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Besides giving you that winning smile and self-confidence, cosmetic dentistry treatments could likewise benefit your oral health and restore your teeth’s appearance and function.
Here at Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Browning, offers various cosmetic dentistry procedures to keep your smile in tiptop shape. Here’s a breakdown of these procedures to help you decide on the perfect treatments for you.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Whether you can’t just let go of your black coffee habit or are just looking to refresh your smile, in-office bleaching will definitely help restore your smile’s radiance. Teeth whitening could likewise help enhance your smile’s overall aesthetic if you have discolored teeth because of aging, decay, long-term medications, or injury. Aside from restoring the quality and brilliance of your smile, it will surely boost your self-confidence and make you smile all day.
Dental Contouring and Reshaping
This cosmetic dentistry treatment entails altering and reshaping your teeth’s position to give you a more symmetrical smile. It helps correct slightly overlapping teeth and remove plaque and tartar buildup. Contouring and reshaping can likewise help with minor bite issues. If you suffer from discomfort or pain because of the shape of your teeth and your bite grid’s construct, these treatments could be an ideal procedure for making your bite more even, in turn, making your smile more symmetrical as well.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that involves the application of composite resin in a tooth-colored material on teeth that require some form of minor correction. It can enhance the look of chipped, fractured, discolored, or cracked teeth, and those that have slight gaps in between.
Veneers are crafted from ultra-thin shells made of porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin. They are placed over the front teeth to conceal minor gaps and cracks, stubborn discoloration, and oddly-shaped teeth. The most popular material for veneers today is porcelain because they are highly stain-resistant, extremely durable, and closely resemble your real teeth.
You have the choice to select just one of these treatments or opt for a combination of these if you truly want a complete smile makeover. Ask your cosmetic dentist in Northwest Houston, TX, for advice on the most suitable treatments for your particular case.
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Metal braces aren't the only option if you'd like straighter teeth. Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment method offered by your Northwest Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Brent Browning, improves your smile discreetly.
5 reasons Invisalign may be the best option for you
Whether you're a teen or adult, Invisalign can help you feel proud of your smile. The system may be a good choice if:
- You don't want any noticeable changes to your teeth during treatment: Invisalign eliminates wires and brackets used to re-position teeth with metal or ceramic braces. Instead, the system uses clear, removable aligner trays that slowly realign your teeth. Your trays are practically transparent and won't draw attention to your orthodontic treatment.
- You have one of these smile issues: Invisalign can close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked teeth and correct bite problems. You'll receive a series of trays which will be worn for about two weeks. At the end of the wearing period, you'll swap your existing trays for the next aligners in the series. During your visit to the Northwest Houston dental office, your dentist will help you decide if Invisalign can correct your orthodontic problems.
- Comfort is important: Your trays are designed using a digital 3D model of your teeth to ensure that your aligners fit your teeth perfectly. Trays are made of smooth plastic for your comfort.
- A convenient option is a must: If you don't want to eliminate certain foods from your diet or learn a new oral hygiene routine during your orthodontic treatment, you'll appreciate the convenience of Invisalign. You'll remove your trays before you brush, floss, eat or drink anything other than water. The treatment won't involve any changes to your normal routines.
- You're an adult who's looking for a quick orthodontic option: Although teens will usually wear Invisalign aligner trays about the same amount of time they would have worn metal braces, that's not the case for many adults. In fact, you may only need to wear your aligner trays for as little as six months to improve your smile.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign. Call your dentist in Northwest Houston, TX, Dr. Browning, at (281) 370-4300 to schedule your appointment.
Everyone wants a smile that is bright, even, and flawless, but few of us can boast perfect teeth. Fortunately, dental veneers can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile by correcting teeth that are crooked, chipped, or discolored. Read on to learn more about this popular aesthetic treatment, and contact Dr. Brent Browning, your cosmetic dentist in Northwest Houston, for a consultation!
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, tooth-covering laminates made from porcelain or composite resin. Affixed to the front of your teeth, veneers blend right into your smile, alleviating any flaws in your dental appearance.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Veneers are an attractive option if you have damaged or stained teeth. They are custom-fitted to blend with your natural teeth, and because they are bonded to your original teeth, they stay securely in place while you eat or talk. Durable and stain-resistant, veneers can be brushed just like their natural counterparts, and unlike braces, you won't have to maneuver your toothbrush around wires, brackets, and rubber bands. Veneers can also last for up to two decades, making them a long term solution.
How are veneers attached?
Your Northwest Houston cosmetic dentist can likely have your veneers applied in two-to-three visits.
