Smile Brighter, Smile Better with Wichita Falls Cosmetic Dentist

=woman with head on man's shoulderDr. Shelly Strohman can beautify your smile! Our cosmetic dentistry choices include at-home teeth-whitening products, porcelain veneers, and metal-free restorations. No matter what kind of smile you’re looking for, we can help you get it. Every cosmetic treatment starts with an in-depth conversation where we can get to know your exact smile goals. If you’re ready to boost your confidence with just one or two easy treatments, be sure to contact our office today.

Woman smiling with tooth shade chartTeeth Whitening

Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, which is why Dr. Strohman offers take-home teeth-whitening systems. Food, tea, coffee, wine, aging, and even some antibiotics can discolor your teeth. Also, what can start out as surface stains, such as those from coffee, can eventually penetrate the outer enamel shell of your tooth and sink deep into your tooth’s dentin below the surface. Then, even if you brush and floss regularly, you might not get the brightening results you want. However, with Strohman Dental, it’s easy to restore the confidence in your smile.

Dr. Strohman recommends Venus White Pro for at-home teeth whitening. In the office, we’ll make custom-fitted trays that will slide over your teeth comfortably, giving you the optimal bleaching experience. At home, all you have to do is take one of the Pola syringes and fill each tooth well in the tray with a drop of bleaching gel. You’ll then wear the trays for about 45 minutes to an hour every day for about two weeks. Remove the tray after each treatment, rinse, and brush your teeth. You’ll notice an immediate difference after the first application, but the best results will be apparent after two weeks. During this time, and for a couple of days afterward, Wichita Falls cosmetic dentist Dr. Strohman will suggest that you avoid smoking, richly colored foods, and dark beverages; doing so ensures the best whitening results. You’ll only have to do touch-ups once or twice a year to keep your teeth bright and beautiful.

Beautiful smile examined following porcelain veneersPorcelain Veneers

If you have chipped, cracked, or slightly misaligned teeth, then consider improving your smile with a modern cosmetic solution: porcelain veneers. They are made of fine dental porcelain, a long-lasting, stain-resistant, and natural looking material. Each set of veneers are crafted to your precise specifications in a dental lab.

Building a new smile with veneers only takes two appointments. At the first one, we’ll prepare the teeth that are to receive veneers. Dr. Strohman will need to slightly alter your natural teeth to ensure the proper fit and placement of your veneers. She will take a very conservative approach, preserving as much tooth enamel as possible.  Then, an impression will be taken and you’ll be given a set of temporary veneers. The impression will be sent to our cosmetic dental lab to fabricate your customized porcelain veneers. When they arrive back at the office, you’ll return for a second appointment where Dr. Strohman will set the veneers in place.

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Dentist examines metal free crown adjustmentsMetal-Free Restorations

We understand that when one of your front teeth becomes damaged, you want a solution that will bring back its strength and appearance at the same time. To do that, we will use metal-free restorations. Our all-porcelain crowns and bridges can be custom made to make sure they perfectly blend into your smile. Of course, these teeth don’t just look great, they are practical, too! Dental porcelain is able to completely replicate the strength and durability of a tooth so that you can always speak, eat, and smile with ease. We try to give you everything at Strohman Dental with each treatment, and nothing embodies that better than our metal-free restorations.

Custom cosmetic dentistry can greatly improve your confidence – and even your life! Dr. Strohman will work with you to create a solution that delivers the best possible result.

If you’re ready to finally get the smile that you’ve always wanted, simply contact our office today to get started. Dr. Strohman provides complete cosmetic services to patients in Wichita Falls, Iowa Park, Burkburnett, Vernon, Henrietta, Holliday, Archer City, and beyond.

man in white shirt holding magnifying glass to smileCosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Dr. Strohman, your trusted cosmetic dentist in Wichita Falls, can use all of the treatments described above to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted by improving the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Although you probably couldn’t be more excited to start investing in your self-confidence, you might have a few questions about the finer details of the treatment process. Don’t worry. Dr. Strohman has provided the answers to your top questions about cosmetic dentistry. Simply keep reading below.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

More often than not, dental insurance carriers will not cover purely cosmetic procedures, as they’re often deemed not medically necessary. However, there are certain restorative treatments that overlap into cosmetic dentistry, and these may be covered by your insurance. A cosmetic treatment might be needed to restore or improve your oral health, like an all-ceramic dental crown. Depending on your individual policy, it might pay for as much as 80% of the treatment.

Our office accepts most dental insurance to minimize the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We also accept a variety of payment options, including CareCredit, to help fit getting the smile of your dreams into your budget.

Can My Child Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Generally, we don’t recommend porcelain veneers for children, as they involve the permanent removal of some enamel. However, teeth whitening and dental crowns may be used to repair a child’s or teen’s smile and self-esteem. Before going through with any treatment, however, your child will need to attend a consultation with their dentist in Wichita Falls to make sure cosmetic dentistry is an option for them.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

The answer to this question depends on which procedure you’re receiving. With take-home teeth whitening, you can begin to see results after just one day. Other options, like veneers or metal-free restorations, take at least a couple of appointments and a few weeks to completely revitalize your smile. At your consultation, Dr. Strohman will outline your treatment timeline in greater detail.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the teeth you see smiling back at you in the mirror, you might be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. We often recommend that your teeth and gums are free from infections like cavities and gum disease before you begin undergoing treatment. If you currently have any of these problems, Dr. Strohman will need to treat them prior to your receiving any cosmetic treatment.

If you’re ready to start transforming your smile, contact our Wichita Falls office today to see if cosmetic dentistry is just the thing you need.

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