When decay or injury causes damage to teeth, restorative dental care can return your mouth to a functional state, and because our Houston dentists view all dentistry as cosmetic dentistry, we choose restorative dental materials that match surrounding teeth to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Of course, you can have full oral functionality and still be unhappy with your smile, and that is why we also offer cosmetic dental treatments that can transform your appearance quickly and often without the need for anesthesia.
Fillings are restorations that are used to fill cavities or restore proper shape to teeth that are chipped or broken. At Smile Sonrisa Dental, we use composite resin fillings, which are tinted to match the rest of the tooth. After we apply the putty-like material to the tooth and shape it, we harden and polish it so that the restoration blends seamlessly and shines like natural tooth enamel.
Some decay and breakage is too extensive to cover with a filling, and that is when your Houston family dentist needs to place a crown on it instead. A crown is a hard restoration that covers the whole tooth down to the gumline. Constructed from porcelain, our crowns are carefully designed to match surrounding teeth in color, shape, and translucency for a natural look. Once in place, your crown will look and function just like your natural teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is essential to help preserve the health of your remaining teeth. If injury, decay, or periodontal disease causes you to lose a tooth, a fixed dental bridge will complete your smile. A bridge consists of a porcelain replacement tooth that is connected to two porcelain crowns on either side. These crowns are bonded to the teeth on each side of the gap to anchor the bridge in place, restoring your smile and your ability to bite and chew with ease.
Veneers cover the front surfaces of teeth and can help transform a wide range of imperfections, including stains, chips, pits, gaps, and misshapen teeth. These thin laminates are made of porcelain and are artfully designed to match the color and light-reflecting qualities of your own teeth. This popular cosmetic dental procedure often does not require anesthesia and typically takes only two office visits to complete.
If your only cosmetic complaint about your teeth is that they are stained and discolored, our at-home teeth whitening system is all you need to achieve a winning smile. At your first office visit, we will take impressions of your teeth so that we can create custom whitening trays that fit your mouth perfectly. You will then return to our Houston dental office to pick up your trays, professional-grade whitening formula, and detailed instructions for daily use to achieve a brighter smile in two weeks or less.
Keeping both your health and appearance in mind at all times, our Houston dentists are committed to giving you the highest quality dental care. To learn how we can help you achieve optimal oral health and a great smile, contact the Houston family dentists at Smile Sonrisa Dental today.