A beautiful smile helps you feel good about yourself. A study by Kelton Research showed people with whiter teeth were more likely to be hired for jobs and often feel an increase in self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry offers patients a path to restoring their smile. Your Prosper cosmetic dentist, Dr. Vimal Patel, explains the cosmetic dental procedures we provide patients at Prosper Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Brighten Your Smile
The most common, and most affordable, method of transforming your smile is with professional teeth whitening. Americans spend over a billion dollars annually on over-the-counter teeth whitening products. While some of these systems work, store bought teeth whiteners rarely provide the dramatic results of the professional systems Dr. Patel offers our patients. At Prosper Smiles, Dr. Patel uses proven techniques for whitening teeth, without causing the extreme sensitivity and gum irritation often reported by people using over-the-counter brands.
Repair Tooth Damage
A lifetime of use sometimes leaves teeth damaged. Over time, teeth become chipped, fractured, or sensitive. When patients come to Prosper Smiles, Dr. Patel may offer an array of cosmetic dental procedures for repairing damaged teeth, including:
- Porcelain Veneers: With porcelain veneers, thin layers of natural-looking porcelain material are placed on the front teeth. In addition to instant teeth whitening, porcelain veneers also close gaps between teeth, straighten misaligned teeth, and restore cracked and chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable, stain resistant, and long-lasting.
- Dental Crowns: Crowns are caps that fit over the affected tooth. This protects the tooth from further damage, and the crowns blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
- Fillings: Using a special composite resin, fillings repair damage from tooth decay, and allow Dr. Patel to mold and restore teeth in a single visit.
Dr. Patel realizes the importance of preventive dentistry and educates patients on proper dental care. Always brush and floss regularly, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. These simple steps help prevent tooth decay and gum disease by cleansing the mouth of harmful bacteria and food particles. With regular checkups and cleanings, Dr. Patel and our team watch for the telltale signs of developing dental problems, allowing Dr. Patel to prescribe a proper treatment plan. For protecting the smiles of our youngest patients, we offer dental sealants. A thin layer of plastic material is gently brushed on the back teeth, which are the hardest for children to reach when brushing. Fluoride treatments are available as well, to help strengthen tooth enamel.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist
Interested in renewing your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Make an appointment with Dr. Vimal Patel today to discuss which cosmetic dental procedures are right for you by visiting our 75078 dentist office. For more information, email us at info at www.prospersmiles.com. We serve patients from Prosper and the surrounding communities.