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Cosmetic dentistry can drastically and quickly improve your appearance.
Having the perfect smile really isn’t as challenging as it might seem—the answer lies in the proper dentist. Here in Fort Worth, TX, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. William Ralstin, prides himself on being a smile design specialist who provides a variety of smile-enhancing procedures combined with a gentle, caring and knowledgeable team.
Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options our Fort Worth, TX, dentist has to offer:
This is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment we offer. After all, just about everyone wants a whiter smile, right? While whitening toothpastes can prevent new stains from forming and over-the-counter whitening products may be able to reduce the appearance of some minor stains, if you want a visibly whiter smile in as quickly as one hour, then you won’t find faster results than with professional whitening. In just one in-office treatment, your teeth can become several shades brighter.
These little porcelain restorations can completely reshape your smile and give you a full makeover. Whether you want to hide malformed, misshapen, slightly crooked or discolored teeth, veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded directly to the teeth to give you a perfect smile. Of course, some people are wary of veneers because it does require some enamel to be removed from the front of teeth prior beforehand; however, our dental team is proud to offer no-prep veneers.
Just as the name suggests, there is no shaving down of the teeth or any tooth preparation involved in no-prep veneers. We can just create your veneers and then bond them directly to your teeth!
All-on-4 is a minimally invasive way to replace an entire row of missing teeth. During this procedure, four dental implants are surgically placed along the arches of the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are immediately placed on top of the implants, ensuring that you have a full set of teeth the very same day and don’t have to wait for implants to bond with the jawbone in order to get teeth. All-on-4 offers a swift and efficient way to replace missing teeth.
Interested? Give Us a Call
Are you looking for a patient-focused cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, TX? If so, call Dr. Ralstin's office today to schedule a consultation: (817) 926-8700.
Not satisfied with your smile? Stains, a vertical crack and other dental defects detract from your appearance. Why not explore the many possibilities porcelain veneers offer? Created by your cosmetic dentists in Fort Worth, Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel, veneers resurface flawed teeth for a stunning look.
Common cosmetic flaws
We all have them to one extent or another. Maybe your teeth are stained from coffee or tobacco. Or, over time, the enamel has become worn and dull. Chips and minor cracks don't affect smile health, but who wouldn't feel self-conscious about them?
Our Fort Worth cosmetic dentists offer many ways to renew your smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the most sought-after and versatile. Custom-made shells of fine ceramic, veneers disguise flaws as they are bonded to the front side of teeth.
To maximize their effect, your dentist will discuss your smile goals and examine and X-ray your teeth to be sure veneers would be the right service for you. Whether you choose traditional veneers, which require some minor enamel resurfacing, or beautiful no-preparation veneers, you'll achieve a beautiful look. Your treated teeth will be durable, naturally shaped and sized and, of course, be free of stains, small gaps and flaws.
The versatility of porcelain veneers
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that it is very difficult to differentiate between an attractive, unrestored tooth and one resurfaced with a porcelain veneer. Together with their dental lab, Dr. Ralstin or Dr. Horwedel can vary the shade, shape and size of your veneers to their exact specifications. In other words, veneers are custom-made for your smile.
However, while veneers look different for each patient, their care is similar. Just brush and floss every day, and treat your veneers as gently as possible. Don't chew ice cubes, eat peanut brittle or open bottles or packages with your teeth. Wear an occlusal (bite) guard if you clench or grind your teeth as you sleep.
Look and feel brand-new
Porcelain veneers can do that for your smile. Contact the office of Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel to set-up your consultation on porcelain veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry services they offer. You'll get the care plan just right for your smile. Call us at (817) 926-8700.