Cosmetic dentistry includes all of the dental procedures designed to improve the appearance of your teeth or gums. But whether you have a subtle correction or a major repair, cosmetic dentistry can do more than just enhance your smile — it can also boost your confidence and improve your overall oral health. At Red Bud Dental in Round Rock, Texas, Dr. Lisa Ochoa provides cosmetic dental services to patients from communities across the Austin metropolitan area.
Any dental procedure that helps improve the appearance of your teeth and gums falls under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Recent, state-of-the-art developments in dentistry mean that cosmetic dentists have the skills, techniques, and high-tech materials to be able to easily, safely, and efficiently correct practically any noticeable aesthetic issue or flaw.
Cosmetic dentistry is often done to change discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing teeth: Dr. Lisa Ochoa can whiten your enamel, reshape your teeth, close gaps, restore worn teeth, and even alter the length of your teeth. Although these cosmetic procedures are mainly used to restore your smile, they may also improve your bite and overall oral health.
In addition to offering a complete range of cosmetic dental services, Dr. Ochoa has the expertise to help you understand your treatment options and find the cosmetic solutions that best suit you. Some of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures are:
Veneers — Also known as laminates, dental veneers are ultra-thin, porcelain shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They can help restore tooth structure or hide a variety of flaws, including permanent stains, chipped teeth, and small gaps.
Bonding — Using a tooth-colored resin material to close gaps, fill cavities, or change tooth color, bonding is most useful for repairing chipped teeth.
Crowns — Also known as caps, dentists use dental crowns to restore strength or appearance to a tooth that’s severely worn, cracked, weak, or discolored. Using cutting-edge computer technology, Ochoa offers same-day crowns, so you don’t have to wait weeks to complete the restoration process.
Invisalign® clear braces — This advanced orthodontic system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. The aligners can correct mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues, and you can remove them for eating, brushing, and flossing.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are often several treatment options that can be used to address the same issue adequately. To determine which approach best meets your specific needs, Dr. Ochoa will perform a comprehensive oral exam to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. Based on her initial assessment, she’ll be able to provide details on appropriate procedures, answer any questions you may have, help you choose the best option, and let you know what kind of results you can expect.