If you watched the 90th Annual Academy Awards a few days ago, you may have been dazzled by the parade of celebrities dressed in their glamorous best as they walked the red carpet. As dentists, of course, one of the first things we notice are all the perfectly white, flawless teeth.
Now, entertainers are not more likely than anyone else to have naturally amazing smiles. Just like the rest of us, many of them have a history of blemished pearly whites. But, with the exception of a few celebs who’ve decided to own their imperfect grins, famous people often owe their dental perfection to the magic of cosmetic dentistry.
Of course, you don’t need to be a movie star to reap the benefits of cosmetic dental procedures. If your teeth have multiple issues and you don’t even know where to start, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover. This is a custom plan designed to give you a dazzling Hollywood grin — right here in Lewisville, TX.
Read below to learn what procedures may be incorporated into your treatment plan, and call Creekview Family Dentistry at 972-505-3423 to book a consultation.
Perhaps no other procedures embody the Hollywood smile like veneers. These were actually created by a Los Angeles dentist almost one hundred years ago in order to make actors’ teeth look stunning on screen — although permanent veneers didn’t become possible until advancements in etching and adhesion technology in the 1980s.
A veneer is a very thin shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth. It is crafted to match your tooth shape and color precisely — minus, of course, any flaws. While veneers may be made from a variety of materials, at Creekview Family Dentistry, our veneers are manufactured from high-quality porcelain. This is durable, stain resistant, and reflects light like real tooth enamel for a realistic appearance. Veneers are dental multitaskers, covering a host of problems in one procedure including:
- Spaces and gaps
- Slight crookedness
- Oddly shaped teeth
Your veneers will be custom made from precise impressions of your teeth and with proper care can last decades.
Lifting all those stains that have accumulated on your teeth is a simple way to make you look vibrant and years younger.
Teeth whitening kits are widely available at drugstores and supermarkets. But due to ill-fitting trays and weak whitening formulas, these products deliver inferior results to our professional systems. For your convenience, we offer two very different but highly effective teeth-whitening solutions.
If you want a beautifully white smile fast — say, you have a special event coming up and you’ve just realized your teeth aren’t picture-ready — our Zoom in-office treatment delivers immediate results. You will come in for your appointment, and in about 45 minutes, your teeth will be up to eight shades brighter.
If you’d rather whiten your teeth gradually at home, we recommend Patterson’s take-home kits. Based on the condition of your teeth and preferences, we will help you choose the solution that best fits your needs. Patterson gels contain .11 percent fluoride ion, which minimizes sensitivity.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your gums — they are too prominent, your gumline is uneven, or they make your teeth look too small — we can gently reshape them using the most state-of-the-art techniques with minimal discomfort and invasiveness. The result is a smile in perfect balance.
Like veneers, tooth bonding hides a variety of flaws like chips, cracks, gaps, stains, and minor crookedness. But the procedure is far simpler and less expensive. We take a composite resin material that’s perfectly matched to your tooth color and sculpt it onto the surface of your enamel, covering any flaws. The resin is hardened using a special light. We make final adjustments, polish the resin, and voila! The results are perfectly natural looking.
We offer several orthodontic options for both kids and adults and for a range of budgets.
- Traditional braces easily correct even severe alignment problems. Modern metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than the braces of the past.
- Six Month Smiles, just as the name suggests, will move your teeth in about six months. The product is discreet, with invisible wires that don’t require tightening.
- Invisalign uses clear, removable plastic aligners that shift your teeth into position. The aligners are comfortable to wear and have no sharp metal parts. Because they are removable, you can eat what you want and cleaning your teeth is a breeze.
- Cfast products are designed to quickly correct the alignment of your top front and top bottom teeth, otherwise known as the “social six.” Our doctors will be happy to discuss your Cfast options.