Cosmetic Dentistry

Think about the last time you met someone new. One of the first things you probably noticed was their smile. We notice when someone has a beautiful, attractive smile. And we notice when someone has a less-than-perfect smile or hides their smile, too. Sadly, that means that people sometimes spend years feeling ashamed or hiding their smile in public. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help.

Improving your smile has a profound effect on your self-confidence. In fact, our cosmetic dentistry patients regularly tell us how glad they were that they made the investment to restore their smile, because it’s really an investment in themselves. The self-confidence they achieve makes it all worthwhile.

Who benefits from cosmetic dentistry?

Everyone! There’s a common misconception that cosmetic dentistry is only for patients who have crooked teeth or who have lost or broken teeth in accidents. That couldn’t be further from the truth! In reality, anyone who wants to enhance their smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. 

Our smiles naturally change as time goes on. If you look at photos from five or 10 years ago, you’ll probably notice a big difference. That’s because our teeth naturally experience wear and tear and may become misaligned over time. It’s also common for teeth to become stained from food, drinks, tobacco use, medication, health conditions, and aging. 

Fortunately, Dr. Cowdin can restore your smile through cosmetic dentistry. Whether you just need professional whitening to brighten your teeth, or you need a full mouth rehab, Dr. Cowdin’s artistic expertise will give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What can you expect from cosmetic dentistry?

At Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a full range of cosmetic services to meet your needs. The first step in restoring your smile is scheduling a free consultation. Dr. Cowdin will meet with you and discuss the results you’re hoping to achieve. Then, she’ll perform an exam and come up with a treatment plan to restore your smile.

Depending on the current health and appearance of your teeth, your treatment may include professional whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, porcelain crowns, dental implants, or bridges. During your consult, Dr. Cowdin will explain her treatment decisions and how long it will take to achieve your desired results.

Once you agree to the treatment plan, the work to restore your smile begins! It’s our goal to give you a smile you love. And there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing our patients leave our office with the newfound confidence a beautiful smile creates.

Financing Cosmetic Dentistry

We know that finances can be a hurdle to restoring your smile. That’s why we offer a variety of ways to pay for your treatment. In addition to accepting most insurance plans, we offer CareCredit and Lending Club financing so you can choose the financial solution that’s right for you.

Professional Results You Can Trust

You can feel at ease when you visit Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry, knowing you’re in the best hands. Dr. Cowdin is an award-winning dentist and member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society. She also stays up-to-date on the latest techniques by attending annual courses, so you can trust that you’ll receive a best-in-class dental experience. 

Contact us today for your free consultation.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions

A dental crown is a restoration that is placed over a tooth. It covers tooth structure above the gums. When a tooth is badly damaged by decay or a dental injury, a crown is normally used to restore the biting function and size of a tooth. If a tooth is severely damaged by wear and tear, a crown can greatly improve the appearance of a noticeably misshapen or broken tooth. Crowns can be made from white materials that look very lifelike. If necessary, a series of white crowns can be placed to improve the function and appearance of a smile.
A person may need a crown for a number of reasons. Crowns are restorations used to cover all of a tooth above the surface of the gums. These tooth-shaped restorations are custom made and may be used to hold a broken tooth together, restore the shape and size of diseased or damaged tooth, or to improve the oral function and aesthetics of one’s smile.
A bridge is a series of dental crowns constructed together to fill in gaps of an incomplete smile. Literally bridging the gap between missing teeth and existing healthy teeth, a bridge can replace up to four lost teeth in a row. Like crowns, bridges are custom made from various types of materials from which patients can choose including metal, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal.
A veneer is a cosmetic enhancement that is bonded over the front of teeth to conceal smile imperfections. Veneers can improve the appearance of a smile by covering noticeable flaws like chips, cracks, and stains. A series of veneers can also make a smile appear uniform and straighter. Crafted from porcelain, veneers are custom made for each tooth they are bonded to. This means that patients will enjoy a very natural looking improvement to their smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry can do many things to improve the aesthetics of a smile. From whitening teeth by bleaching deep stains to concealing smile flaws, a cosmetic dental treatment can greatly enhance the appearance of a smile.
A dental implant is a prosthetic used to replace the roots of a missing tooth and support a restoration such as a dental crown. Dental implants are long lasting, low maintenance alternatives to bridges and dentures when it comes to treating tooth loss.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding, consists of a highly aesthetic tooth colored bonding material used for minor dental corrections. In practice, dental bonding is commonly used to close small spaces between the front teeth, repair fractured or discolored teeth or to reshape teeth. 

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Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown (commonly called a “cap”) is needed when a tooth is badly decayed or fractured.  In fact, crowns are proactively recommended for weakened teeth as a preventive measure. When a crown is placed on a weakened or fractured tooth, it provides the strength needed to be able to chew effectively without causing further damage to the tooth.  The crown fits completely around and on top of the tooth, offering a weakened tooth the support it needs. 

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are really a wonderful advancement in porcelain dental technologies. The ability to correct cosmetic defects in teeth has never been easier. Patients with imperfect smiles used to go through life embarrassed by their lack of a beautiful smile. However, this has all changed. 

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Dental Implants

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone where the tooth once was quickly begins to collapse. In order to keep growing and multiplying, bone cells require the stimulation of biting forces applied to the tooth roots during daily eating.  Without this healthy stimulation or “exercise”, the bone simply disappears. This loss of bone is most noticeable immediately after the tooth is removed, but continues throughout your lifetime. 

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Teeth Whitening

When it comes to teeth whitening there are many options, but your dentist is your best resource. Dr. Cowdin has multiple options to choose from to make sure you leave the office with a noticeably whiter and bright smile. Two of the most effective methods are the Boost! teeth whitening system and KoR teeth whitening system. 

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Bridges, sometimes called fixed bridges, literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are a very good solution if you are unable to have an implant. The bridge uses crowns on either side of the gap to anchor the replacement teeth into place. The replacement teeth are called pontics and are made of porcelain. 

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Get started on the path to the smile of your dreams by scheduling an appointment today!