Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer multiple treatment options to correct your smile.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If you are unable to chew because your bite is misaligned, full mouth rehab is a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Whether your teeth are short, worn, chipped or broken, full mouth rehabilitation can give you the smile you deserve! Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in many cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation completed by Dr Neela Patel!

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Using the artistry of cosmetic dentistry combined with the knowledge of proper bite occlusion, we can create a beautiful, functional and comfortable smile. We utilize the most advanced technology available to capture computerized images of the jaw’s muscle function in both the relaxed and stressed positions allowing us to determine the best course of treatment for your specific case. We will work with you individually to create a customized treatment plan that will deliver optimal results. Our highly skilled team may use porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, dental implants and/or tooth whitening to complete your full mouth rehabilitation.

Results will be phenomenal – providing patients with a proper bite that will eliminate future problems
and create a beautiful, healthy smile that will make heads turn!

Contact Texas Center of Dental Excellence to schedule your consultation to see if you are a good candidate for full mouth rehabilitation.

Smile Makeover

We proudly offer the latest treatments and technologies available in cosmetic dentistry. Combining the use of porcelain veneers and crowns, we can completely transform your smile in just a matter of days!

Smile Makeover completed by Dr. Neela Patel!

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Our doctor and skilled team will work with you individually to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and desires. The number of visits and treatments necessary will be determined by the level of correction needed for your smile. A series of photographs are taken before and after the procedure(s) to compare the results, impressions are taken of the teeth and customized restorations are fabricated and fitted permanently to your teeth – giving you a new and improved beautiful smile.

Benefits of a Smile Makeover:

  • Replace missing or broken teeth
  • Repair chipped or worn teeth
  • Straighten teeth
  • Replace metal fillings with tooth-colored, porcelain fillings
  • Correct an uneven gum line
  • Whiten your teeth

Veneers

Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” of porcelain typically attached to your front teeth. They are permanently bonded to your teeth and are a great alternative to improve the appearance of your smile.

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Common problems that veneers are used for:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.

Porcelain Crowns & Bridges

All Porcelain (ceramic) Crowns

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, lacking enamel and tooth structure, or cracked. Porcelain crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to make an unnatural crown look more like your real tooth. Porcelain materials used are aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide or zirconia, glass-bonded ceramic (“Vitablock”) or glass-ceramic (“ips.emax” lithium disilicate formed into machinable blocks, which are fired again after machining).

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A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. All bridges are cemented or bonded in place and are not removable by the patient.

There are three main types of bridges:

A Fixed bridge** is the most popular and consists of a filler tooth that is attached in between two crowns, which fit over the existing teeth and hold the filler tooth (pontic crown**) in place.

The “Maryland” bridge** is commonly used to replace missing front teeth. This bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to metal bands bonded to and hidden behind the backs of the neighboring support teeth.

The Cantilever bridge** is often used when there are teeth on only one side of the span. A typical three-unit cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth space. The filler tooth is then connected to the two crowned teeth, which extend into the missing tooth space or end.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

1. Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
2. Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
3. Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes two weeks).
4. Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the permanent custom-made crown is being created.
5. Applying the permanent crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the permanent one onto the tooth.
6. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist permanently cements or bonds it into place.

This process generally consists of a minimum of 2-3 visits over a three to five week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

Zoom!** Teeth Whitening

One of the latest methods we use is the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System. A specially designed light activates the Zoom! Whitening Gel to gently break down stains on your teeth to put the sparkle back in your smile!

Zoom! Whitening is very safe while under the supervision of a trained dentist. It is one of the safest procedures in cosmetic dentistry. However, we do not recommend this procedure for pregnant women or children under age 13. Zoom! Whitening lightens or brightens teeth up to five shades.

You will be given some post-whitening care instructions after your procedure. It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen after whitening to preserve your bright, white smile. We also recommend occasional touch-ups with the Zoom! Take-Home Gel, Zoom! Whitening Pen, and In Office Zoom! Quick Time at your next hygiene visit. Your smile will always be brighter than it was before the procedure, but by following these simple instructions, you can retain your results for a long time!

Although the Zoom! System can help almost anyone, it may not be as effective in every case. We can determine if tooth whitening is a possible option for your case. If you are considering using the Zoom! System, call us today for a whitening evaluation.