Enjoy a Dazzling Smile
Would you like to have the kind of smile that lights up a room the moment you walk in? Or, would you simply like to get rid of noticeable stains, chips, cracks, and gaps so you no longer have to feel self-conscious about them? With our variety of cosmetic treatments, Dr. Ulasik can provide anything you need to smile with complete confidence. Whether you’re looking for a minor touch-up or a dramatic makeover, she can turn your dream smile into a reality over the course of a few easy appointments. To learn more about your cosmetic options and schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Porcelain veneers have long been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around the world, and that’s because it’s able to fix/mask a wide variety of dental flaws with just one simple procedure, including:
- Stains that don’t respond to bleaching
- Misshapen teeth
- Undersized teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
They are extremely thin ceramic coverings designed to look, feel, and act just like flawless enamel. They are fitted directly over the front of the teeth, and they are always custom-made to a patient’s specifications. So, you can get one for a single tooth or an entire set to completely transform your smile.
Lumineers are very similar to porcelain veneers, but there is one distinct difference: they go onto the teeth as is. Porcelain veneers require a very small amount of enamel to be removed in order for them to lay flat, but Lumineers are so thin that this step is unnecessary. They are an excellent option for someone who wants to enhance their smile without actually altering their teeth. Also, should a patient ever want to go back to their original smile, Lumineers can easily be removed.
Does one of the teeth that shows when you smile need to be repaired? Worried that the restoration will stick out? Thanks to metal-free restorations, you can put those concerns to bed. Dr. Ulasik can provide you with a crown, inlay, or onlay that is made of 100% dental porcelain, which is well-known for its ability to mimic the appearance of natural enamel in every way. With this material, Dr. Ulasik can make it look like nothing bad ever happened to your tooth!
Want a quick fix for that one pesky stain, chip, or gap that has bothered you for years? With direct bonding, Dr. Ulasik can literally sculpt your problem tooth to perfection. She’ll apply a color-matched composite resin to the tooth and sculpt it into a natural-looking part of the enamel, hiding any flaws in the process. This procedure is fast (usually taking an hour or less), completely painless, and you can trust the results to last for 10 years or more.
ZOOM!® In-Office Teeth Whitening
Have the years been unkind to the shade of your smile? Want to make your teeth dramatically whiter as quickly as possible? With our ZOOM! In-Office treatment, we can easily make your smile six, seven, or even EIGHT shades whiter in just an hour or less. It combines a powerful bleaching gel as well as a specially designed light to break up and eliminate even the most stubborn stains in record time. It’s the perfect choice if you have an upcoming event, such as a wedding, reunion, job interview, or date.
At-Home ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening with Custom Made Trays Designed Just For Your teeth
Want the option to effectively whiten in the comfort of your own home? We can help you do exactly that! We’ll provide you with a custom-made kit that contains mouth trays specially-designed for your smile and the powerful ZOOM! Whitening gel. You’ll simply need to use the kit as directed daily for about two weeks to see complete results, though most patients notice a difference after just one session! Now, you can improve your overall appearance while you surf the web or binge your favorite show.
Gum Contouring/Crown Lengthening
Would you describe your smile as “gummy”? Does your gum line make your teeth appear too short or stubby for your face? Dr. Ulasik can quickly take care of this in just one appointment using our soft tissue laser. With it, she can painlessly remove excess tissue to reveal previously hidden dental structure and shape your new gum line along your teeth, giving you that perfectly proportioned look you have always wanted.
If your teeth are discolored, misshapen, or suffer from other noticeable flaws, you may be in need of a smile makeover. A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan that often involves multiple cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and more. They work together to help you achieve the flawless, radiant look you’ve always wanted. Thanks to the advanced technology in our office and Dr. Ulasik’s extensive cosmetic expertise, you can be sure that you’ll love your new grin!
Virtual Smile Design
With virtual smile design, we can help you literally see into the future…well, as far as your smile is concerned, anyway! Using a picture of your current smile, we can digitally alter it to show you how a cosmetic treatment will affect its appearance. This will help you see your new smile from the world’s point of view, plus you can even take this image home to get the opinions of friends and family. If you like what you see, we can get to work turning the picture into a reality, and if not, any adjustments can be made in a matter of seconds.
