Enhance Your Smile and Increase Your Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio
Your smile is vital to connecting with the world around you. If you’re unable to smile fully or you hide your smile because of the way it looks, it can negatively impact your quality of life. At Perry Dental Health, we provide cosmetic dentistry to help build healthy, beautiful smiles in the San Antonio communities. Our talented dentist, Dr. Christopher Perry, combines his passion for dentistry with artistic flair to create smiles that are both healthy and flattering.
We are conveniently located in the La Cantera shopping center near Barnes and Noble and H&M and offer extended office hours for busy professionals and families. Start your journey to a winning smile when you schedule a consultation with us today.
CALL US: (210) 377-3779 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Skilled, Attentive Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Very Best Smile
Many standard dental treatments can be cosmetic, and Dr. Perry utilizes the latest technology to renew your smile and boost your confidence. Tooth-colored fillings are virtually invisible when compared to traditional silver fillings, and tooth-colored crowns can be placed instead of gold or silver. Dr. Christopher Perry is widely known and trusted for delivering natural-looking results with his incredible cosmetic dentistry work. Our cosmetic treatments include:
How Can Cosmetic Treatments Help My Smile?
When you’ve had aesthetic dental issues for a long time, you may feel as though it’s impossible to fix or not worth correcting. But if your smile makes you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, it’s likely to have a negative impact on your life. You may find yourself not smiling fully, avoiding photos, or hiding your smile. Some people even change the way they speak or avoid spending time in public.
Cosmetic dental treatments can address a wide variety of dental issues, including:
- Stained or yellowed teeth
- Chips, cracks, or fractured teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
- Teeth that are worn down or imperfectly shaped
Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Over time, our teeth can become discolored due to various factors. If your pearly whites aren’t as lustrous as they used to be, it might be time to consider professional teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening uses a potent bleaching gel to penetrate the top layers of the enamel and break up stains beneath the surface. Strong enough to eliminate stains that have built up over the years, this treatment can make teeth appear several shades whiter, restoring your original enamel color for a vibrant, natural smile.
What Should I Do if My Teeth are Sensitive After Whitening?
It’s not uncommon for your teeth to be somewhat sensitive after whitening. This should go away within a few days. In the meantime, it will help if you avoid extreme temperatures in food and drinks, or anything hard or crunchy. You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever to help minimize the sensitivity.
If your sensitivity lasts for several days or is preventing you from eating, please contact our office so we can evaluate your situation.
5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth White After a Cleaning
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
- Limit dark or acidic foods and drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)
- Avoid smoking or tobacco use.
- Always keep your biannual dental appointments.
- Use an at-home kit for occasional touch-ups.
Brighter Smiles with White Fillings
Composite (white) fillings are quickly becoming the more popular way to protect teeth over the classic metal option. Color-matched to your tooth enamel, these fillings blend in seamlessly to your smile for invisible protection. At our practice, we rely exclusively on composite fillings to protect and restore your teeth. Composite fillings offer several benefits:
Perfect aesthetic – Composite fillings match the natural color and shape of your tooth.
Better bonding – The composite resin bonds securely without the need to remove a lot of enamel.
No mercury – The resin in these fillings is biocompatible and 100% mercury-free.
Advantages of CEREC Porcelain Restorations
Whether you need a repair or you’re looking for a way to correct moderate aesthetic issues, porcelain restorations may be the choice for you. Perry Dental Health offers porcelain crowns and veneers made using CEREC technology for optimal efficiency. Now we can provide these beautiful metal-free restorations in just one visit with no messy impressions.
Porcelain crowns are perhaps the most versatile of all cosmetic restorations since they are functional as well as aesthetic. You may receive a porcelain crown for any of the following reasons:
- A tooth has a crack or fracture
- A tooth with a large filling needs protection
- A tooth has too much decay for a filling
- To preserve a tooth after root canal therapy
- One or more teeth have been chipped, broken, or worn down
- A dental implant needs a finishing replacement tooth
The quality and quick fabrication mean you need fewer appointments, fewer injections, and less prep. The tooth-colored porcelain material mirrors your natural teeth in color, shape, and functionality. With a porcelain restoration, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
We Can Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
One of the most versatile and effective cosmetic treatments, veneers can transform the look of your smile. We design and craft thin porcelain shells to attach to the front surfaces of your teeth, creating a vibrant and uniform appearance. Concerns that porcelain veneers can address include:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Unwanted gaps between the front teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Rough or jagged edges on your front teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large in proportion to the rest of the teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth
Each set of veneers is custom designed to complement your unique smile. Dr. Perry carefully evaluates your features, including the shade of your teeth, your gum line, and the shape and thickness of your lips.
To place the veneers, we remove a thin portion of the enamel on the front of your tooth. This gives them a more secure hold and keeps them from looking bulky and fake. The process does not harm the tooth, and the inner tooth layers remain protected by the new veneers. In effect, the veneers become a new part of your tooth, and when treated well, can last for years and possibly decades.
Beautiful Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
Few restorations can compare with the beauty, durability, and function of dental implants. With titanium posts acting as tooth roots, implants provide unparalleled support to crowns, bridges, and dentures.
When you receive one or more implants, a unique prosthetic attaches to the implant and functions like your natural tooth or teeth. The replacement teeth are customized to match your remaining teeth, provide optimal function, and look natural in your smile. If you need a tooth replaced, talk to our skilled team about whether you are a candidate for implants and how they could benefit your smile.
Cosmetic Laser Treatments
Dr. Perry uses the WaterLase® dental laser from BioLase® to enhance the aesthetics of your smile and improve your experience. Laser dentistry uses a concentrated beam of light to perform various functions during dental procedures. The laser makes treatment more precise and efficient, so procedures take less time. Its precision also allows for cleaner results while affecting less of the surrounding tissue.
Gum contouring can be used to both address decay and make your teeth more visible if you’re experiencing a “gummy” smile. Some patients face the opposite issue where receding gums leave too much of the tooth surface exposed. Lasers are capable of eliminating bacteria and activating the regeneration of essential tissues. This method can encourage gum tissue to reattach, improving aesthetics and reducing sensitivity. Whether your concerns are cosmetic or restorative, laser dentistry can renew both the health and beauty of your smile.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Many adults and teenagers want straighter teeth but aren’t interested in wearing metal braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic trays to guide your crooked teeth into proper positioning as a discreet alternative to standard braces.
Benefits of Invisalign treatment include:
- Straighten mild to moderately crowded teeth
- Close unwanted gaps
- Correct mild overbite or underbite
- Enjoy more accessibility for cleaning and flossing
Each set of trays gently shift teeth into proper alignment and are replaced with the next set of trays every two weeks. When worn for at least 22 hours daily, you can expect to achieve desired results in less time than with metal braces.
Ready to Enjoy a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles?
At Perry Dental Health, we’re passionate about helping you achieve a healthy smile you’ll love for years to come. We take the time to understand your concerns and goals and customize your treatment to your unique dental needs. Are you ready to take the first step? We’re excited to help you get there! Contact our office and schedule a consultation today.
CALL US: (210) 377-3779 REQUEST APPOINTMENT