WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments that don’t have any medical value because they are instead focused on enhancing the quality of your smile and teeth. Procedures like teeth whitening and dental veneers don’t serve any restorative or medical purpose but are solely used for cosmetic purposes, which is why they are known as cosmetic dentistry treatments.
People often think that cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have any real value, but that’s not true. While cosmetic dentistry may not treat any physical issues, it can give you more self-confidence and self-assurance, which can drastically improve your mental health. And that’s just as important as your physical well-being. A confident smile has the power to transform our lives, in the social and professional aspects.
At URBN Dental, we have some of the best Houston cosmetic dentists who provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and others. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of the importance of Houston cosmetic dentists and our cosmetic dentistry treatments.
The Value of Houston Cosmetic Dentists
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about your vanity. How you appear to the world and to yourself matters a lot. The following are some of the important reasons Houston cosmetic dentists are valuable.
Confidence and Mental Health
The way we look affects how we feel and how confident we are. You are more likely to be confident in a crisp suit or a classy dress than in your pajamas. That’s because we’re constantly aware of how we appear to the external world. Meanwhile, people in our social and professional lives often form impressions based on aspects like our appearance and smile. The quality of your smile has a massive impact on your social and professional life, whether you realize it or not. If you smile widely and genuinely, more people will be drawn to you. But if you’re not happy about your teeth, you can’t smile confidently. Cosmetic dentistry treatments allow us to smile confidently, which, in turn, makes us happier, opens social and professional doors for us, and generally improves our mental health.
Do you care more for your expensive suits and dresses or for your pajamas? The answer is obvious. We care for things that bring us joy, confidence, and things that we’re proud of. If you’re not very proud of your teeth, you won’t feel an incentive to really care for them. Sure, you may half-heartedly brush your teeth, but you won’t go beyond that to really care about them, which can lead to oral hygiene issues and gum disease. However, if you have a beautiful set of teeth that you value, you’re far more likely to care for them. This will include brushing regularly, flossing regularly, using an antibacterial mouthwash, and even going for regular dental deep cleaning sessions. As such, if you have the right set of teeth, you’re more likely to take care of them and maintain your oral hygiene.
Treatments Provided by Cosmetic Dentists
The following are some of the best treatments provided by cosmetic dentists at URBN Dental.
Teeth whitening is the most popular and common cosmetic dentistry treatment available. As you grow older, your teeth get discolored and look yellow because your enamel starts wearing off, thereby revealing the underlying dentin layer. Furthermore, your teeth also get stained over your lifetime because of several factors like poor oral hygiene, smoking, consumption of red wine, coffee, tea, etc. The pores in your enamel retain stains, making your teeth appear yellow.
Teeth whitening is a procedure in which the dentist applies a whitening gel to your teeth and then uses a special type of light to catalyze the gel. This instantly whitens your teeth and makes them appear brighter and whiter. However, this procedure can only remove the surface stains on your enamel. Teeth whitening cannot treat intrinsic stains you may have had since childhood nor can it brighten your teeth if the discoloration is caused by the enamel wearing off.
Dental crowns are caps made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, or other such materials and attached over your existing tooth. The dentist has to remove the enamel and external layers from your tooth to attach the crown over it. This may be done for several reasons, both restorative and cosmetic. On the restorative dentistry side, people get dental crowns to protect sensitive teeth, especially after a root canal treatment. On the cosmetic dentistry side, people get dental crowns to completely cover up deformities like chipped tooth, fractured tooth, intrinsic stains, misalignment, etc.
Dental bridges are similar to dental crowns but they’re used to replace missing teeth. These are essentially a series of fake teeth that can replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are supported on both sides or on one side by dental crowns or dental implants.
Getting Porcelain veneers is the best way to completely transform your smile instantly. If you have several different deformities on your teeth, such as stains, fractures, chipped tooth, misalignment, etc, you cannot treat all of those different issues individually. Instead, you can get porcelain veneers that can simply be attached over your existing teeth to completely transform your smile instantly. The only issue is that the dentist will have to remove a few millimeters of your enamel to accommodate the porcelain veneers.
Some people choose Lumineers instead of porcelain veneers. Lumineers are basically advanced forms of veneers that are minimally invasive. These are extremely thin veneers that can simply be bonded over your existing teeth without having to make any alterations. As such, Lumineers are far more reversible and less invasive.
I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class
In town for a conference. Chipped a front tooth before my presentation. Called URBN and they got me in same day. Very efficient office. In less than 1 hour I was back together. Thanks again
Just a few days after a visit with Dr. Bridget and I already feel the positive effects on my dental hygiene. She gave helpful and practical tips to brushing and flossing to make my routine more enjoyable. Everyone at URBN Dental Uptown was attentive and courteous to my needs from handling the insurance/financials to ensuring a pain/mess-free cleaning and filling. Looking forward to returning with improved dental health!
I’ve never been to a more thorough and comprehensive dental appointment as the one at URBN Dental! They went over all of the photos and x-rays with me in detail to help explain all of the issues I had, and it’s the first time I fully feel like I understand why I need to floss more consistently. They taught me how to properly floss and brush, and I even got a new electric toothbrush with my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I’ve had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I’ve had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
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At URBN Dental, we thoroughly check your mouth for any bacterial infestations and plaque accumulation and take the necessary precaution to ensure you maintain perfect oral health. You can schedule a consultation and session with our deep cleaning teeth dental hygienist.