Cosmetic Dentist – Clute, TX

Refresh and Brighten Your Smile

People often think that cosmetic dentistry isn’t necessary or that it’s just meant to boost one’s vanity. But self-care is never a vain endeavor. Think about it — how many people do you know who feel uncomfortable about smiling openly? How many people close their lips while laughing? This is a sign of under-confidence, and it can also lead to social anxiety.

Sure, it’s not physically dangerous to have yellowed or crooked teeth. But it can still take a massive toll on a person’s mental well-being. That’s why Woodshore Family Dentistry provides several cosmetic dentistry services that can enhance your smile and make you feel confident again. Contact us and let us help you feel beautiful with your new and improved smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry in Clute.

Why Choose Woodshore Family Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Low-Prep Lumineers Available
  • Reliable, Professional Teeth Whitening Options
  • Advanced Dental Technology


Woman trying on veneers from her cosmetic dentist in Clute

Dental veneers are thin covers or sheets that are applied over your actual teeth to change their appearance. This is usually done if you have a whole range of dental issues — intrinsically discolored teeth, crooked teeth, misalignment, etc. If you had to rectify these issues individually, you would need various sets of treatments and a lot of time.

However, with dental veneers, you can get a complete smile makeover in a few short sessions. The dentist simply records an impression of your current teeth and shade and then designs the necessary dental veneers. Once that’s done, the dentist will shave a little of your enamel off and attach the dental veneers. This will completely transform your smile and they look just like actual teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedures — and for good reason. We all like to maintain the perfect sparkling teeth, but so few of us actually can. As we grow up, our teeth may get discolored for many reasons — because of our drinking habits, smoking habits, our diet, medical issues, poor oral hygiene, or simply because of age.

Professional teeth whitening refers to services with which you can get rid of all the surface stains from your enamel, so your teeth look brighter. Teeth bleaching is one of the most popular teeth whitening procedures out there. During this procedure, the dentist applies a whitening gel to your teeth. This whitening gel is made of a bleaching and whitening compound of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. It can get rid of all the surface stains on your teeth caused by coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, etc.

Laser teeth whitening is a slightly more advanced version of teeth bleaching. If your surface stains seem resistant to simple bleaching, the dentist may apply laser light to the whitening gel to catalyze it. This essentially makes the whitening gel work a lot faster, which makes it more effective.

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Several dental veneers on flat surface next to dental mirror

Veneers can completely transform your smile, but to place them, small amounts of enamel have to be removed from the teeth in question. If you’d rather not make any permanent alterations to your teeth, you might want to consider Lumineers as an alternative to veneers. They can be used to make all of the same changes, but they’re much thinner and can be placed on the teeth without any prior preparation. This means you have the option of reversing the treatment in the future if you choose to do so.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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Not looking forward to getting a metal dental crown that will draw all the wrong kinds of attention whenever you smile? Luckily, our practice has a variety of metal-free restorative dentistry options to choose from instead. EMAX, zirconia, and porcelain dental crowns all closely resemble the color and light-reflecting properties of tooth enamel; as a result, they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile and restore your confidence along with the strength and appearance of the tooth.

Smile Makeovers

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Some people only need to improve one or two teeth, while others want to transform their entire smile. Are you ready to make the grin of your dreams a reality? Give our dental office a call to schedule a consultation where you can explain your desired changes. Once we understand what you want, we can outline the available cosmetic dentistry treatments for you and create a customized treatment plan that combines veneers, teeth whitening, and/or a variety of other dental services that can make your smile goals a reality.

Importance of Cosmetic Dentistry

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The following are some of the most important reasons you should seek cosmetic dentistry if you’re not completely happy with your smile:


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You might not want to admit it, but we place a lot of value on our appearance. We feel better about ourselves when we look good. And one’s appearance can make a big difference during both social and professional milestones like first dates and job interviews. But if you have stained teeth, crooked teeth, or other such cosmetic issues, you may feel insecure about your appearance. But cosmetic dentistry treatments can restore your smile — or give you a smile you’ve always wanted — so you can dive headfirst into all social situations with utter confidence.

Oral Hygiene

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People like to take care of things that they’re happier about. Think about your current set of clothes. Which articles of clothing do you take the time to wash regularly and iron out? The pajamas you only wear when no one’s looking, or the suit that always makes you feel better? The same goes for your teeth. If you have a set of pearly whites you’re proud of, you’re more likely to brush and floss them thoroughly and take good care of them. What is more, it’s also physically easier to take care of perfectly aligned teeth. Brushing crooked or misaligned teeth can be quite difficult because your brush can’t reach all the corners and twisted turns in your teeth. So, a good smile can also enhance your oral health drastically.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Some of the cosmetic procedures we offer involve making some changes to your teeth. For instance, veneers and other restorations require that a small sliver of enamel be removed to make space for the custom product. However, before we make these changes, we will give you a local anesthetic, which will numb that area of your mouth. As a result, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Perhaps you might feel some slight soreness when it wears off, but overall, you should have a completely comfortable experience in the chair.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

Treatment varies from patient to patient, but treatment can take anywhere between one visit to several months, depending on which procedure(s) you’re undergoing. For teeth whitening, this treatment typically is completed in about an hour in our office, but veneers usually require a few weeks and two separate visits. In the case of a smile makeover, we will let you know the time it will take to achieve the results.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of your results can vary as a result of several factors. First, it depends on which procedure you get. Teeth whitening typically lasts a couple of years before stains set in again, but veneers can go 15 years before needing replacement. Another factor to consider is how well you take care of your smile. If you neglect your hygiene, for instance, you can’t expect your beautiful results to last very long!

How Can I Make My Results Last as Long as Possible?

Maintaining your stunning smile following treatment is relatively simple. In fact, you should carry on with your normal hygiene routine: daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to our practice for checkups and cleanings. When we see you, we can keep a close eye on your smile and make sure it retains its brilliance and appearance. For extra help in preserving your results, you can also limit your sugar consumption, be careful about your intake of deeply pigmented beverages and foods, and wear a mouthguard when you play sports.

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

During a consultation or a normal checkup appointment, we will examine your mouth as it is currently to determine whether you’re eligible for cosmetic treatment. Other than wanting to improve your smile, you need to have generally healthy teeth and gums, meaning you can’t have any cavities or infections. If you do, we can resolve the issue first and then revisit the idea of perfecting your smile.