Smile Like You Mean It!

Hey Houston Smile Like You Mean It!

Have you ever noticed how some people never show a genuine smile? In family pictures, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX, we can improve any smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry.

There are many reasons a someone could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, or poor spacing. You might even have missing teeth.

Rest assured that there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help. Many people start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, and bonding.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX, we are passionate about helping people have healthy teeth and great smiles. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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Let’s face it: a jack-o-lantern smile doesn’t look as cute as it did when you were five. Except for unique circumstances, when you lost a tooth as a child, you could always fall back on the reassurance that it would grow back. If you’ve lost a tooth as an adult, or have cracked or chipped teeth, The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX can help restore that same reassurance. We can’t guarantee they’ll grow back, but after our treatment, they’ll sure look like they did!

Teeth can become compromised over time by various factors: staining, decay, chipping, or aging. In order to help, our team provides only the most informative, kind, effective care solutions. We understand the anxiety that comes from the prospect of losing your adult teeth. So, our preference is always to preserve your natural teeth. However, this is sometimes not feasible. Don’t worry! No case is a lost case! We offer several alternatives to maintaining and improving your smile.

  • Dental Veneers
    If you still have your teeth, but are not comfortable with them, these might be your answer. Porcelain veneers offer an economical approach to cosmetic adjustments, fixing uneven color, size, or shape. They consist of very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They enhance unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.
  • Dental Bridge
    A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing. It “bridges” a gap between teeth. It is a restoration with a false tooth attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used successfully for decades.
  • Dental Implant
    A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture. An implant is often the optimal restoration, as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from the bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.
  • Dentures
    Most people have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are custom-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled, and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

Request an appointment today! At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX, we serve satisfied patients in East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, and would love to talk to you about your dental needs.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Total Tooth Restoration

Total Tooth Restoration

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to restore their teeth and improve their smiles, with the procedures available at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about looking good; it is good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Clear braces are not, of course, the only cosmetic dentistry option. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures out there. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can restore your beautiful smile! Find out why people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein trust us with their smiles! We also offer complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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3 Smart Smile Solutions

smile makeovers HoustonIn this article from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we take a look at three procedures often used in cosmetic dental smile makeovers.

1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are transforming dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the prime solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

When the final crown is placed, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth in function and appearance.

2. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. We attach them to the front of your teeth to cover chips or cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. they leave you with a fantastic smile!

3. White Fillings
If you had tooth decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly improving your smile without crowns.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we use cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of patients every day. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to our practice for complete restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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An Ugly Duckling In Your Mouth?

Cosmetic Denistry in North TomballDo you have a damaged tooth that causes you embarrassment – what you might call an ugly duckling? No matter how hard you try, that it detracts from your smile and is impossible to ignore. We can fix it with cosmetic dentistry at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

Dental bonding is an affordable procedure and we us it in a variety of ways. In addition to repairing damage, dental bonding can close gaps between teeth.

Porcelain veneers are another minimally invasive cosmetic remedy. LIke bonding, veneers can correct chips, cracks and improve tooth shape.

If you have a tooth that is missing entirely, it can be replaced with a dental implant that looks and functions like a natural tooth.

There is no reason to live with an unsightly tooth.  There is a cosmetic dentistry procedure at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston that can help. We’ve restored the smiles of people all over East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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You, Only Better

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If you’re not happy with your smile, you can improve it with cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about using sound dental techniques to make positive changes to your smile. Even a tiny change can make a big difference.

General and family dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, and that is never overlooked. Cosmetic dentistry improves smiles as a complement  to your dental health.

There are procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers that can transform your smile. But before proceeding we consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient.

Available cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Veneers. Thin shells are affixed to the front of your teeth to cover gaps, cracks, and discoloration.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional whitening surpasses any whitening product you’ll find at the grocery store.
  • Dental implants. One or more titanium posts inserted in your jaw can support one or more replacement teeth.
  • Clear braces. Straighten crooked teeth without metal!

Cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can take your smile from dull to dazzling! People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

The Gentle Art of Dentistry Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we use cosmetic dentistry every day to create fabulous new smiles for our patients. We call this a “smile makeover.” It can transform your smile into something spectacular, but it’s more than just appearance.

A smile makeover means using the techniques of cosmetic dentistry to make positive changes to your smile. These techniques might include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Dental implants
  • Clear braces

Smiles that have been improved with cosmetic dentistry tend to be easier to care for. This is especially true for teeth that have been straightened with clear braces. Teeth that are easier to care for tend to be healthier.

Any of the techniques listed here will go a long way toward transforming your smile. Two or more can leave you with the smile of your dreams.

To find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, call us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. People throughout East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein also come to our office for general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Smile Necessities And Possibilities

fast braces HoustonA smile transformation doesn’t just make your smile more attractive. It also builds self-confidence: you will be more comfortable in your professional and personal interactions. Cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston creates brilliant smile transformations.

Even the smallest improvement can make a big difference and boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can whiten teeth that are discolored, fix chips or cracks, and even replace teeth that are missing.

Traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums. While dental health is always first and foremost, our cosmetic dentistry aims to improve the appearance of your smile. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and how it complements the shape of your face, and even your coloring.

Your smile takes a lot of wear and tear, but cosmetic dentistry from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. We’ve transformed  the smiles of people from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to us for restorative dentistry and more. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

dental implants HoustonSometimes when people lose a back tooth they wonder whether they should bother doing anything about it. After all, the gap doesn’t show when they smile and there are other teeth to do the chewing. Why not leave it be and save some money? Actually, there are several very good reasons to replace a back tooth with a dental implant from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

  1. The adjacent tooth (or teeth) may start shifting. If a tooth tilts, moves, or rotates, it can impact the bite. The unopposed tooth can also move, though it generally moves outward from the bone (over-eruption). Teeth that are displaced can become more vulnerable to gum disease, decay, or TMJ pain.
  2. The underlying bone will begin to atrophy. Without the tooth root, the jaw bone shrinks. This changes the dimensions of the face and gives it a sunk-in look due to a decline in supporting bone. The vertical shortening progresses and becomes more pronounced as you get older.
  3. There will be additional stress on the teeth that take over the chewing functions. This can bring about excessive wear, fracture, or pain.

If you have a missing back tooth and want to learn about dental implants, call us at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to us for implants and for comprehensive general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

what to do if dental crown comes off HoustonDental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

While the cement is strong and reliable, crowns have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing or flossing, or eating something sticky.  Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

  1. First things first: find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. We can make a replacement.
  2. Next, give us a call. Even if we didn’t do the original we can reattach it.
  3. If your crown comes off after business hours, use denture adhesive to get it back in place temporarily. Do not use ordinary glue! You can find denture adhesive at a drugstore.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we place a lot of dental crowns, and with great success. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to our office for our complete cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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