Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX
Restorations from Smile Architects are performed to erase any signs of damaged teeth. We offer a variety of materials that can help you achieve a natural and beautiful smile as part of our cosmetic dentistry in Houston. From crowns and bridges to dentures, there are plenty of ways we can help you to put your best smile forward.
All-Porcelain and Empress Crowns
All-porcelain crowns are a perfect alternative for your new crowns or for replacing the traditional ones fused with metal. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, you no longer have to deal with the black lines and discoloration that come with porcelain-fused metal crowns. An all-porcelain crown provides the most natural look.
Meanwhile, empress crowns provide an optimum balance between aesthetics and strength. These unique models are made from a special lithium disilicate ceramic and can be stained or layered to provide virtually perfect contact with the surrounding structures. The absence of shrinkage during the fabrication process also makes it an optimal fit, especially for implants and anterior crowns.
All-zirconia crowns are made from a material that is even stronger than gold and porcelain. These crowns are among the most durable to be manufactured and are made from the industry’s hardest ceramic. Their durability makes them ideal for the back teeth. Despite the impressive strength of all-zirconia crowns, their interaction with your natural teeth is smooth and simple.
Veneers and Lumineers
With all porcelain veneers in Houston, a thin layer of highly compressed porcelain material is placed over a tooth surface. This procedure only takes two visits. We reshape the selected teeth and permanently set the veneer, resulting in a new and natural smile.
Lumineers offer an ultra-thin alternative to traditional veneers if you are seeking a high-end product. The major difference is that your teeth are not reshaped, and only minimal preparation is needed; it does not even require an anesthetic. You can learn more at Lumineers.com.
Permanent Porcelain Bridges
A permanent porcelain bridge serves to connect a gap created by one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made of two or more crowns on either side of the gap, and connected between them are one or more false teeth. Our bridges restore function and aesthetics. Depending on the span of the missing teeth, you will have your choice of all-porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a composite resin.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are indirect restorative procedures in which a small custom-crafted piece of porcelain is perfectly placed in your tooth. This procedure increases the tooth’s integrity and strength while decreasing the postoperative sensitivity.
A removable prosthesis is used to restore missing teeth and specific functions. Specifically, it helps with chewing, daily activities, and aesthetics. They come in different variations, but all contour to your mouth and the natural shape of your teeth.
Traditional Metal Partial Denture
When you need a true solution for multiple missing teeth, a traditional metal partial denture is for you. Its strength and support derive a cast metal frame under an acrylic or resin gums and teeth. The denture may come with attachment hooks that allow it to be fixed on your natural tooth for support. However, if this is not your preference, alternatives are available from our dentists in Houston, TX.
Valplast and Combination Partial Denture
Made from a specific formula, our office creates only the name-brand Valplast Partial Denture, offering superior life-like qualities in both aesthetics and comfort to replace multiple missing teeth. Recent advancements in dental material allow partial dentures to be made without any metal. Ergo, Valplasts are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also the most comfortable teeth replacement option.
You could also opt for the combination partial denture, which features both the Valplasts and the best of traditional metal frame dentures. Sporting a tooth-supported metal frame and the more natural gum colored clasps, the combination partial is both resilient and visually appealing. The combination of the metal framework and plastic clasp eliminates most of the difficulty of recurrent sore spots and renders the denture almost invisible.
If you are missing all of your teeth in either the upper or lower arch, or both, a complete denture is an ideal option for replacement. With a life-like appearance, the denture is designed to fit your specific bite. Our office is happy to provide continued support and adjustments as necessary.
At Smile Architects, we want you to feel good about your teeth. Contact us today for cosmetic dentistry in Houston.