Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Houston Texas
Porcelain Veneers, Tooth Whitening, Porcelain Bridges and More
Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways cosmetic care can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, stained or discolored teeth and having a “gummy” smile. Dr. Baker creates a customized treatment plan for you, based on your age, goals and your comfort level financially.
Imagine a whiter, more brilliant smile! Placement of porcelain veneers is a conservative cosmetic treatment that makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your teeth. If you have crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps in teeth or dull or stained teeth, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution. Dr. Baker will skillfully create a straight, brilliant smile that enhances your appearance and your self-esteem with porcelain veneers. Contact us for porcelain veneers today.
Teeth Whitening – Opalescence® Boost
The in-office Opalescence® Boost whitening system is a powerful, in-office procedure that produces fast, dramatic results. Unlike previous methods, this new generation in teeth whitening no longer requires a specialized light source, and keeps you even more comfortable than before. In the skilled hands of Dr. Baker, you will see dramatic results by the end of your appointment.
If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Baker creates a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Dr. Baker uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Porcelain crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in shape and color.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned-out portion of the tooth. With new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings, resulting in a long lasting, brighter, whiter smile. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth, often without reducing the structure of the tooth. The bonding material is sculpted by Dr. Baker so that it resembles a natural tooth, correcting chips, broken, stained or discolored teeth and in some cases correcting gaps. While it is less of an investment than porcelain veneers, bonding doesn’t last as long and can sometimes become stained from foods and beverages. We encourage you to come in and talk with Dr. Baker about your options.
Do you have a “gummy” smile? If so, you may be a candidate for cosmetic contouring of your gum tissue. Dr. Baker can give you a more aesthetic appearance when you smile by shaping and sculpting your gums, using a laser to minimize recovery time. This procedure can make a dramatic difference in the look of your smile, especially when combined with other cosmetic dentistry.