Cosmetic Dentistry in North Central San Antonio
When it comes to maintaining oral health, dentist visits once every six months is the standard recommendation. This helps keep the mouth and teeth disease free, and in overall good health. But what if the color or position of teeth is less than perfect, and the patient wants to improve their smile? That’s where a cosmetic dentist comes in.
A cosmetic dentist’s primary job is improving the aesthetics of our patient’s smile. This could include making changes to tooth alignment, color, position, and size.
The Smile Evaluation
To get started, we look at the alignment of the teeth, do they need orthodontic intervention to straighten them. We look at their smile to see how much gum shows, the size of the teeth and the proportions. If there are gum issues, we refer those to a periodontist. A lot of factors are taken into consideration before a plan is created.
Some procedures may be completed in a couple of visits, but if we’re doing a comprehensive smile makeover, that’s going to take a lot more time and visits to achieve the desired effect.
At our clinic, we repair any chipped or broken teeth. Some may need crowns, but often by using veneers, or composite bonding, which are minor procedures, we’re able to change the tooth’s proportions. This makes a dramatic difference in the patient’s smile without costing a lot. Procedures we may use include:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Composite Bonding
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Smile Makeover
Dr. Lazor doesn’t believe in “capping up” teeth so they look like Chiclets. If the natural tooth looks nice and functions well, we make every effort to keep it. Our philosophy is to make significant changes using as little dentistry as possible.