Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

IDTC Dental Center LLC -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

IDTC Dental Center LLC

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Grand Prairie, TX

If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you need a dentist you can trust to enhance your smile. At IDTC Dental Center LLC in Grand Prairie, Texas, Kenneth Higgins, DDS, and the team have special training in cosmetic dentistry. These aesthetic treatments focus on improving the appearance of your smile. To find the right cosmetic treatment for you, call IDTC Dental Center LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry aims to make improvements to the way your smile looks. While these treatments focus on aesthetic enhancements, they can also improve your oral health by restoring your bite, tooth alignment, or by making your teeth easier to clean. 

With modern advances in cosmetic dentistry, the team at IDTC Dental Center LLC can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth for a whiter, more attractive look.

What can cosmetic dentistry treat?

Cosmetic dentistry can correct a wide range of concerns that you may have with your smile. The right cosmetic treatment can:

  • Whiten yellow teeth
  • Repair cracked or broken teeth
  • Restore missing teeth
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Close gapped teeth
  • Hide large fillings
  • Improve tooth alignment

After a full dental exam, the team can determine whether you could benefit from one or more cosmetic treatments.

What are the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments?

Many cosmetic treatments can enhance your smile, such as:

Teeth whitening

In-house teeth whitening produces faster, more noticeable results when compared to at-home whitening treatments. Chairside whitening uses a combination of special whitening solutions and a curing light or laser to remove deep stains from your teeth in a single visit.

Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of your teeth. Once placed, they can change the shape, size, length, or color of your teeth. They’re ideal for those who want to transform their smiles without extensive dental work.

Cosmetic fillings

Tooth-colored fillings, or white fillings, use composite resin to fill a cavity. Unlike traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, cosmetic fillings blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can even repair small tooth chips and cracks.

Dental crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible portion of your tooth. It restores the shape, size, and color of a damaged tooth. Not only do crowns improve the appearance of your teeth, but they also help restore your bite.

Dental bridge

A dental bridge is a device that restores missing teeth. It consists of dental crowns with an artificial tooth in the middle. The artificial tooth sits in the space that your missing tooth once occupied, while the dental crowns fit over the surrounding anchor teeth. The crowns support the bridge to keep it firmly in place.

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium posts bonded to your jaw and are used to replace missing teeth. They’re ideal if you have missing teeth and are unhappy with the look and feel of a dental bridge or dentures.

To find the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you, call IDTC Dental Center LLC, or book an appointment online today.