Cosmetic Dentistry – Plano, TX
Smile with Confidence Every Day
Giving our patients fantastic smiles that they can be proud of is the heart of our dental office. Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Patel combine clinical expertise with creative artistry to correct common aesthetic imperfections and take our patients' smiles to a whole new level. They’re eager to meet with you to discuss your ideas and craft a customized plan for your revitalized smile.
Whether you have stained or unevenly spaced teeth, our cosmetic dentists can update your smile and boost your confidence. Removing flaws and freshening your appearance can lead to personal and professional successes you never imagined. We can brighten your teeth with professional whitening and even straighten them without metal braces using Invisalign. With porcelain veneers, we can completely transform your look in just two appointments. Let us make your dream smile a reality with our cosmetic dental treatments. Contact Kari Blankenship, DDS today to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Plano, TX.
Why Choose Kari Blankenship, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- All-Ceramic Materials Utilized
- Painless Gum Recontouring with Laser Dentistry
- Straighten Teeth Faster Using Invisalign Clear Aligners
Custom porcelain veneers can remove multiple flaws and create the attractive appearance a patient desires. Handcrafted from beautiful dental porcelain, they can be tinted to perfectly match your natural teeth. Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel will study your facial features and tooth shape before designing veneers that will create your ideal look in just two to three visits. Not everyone is a candidate for porcelain veneers, but our team can provide a thorough cosmetic evaluation and help you understand your options.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel and slightly reshaping them. They’ll take impressions and collect measurements so the ceramist will have the necessary information to design your custom restorations. Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel may also place temporary veneers to give you a preview of your new smile. You will return for final placement and adjustments once our dental office receives your permanent veneers from the lab.
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
At the dental office of Kari Blankenship, DDS, our dental team doesn’t want anyone to have to choose between maintaining their oral health or preserving their beautiful smile. All-ceramic restorations are made of high-quality dental porcelain, which is so similar to real tooth enamel that it even reflects light in the same way. In addition to their lifelike appearance, these restorations are also much more biocompatible overall. This means that even patients with metallic allergies or sensitivities can enjoy them.
Do you have a handful of chips and cracks inside your smile that make it difficult to show off? What about discoloration that teeth whitening cannot seem to fix? With direct bonding, you can solve both of these problems simultaneously and do so in an affordable way. This treatment uses sculpted composite resin to help slightly imperfect teeth appear more uniform. The resin can be shaded to match your existing tooth enamel exactly just like tooth-colored fillings.
You don't have to undergo plastic surgery or spend thousands of dollars to look younger. Professional teeth whitening can lighten stains and take years off of your appearance in a single appointment.
We offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening so our patients have options that suit their specific needs. With our in-office treatment, your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to each tooth so they can whiten certain teeth or your entire smile. This method also lets us treat specific areas that may have particularly deep stains.
Some patients want to whiten when it fits their schedules. So, we can take molds of their teeth and give them a custom take-home kit. All a patient has to do is fill the trays with the professional-strength bleaching gel and wear them as directed. In as little as two weeks, a patient can make their teeth six to eight shades brighter.
Gum Recontouring / Crown Lengthening
For some patients, it’s not their teeth that need to be adjusted, but their gum tissue. Having a gummy smile essentially means that too much gum tissue is covering your tooth enamel. This can make your teeth look smaller than they actually are. With the help of our soft tissue laser, we can precisely and gently remove excess gum tissue without needing to place sutures in the process. We can make your teeth appear longer and your smile more balanced in a single appointment.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Advances in orthodontics now allow adults and older teens to straighten their teeth without wearing unattractive metal braces. Invisalign clear braces are virtually unnoticeable but can often provide the same reliable results as traditional braces.
Benefits of Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign
With Invisalign clear braces, you can transform your smile without damaging your polished image. The Invisalign system moves the teeth into their ideal positions using a series of clear aligners. Made of acrylic, the aligners fit snugly over the teeth and exert gentle pressure to adjust their position. Treatment time with Invisalign clear braces averages about 12 to 18 months. This is substantially less than traditional orthodontia.
What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment
Your dentist will take X-rays and photos of your mouth to create a model of your current smile. An Invisalign-certified lab will produce your complete series of aligners based on this data. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before progressing onto the next. For optimal results, you’ll need to wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day. Fortunately, you can remove them for eating and cleaning your teeth
Much like those who need a full mouth reconstruction, smile makeovers are ideal for patients who need multiple treatments to get their teeth looking exactly the way they want. Whether it’s a combination of teeth whitening and clear aligners or crowns and porcelain veneers, we’ll go over all of your available options in great detail to ensure that all of your goals are realized. Our dental office is equipped with everything you need to get your treatment done in one location!