Cosmetic dental treatments are a life changing way to improve your self esteem and appearance. We all dream of having straight, white and proportionate smiles, and fortunately, a beautiful smile is attainable for everyone! Thompson Dental offers effective cosmetic dental services that can transform even the most obvious and stubborn smile flaws. Some of our most popular treatments include professional whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants.
Once permanent tooth stains develop, they stick around until a person receives professional treatment. While over the counter products are widely available in grocery stores and pharmacies, they are often ineffective at treating deep discoloration and yellowing because they do not contain stable formulas or high concentrations of bleaching ingredients needed to remove permanent stains. Professional whitening treatments, however, are safe for teeth and very effective at whitening one’s smile. In fact, an in-office whitening treatment can brighten a person’s smile about eight shades lighter. Thompson Dental provides in-office treatments and custom take home kits that contain potent, prescription bleaching solutions which allows our patients to choose the method of whitening that best suits their needs and lifestyle.
For those suffering with smile imperfections, porcelain veneers are a great option for creating a flawless smile. Veneers are cosmetic enhancements made from high quality porcelain. Formed and shaped to fit over the front surfaces of teeth, veneers conceal flaws like stains, cracks, chips and crooked teeth. When a series of veneers are bonded over the front of teeth, they produce a perfectly proportionate and bright smile.
Dental implants have rapidly become the preferred method of tooth replacement by oral health professionals and patients because of their ability to restore oral function without sacrificing the appearance of one’s smile. When dental implants are fitted with permanent, white restorations like crowns and bridges, they produce a very lifelike looking smile that can stand up to the daily forces associated with biting, tearing and chewing foods of all kinds. An implant is a titanium screw-like prosthetic that is placed in the jawbone so that it can ultimately function like the root of a biological tooth. Once bone stabilizes the titanium post of an implant, a custom bridge or crown is attached to complete the smile makeover process.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
A wealth of research has been dedicated to the emotional and mental effects of having a noticeably flawed smile. When our teeth show obvious signs of discoloration, wear and tear, or tooth loss, we can suffer from depression, social anxiety, and greatly diminished self-confidence. The effects of an imperfect smile are far-reaching, and that is why our team at Thompson Dental is committed to helping our patients enjoy healthy, beautiful teeth.
Scheduling a Smile Makeover Consultation
If cosmetic dentistry interests you, we recommend scheduling a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Thompson. At your appointment, we will examine the appearance of your teeth as well as the overall state of your oral health to determine the type of treatment(s) that will benefit your specific needs. We take a compassionate approach to helping all of our patients!
Call us today to reserve an appointment! Our practice serves patients in and around the McKinney area.
I can’t say enough about my experience to Thompson Dental. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. Every step of the process was explained well and the procedure was done with ease with no pain or discomfort. I’ve had awful experiences with dentists in the past, but this team was awesome! Thank you all for making me feel like part of the family!!
This is the best dentist I have ever been to. He truly cares about you and actually talks to you like a human and doesn’t treat you like you are stupid( I am 25) He is very kind and so is the rest of his staff. I am truly thankful for him.
I am not a dentistphobic, but really, who likes going to the dentist? Well, I found one that I don’t mind visiting. The people here will make you forget the stress of teeth cleaning, exams or x-rays! They listen to you. They are really concerned and not just going through the motions! Could not recommend more highly!
A veneer is a cosmetic enhancement that is made of porcelain. It is crafted into a tooth-shaped enhancement made specifically for a patient after very careful measurements have been taken from dental molds. Porcelain veneers are bonded over the front of a tooth to conceal flaws and imperfections like stains, cracks, and orthodontic issues. Veneers are permanent and when a series of them are used, they can turn an imperfect smile into a flawless one.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile by concealing imperfections or correcting them. For instance, a professional teeth whitening treatment can lift deep, permanent stains while porcelain veneers can give the appearance of properly spaced and shaped teeth.
A dental implant is a prosthetic that is used to replace the missing root of a tooth and support a custom restoration like a crown or bridge. A dental implant is bio-compatible with the body, therefore allowing it to function like natural tooth structure below the gums. Embedded into the jawbone and stabilized by bone fusing to its titanium construction, an implant serves as a durable support system for natural looking restorations that replace the biting (visible) surfaces of teeth.
The only way to determine one’s candidacy for dental implants is after an oral examination that includes taking diagnostic images. Ideal candidates for implants should be committed to their oral health and have enough bone mass to support an implant. Patients with implants should be vigilant about preventing gum disease and should not smoke.