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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry is that field of dentistry that enhances your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry can change the length, width, contour, position and shade of your teeth. Dr. Walton, as a cosmetic dentist in Dallas, can alter your gum line so that you don't have a gummy smile. He can balance your teeth so that your smile is in harmony with your facial characteristics, and can replace missing teeth and place restorations with tooth colored materials. All this is possible because of the modern materials utilized in Cosmetic Dentistry today. Dr. Walton creates a beautiful smile which is an integral part of a beautiful face.

Your Smile is the Secret to Your Success!

Thanks to modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry, more options than ever before are available to give you the smile of your dreams. Teeth whitening, life-like porcelainĀ veneers, and natural colored restorations are just a few of the affordable options availableĀ to give you the smile you have always dreamed of.

Today's top cosmetic dental treatment options include:

Whitening - The most commonly prescribed cosmetic dental procedure, many whitening options are now available to consumers in a wide range of prices. Dentist-supervised treatments remain the AACD recommended procedures for lightening discolored teeth.

Bonding - An option for chipped or cracked teeth, bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile.

Dental Implants - A replacement for dentures, implants are a stronger, more attractive option for replacing missing or lost teeth. An implant replaces the root of a lost tooth.

Veneers - An increasingly popular procedure, veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates that are affixed directly to the teeth. They are a great option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that did not respond well to whitening procedures.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

I know my smile needs some work, but I'm not sure if I can afford to have cosmetic dental work done.
The cost of cosmetic dental work depends on how much work you want done. Like any cosmetic process, costs will increase with the amount of product or services you desire. Dr. Walton can explain various prices and the best procedure for you. Also, some cosmetic dental options are covered by insurance. Cosmetic dental work is probably not as expensive as you think. Investment in cosmetic dentistry is an investment in you. It can lead to an improved dental appearance and help improve self-esteem and overall confidence.

Most of my teeth are bunched too near the front of my mouth. Is there a way to get rid of that crowded look?
With removable orthodontics, cosmetic contouring, and/or bonding and veneering, teeth can be reshaped and polished for long-lasting results: a stronger, less crowded-looking appearance.

My back teeth have a lot of silver and gold. Is there a less obvious way to fill cavities?
New advances in tooth-colored porcelain and composite materials not only allow fillings to go unnoticed, but are stronger and more wear-resistant than silver and gold.

There's a big gap between my two front teeth. Can that be changed?
Yes. Bonded veneers can close gaps and help create the smile you desire. Bonded resins generally require one office visit, while porcelain veneering takes two. Bonded veneers, along with good
oral hygiene and a healthy lifestyle, are effective ways to enhance a smile. Dr. Walton can explain the various techniques and help determine which is the best suited to your specific needs.

How can I make my discolored teeth whiter?
Tooth whitening, the process for lightening discolored teeth, can be accomplished in the dentist's office or with dentist-supervised, at-home systems. Teeth can be whitened to the desired shade over several office visits. At-home systems should be individually fitted by Dr. Walton.