Cosmetic Dentistry in Round Rock, TX
Do you see your reflection in the mirror and want to hide your smile? Nothing can make you feel more self-conscious or awkward than teeth that are damaged or just don’t look healthy. But with our advanced skills and technology, our team can correct nearly any cosmetic dental problem that prevents you from smiling with confidence.
We receive many questions about cosmetic dentistry in Round Rock, and we will be happy to answer yours! Here are some that we hear most frequently, but please feel free to call us at (512) 310-2444 to arrange a smile consultation with Dr. Lewcock or Dr. Zavala.
- What cosmetic dental treatments do you offer?
- What problems can you address with cosmetic dentistry?
- How can you help me decide which cosmetic treatment is right for me?
Professional Teeth Whitening
Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, and Bonding
- How do you use porcelain crowns and veneers?
- What is cosmetic dental bonding?
- Which is better, dental bonding or porcelain veneers?
Invisalign and Six Month Smiles
What cosmetic dental treatments do you offer?
We believe that everyone deserves a smile they’re proud to share, and cosmetic dentistry at our Round Rock, TX dental office offers the treatments you need to transform your appearance.
- KöR Whitening & Deep Bleaching
- Porcelain veneers and crowns
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Invisalign clear aligners
- Six Month Smiles Braces
As you can see, there's a lot to choose from, and Dr. Lewcock and Dr. Zavala would love the opportunity to explain how these treatments can be used to create a stunning smile transformation.
What problems can you address with cosmetic dentistry?
We offer beautiful transformations in cosmetic dentistry, and we want you to enjoy your best possible smile so that you can get the most out of life. Some of the aesthetic dental flaws we can correct are:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Uneven gaps and spacing
- Size or shape discrepancies
- Mild to moderate tooth misalignment
- Worn or broken down teeth
- Staining and discoloration
Communication is essential and helps us provide the results that match your goals. We will talk to you about your options and work with you to find the most cost-effective solution that delivers the best outcome.
How can you help me decide which cosmetic treatment is right for me?
Dr. Fredrick Lewcock and Dr. John Zavala have decades of experience in dentistry, and both have a passion for improving the aesthetics of our patients’ smiles. There are a lot of options to choose from so it can seem overwhelming to choose the ones that will work best for you.
Every smile makeover, large or small, starts with a consultation with one of our doctors to learn how we can help. Some of the questions you can ask yourself before your consultation are:
- Which smile flaws bother you most?
- Do your teeth look too long or too short?
- Are there uneven gaps and spacing you want to correct?
- Do you have crooked teeth that mar your smile?
- Are you happy with the shape and position of your teeth?
- Do your teeth appear stained or discolored?
The answers to these questions will help our doctors determine what your priorities are for improving your smile and how we can help.
If you’re ready to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Round Rock, TX, please call Old Settlers Dental to arrange a consultation.
Why should I choose professional teeth whitening?
If you’ve been looking for effective teeth whitening, you know there’s an overwhelming variety of over-the-counter products available. But it’s good to remember that you get what you pay for, and that’s especially true for teeth whitening. Lots of people spend money buying all sorts of products only to be disappointed by the results and the discomfort of irritated gums.
Trained dental professionals like our doctors are able to prescribe a much higher concentration of whitening agent than you can purchase at your drugstore. You can be confident that the results will not only be spectacular but we also carefully adjust the concentration to eliminate any sensitivity.
What teeth whitening options do you offer?
At Old Settlers Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options.
One of the most popular procedures for refreshing your smile is professional teeth whitening. For in-office treatment, we are proud to use the KöR Teeth Whitening System at our Round Rock dental office. We provide you with a customized set of whitening trays that you wear for about two weeks while you sleep for amazing results. We use innovative KöR whitening because it is very effective for lifting difficult stains from your teeth.
We also offer NiteWhite kits that you can use at your convenience in your own home. Your kit includes custom-made whitening trays that you wear for about twenty to thirty minutes every day. In about two weeks, you will see the beautiful results, usually about six to eight shades whiter.
How do you use porcelain crowns and veneers?
We use dental crowns and porcelain veneers to correct numerous aesthetic flaws from chips or breaks to severely stained teeth. Tooth-colored composite fillings look natural, and we can customize the shade to blend seamlessly with your own teeth. This quality also makes it perfect for a procedure called cosmetic dental bonding that addresses many cosmetic imperfections.
We can use these treatments individually or in combination to provide a true smile transformation. Dr. Lewcock and Dr. Zavala both take great pleasure in helping our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. We think you will be amazed at the difference that a few minor changes can make to your appearance and self-esteem.
We’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs. Please give us a call to get started on your new smile!
What is cosmetic dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a noninvasive procedure we can often complete in one dental visit. Dental bonding is excellent for making minor repairs such as:
- Filling in chips
- Building up narrow gaps
- Reshaping damaged teeth
- Concealing dental staining
We use dental bonding at our Round Rock dental office for cosmetic purposes, but it can also smooth a rough tooth that has been damaged, so it doesn’t irritate your mouth or tongue
We use tooth-colored composite, the same material we use to fill cavities and match it to your teeth for a seamless appearance. We typically apply the bonding material on teeth that do not absorb much of the force from chewing. For posterior teeth, or back teeth, a dental crown will offer greater stability and longevity.
Which is better, dental bonding or porcelain veneers?
Dental bonding adds to your existing tooth structure to correct small imperfections such as chips, small gaps, and non-uniform teeth. If you are looking to repair the appearance of a tooth or a number of teeth, weighing your options is essential.
Dental bonding and veneers both offer cosmetic benefits, but knowing the difference is vital.
- Dental bonding adds to the existing tooth structure and leaves much of the natural tooth intact, which is why many patients prefer bonding to more invasive treatment.
- We can typically complete several dental bonding procedures in a single visit in our Round Rock, TX dental office.
- We don’t advise dental bonding for larger cosmetic issues such as large gaps or wear on the edges of your teeth where veneers would be a more appropriate choice
- Dental bonding needs to be replaced after about five years, while veneers can last as long as ten years.
- Porcelain veneers can correct just about any cosmetic issue with a natural-looking outcome.
- Since porcelain has a more opaque appearance than bonding material, veneers blend seamlessly with your smile.
To learn more about dental bonding or porcelain veneers in the Round Rock, TX area, give Old Settlers Dental a call for a cosmetic consultation.
What’s the difference between Invisalign and Six Month Smiles?
Many adults are unhappy with the appearance of crooked front teeth, but nobody has time to sit around and wait for traditional orthodontics to work. We’re pleased to offer two excellent adult orthodontic options – Invisalign and Six Month Smiles – that can address the esthetic problem of crooked teeth in a short amount of time.
Invisalign clear aligners are a popular adult orthodontic treatment because they offer so many advantages over other types of short-term braces. Invisalign is made out of smooth plastic that won’t irritate your mouth, making them easy to wear.
The aligners are also removable so that you can take them out for special occasions, but Invisalign is so discreet that most people won’t know you’re wearing them. Since they’re removable, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods, and oral hygiene is also much more efficient. Treatment times for Invisalign range from 12 to 15 months for adults.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are another short-term option that straightens your front teeth in a matter of months. We place clear brackets and tooth-colored wires on the misaligned teeth that show when you smile. The action of Six Month Smiles is similar to traditional braces, but focuses only on the teeth that show when you smile.
The goal of Six Months Smiles treatment in Round Rock is to correct the aesthetic problem of misaligned teeth, and treatment times are so short because we are not making adjustments to your dental bite.