Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX

Most people are not born with a predisposition to perfect teeth. Everyone has something they don’t like about their smile that they would change if they could. Cosmetic dentistry offers the opportunity to do just that.
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that primarily focuses on the aesthetics of your smile. If you have the following issues, cosmetic dentistry may benefit you:

●     Stained/discolored teeth
●     Misshapen teeth
●     Misaligned teeth
●     Gaps between teeth
●     Unappealing dental fillings
●     Gummy smile
●     Missing teeth
Research shows that approximately 96% of cosmetic dental patients are female and 70% are between the ages of 31 to 50. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures at Luminescence Dentistry in Dallas.

Why Choose Luminescence Dentistry for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs?

Dr. Gaurav Tyagi and the team at Luminescence Dentistry in Dallas have the experience and expertise to create your picture-perfect smile with one or more of our cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Tyagi received his degree in 2012 and went on to practice general dentistry for 7 years. After that, he completed a 3-year residency in prosthodontics, making him an expert in full mouth rehabilitations, smile makeovers, and more. Schedule your consultation today to learn what we can do to improve your smile.

What Treatments do Cosmetic Dentists Provide?

Cosmetic dentists provide a variety of treatments to address the aesthetics of your smile, including:

Teeth Whitening

Over the years, teeth become discolored for various reasons. Your discoloration could simply be the product of your lifestyle habits (poor hygiene, smoking, etc) or it could be a natural part of aging. Teeth whitening can address most cases of discoloration.
At Luminescence Dentistry, we offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening kits. We will start by creating a mold of your teeth to create custom trays to ensure a more even application of the whitening gel.
For in-office treatments, the whitening gel will be applied to the trays and the trays will be placed on your teeth. You will then be placed under a UV lamp to activate the whitening gel. On average, in-office treatments last 30 to 90 minutes.
OTC kits are “one-size-fits-all,” but our take-home kits are customized to your personal needs and goals, allowing you to achieve professional results. You will begiven specific instructions on how to use the kit at home. Most patients must devote an hour every day for 2 weeks for the best results.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding, is the most budget-friendly cosmetic procedure we offer. This procedure typically focuses on the front teeth and uses a composite resin similar to what is used for fillings.
The resin will be matched as closely as possible to the color of your natural teeth. We start by applying adhesive to your teeth and then the resin. Dr. Tyagi will form the resin into the desired shape and then harden it with a UV light. Finally, the resin will be polished so that it blends with your natural teeth.

Smile Design

Smile design is the process of using one or more cosmetic dental procedures to create your ideal smile. The process starts with your consultation, where Dr. Tyagi will do a thorough exam and take x-rays to determine your current condition. We will also discuss your personal needs and goals to create a personalized treatment plan.

Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed on teeth to address cosmetic issues including the size, shape, and color of teeth. They may be made of porcelain or composite resin. At Luminescence Dentistry, we offer both permanent and no-prep veneers.
Veneers are most commonly used on the top front teeth. This treatment is customizable, which means you can get one veneer, or you can get veneers on all 8 of your top front teeth.
We will need to file down some of your enamel to create space for the veneers, which means this procedure is irreversible. Once you have permanent veneers, they cannot be removed. Our no-prep veneers do not require teeth to be disturbed, so they can be taken off if you wish.

Crowns

Dental crowns are used to restore a damaged tooth when a filling does not effectively address the damage. Crowns can be made of ceramic, resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal, metal, or pressed ceramic.
Crowns may also be used to support a dental bridge or as a prosthetic tooth in the case of a dental implant.

Teeth Straightening

Crooked, misaligned teeth not only have an impact on the appearance of your smile but also on the functionality of your teeth. At Luminescence Dentistry, we offer two options for addressing teeth misalignment: traditional metal braces and Invisalign.
For years, traditional metal braces were the only option for treating teeth misalignment. This involves the placement of brackets on your teeth, with a wire running between them to pull teeth into their appropriate position. Unfortunately, metal braces tend to be unsightly, and many patients are embarrassed by them. Plus, they are often uncomfortable .
However, in the late 1990s, Invisalign came to the market. This is a series of clear aligners designed to be changed out every 1 to 3 weeks to gradually shift your teeth into their appropriate position. This allows you to discreetly correct your misalignment.
During your consultation, Dr. Tyagi will evaluate your condition and determine which option is right for you.

Financing Options and Insurance Plans

Most cosmetic dental procedures are purely aesthetic and have no bearing on the functionality of your teeth. This means that most dental insurance plans will not cover any portion of them. However, there are some, such as teeth straightening, that insurance will help pay for.
Our friendly office staff will contact your insurance provider to determine your coverage and will provide you with a quote at the end of your consultation. If your insurance does not cover the procedure or if you need help paying for your treatment, we offer financing options. We will work with you to make your treatment affordable because we believe that finances should not dictate your access to dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

We understand that dentistry as a whole can be confusing- especially when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, we are here to address your questions and concerns. Some of the most common questions our patients ask include:

How is cosmetic dentistry different than general dentistry?

General dentistry focuses on maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on improving and preserving the aesthetics of your smile.

What are the most common cosmetic procedures?

The most common cosmetic dental procedures we perform at Luminescence Dentistry include the following:
●     Smile design
●     Teeth whitening
●     Dental bonding
●     Teeth straightening
●     Dental veneers
●     Dental crowns

Does dental insurancecover cosmetic dental treatments?

Most cosmetic dental treatments are considered elective since they primarily address the appearance of your teeth. However, some plans will cover crowns and teeth straightening options. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine coverage and provide you with a quote outlining your portion at the end of your consultation appointment.

How long do cosmetic procedures take?

Every patient is different and will require different procedures. Therefore, treatment times vary. Some require multiple visits, while others can be completed in just one appointment.

Conclusion

Most people have at least one thing they’d like to change about their smile. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. If you are in Dallas, schedule your consultation today with Dr. Tyagi and the team at Luminescence Dentistry. We have a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to address your concerns and give you that picture-perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of.