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The experienced dentists and oral surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s specialized Cosmetic Dentistry Program skillfully enhance, reconstruct, and maintain patients’ most visible feature – their smiles.
Specialized Care to Keep Smiles Healthy and BrightCosmetic dentistry focuses on improving a patient's appearance through the straightening, whitening, or repairing of teeth. A rapidly growing field, it’s aimed at aesthetically complementing patients’ overall general and oral health.
The cosmetic dentists and oral surgeons at UT Southwestern have the extensive training and experience required to offer the most advanced cosmetic procedures available today. Surgeons from Asia, Europe, and South America have visited our renowned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic to observe and learn from the advancements we've made.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Each of our patients undergoes a comprehensive evaluation and interview to determine their goals and expectations for cosmetic dentistry. Our team then creates an individualized treatment plan – because a personalized approach offers the best possible results.
UT Southwestern’s cosmetic dentistry specialists employ the most current proven techniques and products to achieve optimum results. Our services include:
- Dental bonding: Used to repair issues such as chipped and irregularly shaped teeth in which little or no tooth reduction is necessary
- Dental bridges: Nonremovable artificial teeth that are attached to a prosthesis bonded to the remaining natural teeth on both sides of a toothless gap
- Dental crowns: Tailor-made porcelain “caps” that replace the entire external portion of damaged teeth, replicating their function and appearance
- Dental implants: A state-of-the-art solution to missing teeth in which artificial teeth are attached to tiny titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone
- Gingival sculpting (“gum reshaping” or “gum contouring”): A procedure that utilizes a laser to reshape gums that are uneven or overlap the teeth excessively
- Porcelain veneers: Very thin, strong pieces of porcelain affixed to the teeth that are used to change the appearance of tooth shape, size, position, or color
- Post and core: A procedure performed after a root-canal procedure so that a crown can be placed
- Tooth whitening and bleaching: In-office procedure that treats the front eight teeth, with results that can last for more than a year
- Tooth-colored fillings: Strong, tooth-colored plastic – not metal – used to fill decayed teeth
- Enameloplasty (“tooth contouring” or “tooth reshaping”): Procedure that removes a tiny amount of enamel to change the shape, size, or surface of teeth