Cosmetic Dentistry Are you unhappy with your smile? At Dentalways, we believe that a smile makeover can be life altering. Healthy, beautiful teeth can transform your appearance and, in turn, your self-confidence. That’s why we always take your smile seriously. Our mission is to help you achieve the goals you have for your dream smile. With cosmetic dentistry, there are several great options for improving or completely transforming your smile depending on your individual needs and desires. Luckily for Central Arkansas residents, Dr. Khullar offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions that are completely customized to each patient and their needs. Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers If you DON'T like the shape, alignment, or size of your existing teeth than Cosmetic Veneers or Lumineers could be the cosmetic solution you're looking for. Porcelain Veneers vs Lumineers The difference between Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers is simply the preparation of the teeth and the material used. With Porcelain Veneers the entire front surface of the teeth will need to be trimmed very slightly (around 1 millimeter to be exact), but with Lumineers there is little to no preparation of the teeth and so it is called a "prep-less veneer". Which veneer type is better depends on what you really want. Dr. Khullar believes the esthetic results from Porcelain Veneers are significantly better, however they do require removal of some healthy tooth structure. Lumineers require little to no removal of healthy tooth structure and will give a decent esthetic outcome, but not the optimal esthetic outcome that Porcelain Veneers offer. There are several things to consider when deciding between Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers, and the choice is determined on a case by case basis. During your initial consultation visit at Dentalways we will discuss the differences with you in detail and help you reach a final decision. For more information on veneers, visit our Veneers Frequently Asked Questions page. Zoom! Teeth Whitening If you DO like the shape, alignment, and size of your existing teeth, but you just don't like the color of your teeth than Zoom! in-office whitening could be the cosmetic solution for you. The desire for a brighter, whiter smile is the most common thing we hear from patients. Dentalways is happy to offer in-office professional whitening treatment using Phillips Zoom technology. The process includes putting a special whitening gel onto the teeth then focusing an LED WhiteSpeed light over the teeth to active the hydrogen peroxide in the gel. One treatment takes about 15 minutes and most patients will require 3 to 4 treatments to get their desired level of whiteness. Dentalways also provides custom trays and additonal tubes of bleach for at-home use to enhance and prolong results. Click here to learn more about the Zoom! Whitening procedure. Dental Implants When patients need to replace one or more missing teeth, the best solution is often Dental Implants. Dental implants are man-made tooth roots placed to secure replacement teeth into the mouth naturally. When teeth are missing, the jawbone collapses and bone resorption occurs. Unless tooth roots or implants are there to stimulate the bone, the bone will continue to shrivel away, causing a variety of problems. In addition to fixing the aesthetics of missing teeth, dental implants can also be used to resolve joint pain or bite problems, to restore facial tissues and to support a bridge or denture. Learn more about Dental Implants here. Ready to setup an appointment for cosmetic consultation? Give us a call 501-753-7366 or request an appointment online today!