Obviously, one of the most popular procedures that people are interested in is whitening. Bright white smiles are all you ever see on movie stars, models, and TV personalities. However, brown sodas, tea, coffee, cigarettes, and some antibiotics can cause major discoloration of your teeth. Patients have two major options in whitening methods: at-home or in-office. Professional quality at home methods involve custom gel trays that are molded to the shape of your teeth. In-office procedures like Zoom! that use special lights can whiten teeth very quickly by a wide range. Smile makeovers almost always include a whitening procedure of some sort but whitening is normally the final step in the makeover process.
Before whitening, a dentist specializing in smile makeovers will focus on straightening, repairing, or replacing teeth. Dr. Hazim can even remodel the gum line to make teeth appear larger or smaller. Cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are used to repair chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth. To replace missing teeth, we might recommend a crown and bridge combination, porcelain crowns over dental implants, or partial dentures.
Porcelain veneers can help give the appearance of straightening without painful movement of the teeth. Dr. Hazim plans a smile makeover with each patients because each mouth is different. Shape of the mouth, face, and specific tooth imperfections must all be considered in helping you to achieve the best smile possible. You can feel the unmistakable delight in showing off a perfect smile with the help of a great cosmetic dentist like Dr. Peter Hazim.
Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.