The idea of a family dentist is one that closely mimics the idea of a family general practitioner or doctor. Its success is also very similar because it relies on the same trust and relationship that family doctors and a family dentist have in common. We understand that nobody ever really wants to go in…
San Antonio Family Dentist: The Smile Makeover Question
For many San Antonio family dentist patients, the question is not if they want a smile makeover; rather, there are a host of other questions around getting a smile makeover. There are common myths and ways of thinking that prevent people from getting a smile makeover when the reality is that getting a beautifully improved smile is as simple as deciding to do it. We understand that there are numerous questions one may have about a smile makeover. We are happy to discuss individual cases and costs with our patients. At the heart of the matter, we are a family dentist who wants the best for our patients. If that includes a smile makeover, we are all for it.
What exactly is a family dentist smile makeover?
A smile makeover by your family dentist is precisely what it sounds like. For some of our patients, there are inherent issues with their teeth that make them dislike their smile. As a result, many people do not smile as much as they want to. A smile makeover takes what you have smile-wise, and your family dentist then works out a plan to give you a better-looking smile. There are any number of tools we have at our disposal to help with your teeth. The idea is for you to walk out of our office with a smile you are happy with.
What is involved in a family dentist smile makeover?
One of the most common and easy ways to enhance your smile is through teeth whitening. Even if you are a regular brusher, few of us are blessed with incredible pearly whites. Teeth stain over time, and eventually, this causes a dent in what might be an otherwise perfect smile. When we are talking about a smile makeover, the very first thing we want to do is to restore the whiteness of your teeth. Teeth whitening is basically a bleaching process using chemicals, within the safe and comfortable office of your own San Antonio family dentist.
Next, we can consider installing dental veneers, which are extremely thin strips of plastic designed to look and feel like natural tooth enamel. Dental veneers allow us to replace a damaged, stained, or discolored enamel. Removing the damaged enamel and replacing it with hardy porcelain dental veneer allows your family dentist to give you whiter teeth if the regular whitening does not work. There are other benefits to using dental veneers as well.
Other benefits of having your family dentist place dental veneers include:
- Dental veneers giving the same appearance as your regular teeth,
- Nobody will be able to tell that you are wearing dental veneers
- The veneers can help correct some malocclusion or crooked teeth
- Dental veneers can overcome gaps and other spacing issues
- Veneers are a permanent solution that you do not have to worry about after placement
At Shepherd Dental P.C., we can provide you with family dental services for your whole family. As a San Antonio, TX family dentist, we understand the importance of preventative dental care and regular dental cleanings and examinations. In fact, we would prefer to see everyone in your family twice a year for routine dental care.…
A dental emergency can strike at any time and with no warning. Perhaps a person is playing a game of touch football on Thanksgiving and a family member decides to up the ante and a tackle comes into play, accidentally knocking out two front teeth. Or maybe on vacation in the tropics, someone decides to…
If you or your child is wearing braces, there is a possibility that one of you will need to visit our San Antonio dentist office at some point for emergency care. When you first come in for braces or aligners, we will walk you through the process of how to care for the braces and…