Do you want straighter-looking teeth in just two weeks? For those who do not want orthodontic braces or have crooked or worn-down front teeth, artistic porcelain shells can be laser-bonded to your teeth to change the color, correct the alignment, and give you that ideal smile with a natural appearance.
Dental porcelain veneers are commonly applied to the front surfaces of your upper and lower front teeth to cover up smile imperfections like discolored teeth, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth. Dr. Sowell provides concierge cosmetic smile designs for patients looking to improve the health and look of their smiles.
You can enjoy a total smile makeover in just a few visits to our Plano, TX dentist office. Instant orthodontics can treat a range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Permanent and durable, we custom-design your instant orthodontics and fit them to flow with your natural facial aesthetics.
Instant Orthodontics Options
Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting, too. At the Sowell Sensational Smiles general, cosmetic, and family dentistry office in Plano, TX, we call this “Instant Orthodontics.” It takes just two to three weeks to straighten the appearance of your smile rather than 18 months to two years.
Another option for straightening teeth without braces is cosmetic tooth bonding. It can be done in a day if teeth are restored with direct or transitional bonding.
Getting teeth veneers involves about two to three visits to our Plano, TX dentist office. During your consultation, Dr. Sowell will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, mouth, and facial features to determine if veneers are the right treatment for you.
He will then create a personalized treatment plan to give you an instantly straighter smile utilizing porcelain veneers. Dr. Sowell provides Durathin Veneers, Lumineers®, and other porcelain veneer materials.
At your next visit, Dr. Sowell will need to remove a layer of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneers. He takes impressions of your mouth and teeth. The lab uses these to fabricate your veneers. He places temporary veneers to protect your teeth until your next visit.
Finally, at your last visit, Dr. Sowell will permanently bond the thin shells to each tooth with a strong adhesive. He will polish and adjust them for natural-looking results. You can get an instantly straighter smile in as little as 2-3 visits.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Tooth bonding is a fairly inexpensive treatment that can often be completed in just one visit. Dr. Sowell may recommend bonding to patients who want straighter teeth but are not ready to invest in porcelain veneers or clear aligners.
The downside is the results are not as durable or long-lasting. This treatment is a temporary solution until you are ready for a more permanent treatment.
At your teeth bonding appointment, Dr. Sowell will prepare your teeth by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure. He will directly apply the tooth-colored resin to each tooth, which will blend in with the rest of your natural teeth.
We sculpt the bonding material into the desired shape by hand and harden it with an ultraviolet light or laser. In just a single visit, you can have a straighter smile with this affordable treatment.
Instant Orthodontics Before & After
Dr. Mark Sowell used Empress Veneers on the upper arch to restore the arrangement, color, and anatomy of this patient’s misaligned and damaged teeth. See more cosmetic dentistry before and after photos in our Smile Gallery.