As a culture we tend to idealize straight, white, symmetrical smiles. Perhaps this is due to the fact that so few of us are actually born with dazzling smiles. Even when we are gifted with a great smile, age, lifestyle choices, and any number of events can cause our smile to detract from our appearance which can, in turn, lead to issues as varied as loss of function and diminished self-confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the enhancement of your smile. Austin cosmetic dentist John Schmid, DDS, has over a decade of experience helping men and women in our area address common cosmetic dental problems through customized restorations and treatments tailored to meet your unique concerns. For a free consultation with Dr. Schmid at our dental office in Austin, Texas, please call 512-329-5967 today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Austin Patients
Dr. Schmid is pleased to offer adults in the Austin and Round Rock areas cosmetic dentistry options such as:
Having bright white teeth is the key to a happy and healthy smile. However, there are certain factors that can negatively impact the color of one’s teeth. Aging is the most common reason, but drinking dark beverages such as coffee and tea, and chewing tobacco can also contribute to discoloration.
Dr. John Schmid offers patients various teeth whitening treatment options to help give them the smile they deserve. Patients can receive teeth whitening using at-home treatments or having it done in-office.
Nothing can be more detrimental to a person’s smile, and their self-esteem for that matter, than having tooth damage. Whether your teeth are chipped, gapped, stained, misshapen or crowded, porcelain veneers may be the answer to your problem. Porcelain veneers are composed of a thin layer of porcelain, which is then made to fit the shape of your tooth.
All porcelain veneers are custom-made by taking a physical or digital imprint of your teeth. Accompanied by the pictures of your teeth and face, the data is sent to a laboratory where the veneers are constructed. You will have to wait approximately three weeks to receive them.
Veneers are not the only way to have a beautiful smile. If you are someone who requires dental repair for chipped, misshapen, gapped, or discolored teeth, dental bonding can work wonders. Dental bonding is a procedure where a composite material known as resin is applied to the affected teeth.
Resin can be molded into any shape, size and color to match the other, non-affected teeth. The procedure itself is very simple and fast as it typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.
Missing teeth can make a person feel self-conscious and embarrassed about their smile. Fortunately, Austin cosmetic dentist Dr. John Schmid offers patients the opportunity to get dental implants. Dental implants are meant to be used as a substitute for missing teeth.
These implants are actually a titanium screw that is placed where the roots of a tooth used to be. Once placed, an abutment, which is a small post, is connected to the screw to effectively replace the tooth. Finally, a dental crown or a bridge is fitted to give the appearance of an actual tooth.
Getting dental implants is not an instantaneous process; the implants you receive must first undergo a process known as “osseointegration.” Osseointegration occurs when the implant begins to fuse with the bone, which “bonds” it and creates a solid foundation to ensure the implant is not moved. This process is why implants typically last for a person’s lifetime.
For smiles marred by multiple imperfections, Dr. Schmid can even create a complete smile makeover, addressing every issue you are facing and providing you with a flawlessly beautiful smile you are proud to show the world.
A smile makeover is when a person has a series of cosmetic dental procedures done to completely revamp their smile. The procedures performed depend on the patient’s needs. Some patients prefer to have full-mouth restoration, whereas others may only want to brighten their smile or straighten their teeth. You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Schmid to see if you are a viable candidate for a smile makeover.
Below is a list of factors that can make you a candidate for a smile makeover:
- Discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Problems with your bite
If you suffer from one or more of these factors, then a smile makeover may be just what you need!
In addition to cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Schmid’s restorative dental services have an eye toward aesthetic perfection as well. Whether you need dental fillings to address decay or a dental crown to strengthen and protect a tooth, Dr. Schmid will work to ensure your restoration is colored, shaped, and sized to fit seamlessly into your smile.
At Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to helping each of our patients feel proud of their smiles. We will work with you on an individual basis, listen carefully to your concerns, and create a treatment plan that attends to all of your needs.
“Dr. Schmid created 10 top veneers for my new smile. He exudes confidence, finesse, gentleness and creativity. He knows what he is doing. No mistakes, no trying to figure out the puzzle. He and his staff get to work, It is a timely process. A number of appointments are necessary for perfection. All done within my timeline. No mistakes, no do-overs. Perfect the first time. Costly. Since I don’t smoke, drink, get my hair done or wear make-up, I decided my smile was worth it. Office manager, Bobbi is also the consummate professional. Kudos to both of you.”
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Your Perfect Smile
We know that you have many choices when choosing a cosmetic dentist in the Austin area. To help you make the best decision for your smile, Dr. Schmid offers free initial consultations for our cosmetic dentistry patients. During this consultation, you can ask any questions you may have about specific procedures and learn more about our office, our state-of-the-art technology, and the ways Dr. Schmid can help you achieve your perfect smile.
Schedule A Client Consultation In Austin, TX
If you live in or around Austin or Round Rock, Texas, and are looking for a cosmetic dentist, please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry by calling 512-329-5967 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. John Schmid today.