Porcelain Veneers or dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the original tooth. Porcelain veneers enhance the size, shape, and color of your teeth and rank among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by coffee and tea and damage due to an injury. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.
Dental implants are a natural looking, long lasting, comfortable and safe alternative to bridgework or dentures for restoring missing teeth. With dental implants, people are rediscovering the ability to laugh and eat comfortably and the self-confidence that comes from having a healthy beautiful smile. Implants completely simulate a natural tooth in form and function and are ultimately a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. In addition to restoring a natural appearance in the mouth, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration, which typically occurs when there are missing teeth.
There are different factors that determine if a patient is a candidate for implant restorations. Dr. Handley works with only the best surgeons in Houston and will work with them as a team to give you the best implant options to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation can be the answer you’ve been looking for to renew, restore and revitalize the appearance and function of your smile. Dr. Handley can transform and rehabilitate even the most troublesome dental health issues such as teeth damaged by significant wear, breakage or decay. With the use of multiple different restorations such as implants, porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers, we can restore your mouth back to the way it was.
Full mouth rehabilitation involves restoring teeth, bite and confidence of our patients with complex challenges back to a natural looking healthy radiant smile. You deserve to look and feel your best, call our office today to discover how we can help you today.
Metal Free Fillings
Discover the natural looking and tooth conserving alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are a safer, stronger, more attractive and more enduring alternative to amalgam or silver fillings. These new tooth colored fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing strength and can even be custom-colored to match your teeth to help give you the most natural-looking smile possible.
Amalgam fillings expand and contract when exposed to temperature changes weakening the tooth wall leading to the possibility of fractures which also allows bacteria to enter and cause decay. Tooth colored fillings provide the strength needed for a longer lasting and more aesthetically pleasing alternative for our patients, call our office today for more information on composite fillings.
Dental crowns are a long lasting restoration for a tooth that is in need of full coverage protection due to decay or in danger of being damaged or broken: it covers the entire tooth and can be made of a variety of materials including porcelain which has the most natural appearance in the mouth.
Some porcelain crowns rely on a metal infrastructure for the strength to provide the tooth protection. With today’s technology it’s now possible to have the strength of metal in a more natural and undetectable all-porcelain metal-free crown.
Preventative care is an integral part of our practice. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly.
Proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques are the fundamentals in ensuring great oral health. Brush your teeth at least twice daily but preferable after every meal and flossing once a day. Flossing once a day helps prevent gum disease by removing food particles and plaque at and below the gum line as well as between teeth, areas your toothbrush cannot reach and also stimulates your gums decreasing your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.
Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Our office is committed to our patients and their families optimal health. Preventative and routine hygiene care is vital for continued health and longevity to dental restorations. Our extensive training and expertise in both restorative and hygiene care allow us to provide excellence for the entire family.
The shading of your teeth can affect your overall appearance and even make someone look years younger. The discoloration or staining of your teeth can be a result of the effects of age, smoking, medications and even certain foods or drinks. Individuals with stained or discolored teeth may need a whitening procedure in order to restore their smile. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten stained, discolored or dull teeth. Even a stubborn single tooth that is noticeably duller than your other teeth can be individually brightened.
We can help you choose the most effective and convenient method of whitening for you. We offer Zoom2! In-Office Tooth Whitening System as well as our dramatically effective take-home whitening kits. Zoom! Whitening is very safe while under the supervision of a trained dentist. A specially designed light activates the Zoom! Whitening Gel to gently break down stains on your teeth to put the sparkle back in your smile.
Have you tried to whiten in the past and not seen good results? We have another system just for those patients. It’s true that due to certain internal stains or due to the harder make up of the enamel some patients won’t get as white as they would like. We also provide Kor Bleaching to these patients. Taking on a different approach to whitening, we have seen excellent results even in patients that have been told they could not whiten successfully due to tetracycline staining.
It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen post-whitening to preserve the results of the Zoom! In-Office system or the Kor Bleaching system. These safe and effective teeth whitening systems can give you the results you’ve been wanting. Please contact our office today for more information on how you too can have the bright, dazzling smile of your dreams!