If your child is dealing with crooked, crowded, or oddly spaced teeth, traditional braces are still the most effective and affordable way to give them the straight smile they deserve. Modern-day braces still work using brackets and wires, but they have a much more subtle look that helps children maintain their confidence during treatment. Straightening your child’s teeth won’t only improve their appearance, but it will also make it much easier for them to clean their teeth while brushing, lowering their risk for cavities and gum disease over time.
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
According to a common misconception, orthodontic treatment is primarily meant for children and teenagers. But that could not be further from the truth! Individuals of practically any age experience the benefits of a well-aligned smile. Dr. Ulasik offers both traditional metal braces and Invisalign for adults, either of which may be able to straighten your teeth, lower your risk of dental problems, and help you love what you see in the mirror.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Are you an adult who has always wanted to straighten your teeth, but the thought of facing the world with a mouthful of metal braces has stopped you from doing it? With Invisalign, you can finally get the treatment you need without having to sacrifice your daily appearance. It uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift the teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way possible. They are practically invisible when worn, and whenever it’s time to eat or brush, you can simply take them off for maximum convenience.
Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can vary quite a bit, price-wise. It is a good idea to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ulasik to discuss what you can expect to budget for your cosmetic procedure. While services like porcelain veneers, orthodontics, and a full smile makeover may cost a bit, these treatments represent a wonderful way to invest in yourself. Plus, convenient financing is always available through CareCredit! That’s something that should really make you smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Have Health Benefits?
Cosmetic dentistry can have a positive effect on many aspects of your life, including your health. For example, tooth-colored fillings are mercury-free and thus are better for your body and your oral health than traditional metal fillings. Orthodontic treatment can also improve your health by realigning your bite and thereby relieving the jaw pain that comes with crooked teeth.
Improving your smile’s appearance can even bolster your mental and emotional health. Research has indicated that individuals with white, straight teeth are perceived to be more successful, younger, and more approachable than people who have significant aesthetic flaws in their smile. After your cosmetic treatment, your confidence is bound to reach new heights!
How Can I Find a Reliable Cosmetic Dentist?
It’s important to consider a dentist’s experience, skills, and available services before you entrust your smile to them. Dr. Ulasik, your cosmetic dentist in Plano, has undergone advanced training in many aspects of cosmetic dentistry and is qualified to offer services that many other dentists in our area do not. For example, she can reshape your gum tissue, help you achieve a straighter smile through Invisalign, and provide comprehensive tooth replacement via dental implants. She has even invested in advanced software that helps you see the results of your cosmetic treatment before you begin.
Who Are Candidates for Cosmetic Dentistry?
In general, candidates for cosmetic dentistry have decent oral and overall health. Various other factors will go into determining whether you are eligible to receive specific treatments. For example, your teeth need to have adequate enamel if you are going to undergo a smile makeover via porcelain veneers. If you want to undergo professional teeth whitening, you shouldn’t have any restorations (such as veneers, crowns, or fillings) on your front teeth because they don’t respond to whitening agents.
When you visit Dr. Ulasik for your consultation, she’ll design a custom treatment plan that helps you achieve the smile of your dreams in a safe and efficient manner.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ever Painful?
Dr. Ulasik and our team will go out of our way to make sure you’re comfortable during your cosmetic procedure. However, most services do come with a bit of recovery time. For example, your gums may be sore for a time after a gum recontouring procedure. Also, your teeth are likely to be extra sensitive for a few days after an in-office whitening procedure.
Are Over the Counter and DIY Cosmetic Treatments Worth Looking Into?
It’s always best to consult with a qualified dentist when you want to improve the way your teeth look. Some over the counter whitening products are generally safe and mildly effective, but they do not deliver the stunning results that an in-office treatment can provide. For other treatments, such as orthodontics, it is extremely risky to use DIY or mail-order treatments. You could end up causing serious damage to your teeth if you try to straighten your teeth without a dentist’s oversight.