Cosmetic Dentistry – Austin, TX
A slightly-too-big gap, a noticeable stain, a minor crack that always manages to draw the eye – all of these flaws can cause people to lose confidence in their grins. If you have an embarrassing smile problem of your own, don’t be afraid to call Dr. Wong and Dr. Caballero. With the right treatment, they can transform your smile so that you have every reason to show it off with cosmetic dentistry in Austin, TX.
Why Choose Avenue Dental
for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Quick, Efficient Whitening and Bonding
- Beautiful, Long-Lasting Dental Veneers
- Two Caring, Experienced, Bilingual Doctors
Veneers cover the entire front surface of your teeth, effectively changing their shape, size, and color. This gives them the unique ability to make multiple corrections all at once, which is good news for anyone who was worried about having to schedule a number of different cosmetic procedures. Many celebrities use dental veneers to create their camera-ready smiles, and now you can get the same kind of results in just two appointments at a reasonable price.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
While you might already know somebody who needed a crown to fix a broken tooth, you may not have realized that it’s possible to get a crown for purely cosmetic reasons. Because modern crowns are made out of porcelain, they can be shaded and shaped to resemble a real tooth as closely as possible. They might be recommended to hide an irregularly shaped tooth or enamel discoloration that doesn’t respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Veneers and crowns both take at least two appointments to place; if you’re looking to make a minor change, cosmetic bonding will get you faster results. Composite resin that has been shaded according to the color of your tooth will be applied to the enamel and carefully sculpted over dark spots, chips, and other problem areas. This is often an ideal way to address smaller cosmetic flaws since the procedure is painless, can be completed in an hour, and is highly cost-effective compared to other treatments.
Even brushing regularly isn’t always enough to maintain a bright, white smile. To get rid of tooth stains, you’ll need professional whitening gel that can penetrate the enamel and break up the particles at the source. Our dental office uses Pola Gel, which contains ingredients stronger than what you could find at the drug store. In just one treatment, you can dramatically transform your smile and bring back much of the whiteness that has been lost over the years.
What impact are your gums having on your smile? An uneven gum line or an excessive amount of tissue could end up making your teeth look smaller than they should. Gum recontouring treatment can restore balance to your grin by getting rid of the unneeded, overgrown tissue. A similar procedure called crown lengthening is sometimes used to expose more of the natural tooth so that a crown or another type of restoration can be placed.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Changing the way your teeth look may seem minor at first glance, but it can have a significant impact on how others perceive you and how you see yourself. Before going ahead with any treatment, you may have questions, which is why we at Avenue Dental are here to help. Feel free to schedule a consultation and ask us whatever you’d like to know. We encourage you to look at our responses to some of the most common questions below to give you a head start!
How Long Does Cosmetic Treatment Take?
It depends on the procedure you get. Some treatments, like teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding, typically can be completed in one appointment. Others, such as veneers and metal-free crowns, require at least two appointments and a couple of weeks. During your consultation, we can go through the details of your treatment plan and discuss a potential timeline based on your needs, giving you a better idea of what to expect moving forward.
How Do I Know Which Treatment Is Right for Me?
With multiple options that can give you a bright, beautiful smile, you may not know where to start or which treatments will help you achieve your goals. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own! In fact, that’s where a consultation here at Avenue Dental comes in. We need to meet with you beforehand to examine your mouth, make sure your smile is healthy enough, and discuss your treatment options.
What If I Want to Whiten My Teeth and Get Veneers?
Sometimes perfecting smiles involves multiple services. If you are interested in more than one procedure, we need to create a customized treatment plan. In the case of a few veneers and teeth whitening, we need to perform the whitening first so that your new veneers match your newly brightened smile. In other situations, we’ll work with you to determine the right schedule and plan that’ll give you the best possible results.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?
Although every insurance plan is different, most dental benefits do not apply to elective services. This means that you’ll be responsible for paying the entire cost of treatment out-of-pocket. However, we have ways of making it easier to manage the bill on your own. With or without insurance, you can apply for low- or no-interest financing through CareCredit, which breaks up the total cost into smaller monthly payments. We can help you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.