Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Big Country Family Dental

Jason M. Mahoney, DMD

Family Dentist located in Haskell, TX

A beautiful and healthy smile is a source of confidence, and imparts a positive impression to the world. When you know your smile is not at its best, it can be hard to maintain a positive self-image. Cosmetic dentistry offers a solution to. At Big Country Family Dental, Dr. Jason Mahoney offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures for virtually any set of dental needs. He can help you make the most of your smile. Schedule an appointment online for an initial consultation at the hospital, Texas, office.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Dental procedures classified into three general categories: preventive, restorative, and cosmetic. There can be a degree of overlap between categories, as many preventive and restorative procedures also have cosmetic benefits, and certain cosmetic options can strengthen your teeth.

Preventive dentistry

These procedures focus on preventing common dental issues, including decay and gum disease. Routine dental exams fall into this category, as do professional cleanings and patient education. Preventive dentistry is essential to both dental and overall health.

Restorative dentistry

These procedures are aimed at repairing damage or decay. Fillings, crowns, bridgework, and dental implants are all restorative dentistry options. Restorative dental procedures can help repair a damaged or decayed tooth, and it’s important to seek care as soon as you identify a problem.

Cosmetic dentistry

These procedures are intended to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Examples include teeth whitening procedures, dental veneers, alignment systems, and crowns used to address shape or color. Cosmetic dentistry can have astounding effects on your confidence and self-esteem.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely thin, precisely shaped porcelain "covers" cemented over the front portion of your teeth. Dental veneers are used to address numerous cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Minor alignment issues
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Damage due to decay

Dental veneers are permanent, and if they’re damaged over time they will need to be replaced with new veneers. Veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry procedure, and are responsible for many of the high wattage smiles seen on celebrities.

Are over-the-counter teeth whitening options effective?

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available in virtually all drugstores, grocery stores, and large retailers. Whitening products include toothpastes, mouth rinses, whitening strips, and even some tray-based systems.

While some of these options are effective in removing surface stains and brightening your smile, none can match the efficacy and power of professional teeth whitening systems like those at Big Country Family Dental. Dr. Mahoney has access to tools that provide powerful whitening and impressive results. However, over-the-counter teeth whitening products are a great way to extend your bright smile in between professional, in-office whitening procedures.

If you're ready for a whiter, brighter smile, schedule an appointment online or over the phone at Big Country Family Dental today.