Dr. Kelly Halverson DDS FAGD
Biological Dentist & Dentist located in Richardson, TX
Gapped, missing, chipped, or stained teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile, especially in social situations. Kelly Halverson DDS FAGD, a general and biological dentist in Richardson, Texas, provides cosmetic dentistry services to patients in the North Dallas area as part of her comprehensive, whole-person approach to oral health and well-being. If you’re unhappy with your smile and want to improve it aesthetically, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool to take the first step toward regaining your self-confidence.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the type of dental work that focuses on improving the overall appearance of your teeth and gums for a more attractive smile. Although it may also improve function, the primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the color, position, and alignment of your teeth for an aesthetically appealing outcome. Though cosmetic dentistry may not always be crucial to your overall health, it’s often optional for men and women of all ages choose to feel more confident about their smile.
What procedures are considered cosmetic dentistry?
Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures that correct a variety of concerns include:
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth with veneers
- Teeth whitening to remove stains from tobacco, certain beverages, or medications
- Fixing gapped teeth
- Improving irregular gum lines so that they’re uniform
- Aligning crooked teeth
- Filling in cavities with tooth-colored materials
- Repairing and preserving broken teeth with crowns
Additionally, cosmetic dentistry treatments prevent further dental damage and strengthen teeth. Most men and women experience a boost in self-confidence knowing their teeth look better, feel better, and are healthier because of cosmetic dentistry.
How does cosmetic dentistry help improve oral health?
Having a beautiful, uniform smile is not only a confidence boost but also a health benefit. Dr. Halverson’s philosophy to help you improve or maintain your best oral health and to help you look and feel your best embraces cosmetic dentistry as part of that overall experience.
When your teeth look better, they also function better by allowing you to chew and talk more easily. Decayed teeth, an incorrect bite, or missing teeth can lead to serious dental issues that require more complicated restorative procedures, like root canals. In some cases, cosmetic procedures can save your teeth before you develop cavities, decay, or gum disease.
The Invisalign® clear aligners system is also a cosmetic dentistry treatment option that leads to improved oral health, since teeth without overlaps and gaps are easier to care for, keeping them free from plaque buildup.
To ensure that you get the results you desire from all the cosmetic services Dr. Halverson offers the North Dallas area, the team takes a series of 18 photos of the interior of your mouth. These x-rays allow Dr. Halverson to diagnose oral conditions that can benefit from cosmetic procedures, and create a treatment protocol. She also uses an award-winning dental lab for the best results possible.
Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about cosmetic dentistry for a healthier, more beautiful smile.