Your smile should shine as bright as you do, and Marshall Dental can make that a reality.
Ready to make those pearly whites even whiter? Tooth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service used to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, teeth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients. Our office offers two methods of whitening: in-office whitening and tray whitening.
In-office whitening is an ideal procedure for anyone wanting immediate results. Because the entire procedure takes place in our office in about an hour, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth and a special light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent. Finally, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at home touch-up and give you instructions for keeping your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten teeth. We will first take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whiten your teeth. Within a few days, your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material. The whitening gel trays can be used up to twice a day for 30-60 minutes each time. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatments can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers in Marshall, TX
We’re ready to help you feel even more confident in your smile with dental veneers. Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. During the first appointment, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are aesthetically pleasing.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
Veneers - Frequently Asked Questions
Dental veneers are possibly the most versatile treatment available to dentists and their patients. The thin tooth-shaped shells are typically made of porcelain or composite materials, and they can be bonded atop the natural teeth to conceal a number of flaws in the smile’s aesthetics.
How are our dental veneers in Marshall used?
A dentist may place dental veneers to address a variety of issues in a patient’s smile, such as cracked, stained or chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to create the illusion of perfectly aligned teeth in an otherwise crooked stretch of the smile.
Dental veneers can be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as tooth whitening, as part of a smile makeover. Alternatively, veneers can offer a more conservative intervention than other restorations that require removal of more tooth material, like dental crowns.
What is involved in the dental veneers procedure?
One of the qualities of dental veneers that patients find most attractive is the relatively short treatment timeline. Including treatment planning and veneer placement, the entire dental veneers procedure is generally completed in a matter of weeks.
The entire process takes place over two appointments. At the first session, the dentist discusses treatment goals with the patient and takes impressions that are used in the creation of the veneers. Those impressions are sent to a dental laboratory that will then craft the veneers. The dentist may also remove a thin layer of enamel at this first appointment to make room for the veneers.
The patient’s veneers are usually ready within 2-3 weeks. At that time, the patient returns to the dentist to have the veneers placed. The patient has the opportunity to inspect the veneers and request any additional changes in terms of shade and shape. These further adjustments can only be made before the veneers are attached to the teeth. As the final step, the dental veneers are placed using a strong dental cement. When cared for properly, veneers can last for up to 10 years.
Once the veneers are bonded to the teeth, their shade cannot be altered. The materials used in veneers will not respond to teeth whitening treatments, so patients who want to have their biological teeth whitened should do so prior to veneer placement.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Each patient’s case is unique, and a number of factors will influence the cost of this treatment, including the number of veneers that will be needed. Your dentist can discuss the dental veneers price estimate with you at your initial evaluation.
Patients who want to improve on minor flaws in their smile’s appearance should consider dental veneers as a possible solution. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to learn more about how dental veneers may benefit you.
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My family and I have been patients at Marshall Dental Associates for almost 30 years. The entire staff is top notch. Having 3 excellent dentists in the office comes in handy, especially if I have an emergency. If my regular dentist can't see me, there is always another dentist there to help me. Drs. Parker, Reed and Fyffe have all worked on me and I highly recommend them. The entire staff is very welcoming, professional and friendly. My hygienist Jeannie gives me a sparkly smile. If I could give Marshall Dental more stars, I would...fantastic atmosphere and very skilled with up to date equipment .
My experience at Marshall Dental is always pleasant. I'm always greeted with a smile and kind words and personally escorted back to see the dentist. Dr. Reed always has time to visit with me and explains the procedures well and gives me options. I enjoyed visiting with Kyla and she did an awesome job cleaning my teeth after fitting me into her busy schedule. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I always leave with a smile! Marshall Dental is a great place and I highly recommend it to everyone!
I highly recommend Marshall Dental Associates to anyone in the area. The staff is always so nice and sweet and welcoming when you walk in. I've heard great things about the other two Doctors there, my doctor is Misty Fyffe and she is awesome. If you're in need of a great dentist this is definitely the place to go.