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By William Ralstin, D.D.S.
March 25, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   teeth whitening  

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:

Teeth Whitening

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.

No-Prep Veneers

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.

By William Ralstin, D.D.S.
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

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.

By William Ralstin, D.D.S.
February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Dental VeneersIf you're like most people, chances are there is something about your smile that you would like to change and improve. Maybe your beloved morning coffee or tea have started to take a toll over the years and your teeth are not as white as they could be, or perhaps you've always wished that your smile was a little more even or symmetrical. Whatever the case may be, even healthy teeth and gums can fall victim to cosmetic damage over time due to lifestyle factors and/or genetics. Often times, these effects are inevitable, even if you practice relatively good oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. However, that's where cosmetic dentistry comes in! Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel, your dentists in Fort Worth, TX, recommend dental veneers for patients looking to improve the size, shape, or color of their damaged or unattractive teeth.


Get a Smile Makeover and Improve Your Oral Health with Cosmetic Dentistry in Fort Worth, TX

Think of dental veneers as a cosmetic coat or armor for your teeth. Made of a razor-thin layer of porcelain that is custom designed to match the color and texture of natural teeth, veneers are bonded directly onto the surface of the tooth and molded into the desired size or shape. They offer a great solution for a number of cosmetic problems including:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps and spaces
  • Odd tooth shape

In some cases, a thin layer of enamel may have to be removed in order to make room and ensure a natural looking and smooth fit for the veneers. With good oral hygiene and routine dental care, veneers can last from five to ten years, but often much longer.


Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Worth, TX

For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options, contact our office today by calling 817-926-8700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ralstin or Dr. Horwedel.

By William Ralstin, D.D.S.
November 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresHow cosmetic dentistry from your dentists in Fort Worth, Texas, can help your smile

If you aren’t proud of your smile, it’s time to rejuvenate it with cosmetic dentistry services. No matter what bothers you about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to help you and your smile look great! Call Drs. William Ralstin and Lindsey Horwedel in Fort Worth, TX, to achieve a smile that you a smile you can be proud of!

More about Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can help brighten your smile with a professional whitening treatment. Consider professional teeth whitening if your smile is yellow, stained, or dull. The results are dramatic, often whitening smiles up to 8 shades whiter. The results last a long time too, even up to 5 years! It’s time to stop using over-the-counter products and choose professional teeth whitening to give you a bright smile that lasts!

Cosmetic dentistry can also repair your damaged teeth with dental bonding. Consider dental bonding to repair or reshape the contours of your teeth if they are broken, damaged, or just poorly-shaped. Bonding uses composite, a unique liquid resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth, and sculpted into shape to form natural, beautiful contours. The resin is hardened with an ultraviolet light so the result is a strong, hard, tooth restoration treatment. Recontouring and reshaping is often done in conjunction with bonding to create a more harmonious smile that is uniquely yours.

Through porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry can additionally give you a dramatically improved, gorgeous smile. Consider porcelain veneers to change the color and shape of your teeth, as well as to hide minor alignment problems in your smile. Veneers are thin laminates of sparkling porcelain that are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth to hide issues like cracks, chips, or fracture lines. They can even hide tooth overlap and gaps between your teeth to give you a perfect smile!

Professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers are just a few of the many cosmetic dental services available to give you a great-looking smile. To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, call (817) 926-8700 for Drs. William Ralstin and Lindsey Horwedel in Fort Worth, Texas today!

By William Ralstin, D.D.S.
November 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Find out if you are the perfect candidate for this beautiful restoration.veneers

We know that nothing feels better than having a smile you feel confident showing off. All you have to do is think about how often you show your smile in order to talk to those around you and you quickly realize how important your smile’s appearance is. If you are dealing with certain cosmetic flaws our Fort Worth, TX, dentists Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel are here to help you decide whether dental veneers are right for you.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are custom-made ultra-thin shells that are typically made from porcelain. These restorations are designed to mimic the same translucency and appearance as natural tooth enamel. Each veneer is specially fabricated to cover the entire front portion of the tooth to alter and enhance its shape, size, color or alignment. Depending on your needs, a veneer can be placed over one problem tooth or over all of your teeth for a complete smile makeover. Very little tooth preparation is needed and you could get your new smile in just a couple visits.

Are dental veneers a good option for me?

You’ve probably been wondering whether you could be an ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment. While the only way to truly find out is to visit one of our Fort Worth general dentists for a consultation, here are some factors that could help you determine if veneers are the best option:

  • You have severe stains that can’t be treated with professional teeth whitening
  • You have chips and cracks in one or more teeth
  • You have gaps between teeth
  • You have some teeth that overlap or are slightly crooked
  • You have a slightly misaligned smile
  • You have misshapen or malformed teeth

If you said yes to one or more of these issues, porcelain veneers could easily be bonded into place to cover these flaws and instantly improve the overall look of your smile.

Do dental veneers sound like the treatment you’ve been looking for? If you are ready to find out then it’s time to schedule a consultation with our Fort Worth, TX, general dentists. Isn’t it time you had a smile you were proud of?

Fort Worth, TX Dentist William Ralstin, D.D.S. 
2941 Oak Park Cir Fort Worth, TX 76109 817-926-8700 Dental Tooth Contact For Pricing options