Dr. Catherine Wilder and Dr. Lauren Shepard want their patients to feel confident in their smiles. This is why they offer cosmetic dental services to patients at Katy Smile Design. Cosmetic dentistry not only focuses on the appearance of the smile but also on patients’ overall oral health. For instance, crooked teeth can lead to tooth decay because they are difficult to clean. Straightening misaligned and crooked teeth improves the health and balance of the smile. Additionally, patients who receive teeth whitening treatment are more motivated to maintain their bright results with routine oral hygiene.
Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard are experienced cosmetic dentists in Katy. They offer a range of dental treatments and work with patients one-on-one to find the best cosmetic solutions for their oral health and aesthetic needs. What could a smile makeover do for your smile confidence?
Cosmetic Dentistry in Katy, TX
Cosmetic dental care improves the appearance and health of the teeth and gums:
Clear Invisalign aligners are a modern dental treatment that straightens crooked teeth. This discreet orthodontic treatment uses upper and lower Invisalign aligners that are switched out every two weeks. Invisalign gradually realigns a misaligned smile. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners is that they can be removed. Patients who undergo Invisalign treatment can thoroughly brush their teeth and eat without any dietary restrictions.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of the tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers improve the shape and color of stained, shortened, or fractured teeth. We can color-match dental veneers so they may look brighter or blend in with the color of natural teeth. Dental veneers are often used on front teeth for a more noticeably balanced smile.
Dental bonding is a treatment that benefits patients with small chips and cracks in teeth. The tooth bonding material is biocompatible and adhered directly to the tooth’s surface. Once the material is in the desired shape and color, it is cured. Dental bonding retains the function of teeth while addressing minor cosmetic concerns.
Professional teeth whitening treatment overseen by a dentist can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. When compared to over-the-counter whitening gels, toothpaste, or strips, a professional whitening treatment can provide quicker and more effective results. Professional whitening is also a great option for patients who are going to special events such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Want to know more about cosmetic dentistry? Read answers to common questions about our cosmetic services below:
How does dental bonding compare to porcelain veneers?
Dental bonding offers quicker treatment and is often seen as a more economical alternative to veneers. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and work best for patients with more extensive areas of damage. We recommend bonding over veneers if patients only have a single chip or crack in the enamel and are new to cosmetic treatment.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are often used to cover severely stained teeth. However, they cannot be whitened, even with professional teeth whitening treatment. If you have old veneers that have become discolored, we can replace them with brighter and newer veneers.
How long is treatment with Invisalign?
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the number of aligners needed for each patient as well as their compliance. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 22 hours a day. Any damage done to the aligners will also require more time. Because Invisalign aligners are used for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, treatment is typically shorter than with traditional metal braces.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile? Are you interested in learning more about our cosmetic dental treatments? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard on our website. You can also call Katy Smile Design at 281.843.9814. We serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Richmond, and other local communities. Please let our team know if you have any questions or concerns at your next appointment. They will be happy to assist you.