Having a healthy smile is always ideal, but even healthy teeth can still be stained, misshapen, cracked, or otherwise aesthetically flawed. This can leave a person feeling embarrassed of their smile, which takes a toll on their mental health. At Derby Dental, we care about the overall well-being of our patients, not just their teeth.
While maintaining healthy teeth and gums is our top priority, we also want our patients to feel confident about their pearly whites. To that end, Dr. Erika Whitehouse and Dr. Meghan Kilkelly offer multiple cosmetic dentistry services. Take a look at your options below, and when you’re ready to learn more, give us a call or request an appointment below for cosmetic dentistry in Austin, TX!
Composite Dental Veneers
Veneers are perfect for patients who wish to correct multiple imperfections in their teeth at the same time. Once we fit one of these custom-made shells over a tooth, all of its flaws – including discoloration, chips, and cracks – disappear in an instant. Most dental offices use porcelain for veneers. But, they require that some healthy enamel be removed from the tooth. At Derby Dental, we prefer no-prep composite veneers. Not only do they preserve more of your tooth’s natural structure, but they can often be placed in a single appointment.
With this process, we can protect your teeth while also giving you a dazzling smile. The more enamel that is removed from your teeth, the more likely that you may have future problems. Your enamel is the strength and protector of your teeth. Once it is gone, you can’t get it back. Therefore, no-prep composite veneers are a great way to create a perfect smile without the same complications.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
While dental crowns are vital for shielding compromised teeth from further damage, your smile’s appearance shouldn’t have to suffer in the process. That’s why, more often than not, we use metal-free materials like porcelain for dental crowns. These restorations fit snugly over a tooth to protect it without being noticeable by anyone but our dental team. Better yet, metal-free crowns are often just as durable as metal ones.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
For minor chips, cracks, or stains on a small number of your teeth, you may not wish to undergo a major cosmetic procedure. That’s why we often recommend cosmetic dental bonding for patients who only need to fix a few tiny but noticeable imperfections. We choose a shade of composite resin that perfectly matches the color of your tooth enamel and then sculpt it to the tooth, covering the offending blemish with seamless results that can last for several years.
Cosmetic dental bonding is perfect for patients with a busy schedule. Because it is a non-invasive procedure, you can have a better smile in as little as one session.
KöR At-Home Teeth Whitening
Most of the teeth whiteners you find in stores or online use diluted bleaching solutions that produce little if any results. What makes KöR teeth whitening different is that it contains a whitening agent that is several times stronger than any over-the-counter product. We’ll provide you with custom trays and ultra-potent gel that you’ll wear for a certain amount of time each day. After about two weeks of daily use, your pearly whites should be several shades lighter.