Fix that Lackluster Smile

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The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that an attractive smile makes a good first impression–important in our  image-conscious society. Professional teeth whitening and other services from your cosmetic dentist in Denton, Dr. Samantha Leatherwood, take worm smiles from lack lustre to Wow! You’ll get noticed and feel better about yourself, too.

Getting that Just-right Smile

The team at Leatherwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry agree that your smile impacts how people perceive your personality. Smile aesthetics affect how you feel inside, too. So, Dr. Leatherwood offers the latest in aesthetic dental services, including tooth-colored fillings, Zoom! Whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign clear aligners in Denton.

To begin a makeover, the dentist discusses with the patient what changes he or she would like to accomplish. A patient’s realistic goals are critical to success in any cosmetic smile makeover. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Leatherwood presents some recommendations which fit with the patient’s preferences, budget and schedule.

Do you think your smile is dull and yellow? Smoking, darkly pigmented foods and beverages and the aging process can stain your tooth enamel. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening in Denton is a cost-sparing, safe and easy way to brighten tooth color. Dr. Leatherwood offers both in-office and at-home whitening treatments featuring the innovative Zoom! Whitening system.  A concentrated peroxide gel lifts out discolorations in about an hour in the dental office.  At-home kits render the same bright results more gradually via customized acrylic trays.

The doctor may address deeper stains, cracks and unevenness with popular porcelain veneers. Made from translucent dental grade ceramic,  porcelain veneers cover the front side of one or more teeth. They are permanently bonded in place and last for years with good care at home.

For More Involved Makeovers

Adults want straight, well-aligned smiles, but perhaps they never received orthodontic correction. So, Invisalign clear braces are a discreet but effective orthodontic alternative for mild to moderate alignment problems.

With Invisalign, patients wear pairs of custom-designed aligners. They fit snugly over teeth and gradually move them into more favorable positions. Unlike traditional braces, treatment time with Invisalign is relatively quick. Plus, because Invisalign appliances are removable, oral hygiene is easy. There are none of the dietary restrictions or oral irritations that complicate traditional braces.

Finally, for an unbeatable combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Leatherwood places tooth-colored fillings and modern dental implants. White fillings are made from composite resin bonded directly to tooth enamel for a seamless, durable repair of tooth decay. Dental implants replace missing teeth from root to crown, and because of their positions in the jaw bone, implants strengthen the jaw and and stay secure for decades. Also, they may anchor bridgework and partial or full dentures.

Learn More

Find out about cosmetic dentistry.  Contact Leatherwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today for your smile consultation. The team will be create a treatment plan that changes your dull teeth into a sparkling smile.