Smile Transforming Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington
Getting a flawless smile doesn’t have to be just a dream. At James T. Gray, DDS’s Arlington dental office, we offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry treatments that brighten, straighten, and perfect dental irregularities leaving our patients with confident, beautiful smiles. If you’re interested in finding out more about cosmetic dentistry, contact our team to schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and other nearby communities to visit our state-of-the-art Arlington, TX dental office.
Using thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain, veneers allow us to conceal any number of cosmetic flaws including uneven spacing between teeth, crooked or malformed teeth, deep set stains that aren’t responsive to whitening, and more. The process is simple and almost entirely painless. Over the course of two visits to our office, we’ll prepare teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of smiles. This allows the porcelain veneer to lay flat. Then, we capture bite impressions that are used by our dental lab to craft a custom veneer, and before patients leave, we attach a temporary veneer to protect the prepared teeth. Once we receive the final veneer, patients return to exchange their temporary for a high quality custom porcelain veneer.
All-ceramic restorations offer equally restorative and cosmetic improvements for patients, and unlike other restorative materials, these metal-free solutions are safe and effective for those patients who experience allergies and sensitivities to metal. We can use all ceramic restorations to repair severely damaged or decayed teeth, conceal cosmetic flaws, and replace missing teeth. We’re also able to design, craft, and place these custom restorations in a single visit to our office using the CEREC same day restoration system.
In some cases, we’re able to provide a same day, low prep alternative to porcelain veneers by concealing cosmetic flaws with composite resin. This material is commonly used in fillings to repair damaged or decayed teeth, but we can also utilize composite resin to correct gaps, stains, and other cosmetic irregularities. We simply apply a layer of composite, shape it in place, and use a curing light to harden the material. For patients with minor cosmetic flaws, direct bonding may be a faster and more affordable alternative to veneers.
For patients interested in brightening their smiles in about an hour, we offer fast and effective Zoom! and Boost in office whitening treatments. Many patients who visit our office have tried ineffective over the counter whitening kits, and they think whitening doesn’t work. However, our in-office treatments counteract the failings of these store-bought products by offering personalized doses of professional levels of whitening agent. Additionally, we apply these products in a safer and more effective manner.
At-Home Whitening Kits
For patients interested in achieving a whiter smile more gradually and those who have sensitive teeth, at-home whitening kits from our team may deliver the desired results. Using professional grade whitening gel and customized application trays, our take-home Zoom! whitening kits are able to remain active on teeth to remove stains for significantly longer periods of time than over the counter products. That means within two weeks of daily application, patients see dramatically brighter smiles.