A head-turning smile allows you to show the world your true personality without hesitation. It is for this reason, we are happy to provide basic cosmetic dentistry services. As a family dental practice, we take every measure to keep your teeth healthy, and to take your smile that extra step on the path to perfection, Dr. Lawton can tailor a cosmetic plan to brighten and whiten dull and damaged teeth.
Even with correct maintenance and hygiene, teeth discolor with age and dietary habits, and they can crack, break, and shift for any number of reasons. Thankfully, we can treat most of these issues with cosmetic dentistry, which enables us to boost the health and beauty of your smile. Dr. Lawton can provide high-quality, in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments using the Ultradent product line. He can also correct damage, slight misalignments, and discoloration with customized porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding. Schedule a consultation today and find out how Dr. Lawton can enhance your healthy smile using cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way for patients to comprehensively change their smile’s appearance in just a few short appointments. This type of custom-made restoration is designed to be extremely thin so that Dr. Lawton can fit it over the front, visible surfaces of the teeth. The result is impressively beautiful while still maintaining full function.
At times, recovering oral health after facing extensive injuries, advanced decay, or years of well-meaning neglect may seem like an insurmountable goal. Thankfully, Dr. Lawton has a talent for solving even the most advanced dental problems his patients are facing. Together, he will work with you to develop a customized full-mouth restoration plan that addresses your needs and goals, giving your smile a new lease on life.
Our patients shouldn’t have to choose between repairing damaged teeth with metallic restorations and maintaining a smile that’s wholly natural in appearance. Metal-free restorations are the perfect compromise, offering both high-level aesthetics and durable longevity. The ceramic materials we use are a very precise match for tooth enamel – they even have the same translucent quality. Additionally, they’re biocompatible, less sensitive to temperature than their metal counterparts, and tough enough to last for several years at a time.
Direct bonding is a fast and simple way to repair smaller dental flaws, such as chips in the enamel, gaps between teeth, and dark spots. In most cases, Dr. Lawton will only need one appointment of your time to complete this procedure. He’ll start by applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the requested tooth and then sculpting it to perfection. Once the flaw is fully covered, your new dental addition is hardened in place with a curing light and polished so that it has the same feel as the rest of the tooth.
Over time, teeth are likely to become darker, discolored, and stained for several reasons – poor oral hygiene, a diet with plenty of coffee and wine, and even unavoidable genetics to name a few. If you’re ready to give your smile a boost of brightness, let Dr. Lawton know that you’re interested in teeth whitening. We offer in-office procedures for conveniently fast improvements and take-home kits for a more gradual and flexible experience. Both methods can whiten your enamel by several shades!
Many patients here in Houston want to undergo the cosmetic makeover of their dreams, but they hesitate to commit. “What if I don’t like the finished result after all that work?” they ask. Thankfully, Dr. Lawton and the rest of our team can provide a virtual sneak peek into the future through digital imaging. All we need is a current photo of a patient’s smile and a list of the services they’re interested in. With a few tweaks and edits, we can change the photo to reflect these improvements so that they can see what they have to look forward to!
Would you describe your smile as “stubby” or “gummy” in appearance? Do your teeth seem noticeably uneven? Aesthetic gum recontouring here in Houston can correct these concerns by reshaping your natural gum line and removing excess tissue, revealing the beautiful teeth hidden underneath. The precise beam of our soft tissue laser is very comfortable, and patients can expect a fast recovery period following their procedure.