Get Your Dream Smile with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Sugar Land
Self-Conscious About Your Smile?
You’ve just had a great night out with your friends, and of course, everyone wants to take pictures before they go home. As the cameras and phones start to gather, you begin to feel slightly anxious. You see, you don’t really like how your smile looks. In fact, you hate it. Perhaps you have a cracked or discolored tooth that always shows whenever you smile, or maybe you’re self-conscious about obvious gaps. The point is, you always try to hide your teeth whether you’re spending time with friends and family or meeting someone for work. As the flashes start, the only thing you can think about while everyone else is having a good time is to keep your lips firmly over your teeth.
Wouldn’t it be great to not feel this way?
Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing the perfect smile in the mirror.
How would that make you feel?
If you’re like most people, it would be an instant boost to your confidence, and that’s no surprise. Research again and again has shown that people with beautiful teeth are considered to be attractive, intelligent, friendly, and professional. Unfortunately, the opposite can be true as well if your smile isn’t looking its best.
If your smile is marred by chipped, cracked, stained, or broken teeth, we can help. Thanks to your cosmetic dentist in Sugar Land, Dr. Paul Davey, you can say goodbye to those imperfections in your smile and finally feel comfortable showing off your teeth again.
What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
So this sounds great, but what actually is a cosmetic dentist? You’ve heard of a family dentist and a general dentist before, so how is this different?
Cosmetic dentistry is actually its own specialty within the field of dentistry. It specifically deals with improving the appearance of the teeth in every possible way (as well as restoring function in some cases). Many general and family dentists offer cosmetic services, but this doesn’t make them cosmetic dentists. Typically, during a dentist’s formal education, they will have a little exposure to cosmetic services, but this pales in comparison to the type of training a fully-fledged cosmetic dentist like Dr. Davey has undergone.
Specifically, Dr. Davey has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). It is considered one of the top post-graduate education institutions in the world, and it is the place a dentist goes to learn about cosmetic dentistry. A quick search on the internet will show you just how highly touted this program is.
At LVI, Dr. Davey not only learned how to perform many cosmetic procedures—he also learned how to do them at an elite level. This enabled him to develop the artistic touch many general dentists lack, because as we all know, the devil is in the details, especially when it comes to how a smile looks. He also learned how to use some of the most advanced materials and technology in all of dentistry. When all of these elements come together, combined with his years of hands-on experience, it means that Dr. Davey can give you a spectacular smile that looks great, feels even better, and will stand the test of time.
What Does a Cosmetic Dentist in Sugar Land Do?
All of this seems fantastic, but it does beg one basic question:
“Exactly how does a cosmetic dentist improve the appearance of a smile?”
At Texas Got Smile, Dr. Davey offers a range of cosmetic services that can address just about every flaw you can imagine:
- Teeth-Whitening: As you can probably guess, this procedure is used to dramatically whiten teeth that may be stained due to coffee, wine, tobacco, aging, or even genetics. It’s by far the most popular cosmetic service in the world today, and it can yield fantastic results all on its own.
- Porcelain Veneers: This treatment can be used to mask/fix multiple cosmetic flaws all at once. They are extremely thin coverings bonded directly to the teeth, and they can address chips, cracks, stains, and gaps with just one procedure.
- Gum Recontouring: This procedure uses a highly-advanced soft tissue laser to shape the gum line to eliminate the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: Unlike traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings can be specially shaded to match your teeth so that they are practically invisible.
- All-Porcelain Crowns: If you have a tooth that is too damaged to be repaired with a filling, a natural-looking all-porcelain dental crown can be used to restore your perfectly white smile and prevent further wear in the future.
- Invisalign: This revolutionary orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic aligner trays to straighten crooked teeth in the most discreet, comfortable, and convenient way possible.
- Smile Makeover: If your teeth have a wide variety of problems, Dr. Davey can formulate a customized treatment plan that combines all of these services to completely transform your smile. No matter what your smile may look like now, he’ll always be able to help you!
