Dr. Glen Wainwright is a cosmetic dentist in Austin, Texas that cares for patient’s oral health and aesthetics. He examines each patient’s teeth and gums before treatment to ensure which options would work best. He takes not just your aesthetic goals into account, but also your overall oral health needs. From teeth whitening to straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign, we ensure long-lasting results. Learn about the cosmetic dental solutions we offer:
Cosmetic Dental Services
Do you want a more balanced smile? Get straighter teeth with Invisalign. This alternative to traditional metal braces has reinvented the orthodontic process. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten teeth over time. Invisalign is often heralded as a faster and more comfortable alternative to metal braces. Traditional metal braces can pinch the gum tissue surrounding teeth and often have an average treatment time that spans several years. The average time of treatment with Invisalign is twelve months or less. Patients who use Invisalign can also take clear aligners out to eat and brush their teeth, so there are no forbidden foods like popcorn or sticky candy. In addition, because the aligners used in Invisalign treatment are clear, they are less noticeable than traditional braces.
Porcelain veneers are crafted from ultra-thin translucent porcelain ceramic and are bonded to the front and sides of teeth. Because they are color-matched to teeth, porcelain veneers offer a natural look. Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of crooked teeth, repair chipped and broken teeth, cover discolored or stained teeth, and close spaces between teeth for a more balanced smile. After you receive your custom porcelain veneers, stay away from food and beverages that typically stain teeth, like sodas, teas, coffee, and red wine. Doing this will help maintain the look of your veneers.
Tooth bonding is an economical and quick way for patients to fix damaged and discolored teeth. This option is especially popular among younger patients who do not want a permanent restoration. In addition, the resin composite material that is used to bond to teeth is long-lasting. Dental bonding can treat discolored teeth, misalignment, cracked or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth. This cosmetic option is also a quick and easy solution to addressing the patient’s cosmetic problems.
Dr. Wainwright and his team offer professional teeth whitening to patients. He will place a buffer over gums and teeth to protect them from sensitivity. The hydrogen-peroxide whitening gel used is left on teeth for up to thirty minutes as they penetrate the tooth enamel. This is done to ensure that the active ingredients have time to work. Professional tooth whitening treatment can also brighten teeth by multiple shades. Patients with hypersensitive teeth and gums or dental restorations may not be suited for this treatment as dental crowns, implants, and porcelain veneers cannot be whitened.
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Contact Austin Dental Care by calling our office at 512-518-6392. Request a consultation with Dr. Wainwright or one of our other dentists online.