Cosmetic Dentistry

Artaza Dental

Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry & Dental Implants Specialist located in West Houston, Katy, TX

If the way your smile looks doesn’t appeal to you, cosmetic dentistry can make changes to your teeth and gums to improve their beauty. At Artaza Dental in Katy, Texas, Hugo Artaza, DDS, and his team offer a wide selection of cosmetic treatments to improve your smile. Dr. Artaza is an experienced dentist with a strong background in cosmetic dentistry. For high-quality cosmetic treatments from a trained professional, call Artaza Dental today or schedule an appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry works to improve the appearance of your smile. However, correcting imperfections in your smile can also improve the health and function of your teeth.

If you have a misshapen tooth, it doesn’t just look different from the rest of your teeth. It also changes your bite. When your teeth aren’t correctly aligned, some teeth experience more bite pressure than others. This leads to cracks and chips in your teeth and stress on your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), the hingelike joints in your jaw.

What can cosmetic dentistry treat?

Cosmetic dentistry fixes a variety of common dental problems that affect the function and appearance of your teeth, including:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings
  • Teeth worn down by grinding (bruxism)

Many cosmetic treatments can completely transform your smile into one that’s as healthy as it is beautiful.

Which cosmetic dentistry treatments are available?

Artaza Dental offers several cosmetic treatments at their office, including:

Teeth whitening

Dr. Artaza uses the KöR® Whitening system developed by Evolve Dental Technologies in Irvine, California. The KöR system uses trays filled with a whitening solution to remove deep stains from your smile. The treatment involves soaking your teeth in a peroxide-based solution rather than using lights or lasers to eliminate tooth discoloration.

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells. They’re cemented permanently to the surface of your teeth and can change the size, shape, and color of your smile. Veneers cover cracks in your smile, discolored and misshapen teeth, and other cosmetic damage.

Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a treatment that uses a composite resin to fill in chips, gaps, and cracks in your smile.

Dental crowns

A dental crown fits snugly and permanently over the visible portion of a damaged tooth. It looks just like the real tooth that it restored, covering the damage while also protecting it from additional injury.

Dental bridge

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement device that restores the appearance and function of your teeth. It's made up of an artificial tooth connected to two dental crowns. The crowns fit over your adjoining teeth to support the artificial tooth.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call Artaza Dental or schedule an appointment online today.