A beautiful smile can make a person feel fantastic both inside and out, but unfortunately, the opposite is also true for a smile that has noticeable flaws. If you feel held back by multiple dental imperfections such as stains, chips, cracks, or gaps, Dr. Rana can make them all disappear using cosmetic dentistry. Whether you want a minor touch-up or a complete makeover, he can help you design your dream smile and then make it a reality over the course of one or two easy dental office visits.
You probably see porcelain veneers every day in the perfect smiles of your favorite actors and singers, and that’s because they are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. Extremely thin ceramic coverings are made to resemble flawless white enamel, and they can be fitted over the teeth to mask/fix a wide variety of aesthetic issues all at once. In just two appointments, Dr. Rana can use veneers to get rid of noticeable stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even make slightly crooked teeth look straight. Every veneer is custom-designed for each patient, helping everyone achieve their ideal look.
Want to straighten your teeth but have avoided doing so because you didn’t want to get metal braces? Thanks to Invisalign®, you now have another option! This system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently shift the teeth in the most comfortable and discreet way possible. When placed on the teeth, the aligners are practically invisible, enabling a patient to smile with confidence throughout treatment. Plus, a patient can simply take them off whenever it is time to eat or brush, helping Invisalign fit seamlessly into anyone’s lifestyle.
When repairing a damaged front tooth that shows prominently in a patient’s smile, we won’t simply use a metal crown that will instantly stick out. Instead, Dr. Rana can make a crown using 100% dental porcelain, a material well-known for its ability to perfectly mimic the appearance of natural enamel, even down to how it reflects light. With this material, Dr. Rana can create a restoration so lifelike that even a patient will have trouble telling it apart from their natural teeth!
Direct bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable way to fix minor stains, chips, and gaps. Dr. Rana will apply a naturally-colored composite resin to your affected tooth, and then he’ll sculpt it to look like a regular part of the enamel while hiding any imperfection in the process. Altogether, the procedure only takes about an hour to complete, and it’s entirely painless. Better yet, patients can look forward to their results lasting for a decade or more.
Are your teeth looking a little more yellow than white lately? With our professional-strength whitening treatments, we can easily make your smile 6-10 shades brighter, delivering the dramatic results you simply can’t get with a store bought method. You can get either our in-office treatment that only takes about an hour, or we can send you home with a custom-made kit to use whenever and wherever you want. Either way, the end result will be the same: a set of pristine white teeth!
With so many cosmetic dentistry options available, it isn’t always easy choosing which one is right for you, which is why it’s important to sit down with a cosmetic dentist in Mesquite and discuss your overall goals. To help you in your decision-making process, Dr. Rana has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for you to review. We know you have a lot of questions, so once you are finished, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist in any way we can.
It will be important for you to review your dental insurance policy before agreeing to any type of cosmetic procedure. Most insurer’s do not cover cosmetic treatments; however, certain exceptions may apply, such as:
Any time restorative services overlap with cosmetic dentistry, you have a better chance of your insurance paying for a least some of your treatment. One thing you can always count on is our office working on your behalf to ensure you pay the least amount out of pocket. If necessary, we can set you up on a payment plan through CareCredit.
Yes, cosmetic dentistry can improve your oral health. While the focus remains on your smile’s aesthetics, Dr. Rana also ensures that the health of your teeth and/or gum also benefit from this type of dental work. When cracks, chips, stains, or gaps exist in your smile, this can lead to serious problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, possible root canal, or even tooth extraction. By having your teeth whitened or porcelain veneers placed over your natural teeth, you are not only transforming the look but also the health of your smile.
Depending on the type of treatment you receive, the following is a breakdown of a typical timeline for each:
This is dependent upon how well you take care of your teeth once treatment is complete. Some patients can go months or even a year without needing another treatment, but in order to make your results last as long as possible, you’ll need to: