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Cosmetic Dentistry — North Central San Antonio

Erase Dental Flaws and Transform Your Pearly Whites

woman with attractive smileEven if you diligently care for your teeth with personal oral hygiene and regular checkups, cosmetic flaws can still pop up and wreak havoc on your appearance. If you’re ready to enjoy a smile that’s truly flawless, contact Legacy Dental SA to find out about undergoing a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our doctors! We can treat dental discoloration, chips, cracks, stains, and gaps between teeth, misshapen tooth structure, and more with our available treatment options here in Castle Hills Forest, helping patients show off the beautiful, confident look of their dreams. Our team looks forward to welcoming you in!

Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist

If you are ready to transform your smile, your first step is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, but which is the right one for you? There are many excellent locations for cosmetic dentistry, but not all will meet your needs or your expectations. It is best to take the time to evaluate all your options to ensure you make the right choice for your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, and you do not want to trust your smile to just anyone. We recommend you follow a few key tips to choose the best dental office.

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Porcelain Veneers

Closeup of beautiful smile with porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are high-quality, tooth-colored restorations that are designed to be extremely thin. This is so our team can fit them over the front surfaces of certain teeth and cement them in place, hiding years of dental flaws all at once behind a flaw-free exterior that shines bright! Veneers can be designed to cover stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even misshapen dental structure. Their structure is so tough that they actually resist staining better than your original teeth do, which means their attractive glow will last longer.

Dr. Eck and the rest of our team often recommend veneers to patients who are hoping to correct an array of cosmetic issues all at once or those who would like to improve alignments of certain teeth without undergoing time-consuming orthodontic treatment. We look forward to helping you find the right treatment option for your unique needs here in San Antonio.

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Metal-Free Restorations

Closeup of teeth examined after metal-free restorations

Here at Legacy Dental SA, our team is proud to offer restorative solutions that strengthen oral health without forcing patients to sacrifice beautiful, natural appearance! Our metal-free crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorations come with several valuable benefits, the most obvious one being that the ceramic materials we use are highly lifelike – they even reflect light just like your original enamel. They’re also conservative, comfortable, and 100% biocompatible. This means that patients won’t have to worry about painful sensitivity or allergic reactions. Better yet, you can get your new, tooth-colored restoration in record time with the help of our modern CEREC technology.

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Direct Bonding

Young woman with flawlessly repaired smile

When you have a small dental flaw that looms large in your otherwise confident smile, direct bonding can be the perfect go-to-solution that helps fix the problem in just one appointment. One of our doctors will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for fillings) to the site and then sculpt it into place so that it matches the rest of the tooth as closely as possible. After hardening it with a curing light, the patient can admire the results and get on with the rest of their day.

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At-Home Whitening Kits

Closeup of brilliant white smile

When we ask patients what their goals are for their smile, the most common answer is by far “whiter teeth.” That’s where our professional take-home kits come in handy! We offer Day White, which comes with personalized oral trays and high-strength whitening gel. The patients’ job is to combine the two and wear them for two spans of 30 minutes each day. This can be done when watching TV, completing chores, or getting ready for work in the morning. After a few weeks of constant use, you should see noticeable improvements.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Woman with questions for her North Central San Antonio cosmetic dentist

At Legacy Dental SA, we offer a variety of treatments that can erase dental flaws and transform your pearly whites. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry below so you can feel more informed. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to provide the information you need.

Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right for Me?

Are you ready to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, but aren’t sure where to begin? Many of our services are quite versatile and can correct several types of issues. For example, you can correct noticeable stains with teeth whitening or direct bonding. Similarly, both porcelain veneers and dental crowns are great choices for improving cracked or misshapen teeth.

During your consultation, your North Central San Antonio cosmetic dentist will have a conversation with you about your smile goals and carefully inspect your teeth. Afterwards, they’ll thoroughly explain all your options as well as their recommendations for how to most effectively achieve your desired results.

Can My Child or Teen Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Try as you might to protect your son’s or daughter’s smile, life happens. Maybe they chipped a tooth while playing sports or stained their enamel by drinking too many energy drinks. Whatever the case, imperfections in their pearly whites can take a toll on their confidence and self-esteem.

Thankfully, there are some cosmetic treatments that are suitable for children and teenagers. Of course, they’ll need to schedule a consultation to ensure they’re a good candidate for options like direct bonding or teeth whitening. Typically, they’ll need to be cavity-free with healthy gums and all their permanent teeth.

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Almost anyone who wants to improve their smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. However, we care just as much about the health of your smile as its looks. Issues like extensive tooth decay, dental infections, and gum disease can make some cosmetic treatments uncomfortable and even negatively influence their success.

If any warning signs of these issues are detected, we’ll address them first. Then once your oral health is back on track, we’ll be able to help you choose the best service for your smile. 

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Just as no two smiles are the same, the cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on their unique needs. Several factors will determine your final price, including how much your smile is being improved and what type of service you need. For example, quick and easy options like teeth whitening and direct bonding are typically less expensive than custom-made solutions like dental crowns or porcelain veneers.

Most dental insurances won’t cover the cost of cosmetic treatments, but we’ll be happy to review your specific policy to maximize your benefits. We also offer third-party financing options through CareCredit. These low and no interest plans can help break up the cost of your treatment into manageable payments that fit into your budget.