Creating Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry for Midlothian & Cleburne

Long Family Dental Offer Smile Enhancements

At Long Family Dental, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to enhance the beauty and function of your smile. After forty years as a dental practice in Cleburne, and now Midlothian, we have a legacy of smiles!

Usually the upper teeth show, when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give an overall impression. If you have cracked, chipped, gapped, missing, or stained teeth, our cosmetic dentists can correct these flaws with cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry can be used to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth, including whitening your teeth to remove yellow, gray, or brownish stains. If you’re unhappy with your smile, then Dr. Bob and Dr. Chris can work with you to decide the best enhancement options.

Bonding

Sometimes, minor cosmetic smile flaws can be fixed with bonding. At Long Family Dental, we use adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth. Cosmetic bonding can:

  • Repair damage done to the tooth by decay
  • Alters the alignment of the tooth
  • Closes gaps between the teeth
  • Cover dark spots
  • Fix crooked or misshapen teeth

When our cosmetic dentists use bonding, the process begins when the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to give the bonded tooth a lustrous finish.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive. Bleaching is used to whitening stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull-looking smile. Tooth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients.

At Long Family Dental in Cleburne and Midlothian, we offer our patients the convenience of a take-home tray whitening system. It’s a less expensive whitening treatment you can use to gradually whiten teeth. We take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray to wear and give you a professional-grade whitening gel.

The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. After about two weeks of bleaching, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.

Long Family Dental offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options for patients in Midlothian, Cleburne, and beyond. If you want a brighter, better, more beautiful smile, request your appointment now!