Following an initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist will send impressions of your teeth to a dental lab, where your custom-made veneers will be made in roughly two weeks. In the meantime, your dentist will prepare your teeth for treatment by lightly removing a small amount of enamel to make space for the veneers. Temporary veneers will then be affixed to your smile.
After your finalized veneers have been completed in the lab, your dentist will remove the temporary versions, affix the permanent ones, and cure them under a special light, finishing up your new smile!
How do I take care of veneers?
Veneers need to be brushed and flossed just as you would your original teeth, preferably with a non-abrasive toothpaste. While they will eventually need replacing, you can keep your veneers intact for longer with good oral hygiene.
Interested? Call today!
Veneers can be a great way to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Call your Northwest Houston cosmetic dentist at (281) 370-4300 to schedule a consultation.
Is your dull, yellowed smile getting you down? Then, rejuvenate it with Zoom! teeth whitening from Dr. Brent Browning, your cosmetic dentist in Northwest Houston, TX. Dr. Browning and his team at Browning Smile Design are excited to offer their teen and adult patients this innovative cosmetic treatment--available in a one-hour, in-office version or as a take-home treatment.
How did your smile become stained?
It happens to everyone to one extent or other. Tobacco, dark foods and drinks (yes, your morning coffee), acidic dietary choices and the passage of time discolor tooth enamel.
That hard outer layer of your teeth is more porous than you may realize, and it retains whatever you put into your mouth. Poor oral hygiene contributes to the stains; however, even people with excellent oral hygiene habits can see their tooth color darken due to what dentists call extrinsic stains.
How teeth whitening can help
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry calls professional teeth whitening the most popular cosmetic dentistry service available today. Safer and more effective than drugstore strips, toothpastes and rinses, Zoom! teeth whitening from your Northwest Houston cosmetic dentist removes stubborn stains via application of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel.
With the at-home version, the patient applies the peroxide gel with custom-designed whitening trays. This treatment takes about a week to complete.
In the office, Dr. Browning applies the gel and then accelerates the active ingredient with a special light. The procedure takes about an hour in all. Either version produces a smile whiter by about eight shades of color.
Of course, results vary from person to person. And, not everyone is a candidate for professional teeth whitening. During a cosmetic dentistry consultation at his Northwest Houston, TX, office, Dr. Browning will examine your teeth and gums and help you decide if Zoom! teeth whitening is right for you.
Keeping a white smile
Because you are going to love your renewed smile, you'll want to keep it bright and healthy. Dr. Browning and his team recommend:
- Twice a day brushing
- Once a day flossing
- Six-month check-ups and cleanings at Browning Smile Design
- Getting whitening touch-ups
- Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily (increases saliva production and rinses teeth)
- Avoiding all tobacco
- Drinking coffee, tea and colas with a straw
- Brushing after consuming dark foods such as blueberries or soy sauce
Look good and feel wonderful
A bright smile will do that for you. To learn more about Zoom! teeth whitening, contact Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We look forward to helping you have a healthy smile you can be proud of. Call us at (281) 370-4300.
How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Northwest Houston, TX, can renew your smile
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can enhance your smile, giving you a smile that makes a statement about who you are. You deserve a smile that people remember, and cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve it. Dr. Brent R. Browning at Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to renew your smile.
So, which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you? That depends on what you want to achieve. Consider these popular cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Professional teeth whitening, if your smile is dull, yellow, and beginning to age; professional teeth whitening allows you to whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter. Your amazing results can last up to 5 years too! Browning Smile Design offers fast results with ZOOM whitening which takes only about an hour and is performed in the office. You can also choose NiteWhite, a convenient take-home whitening treatment which allows you to whiten whenever you want in the privacy of your home
Cosmetic Bonding, if you are embarrassed by chipped, cracked, or worn teeth; bonding uses a unique liquid resin material known as composite. It’s a material that can be matched to the color of your existing teeth and sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. After placement, the composite is hardened with an ultraviolet light. Cosmetic bonding restores your teeth to an undamaged, beautiful state.
Porcelain veneers, if you want a perfectly beautiful smile that is uniquely yours; veneers are thin laminates of sparkling porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They hide major flaws including fracture lines, cracks, loss of tooth structure and other aesthetic problems with your smile. Porcelain veneers look completely natural because porcelain looks just like natural tooth structure. You can have a completely new, brilliant smile in just a couple of weeks.
Cosmetic dentistry can renew your smile, giving you the smile you deserve. To find out more about what cosmetic dentistry procedures can do for you, just pick up your phone and call Dr. Brent R. Browning at Browning Smile Design in Northwest Houston, TX, today!