Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
What will a brighter, more youthful smile mean for me?
Studies performed scientifically show the top three things people notice first when meeting someone is their eyes, their smile and their general appearance.
The up-most importance of a beautiful smile is in how you feel about yourself. It effects your confidence and your success with others in business, social and personal situations.
No situation is hopeless. There are many methods to repair and improve your smile. Aging, antibiotics and many factors contribute to the damage of healthy teeth. Whether darkened enamel is the problem, gapped or broken teeth or perhaps even missing teeth. Even old fillings effect your smile. We have proven methods to help you restore the smile you have always wanted.
Take a look at our special offers and fill out our patient information form and we will contact you to set up an appointment. Or, just give us a call:
My smile isn't as attractive as it used to be. What can I do?
What can be done about this? Modern dentistry has much to offer for treatment of the aging smile. Sometimes, simply bleaching the front teeth is all that is required to restore a more youthful smile. If bleaching does not adequately restore the smile, porcelain veneers may be recommended. Porcelain veneers require minimal tooth reduction, and provide spectacular aesthetic results. If the front teeth are severely fractured, or have large fillings, full porcelain crowns may be necessary to achieve a beautiful smile. A more youthful smile can be achieved in almost any case.
Call Jackie today at (409) 898-4300 and you can help us decide what is best for you. Also, check out our smile gallery of beautifully restored smiles.
What can be done about missing teeth?
Conventional bridgework is still the most common method for permanently replacing missing teeth. In this method, existing teeth are utilized to anchor the replacement teeth. The replacement teeth (or pontics) are permanently affixed to the existing teeth by use of crowns. This method has stood the test of time and can produce excellent results. Don't delay when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth.
How can I whiten my smile?
Either way, bleaching can produce phenomenal results for many people. Call today to see if bleaching will work for you.
Porcelain veneers or crowns:
My smile doesn't need any help, but my back teeth are full of large, dark metal fillings. What can I do?
Today's more modern restorations are now a great alternative to dark amalgam fillings. Porcelain or composite inlays and onlays can make your teeth white again and can restore your back teeth to almost 100% of their original strength. These restorations are bonded in place, and can eliminate tooth sensitivity most of the time.
I have already lost all of my teeth. What can Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry do for me?
This is beginning to change. Dental implants are benefiting many edentulous patients, helping them to have an aesthetic smile as well as a strong bite.
The single most exciting procedure that our office is offering for the edentulous patient is the "Life-Like Cosmetic Denture". This procedure is less costly than implants, and offers a beautiful, life-like result. The patient is in charge of the shape, color and arrangement of their teeth. The outcome is a smile that does not look like the typical denture.
Call us today at (409) 898-4300 to ask about this 'state of the art' cosmetic denture.
After years of hiding my smile, I can now relax and enjoy taking pictures and making memories. Dr. Carpenter and his wonderful staff worked hard to give me the exact look I was hoping for in such a short period of time. I am forever grateful for not only the change in my smile, but for the change to my entire life!
Thanks to Dr. Carpenter.
All I can say now is thanks so very much for giving me "a smile to smile about".
You and your wonderful staff helped me so much with lots of patience and kindness as well as professionalism. Everything you did for me was much appreciated.
If anyone wants to know if getting veneers is worth it or not, the answer is Yes, Yes, Yes... Go for it!
I came to you with razor thin teeth and two partials which I thought I was stuck with for the rest of my life. I now have a mouth fill of beautiful teeth that are all permanent. NO PARTIALS!! YEA!!
I am very thankful I was lead to you and for your dedication to your profession. The atmosphere of your office was very professional and friendly. Your staff seemed just as excited as I was with the final outcome. Thank you very much for giving me a new smile that I will be able to enjoy the rest of my life.
Beaumont Dentist Dave S. Carpenter, D.D.S., P.C. (409) 898-4300
3560 Delaware, Suite 1003, Beaumont, Texas 77706
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