avoid getting food stuck in-between them, and it will be easier to manage the brushing and flossing of your teeth. Further, when your teeth are aligned and appropriately spaced, there will be far less toxic bacteria that contribute to bone loss, gum disease, and tooth decay.
By strengthening your teeth with braces, your teeth will be less susceptible to injuries such as cracking, breaking, and chipping as a result of accidents or trauma to the face. For the best Houston braces, schedule an appoint at U Sparkle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
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