Cosmetic dental procedures focus on the appearance of the smile. While a restorative dental treatment is intended to restore health and function to the smile, it can also deliver beauty and radiance. Dr. Clint Bruyere, a respected dentist in Longview, knows the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile. He has seen patients feel more confident after treatments such as teeth whitening. In addition, he has noticed their quality of life improve when they eat and speak properly with tooth restorations such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.
Teeth can become stained due to coffee, sauce, or a medication such as tetracycline. Dr. Bruyere can remove all of these stains with the highly effective KöR in-office bleaching system. First, we provide a whitening method that enables you to brighten your teeth at home. For treatment, we make impressions of your dental arches, which are used to create customized whitening trays. We will provide professional grade bleaching gel with the trays. We recommend wearing the trays daily for two weeks to achieve optimal results. You can couple the at-home regimen with our in-office power bleaching session. Before the procedure, we will protect your eyes, lips, gums, and face. Then, we apply a whitening gel to the teeth for 20 minutes, three times, changing the bleach between sessions. Combining treatments can ensure a brighter, more beautiful smile that is several shades lighter.
Another way to enhance the beauty of your smile is to have missing teeth replaced. Not only does this provide health benefits, but it can enhance the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew well, affecting digestion. It can also be embarrassing to socialize when certain words are hard to pronounce. We understand the woes that come from tooth loss. Therefore, we offer several treatments including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Dental bridges contain artificial teeth (pontics) and porcelain dental crowns, which anchor the appliances. They can be ideal for replacing one to a few missing teeth. Dentures can restore one tooth, several teeth, or an entire dental arch. We provide partial, complete, and implant supported dentures. Dental implants are titanium posts that can be topped with dental crowns to restore function to the smile.
Whether you want to whiten your smile or improve its health with a tooth restoration, we recommend scheduling a consultation to explore all of your options. Call (903) 708-6116 today.