Thanks to cosmetic dentistry services and treatments, improving your smile is easier than ever. Sugar Land, TX, dentists Drs. Stephen, Dr. Mark Lukin and Dr. Leila Asnaashari provide a variety of treatments designed to enhance your smile, including veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants and crowns.
Crowns and veneers conceal damage and imperfections
Before you choose a treatment, you'll need to consider costs, treatment details and how long the effects of treatment will last. In some cases, more than one treatment may help you achieve your desired results. For example, oddly shaped teeth can be concealed with both crowns or veneers.
Crowns are hollow restorations that fit over teeth, while veneers are thin porcelain shells that only cover the fronts of teeth. Both restorations can change the shape or length of teeth and conceal cracks and discolorations. Before you receive a crown, your tooth must be prepared to ensure a proper fit for your restoration. In contrast, veneers don't require any change to the size of a tooth. Your tooth is prepared for a veneer by removing a small amount of tooth enamel.
Crowns are also used to strengthen and protect weak and damaged teeth, while veneers offer a long-term whitening option and cover chips, cracks and other surface imperfections. The average lifespan for both crowns and veneers is about 10 to 15 years. The length of time your restoration lasts will depend on the extent of wear and tear.
Teeth whitening brightens your smile in an hour
There's no need to spend weeks applying gels or other whitening products to your teeth when professional whitening offers impressive results in about 60 minutes. Professional whitening agents offered by Sugar Land dentists are stronger than the ones you'll find in drugstore products, enabling them to produce results quickly. After whitening, your teeth may stay whiter for as long as five years.
Dental implants fill gaps in your smile
Rebuilding a lost tooth starts with adding titanium dental implants to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. After a few months, the implant bonds to your jawbone and is ready to serve as a synthetic root for a dental crown. Dental crowns are attached to the top of implants with small screw-like attachments. They not only close the gaps in your smile, but also allow you to eat your favorite foods without worries about slipping or irritation. Dental implants are a long-term restoration option and never need to be replaced in many cases.
Give your smile a boost with cosmetic surgery treatments and services. Call Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX at (281) 265-9000 to schedule an appointment.