At El Paso Modern Dentistry, we specialize in several cosmetic treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile. The type of treatment we recommend depends on your desired results. From professional whitening to full-coverage restorations, our cosmetic services can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Many patients visit our office, hoping to brighten their smile. As a result, professional teeth whitening is one of our most popular treatments. We usually recommend teeth whitening for people that have stubborn stains and yellowing teeth.
There are many store-bought products designed to whiten teeth. However, most of these options produce disappointing results due to a low bleach concentration. During your professional whitening, we will safely and effectively administer a high-concentration bleaching solution that drastically improves the brightness of your smile. Your smile may be up to eight shades whiter following your treatment! Read More About Teeth Whitening.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap we use to restore the function and esthetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. For this reason, a crown is considered both a cosmetic and restorative appliance. Until fairly recently, designing and placing a crown required several appointments.
To place a dental crown, we must completely reshape the existing tooth. Once the tooth is reshaped, we take an impression of the area, which we use to fabricate your final crown. In the past, the fabrication process took several weeks to complete.
Our office utilizes advanced technology to offer same-day dental crowns. The process, which involves 3-D imaging, allows us to prepare your tooth, design your crown, and permanently bond it to the enamel within a single appointment. Same-day crowns provide several benefits, including:
Less time in the dental chair and fewer appointments
Little to no discomfort thanks to digital impressions and local anesthetic
A level of durability that allows your crown to last upwards of 20 years
A cost-effective alternative to traditional crowns
A porcelain or zirconia restoration that will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth
A dental veneer is a conservative alternative to a full-coverage dental crown. This type of restoration is used to cover the front surface of a visually displeasing tooth. Razor-thin veneers allow us to preserve more of your natural enamel rather than completely reshaping the tooth.
During your consultation, Enrique Darancou, DDS will be able to determine if you qualify for veneers. The number of veneers we recommend depends on the number of teeth that require cosmetic modification. Veneers are most often used for anterior teeth, or teeth in the front of your mouth. Posterior teeth, such as the molars and premolars, typically require dental crowns due to the strong forces of your bite.
Most veneers these days are fabricated with porcelain. Porcelain can be shaped and textured to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. This ceramic material also possesses the same light-reflective properties as natural enamel. In other words, your restoration will be virtually-indistinguishable for the rest of your smile.