smiling woman WacoIs there something you don’t like about your smile? When you look in the mirror, does it catch your eye and hold it? Both small and large changes can make a major difference in the appearance of a smile. Thus there are many cosmetic procedures that work to improve the appearance of small and large problems. Your Waco dentist, Dr. Corbet Locke, discusses several cosmetic treatments and what you can expect from each one.

Teeth Whitening

Your Waco cosmetic dentist, Dr. Locke, offers both in-office and at-home whitening. For in-office whitening, Dr. Locke uses Zoom! whitening. This treatment takes about an hour and features a whitening gel that is activated by a special light. At the end of the treatment, patients’ teeth are typically 8 to 10 shades lighter. At-home whitening features a take-home kit of whitening trays and gels. This treatment generally takes a couple of weeks to show results.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are great for improving the appearance of a number of cosmetic problems. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, chipped, or pitted, veneers can attach to the front of them to mask the problem. The application of porcelain veneers generally takes 2 to 3 visits, and teeth need to be prepared prior to their placement. To prepare your teeth for veneers, Dr. Locke will remove a layer of tooth enamel to allow the veneers to bond to your teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of wires or brackets. Invisalign uses a series of clear and removable aligners to reposition teeth. Once every two weeks, you will progress to the next aligner in the series. The greatest benefit of Invisalign is the self-confidence it inspires throughout the whole process.

Schedule a Visit with Your Waco Cosmetic Dentist

Are you unhappy with your teeth? Cosmetic treatment can give you the smile you have always wanted. Schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Waco cosmetic dentist, Dr. Locke, today by calling 254-776-4888. Our 76172 dental office serves patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and surrounding communities.