As you can see, no matter what you need to feel your best about your smile, Dr. Davey can provide it. After a short consultation, you and he can decide on which treatment or treatments are best suited to help you meet your goals. After that, most of these procedures only take one or two visits to complete.
Common Questions for Your Cosmetic Dentist in Sugar Land
How can I close the space between my front teeth?
This is one of the most common cosmetic problems we encounter at our practice. Fortunately, we have multiple ways we can help you close the gap!
If it’s only your front teeth that are spaced widely, we can easily fix them using porcelain veneers, and that process only takes two appointments. At the first one, Dr. Davey will examine your teeth, prepare them to hold the veneers, take an impression of your teeth, and then send it to a dental lab to actually make your veneers. When you return for your second visit, he’ll place them on your teeth, and then the space will be gone!
But, if you have other spaces in your teeth, Invisalign may be the best way to close them. This orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic aligners as opposed to brackets and wires, and they are practically invisible on the teeth when worn. Invisalign can fix the gaps in your smile in a matter of months, and no one will even notice your treatment—they’ll only see your newly straight smile!
However, if the space is due to a large crack or chip on your tooth, we may choose to repair it with an all-porcelain dental crown. Once again, it only takes two visits to get, and the process is very similar to what we outlined for porcelain veneers.
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
While there are many whitening treatments you can pick up at the store, by far the best way to brighten your smile is with the professional teeth-whitening offered by Dr. Davey. Store bought methods typically yield very underwhelming results, and many of them can also make your teeth extremely sensitive. With professional teeth-whitening, we’ll not only guarantee a whiter smile, but we’ll also be able to prevent any post-treatment sensitivity.
If you’re looking to get results as quickly as possible, you can choose our in-office whitening treatment that can make your smile look up to 8 shades whiter in less than an hour.
However, if you’d like to whiten your teeth more gradually, we can also make you your own customized take-home kit. With this, we’ll send you home with a set of mouth trays (specially designed for you) and a potent bleaching gel. All you need to do is use the kit as instructed for two weeks, and viola, your smile will be shining brighter than ever!
How can I replace/ get rid of my metal fillings?
If you’re tired of how old metal fillings are making your teeth look, we can replace them with much more subtle tooth-colored fillings. These are made of a composite resin, and not only can they be shaded to completely blend in with your smile, but they’re actually much better at repairing your teeth as well. That’s because the material bonds directly to the enamel (unlike metal fillings), meaning Dr. Davey can preserve more of your natural tooth’s structure when placing them.
How can I make my teeth look bigger?
If your teeth look short or stubby, we can easily make them appear larger using porcelain veneers or all-porcelain crowns.
However, if your smile looks out of proportion because it shows too much gum tissue, we can offer you a treatment called gum recontouring. With this, Dr. Davey will use a soft tissue laser to painlessly eliminate excess gum tissue so that more of your natural teeth show whenever you smile.
Which treatment would improve my smile the most?
By far, the most comprehensive cosmetic service we have is the smile makeover. This treatment is used to help people with smiles that have multiple cosmetic flaws that can’t be addressed with just one procedure.
After examining your teeth, Dr. Davey will formulate a customized treatment plan to help give you the look you desire. Every smile makeover is different for each patient, so the time needed and the procedures required will always be different from person to person. The one thing that is always the same for everyone, however, is that the end result will be a true transformation.
Want to Know More?
OK, so you’re excited that there is a way to finally get the smile you’ve always wanted, but what do you do now?
All you need to do is contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davey. During this appointment, you’ll discuss what you would like to achieve, and Dr. Davey will suggest which treatments will help get you there. Once everything is agreed upon, he can start giving you your new smile, and before you know it, you’ll just love who you see in the mirror every day.
If you have any questions about the treatments we’ve highlighted here, or if you’re ready to schedule your consultation, please contact us today. We can’t wait to see what great things we can do for your smile!
For cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or neuromuscular dentistry to relieve headaches and pain, our expert team will provide an exceptional level of service and care. Call our Sugar Land, TX dental office today for your comprehensive examination and consultation with Dr. Davey. We welcome residents of Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, Richmond, and the surrounding areas.