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Smile Transforming Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlingen

Don’t settle for a smile that is less than perfect. Instead, visit the Harlingen dentistry practice of Larry R. Franks, DDS for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your possible treatment options, and help you choose the right cosmetic solutions for you to achieve your smile transformation goals. Brighten, straighten, and perfect your smile with care from our dedicated team. Call our office to find out more or schedule an appointment today.

Porcelain Veneers

In order to quickly correct any number of smile flaws, we may recommend a single, cosmetic treatment – porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your smile. The procedure requires two visits to our office. During the first appointment, we prepare the tooth, capture bite impressions, and place a temporary. When we receive the final restoration from our lab, you’ll return to exchange the temporary for your custom porcelain veneer.

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Metal-Free Restorations

In addition to repairing a damaged tooth or replacing missing teeth, dental crowns can be used to restore purely cosmetic flaws. Using all-ceramic, metal-free materials, we can place a dental crown over a flawed tooth to perfect the appearance of your smile. This advanced solution is only recommended for those patients whose smile flaws are too extensive to be improved with more conservative solutions like direct bonding or porcelain veneers. If we determine an all-ceramic crown is the right option, the procedure is completed over two appointments.

Direct Bonding

We use the same composite resin material used for tooth-colored fillings to complete a purely cosmetic treatment known as direct bonding. For patients with minimal cosmetic flaws like chips, stains, and large gaps between teeth, direct bonding may offer a same day, cost effective alternative to porcelain veneers. The putty-like composite resin is applied directly to the surface of teeth correcting and concealing any number of cosmetic flaws. We then use a curing light to harden the composite resin in place, leaving you with a flawless smile.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Store bought teeth whitening solutions promise dramatic results, but they aren’t usually able to deliver these results. Our take home teeth whitening solutions are able to brighten smiles up to ten shades in just about two weeks of regular daily application. We provide patients with custom crafted application trays and professional grade whitening gel that is uniquely dosed to deliver the most predictable results. Unlike other treatment options, professional at-home teeth whitening brightens your smile with minimal dental sensitivity.

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