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The intent of esthetic dentistry is to completely transform what
otherwise is an average smile into an award-winning smile. This is not to say that our objective is
to indulge an individuals vanity, but rather our goal is to improve self-esteem
in a scientific manner that helps the individual lead a more functional and
A person who believes that he or she cannot show their teeth when they
smile feels severely limited in personal relationships and professional
situations. This debilitating
affect on social interaction can make a person who is otherwise gregarious and
dynamic become shy, withdrawn, or even sullen toward the world.
Esthetic dentistry restores self confidence by restoring a genuine beauty
to the smile that can be projected back into the world in the form of a robust
and fulfilling lifestyle. There is
nothing vain or ego-driven about this.
It is more being ones own personal best than anything
The psychological dynamics of this service are only part of the equation,
however. Real science has to go
into transforming this intangible sense of new-found confidence into tangible
realities that can be seen by others in public and appreciated by the individual
In order to accomplish this objective, it is necessary for us first to
carefully examine every aspect of your smile. Assessments must be made as to the
degree of repair or improvement needed, and appropriate esthetic dentistry
treatments must be implemented to correct the issues at hand.
are a number of esthetic dentistry services that target specific cosmetic dental
challenges and correct problems with amazing results. Just a few of these services include,
but are not limited, to the following:
Teeth are crooked and need to be straightened. New types of mouthguards and new forms
of orthodontics such as Invisalign have replaced the metal brackets and
wire of traditional orthodontics and can correct an irregular smile with
pain-free, unobtrusive techniques that wont embarrass patients or get in the
way of eating or social interaction.
that have gaps between them can be corrected with cosmetic
orthodontics or cosmetic
dental bonding. Thin
can also be placed on the sides of the teeth to fill in the gaps.
Teeth that are stained and need to be whitened can be treated by
cosmetic resin or professional dental
cosmetic tooth cleaning services.
that hang embarrassingly over the tops of your teeth can be altered through a
process called crown
causes the tops of your teeth to be visible when you smile without your gums
themselves being visible.
that are too long can be reshaped comfortable so that the edges of the top teeth
smoothly follow the curve of the lower lip.
Esthetic dentistry uses a variety of tools, technology, and methodologies
not commonly used in general
dentistry. Some of its
benefits are purely cosmetic, while others have real medical value as well. For this reason, practitioners of this
highly specialized science must pursue credentials in licensing in general
dentistry as well as cosmetic
dentistry in order to offer each patient the maximum benefits that
any given procedure can provide.
Dentistry is a specialized field that requires extensive knowledge and
experience to be done correctly. The Medical Center Dental Group in
Houston, Texas brings all of that and more to the direct benefit of each and
every patient we treat. Although we are located in the world famous Houston
Medical Center at Scurlock Towers, we routinely see dental patients who travel
from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont Midland and Houston, Texas to
see Dr. Dale Brant, Dr. Charles Campbell or Dr. Elizabeth
OSullivan-Winslow for their cosmetic denistry