Our office offers every aspect of dental care, from the basics of preventive dentistry for your entire family to complex restorative dental care treatments designed to correct damage and get your smile back into shape. However, we also offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments because we know that your confidence is just as important as your health. Dr. Garrett Mulkey enjoys focusing his efforts on the cosmetic aspects of dentistry as much as possible at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford because there is no better feeling than changing someone’s life by making them proud of their beautiful smile. If you’re ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted, be sure to contact our office today for an appointment. We’re happy to serve patients from Weatherford, Aledo, Brock, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Springtown, and beyond.
The Bioclear method is a unique type of dental bonding. It involves the use of special matrices that wrap around teeth and provide the ideal mold for the resin that reshapes them. Bioclear can disguise a number of aesthetic flaws, including chips, discoloration, small gaps between the teeth, and even pesky black triangles near the gumline. The process is noninvasive, fast, and comfortable. The results are totally natural-looking and have the potential to last for 10 years or longer.
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are placed on the front of the teeth to correct problems with their appearance. This is a fairly simple way to completely change the look of your smile, correcting a number of cosmetic issues with a single treatment.
Restorations such as crowns and bridges have been made of metal for years because the material is strong, durable, and can be shaped to easily fit in a person’s mouth. The only problem? They were dark gray and really affected the appearance of a person’s smile, and they broadcast to the world that dental work has been done. Even with porcelain fused to metal, an unsightly gray line was always present near the gums.
With metal-free restorations, you get all of the benefits of traditional restorations with none of the aesthetic drawbacks. They are made of 100% dental porcelain, which is just as strong and durable as metal, but can be custom-shaded to match a patient’s particular teeth. The process to get them is the same as metal restorations, but the end result will be a tooth that looks great and lasts for decades. The only person who will know that you’ve had teeth repaired is you.
It’s amazing how the smallest imperfection can completely throw off the entire look of your smile. A single chipped tooth becomes the first thing you look at in the mirror, and you find yourself constantly running your tongue over it. Wouldn’t it be nice if your dentist could just sculpt it away? With direct bonding, that’s exactly what they can do.
With direct bonding, your dentist will apply a putty-like composite resin to your teeth and mold it to repair and mask a wide array of small flaws. It can hide chips and cracks, and even improve the shape, color, and alignment of a few teeth. Your dentist will then use a special curing light to harden the resin in a few minutes, and now your smile is ready for the world! It’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective treatments in all of cosmetic dentistry. However, just because it is fast doesn’t mean it won’t last. With regular home oral hygiene and regular check-ups, your direct bonding can easily last for up to 10 years.
Everyone experiences tooth discoloration, but modern dentistry offers a solution. With professional teeth whitening from Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, you can turn back time on your smile, bringing back the brightness of youth.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take those few spare moments you have at home to whiten your smile? With Zoom! Whitening’s DayWhite and NightWhite kits, we let you achieve a drastically brighter smile in the comfort of your own home.
You just need to come into our office so we can fit you for a custom-made mouth tray. This will hold the bleaching gel we’ll give you and prevent it from mixing with your saliva (which renders it ineffective). This is a key part of the process because many store bought whitening kits might appear similar, but they are made to fit a wide range of people. The result? Uncomfortable mouth trays that don’t protect the whitening gel. With our kits, your results are always guaranteed. Plus, our whitening gel is much more highly concentrated than anything you’ll find on store shelves, assuring you’ll get a better, longer lasting result every time.
You just need to use the kit every day for about 2 weeks as directed to get full results. However, we bet you’ll see a difference after just one treatment!
Do you want perfect skin and lips to complement your gorgeous smile? The Fotona Lightwalker uses a laser to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production process. This results in firmer, tighter skin. We can utilize this technology to help you achieve plumper lips, a more youthful-looking neck, and smoother facial skin. Fotona Lightwalker treatments are totally noninvasive — no needles or fillers necessary! Over the course of several treatment sessions, you can achieve results that last for years.
Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you no longer have to suffer from having imperfect teeth that make you feel self-conscious around others. With the help of your cosmetic dentist in Weatherford, TX, you can smile brighter than ever before. Even if you’re excited at the prospect of transforming your pearly whites, we understand that you may have some questions that you need answered beforehand. That’s why we’ve included the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding cosmetic dentistry below.
Many patients are understandably concerned about whether their cosmetic dental treatments will hurt, but we’re here to tell you that we’ll go out of our way to make sure you’re comfortable the entire time. Many of our cosmetic services, including Bioclear bonding, teeth whitening, and Fotona Lightwalker treatments, are non-invasive. So, we shouldn’t even need to numb your mouth in order to prevent discomfort. For treatments wherein we need to adjust the shape of the teeth, such as veneers, we’ll administer local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel pain during the procedure (although your mouth may feel slightly sore for the next few days).
If you’re not in love with the smile you see in your reflection, then chances are you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. After all, we offer a variety of options for improving just about every aspect of your grin. Our teeth whitening solutions, for instance, are several times more effective than any product you’ll find online or in stores. Plus, our Fotona Lightwalker treatments can make your skin look fuller and more vibrant, shaving years or even decades off of your appearance.
Of course, the best way to know for sure whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry is to call our office and ask! With a consultation, we can determine the best way to bring about your ideal smile.
Naturally, the lifespan of your smile transformation will vary based on the treatments you’re getting, with some services producing longer-lasting results than others. In general, quick and easy treatments like bonding and whitening tend to not last for quite as long as more customized treatments like veneers. With most services, though, you can expect your smile to look great for some time to come as long as you take good care of your smile with daily oral hygiene, regular dental checkups, and limiting foods and beverages that could stain your teeth.
Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Its pricy reputation is likely from the fact that cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance, so you will typically need to pay out of pocket. Improving your smile may seem costly at first, but when you consider the investment that you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life, you may find that your smile makeover ends up paying for itself.
As long as you’re under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dentistry treatments are perfectly safe for the majority of patients. Of course, not every treatment is right for every patient. This is why your dentist will examine your smile beforehand to give you an honest assessment of which procedures may or may not be right for you. Some cosmetic services may pose a risk if an underlying oral health issue isn’t treated first. However, your dentist will address these problems beforehand.
For most of history, dentistry was focused on preventing and treating dental problems. In the past few decades, thanks to modern techniques and technology, as well as increased knowledge of proper oral health, the average person has much better dental health. With more people having healthy smiles, they can choose to focus on the appearance of their smile as well as dental health. Nowadays, cosmetic services are becoming more affordable, increasing accessibility.