Your smile is one of the most defining features of your face, but unfortunately many people are self-conscious about their teeth and go out of their way to not spontaneously smile or laugh. Cosmetic dentistry can help you to restore beautiful, white, straight teeth, no matter what state your teeth are currently in.
Dr. Craig Carlson has been practicing for over 40 years, and keeps up with all the latest technologies and techniques to ensure that his patients are happy and confident with their results. Call us today at 210-494-3511 to schedule your free cosmetic dentistry consultation.
Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is focused specifically on improving the appearance of your teeth, although it can also serve a restorative function. In addition, cosmetic dentistry can be combined with restorative dentistry for a full smile makeover that addresses both structural and cosmetic issues with the teeth.
Issues that cosmetic dentistry can improve include:
- Crookedness and gaps
- Chips and cracks
Our most popular cosmetic treatment is porcelain veneers, which can fix a large number of cosmetic problems with the teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells which are affixed to the front of the teeth, effectively concealing any aesthetic concerns with your teeth. Dr. Carlson custom makes each individual veneer at his office in order to achieve the most natural, beautiful look.
Other cosmetic dental procedures we offer include take-home teeth whitening and CEREC same-day crowns. Dental crowns serve both a cosmetic and restorative function, as they are stronger than veneers and can be used in areas with more bite pressure, such as molars. Crowns are often used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by decay.
Typically, dental crowns are placed in two visits, since it takes time to create the crown itself. However, with the CEREC system, we are able to create customized dental crowns while you wait, so treatment can be completed in just one visit.
Have Confidence In Your Smile Again
It's been shown in studies that people give better first impressions when they have an attractive, confident smile. If you are self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you to regain confidence and have that extra boost in job interviews, on dates, and when meeting new people.
Plus, when you have a smile you are proud of, you are more likely to take great care of it. Oral health and hygiene play a big role in overall health, and it's incredibly important to make sure you brush and floss regularly as well as visit Dr. Carlson for regular check-ups.
Seemingly small cosmetic imperfections such as chips and cracks can lead to larger problems. They can get bigger, and they also provide a hard-to-clean home for bacteria, which can lead to decay. Getting your teeth fixed now can prevent bigger problems in the long run.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you are interesting in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Craig Carlson at 210-494-3511 today to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and other nearby areas of south Texas.