Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX
Cosmetic dentistry combines the science of oral health with the art of creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Dodig offers conservative cosmetic procedures, which allow you to maintain more natural tooth structure while enhancing your smile’s appearance. From closing gaps to removing stains to total smile makeovers, Dr. Dodig offers the full gambit of cosmetic dental services.
When you visit West U Dental for cosmetic dentistry, we’ll take the time to discuss your unique needs and goals. Dr. Dodig never dictates, but rather, partners with patients to create a plan that addresses all of their concerns. Whether you choose composite veneers, teeth whitening, or other services, Dr. Dodig will ensure your expectations are exceeded.
A beautiful smile is important. It can radiate confidence, provide a glimpse into your personality for those you meet, and open doors professionally and personally. If you’re hiding chips, stains, cracks, or slightly crooked teeth behind closed lips, you might be making the wrong impression. It’s time to reach your full smile potential with porcelain veneers from West U Dental.
What You Can Expect with Porcelain Veneers
One procedure to correct multiple dental concerns? Yes! Porcelain veneers allow us to correct multiple flaws and imperfections, giving you a stellar smile in just two appointments. At your first visit, Dr. Dodig will provide you with a complete exam, taking notes on the attributes that make your smile and your face unique. She’ll discuss your thoughts on a perfect smile and help guide you through the many choices for your veneers including the ideal size, shape, color, and style. Dr. Dodig may also prepare your teeth for new veneers by buffing away a tiny amount of enamel. If this step is necessary, we’ll provide you with attractive temporary veneers before you leave our Houston office.
When your handcrafted porcelain veneers arrive, you’ll return to our office for the final fitting and placement. We remove the temporary veneers, make sure you’re completely comfortable with a little anesthetic, and then permanently bond porcelain veneers to your teeth. You’ll leave our office with a brand new smile you’ll be proud to show off and a renewed sense of confidence to achieve your goals!
We understand how important it is to look your best and make the right impression. If your teeth are discolored or stained from food, coffee, tobacco, or aging, your image and confidence can suffer. If you’ve looked in the mirror lately and thought your teeth could use a little boost, you’re not alone. A whopping 80% of Americans want a whiter smile! At West U Dental, we’re doing our part to beautify Houston with in-office and take-home teeth whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Dr. Dodig offers in-office tooth whitening that can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in just a single appointment. Best of all, we’ve chosen a method that doesn’t require lamps or lasers, which can dry out tooth enamel causing sensitivity. You’ll come in for a single teeth whitening appointment and leave our office with a beautifully white smile to show the world immediately!
Prefer your sofa to the dentist’s chair? We appreciate that some of our patients prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their home and offer take-home teeth whitening at our West University dental practice. Dr. Dodig will provide you with custom-fit bleaching trays and a safe, professional grade solution that when used as directed, can give you teeth 6 to 8 shades whiter. Many patients notice a marked improvement after just a week, and report a dazzlingly white smile after two weeks.
In the past, dentists relied on amalgam filling material to restore teeth that have been damaged or decayed. While amalgam fillings offer dental restoration with a durable material, the restorations themselves may not be ideal. Amalgam fillings expand and contract when exposed to changes in temperature increasing the likelihood that the tooth will be damaged or the filling will crack or break away from the treated tooth over time. Composite resin fillings, sometimes referred to as direct or composite resin fillings, offer a longer lasting more natural looking alternative. Composite resin is a malleable material that can be dyed to match natural teeth and molded directly onto the prepared dental surface. Dr. Dodig has years of experience working with composite resin both to correct decay and for purely cosmetic reasons like cover stains or reshaping a crooked tooth.
All-Ceramic restorations provide a unique combination of cosmetic and restorative care. These crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are able to correct dental damage as well as their metallic or porcelain bonded to metal alternatives, but they restore the appearance of smiles more completely. Unlike other options, all-ceramic restorations are crafted from a single ceramic block. These restorations accurately mimic natural tooth enamel. They absorb and reflect light in the same ways and are stain resistant offering long lasting, beautiful results.