Cosmetic Dentistry in Temple, TX
Lots of people have dental imperfections that they would love to fix. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry gives us more options than ever for helping you obtain a smile you can be proud of.
Dr. Richard Leung and his associates are experienced cosmetic dentists in Temple, TX who provide cosmetic dental treatments that improve your appearance as well as your oral health. You probably already know the problems you’d like to see resolved, but you may be unsure what the best treatment would be.
At Temple Dental Trails, our dentists will take all the time necessary talk to you so that we understand your concerns. We want to work with you to help you make the best decision about which treatment will provide the results you’re looking for. Your timeline, budget, and lifestyle are all important factors that we take into account to help you achieve your goals.
If you would like to schedule an exam to learn whether cosmetic dentistry is the right option for you, contact our dental team at (254) 595-4304. Also, give us a call if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or the options we offer.
Meanwhile, check out some of the questions we hear most often from patients who are considering cosmetic dentistry in Temple, TX.
- Why cosmetic dentistry?
- How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
- I have anxiety about dental procedures. Can you help me?
- Do you offer dental implants?
- What are porcelain veneers?
- What are no-prep veneers?
- What is dental bonding?
- Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
- Is Six Month Smiles right for me?
- What types of professional teeth whitening do you use?
Why cosmetic dentistry?
Your smile is usually the first thing people notice about you. You want it to make the best possible first impression, and so do we. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments at our Temple dental office to fit just about every need.
We have treatments and procedures to fit most budgets. Additionally, some cosmetic dental options improve your oral health, too.
Dental implants, for example, help prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can lead to an aged appearance in your face. Straighter teeth through Invisalign improves your bite and allows for easier and more effective brushing and flossing.
How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
At Temple Dental Trails, one of our cosmetic dentists will evaluate your smile and dental health to make sure the treatments or procedures you choose are the best options for you. This consultation may include x-rays and smile design.
During this appointment, you can discuss with your Temple dentist the goals you have for your smile and share any concerns about our treatments or procedures.
I have anxiety about dental procedures. Can you help me?
At Temple Dental Trails, we have the gentlest staff and dentists around, but for those who need a little extra, we offer nitrous oxide. This safe gas is administered through a small nasal mask and gives patients a dreamy and floating feeling—extremely relaxing. After your procedure or treatment, we remove the mask, and you return to your normal state immediately.
For those with extreme anxiety, we offer conscious oral sedation and monitor you closely during your procedure. If you choose oral sedation, you will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from your dental appointment because the medication is taken before you arrive at our dental office.
Before administering oral sedation, a member of our team will take a thorough history to make sure this is the best and safest option for you.
We never want anxiety to prevent you from getting the beautiful smile you deserve.
Do you offer dental implants?
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today! Not only do they give you a beautiful smile but they also replace your tooth’s root. When you replace your tooth’s root, you help prevent bone loss in your jaw.
Dental implants are thin titanium posts. These posts are implanted in your jaw, bond with the bone, and create a stable base for a tooth restoration. You can opt for a single implant or a few implants to support a dental bridge or denture. Titanium is strong enough to be this supportive!
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers in Temple TX have become a very popular treatment because they look beautiful and are indistinguishable from real teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed on the surface of your teeth—at the fronts—so they can be used to correct a wide variety of dental flaws. Veneers can:
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Correct the appearance of misaligned teeth
- Reshape poorly proportioned teeth
- Disguise severe staining or discoloration
Considering everything that veneers can do, they are a convenient treatment that usually only requires two office visits to complete.
What are no-prep veneers?
As the name implies, no-prep veneers in Temple, TX are a form of veneers where we don't need to alter your natural tooth. A tooth-colored composite filling material is bonded to your tooth and shaped by our cosmetic dentists to achieve the desired results. Since we don't have to remove healthy tooth structure as we do with porcelain veneers, no-prep veneers can be removed at any time with no damage to your tooth. Since no-prep veneers are a more conservative solution than dental veneers, the process tends to cost less. However, dental bonding needs to be replaced every five years or so, while porocelain veneers can last 10 years or longer with proper care.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding in Temple, TX is a process in which one of our top cosmetic dentists uses composite resin to shape a tooth, conceal a dental flaw, or close a small gap between teeth. This resin is always colored to match your smile.
Dental bonding is a practical and affordable cosmetic dentistry option.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Have you been putting off orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to spend years in metal braces? If so, Invisalign at Temple Dental Trails may be the solution you’ve been looking for!
Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable, virtually invisible, and can be removed while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign also contributes to better oral hygiene because straight teeth are easier to clean. Additionally, an improved bite following Invisalign therapy means less wear and tear on teeth.
At Temple Dental Trails, we want you to have a healthy smile for life.
Is Six Month Smiles right for me?
Six Month Smiles clear braces are a great option if your alignment issues are more cosmetic in nature. Unlike traditional braces, this short-term orthodontic treatment focuses on repositioning only the teeth that are visible when you smile. Since we are not trying to correct problems with your dental bite, results can be achieved in as little as six months.
This is an ideal therapy for older teenagers and adults who don’t want the hassle of metal braces or a lengthy orthodontic treatment.
What types of professional teeth whitening do you use?
Almost everyone can benefit from professional teeth whitening treatment to boost their self-confidence and enhance their appearance. We want you to have options, so we offer both ZOOM! Whitening and KöR Deep Bleaching in-office treatments. Both can safely achieve amazing results, and KöR whitening can even get rid of tetracycline stains. Tetracycline is an antibiotic known for fighting infections and, unfortunately, stained teeth.
If you prefer, we can provide you with a custom-made tray and Opalescence whitening gel for convenient at-home treatments at your pace. Your treatment, your way!
Smile with Confidence!
These are just a few of the services we offer that are designed to make your smile the best it can be. Everyone deserves to love their smile, and with the multitude of cosmetic dental treatments available, we can help you achieve exactly the results you’re looking for.
Please contact our Temple dental office to arrange a convenient consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists. Together, we can take your smile to the next beautiful level!