Choosing Cosmetic Dentistry

Choosing Cosmetic DentistryYour eyes may be the window to your soul, but that makes your smile the welcome mat. Your teeth should make you want to smile confidently. If you get embarrassed and try to hide your teeth when you laugh or smile, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry. There are options that can range from simply removing some stains to a complete smile overhaul. Chips and cracks can be repaired. Deep stains can be removed or covered. Cosmetic dentistry does not mean giving you a smile that looks like everyone elses; it means giving you a smile that is perfect for you. How do you know how to choose the cosmetic treatment right for you and your smile?


Most stains can be removed through a professional whitening treatment. Opalescence® in-office teeth-whitening system is a professional-grade whitening gel that is designed to brighten your teeth safely and effectively.


Some stains are deep within the tooth and cannot be whitened from the outside. Bonding may be an option to cover up the deep stains. Bonding is a cosmetic treatment where a composite bonding material, just like the tooth-colored resin used in fillings, is applied directly to a tooth. The resin is very natural looking and can be color-matched and shaped to fit your smile. Bonding is not only great for covering deep stains, but it can be applied to teeth with chips, cracks, or teeth that are misshapen or sized. Contouring a tooth involves altering the shape of a tooth such as smoothing a jagged edge.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers is the most comprehensive cosmetic option that can provide a complete smile overhaul. Veneers are porcelain shells mimicking the appearance of a tooth’s enamel. They can be created to fit the desired color, shape, and size. Multiple issues and multiple teeth can be addressed at one time.

Talk to your dentist about your cosmetic options

The team at Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, can help you choose the right cosmetic option. To schedule a consultation, call us at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.