If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth and regularly cover your mouth when laughing or speaking, consider a smile makeover. At Russell Family Dentistry in Tomball, Texas, Louis Russell Jr., DDS, performs smile makeovers to help people of all ages look and feel their best. To see if you qualify for a smile makeover, schedule an appointment. Schedule a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring team member today.
A smile makeover combines several cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and gums.
Before developing a custom treatment plan, Dr. Russell evaluates your skin color, hair color, and facial appearance. He also assesses the color, width, length, and shape of your teeth.
During your initial consultation, let Dr. Russell know what it is you like and don’t like about your smile. He uses your comments as a foundation to guide treatment.
No two smile makeovers are exactly alike. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Russell might recommend:
Dental bonding uses composite resin to address minor imperfections like chips, cracks, or minor gaps between your teeth. During dental bonding, Dr. Russell applies a thin layer of resin to your affected tooth. He then points a special light at the resin to harden it.
Bridges are a type of dental restoration used to fill a gap in your smile. There are many types of dental bridges, but all feature an artificial tooth and a supportive framework. Dr. Russell bonds the framework to one or both teeth on either side of the gap, restoring your smile to its healthy, near-original condition.
If you develop a severe cavity or damage a tooth, consider a dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that go over a tooth or attach to a dental implant. Dr. Russell uses e.max® crowns manufactured on-site with the CEREC® milling machine.
Veneers are custom-tailored shells of porcelain attached to the front of your teeth. Veneers restore symmetry to your smile. They’re tough, long-lasting, and cover stains that don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening treatment.
If you use tobacco, drink coffee, or take a medication with tetracycline, you might develop yellow or stained teeth. Teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to safely eradicate these stains, transforming your smile. Though teeth whitening isn’t permanent, it can provide stunning results for between four and six months.
If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, consider dental implants. Dental implants are small metal posts that provide a firm foundation for oral restorations like crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures. Dr. Russell performs implant placement on-site in the office’s surgical suite.
To see if you’ll benefit from a smile makeover, Dr. Russell conducts an oral exam, asks about your lifestyle and goals for treatment, and takes oral X-rays. After gathering the necessary information, he develops a custom smile makeover plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
To learn more about the benefits of a smile makeover, schedule a consultation at Russell Family Dentistry. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring team member today.