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Cosmetic Dentistry Midland, TX

Is It Time for a Smile Makeover?

Take a look at your teeth in the mirror. Is there anything you wish you could change? Maybe there are some cracks that are making it difficult to smile, or maybe your pearly whites just aren’t as dazzling as they can be. No matter how big or small the change, Dr. Courter will listen carefully to what you want before recommending a treatment plan to help create the beautiful grin of your dreams.

Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to receive the beautiful smile of their dreams. As one of our dental services, cosmetic dental treatments can not only improve the look of your smile, but also the oral health as well. For instance, straightening crooked and misaligned teeth can help fight off dental infections. This is because it is easier for harmful bacteria to hide between crooked teeth that are difficult to clean.

Even whitening the tooth enamel motivates patients to keep up with their oral health routine to maintain their results. Cosmetic dentistry by Dr. Michael Courter and his Midland dental team can enhance the look and health of your teeth and gums.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

Our cosmetic dental services create brighter and more balanced smiles.

Clear Aligners

ClearCorrect® uses transparent and discreet aligners to straighten misaligned and crooked teeth. Each pair of clear aligners are switched out for a new pair every few weeks to gradually realign the smile. The aligners are also removable and can be cleaned before they are put back on. We recommend ClearCorrect to teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.

To learn more about our ClearCorrect® treatment plan, see Clear Braces.

Porcelain Veneers

Why get multiple cosmetic treatments when it may just take one? Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells we use to cover the teeth and correct multiple flaws at once. They often restore the look of cracked, stained, worn down, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth. Porcelain is highly stain-resistant, and it mimics the way your natural teeth reflect the light. Because of this, porcelain veneers are often the perfect choice for helping your damaged smile look like new. Porcelain veneers are also a permanent cosmetic option that can last for many years with the right care.

To learn more about our porcelain veneers treatments, see Porcelain Veneers.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

If you’re only looking to make a slight correction, such as repairing a single chipped tooth, you could consider cosmetic bonding. Tooth bonding uses a malleable biocompatible material to cover cosmetic imperfections. We can repair chips, cracks, fractures, and even tooth discoloration using biocompatible dental bonding material. Dr. Courter will place a tooth-colored composite resin on your teeth. He will harden it using a special light that makes it bond with the enamel in the process.

Bonding is a very versatile treatment that can hide minor cracks, brighten stained teeth, close small spaces, and lengthen or otherwise change the shape of your teeth. Dr. Courter can color-match bonded teeth to the shade of natural teeth so it will easily blend in with the rest of your smile.

To learn more about our cosmetic dental bonding service, see Teeth Bonding.

Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? While there are plenty of products that promise to make your teeth brighter, whitening is safer and more effective when left to a professional. We offer at-home whitening kits that let you improve your pearly whites on your own time. Each kit comes with custom-fitted trays as well as a whitening solution that’s stronger than anything you can find at the store and can help remove stains above and below the surface of your enamel. In many cases, you’ll be able to enjoy a smile that’s several shades whiter after just two weeks!

To learn more about our teeth whitening service, see Teeth Whitening.

Digital Imaging / Smile Designing

One problem that can make patients reluctant to have a cosmetic procedure done is not knowing how the final results will turn out. Thanks to advanced digital imaging, we can show you what your smile will look like after whitening, bonding, or another procedure so that you can set realistic expectations beforehand. These images will also help Dr. Courter while customizing your treatment so that it looks as natural as possible.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Crowns and other restorations are often used to repair a badly decayed or injured tooth so that it can continue functioning normally. However, because they’re often made of metal, they tend to stick out and might make you feel self-conscious while smiling. That’s why Dr. Courter offers metal-free restorations that instead use tooth-colored materials that can be shaped and shaded to match the rest of your grin.

Cosmetic Dental FAQs

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about cosmetic dental care here.

How does dental bonding compare to porcelain veneers?

Tooth bonding is similar to treatment with dental veneers because both treatments address discolored or injured teeth. Bonding and veneers also use materials that are bonded to the tooth enamel. However, dental veneers are permanent and meant to cover only the front of teeth. Dental bonding treatment is more economical and best suited for smaller chips or breaks in the tooth enamel.

Can I whiten dental crowns, veneers, or bonded teeth?

No, professional teeth whitening treatment is meant to brighten natural teeth. However, if you have old or dull cosmetic restorations, we can plan new ones for you. Dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding treatments are all meant to brighten the smile. They cannot be whitened further by professional treatment.

How do clear braces compare to metal braces?

ClearCorrect uses removable plastic aligners to straighten the teeth, while traditional braces use metal wires and brackets. Clear aligners are removable and allow patients to eat and brush their teeth without hindrance. Metal braces often come with dietary restrictions and need to be altered frequently at routine visits.

What do I do if my teeth resist whitening treatment?

Sometimes, patients can have deep stains that are resistant to professional whitening treatments. These stains are often caused by an injury or wear to the teeth, which can reveal the layer underneath the enamel called dentin. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to cover these teeth and brighten the look of the smile.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

If you’re ready to start your smile makeover, contact our dental office today by calling Dr. Courter’s office at 432-287-9531. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Courter on our website. Dr. Courter sees patients from Odessa, Midland, and the surrounding areas. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about your current oral health concerns or the treatment process. Our friendly team is always happy to help.