Cosmetic Dentistry – Plano, TX
Creating Flawless Smiles
Patients who are unhappy with their smiles tend to smile less often, and according to research at the University of California, Berkley, this could have detrimental effects on their health and quality of life. As a cosmetic dentist in Plano, Dr. Bita Kamali and her team want our patients to feel completely comfortable sharing their smiles. That’s why we are pleased to offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services in Plano, TX, to keep patients smiling. From in-office and at-home teeth whitening kits, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, and direct cosmetic tooth bonding, we can eliminate the flaws and, in turn, create transformational smiles. The results leave our patients feeling more confident about their oral health and overall appearance. If you’re looking to say goodbye to the imperfections on your teeth and hello to a showstopping, new and improved smile, contact Parkway Vista Dental to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to meeting you!
Let us help find the best solution/treatment plan for your needs. Consultations are available, and we are pleased to provide several special offers to our new and existing patients.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide. A trip to your local pharmacy or grocery store will reveal row after row of whitening toothpaste, strips, gels, lights, and other products promising patients transformed smiles, but unfortunately, these products are not able to deliver on their promises. Dr. Kamali is happy to provide professional ZOOM! Whitening in our state-of-the-art dental office. In-practice professional whitening has a number of advantages including improved safety for patients, predictable results, and teeth up to ten shades brighter in as little as an hour. We start by placing protective coatings over soft tissue to prevent damage that may occur from the active whitening agent, hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Then, we apply a coat of whitening gel to teeth. After about fifteen minutes, we remove the gel, test to see the difference in shade and reapply as necessary to achieve desired results.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
In some cases, we may recommend at-home whitening. Unlike store-bought whiteners, our take-home whitening kits include professional-grade whitening gel ideally formulated to meet your desired goals and custom crafted application trays that seal the whitening gel in and neutralizing saliva out. Over the course of about two weeks of daily application, patients are able to achieve the same results possible with in-office whitening. At-home whitening is recommended for patients who want to brighten their smiles gradually, those who have sensitive teeth, and patients wishing to touch up the results of in-office whitening.
Tooth-colored fillings are crafted using a composite resin material that combines plastic and glass to form a durable, natural-looking dental restoration. Traditionally, fillings were crafted from silver-colored amalgam. These restorations achieved the desired result of restoring the lost dental structure for teeth that had decayed or been damaged, but in addition to their noticeable appearance, amalgam fillings expand and contract when exposed to changes in temperature which may cause additional dental damage. They also require the removal of healthy dental structure to create the wedges that hold these fillings in place. Composite resin fillings are sometimes referred to as direct bonding or direct fillings because this putty-like resin is applied directly to the surface of teeth. The composite resin bonds directly to the natural structure filling in even the smallest gaps and strengthening the remaining tooth enamel. Once the filling is shaped to restore the lost dental structure, a curing light is used to harden the filling in place. In addition to providing durable, natural-looking restorations, composite resin can be used to correct purely cosmetic flaws by filling gaps in patients’ smiles and concealing set-in stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening.
For those patients who come to us saying things like, “I don’t know where to get started,” or “I just want to hit the reset button on my smile,” porcelain veneers may give them the option to do just that. These thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain fit over the fronts of teeth concealing any number of flaws and leaving patients with picture-perfect smiles. Sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics, veneers may even be an option to fill gaps between teeth and make crooked teeth appear perfectly straight. Plus, the process is simple and minimally invasive. A small amount of surface enamel is removed to allow the veneer to blend seamlessly into the line of patients’ smiles. Then, impressions are captured that will be used by our dental lab to craft a custom veneer, and a temporary restoration is placed to protect the prepared teeth and allow patients to get used to the look and feel of veneers. Once your cosmetic dentist in Plano receives the custom restorations from the lab, patients return to exchange their temporary for the final porcelain veneers.
Direct Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
A small imperfection in your teeth can have a drastic impact on your smile. Cosmetic issues such as chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration are nearly impossible for you to take care of at home. For people who need a subtle improvement for their smile, direct cosmetic tooth bonding may be their solution. Direct bonding uses a composite resin to help sculpt your teeth into a more beautiful shape. It is one of the quickest and easiest procedures available today and can be applied in one simple visit.
Frequently Asked Questions - Cosmetic Dentistry
Prior to receiving any type of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kamali wants you to feel comfortable and confident, which is why she has compiled a few frequently asked questions for you to review prior to your consultation. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to bring them with you to your appointment. Dr. Kamali will be happy to assist in addressing any concerns you might have.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?
Depending on your individual insurance plan, most dental insurance companies do not cover cosmetic dentistry. It will be up to you to contact your insurer to discuss your options and if any part of your treatment and/or procedure will be covered. If you need assistance, a member of our team will be happy to work on your behalf with the insurance company to help you get the answers you need to make the best decision for your dental health and budget.
When is a dental service considered "cosmetic?"
It is easy to assume that certain cosmetic dentistry procedures could actually fall under the category of “restorative dentistry.” Actually, the two overlap in many ways, especially since dental crowns can be involved. The thing that makes certain services “cosmetic” is the dentist goes one step further than just restoring a damaged tooth. A cosmetic dentist in Plano works to improve the smile’s aesthetic, be mindful of the details to ensure a more pleasing appearance.
Technically, if a procedure focuses more on the appearance of your teeth, it is qualified as a “cosmetic” service.
Do you offer consultations for smile makeovers?
Yes! We are pleased to provide a special offer of a free consultation and 15% off treatment right now. Dr. Kamali will be happy to sit down and discuss the problem areas of your smile, examining your oral cavity and provided a personalized treatment plan to improve your smile. This is limited to one offer per patient and cannot be used with any other offer or with insurance.
Do you offer payment plans for cosmetic dentistry?
We know paying for dental work isn’t always cost-effective; however, we want to make it as affordable as possible, which is why we provide an in-house dental plan to help you get the care you need and deserve. For a $250 annual membership, you will receive:
- Two dental cleanings
- One full exam
- One set of dental X-rays
- One dental emergency visit
In addition, you’ll receive 15% off:
- Cosmetic procedures
- Periodontal care
- General dental procedures
We also provide CareCredit, which is a third-party financier who can help patients receive low or no-interest financing when it comes to paying for dental work.