Your smile plays a big role in how you see yourself and interact with others. Missing, crooked or discolored teeth can impact your self-esteem, social life and career. A restoration dentist needs to have extensive experience, advanced training and considerable artistic skills to create smile makeovers that stand the test of time. At Smile 32 Dentistry, our restoration dentist Dr. Vakil combines advanced training and technology with an eye for aesthetic dentistry to deliver beautiful, long-lasting smile makeovers. We create personalized treatment plans that best suit each patient’s unique needs and budget. We believe everyone deserves the smile of their dreams, so we work with many insurance providers and offer financing. Our team loves creating dream smile makeovers with cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX and seeing firsthand how this positively changes our patients’ confidence and outlook on life!
We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry in Houston, TX designed to restore the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. During your consultation, our restoration dentist will discuss your smile goals and ways to improve your oral health. In order to move forward, your teeth and gums need to be healthy, so a thorough oral exam is essential to ensure there is no decay or gum disease. Creating an ideal smile makeover customized to your unique needs involves combining different cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the look of each individual tooth, while also creating a symmetrical smile that complements your facial structure, lips and skin tone. The length and cost of treatment is determined by the extent of your cosmetic tooth flaws and the types of treatment needed to restore your smile beauty. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be amazed by the flawless and beautiful smile reflecting back at you! With proper at-home hygiene care and professional dental care, you’ll enjoy a gorgeous smile, improved confidence and better long-term oral health.
Dental crowns are “caps” that cover and restore damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. While they accomplish some of the same cosmetic goals as veneers, crowns surround your entire tooth, thereby providing greater functional stability. Dental bridges consist of several porcelain dental crowns that replace one or more missing teeth in a row. They attach to teeth on either side of the empty tooth socket(s) to restore aesthetics and function to the area, prevent shifting of other teeth and restore a complete smile after tooth loss.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that close gaps between teeth, even out their length and cover dark stains and/or chips. Veneers are thin shells that require minimal removal of tooth enamel. They cover the front surface of a single tooth and fit naturally alongside each other or existing teeth. Some crooked teeth can even appear straighter after veneers are placed.
Composite resin is used to restore function and aesthetics to teeth that are discolored or physically damaged. The tooth-colored plastic resin blends in and strengthens the existing tooth to protect it from further damage. Bonding is an effective method for treating chipped, fractured, discolored or decaying teeth.
Yellow or stained teeth negatively impact your appearance and confidence. Professional teeth whitening in Houston, TX can brighten teeth multiple shades whiter in just one session! At Smile 32 Dentistry, we use professional-grade bleaching agents that penetrate deep into the inner layers of your teeth to remove both surface-level and deep stains. Teeth whitening from our cosmetic dentist is personalized and monitored for safe, stunning and long-lasting results.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to straighten crooked teeth by strategically applying torque and pressure. While the primary goal of orthodontics is to correct functional issues such as crooked teeth or misaligned bites, braces also provide significant cosmetic benefits. Depending on your issue, it can take several months to a few years to achieve optimal alignment with braces.
Invisalign in Houston, TX relies on customized clear aligners that are nearly invisible. While the process is similar to traditional braces, Invisalign eliminates the need for unwieldy metal brackets and painful wires that require tightening. You’ll wear your custom aligners 22 hours a day, but can easily remove them for eating and oral hygiene. The aligners are changed out every two weeks and slowly move your teeth into place, making one minor adjustment at a time—gradually and comfortably until your teeth are beautifully aligned.
Occlusion describes the way your upper and lower teeth fit together, during chewing or when your mouth is closed. An occlusal adjustment removes minor interferences from your teeth that prevent proper function. If left untreated, malocclusion (bad bite) can lead to fractures, enamel wear and teeth grinding (bruxism), among other issues. An occlusal adjustment is a quick and simple procedure to remedy minor problems that most commonly occur after getting fillings or crowns. This involves biting down on a strip of paper so we can see how your teeth make contact. We smooth the problem areas just enough to remove the interference, then repeat the process until the issue is corrected.
Composite fillings are a metal-free alternative to silver amalgam fillings that offer excellent durability and far better aesthetics. Because composite is naturally tooth-colored, the filling blends in with your tooth, thereby eliminating the obtrusive gray or black color, as well as potential metal sensitivity associated with silver fillings.
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays are made from a porcelain or composite material and attached to your teeth with special dental adhesive. Dr. Vakil offers this option if your tooth decay is too extensive for a regular composite filling but isn’t large enough for a crown. Inlays replace an inside portion of a tooth to prevent further decay, while onlays restore one or more cusps (raised points) on your tooth to strengthen it and/or restore its natural shape.
The appearance of your gums is essential to your smile beauty. Excessive gingival display (gummy smile) involves too much gum tissue covering your teeth. This fairly common problem causes a disproportionate tooth-to-gum ratio and can lead to self-esteem issues. Crown lengthening reshapes the gums around your teeth to create a more balanced look. It’s also done for functional reasons to uncover adequate tooth structure to place a crown.
Dental implants in Houston, TX permanently replace one or more missing teeth to restore normal function and natural aesthetics. Implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution due to their superior strength, versatility and longevity. By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide the strength and stability to eat all the foods you love, without struggling to chew. Additionally, they prevent bone loss, stimulate and maintain healthy bone density and help support facial features.