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Cosmetic Dentistry

Lady smilingCreating Bright & Brilliant Smiles
You only get one smile throughout your life, and what was once a set of bright and wonderful teeth can easily become tarnished due to chipped or missing tooth, or even natural discoloration that sets in due to age or the foods we eat. At the dental office of Dr. Tom B. Styles, we believe that the one smile you get throughout your life is one that fills you with confidence and doesn’t make you feel like you have to hide. That’s why we offer professional cosmetic dental care, making it easy for you to have the smile that you’ve always wanted, no matter what your teeth look like now. Check out the types of cosmetic dental treatment that we offer below.

Teeth Whitening

If your pearly whites aren’t so pearly white anymore, don’t worry because it happens to everyone. While food and drink like wine, coffee, tea, berries, and anything with a strong pigment can leave stains on your teeth, our teeth will also become discolored over time. As we age, our enamel wears away to reveal the layer of dentin underneath, which has a natural yellow color. Unfortunately, yellow doesn’t have the same uplifting feeling as a bright, radiant white does when you look at your smile in the mirror. To get your teeth shining again, we offer professional in-office teeth whitening that will make your smile whiter in just one visit. We use a special whitening solution that at-home whitening methods don’t even come close to, so if you want a whiter smile without the wait, teeth whitening with Dr. Styles is perfect for you!

Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, semi-translucent shells that are made from a porcelain material, but despite their size, they are packed with some amazing smile transforming power. What Dr. Styles will do is bond the veneer to your tooth, covering up a myriad of cosmetic smile issues. The veneer looks and feels like your natural tooth, and since they are so thin, it feels like nothing is there. Some common issues that can be fixed with veneers include:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

One of the biggest advantages to getting dental veneers is that they are a great alternative for fixing a wide range of dental problems compared to more advanced and costly orthodontic or dental treatment. All it takes is a couple visits to Dr. Styles and you’ll have a brand-new smile!

Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth, it can often feel like your smile is incomplete. The good news is that dental implants can restore your smile to its former glory, with a tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions just like your normal tooth. The implant itself consists of a small post made from biocompatible metal that is surgically inserted into your jawbone and fuses to it. Dr. Styles then places a lifelike crown and attaches it to the implant, securing in place so it is a stable and strong as the rest of your natural teeth. Implants can be used for:

  • Single Tooth Replacement
  • Anterior Replacement
  • Posterior Replacement
  • Full Upper Replacement

If more than one tooth is missing, Dr. Styles may use a bridge to cover the gap in the teeth, or use more implants if necessary. For example, full upper teeth replacement requires about four or more implants to create a stable base for a denture. Regardless, dental implants are the most reliable and longest lasting tooth replacement options available.

Composite Bonding

Sometimes, all that stands between us and having our ideal smile is a tiny imperfection, from a miniscule gap in between two teeth or a small chip that you can’t even remember how you got. With composite bonding, you can say goodbye to those imperfections and say hello to your new smile. Dr. Styles takes a composite resin and applies a small amount to the tooth where it’s needed, then creates the bond by making the material harden in place. Bonding can be used to fix that chip, hide tooth discoloration, fill in gaps, and much more all in just one short hour.

The new bond also matches the texture and coloration of your natural teeth for the perfect looking smile. As an added advantage, bonding is relatively inexpensive, so nothing's standing in your way from getting your smile fixed!

Schedule Your Appointment For Your Smile Transformation

If you’re ready to get the radiant smile you deserve, make sure you get the quality treatment you deserve too. At the dental office of Dr. Tom B. Styles, we’ve been serving the families of San Antonio for years, offering nothing short of the best when it comes to cosmetic and general dental care for all ages. If you have any questions about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, or if you would like to schedule your first visit to our office, just contact us and a member of our staff will assist you. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office soon and leave it looking better than ever.