Cosmetic Dentistry

Austin Cosmetic Dentists

At Lake Austin Family Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with experienced and compassionate cosmetic dental care. We believe that meeting the needs of our patients requires developing a relationship built on trust and understanding. Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening, straightening, dental implants, or something else, we would like to discuss your options with you to learn how we can help. Our goal is to give you the healthy, attractive smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today to learn more.

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Our experienced dentists perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures that bring out the best in our patients’ smiles. Some of the procedures we perform include:

Smile Makeovers

As we age, our lower face actually gets shorter due to teeth that become worn down, which leads to wrinkling and an older appearance.  Dr. Harris will evaluate your face taking into account lip fullness, skin tone, the shape of your face, age and length of your teeth.  She will then custom fit your teeth for porcelain veneers to meet your individual needs.  Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of thin sunken lips by adding support and volume providing a fuller look. They also lengthen the lower face structure to smooth wrinkles and increase cheek support to give a healthier, young appearance.  Bite coordination improves with porcelain veneers and your jaw appears stronger.  As dramatic as they are, smile makeovers with porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive dental procedure, not surgery.  They are natural looking, strong, and beautiful. Once bonded to your teeth, you can eat and smile with them as if they were your own teeth.   Creating a beautiful smile requires an artistic eye, experience, a great lab which fabricates the veneers, and trained dentist.  They will take years off of your face without surgery.  

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that can last for decades and improve the appearance of your smile.  They are made of a very strong ceramic material and are custom fit to put over the front part of your teeth and hide dental imperfections.  Porcelain dental veneers are used to correct gaps, misaligned teeth, cracks, stains, and chips.  

Teeth Whitening

Teeth discoloration can be caused by a variety of factors including wine, use of tobacco, coffee and natural discoloration of teeth.  Zoom whitening can improve the yellowing and discoloration of teeth 6 – 10 shades or more in one quick office visit and give you a brighter and whiter smile.  Results are seen immediately after procedure.   If at home whitening is your choice, impressions will be taken in the office and custom fit trays will be made the same day.  Once the trays are fabricated you are ready to begin at home whitening.  The at home system will allow you to whiten your teeth at your leisure and touch up when necessary.  

Bonding

Bonding is an excellent method for making cosmetic improvements to the appearance of your front teeth. One or two slightly crooked front teeth can often be “straightened” by using bonding.  This procedure consists of tooth colored composite resin material used to cover the front surfaces of the teeth to change the shape of the teeth.  This does not last as long as porcelain veneers, but is completed in one visit and is a less expensive way to improve your smile.