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Why Choose Us for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Treatments Completely Personalized For Every Patient
  • Teeth Whitening Makes Coffee & Tobacco Stains Disappear
  • Cosmetic Bonding: Get Rid of Flaws in Under an Hour

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers have been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Hollywood for decades, and they’re the secret behind many of the perfect smiles you see on TV and in movies. Now, you can get the exact same treatment here in Richardson, and you won’t pay anything near Hollywood prices! Extremely thin ceramic coverings designed to look like pristine enamel are fitted over the teeth, and they enable Dr. Shwarts to fix/mask stains, chips, cracks, and gaps with a single procedure. They are always custom-made based on a patient’s desires, and you can get just one or an entire set in as little as two appointments.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Metal-free dental restorations prior to placement

If you have a decayed or broken tooth in need of repair, you don’t have to worry about leaving our dental office with a gold or silver crown that will instantly stick out in your smile. Instead, Dr. Shwarts can give you a metal-free restoration that both looks natural and can be trusted to stand up to everyday chewing forces. These crowns are made of 100% white dental porcelain, which is able to replicate the appearance and strength of real enamel down to the finest detail.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Have a small chip or thin gap in your teeth that has bothered you for years? With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Shwarts can get rid of it in about an hour. He’ll apply a composite resin to your tooth that is shaded to match your enamel, and then he’ll sculpt it to artfully cover the imperfection. Once he hardens the material with a curing light, it will look like nothing was ever wrong with your tooth in the first place! The entire procedure is not only fast, but completely painless as well, and the results can be trusted to last for about 10 years.

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Teeth Whitening

Woman receiving teeth whitening treatment

Is your smile not as bright as it used to be? Whether you have stains due to coffee, wine, tobacco, or aging, our professional whitening treatments can easily make your teeth six to eight shades brighter. You can get a quick in-office treatment that only takes an hour, or you can achieve the same results at home more gradually using a custom-made kit. Either way, this is one of the easiest and most wallet-friendly ways to not only improve your smile but your overall appearance as well.

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Invisalign® Clear Braces

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Many older patients dream of a straighter smile, but they hate the idea of wearing metal wires and brackets to achieve it. Thankfully, Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional orthodontics that’s much more image-friendly. Each patient is provided with a custom series of clear aligners that are very subtle when worn; better yet, each one is fully removable as well so that you can keep eating favorite foods and brushing like normal at home. The treatment process is very non-invasive, and you’ll be able to maintain your self-confidence every step of the way too.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Do you want to know more about how you can transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry? We are here to help! Our expert team has collected some of the most common questions about professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and more in this handy FAQ section. From the length of treatment to whether cosmetic dentistry is appropriate for children, we strive to address your most burning questions and concerns. If you feel ready to start your journey toward a more attractive smile, do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellis Shwarts, your experienced cosmetic dentist in Richardson. 

Do Porcelain Veneers Stain?

Porcelain veneers are naturally stain-resistant and do not become easily discolored. For this reason, veneer treatment can be a great way to brighten your smile in addition to concealing cracks, chips or other minor dental imperfections. To keep your porcelain veneers looking white and vibrant, avoid consuming the same dark foods and drinks that easily stain enamel, such as coffee, black tea or dishes with red sauce.

How Fast Will I See Results?

At Shwarts Family Dentistry, we can boost the appearance of your smile in just a few weeks or even a few hours! The length of treatment depends largely on your unique smile goals and which cosmetic dentistry procedure you choose. For instance, dental bonding or professional teeth whitening can usually be completed in just a single visit to our Richardson office. Porcelain veneer treatment, on the other hand, typically requires at least two appointments a couple weeks apart. If you have a specific timeline in mind for improving your smile or are just curious to know more, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Shwarts.

I Smoke Cigarettes. Can I Still Whiten My Teeth?

If you regularly smoke cigarettes, professional teeth whitening can help brighten your smile – but the effects will only be temporary. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes that darkened or discolored your teeth in the first place will quickly re-stain your enamel. To achieve a whiter, more attractive smile for a longer period of time, you should first work diligently to kick the tobacco habit.

Can My Child Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many cosmetic dentistry treatments are considered safe and appropriate for teenagers or young children. For instance, does your son or daughter participate in organized sports? A chipped or cracked tooth as a result of a sports-related collision can often be repaired with direct bonding. For adolescents who have self-esteem issues related to their teeth, Invisalign clear braces can help them achieve a straighter smile without having to wear highly noticeable metal brackets and wires. To learn more about how Dr. Shwarts can repair and rejuvenate your child’s smile, give our office a call!

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many dental insurance plans do not cover the costs of strictly cosmetic procedures. However, every plan is different, so it is important that you check the details of your insurance coverage before deciding whether or not to pursue treatment with a cosmetic dentist in Richardson.

Many insurance providers provide at least partial coverage for treatments that improve both one’s appearance and their dental function or oral health. Porcelain crown placement, for example, is often considered both a cosmetic and restorative procedure.

If you would like help understanding the fine print of your dental insurance plan, do not hesitate to ask our knowledgeable team! We will gladly file an insurance claim on your behalf and work to ensure you receive the maximum insurance benefits possible.