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Cosmetic Dentistry – Baytown, TX

We Can Help You Achieve Your Ideal Look

Older woman with flawless smile There have been amazing changes in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and Baytown’s Dr. Dean Hutto has remained on the cutting edge. Using the latest in technology, he can provide you with all possible options to allow you to have the dazzling, brilliant smile you have always wanted.

Cosmetic dentistry is not just about looking good; it is also about feeling good and having the self-confidence that helps us to be the people we want to be. When we don’t feel good about our smile and our teeth, we really cannot be confident and happy, but cosmetic dentistry procedures can quickly turn that around.

There are several different options to consider in cosmetic dentistry. The first step in determining which option or options are best for you through an initial consultation and examination here in Baytown, TX. Dr. Hutto or Dr. Ragsdale will talk to you about how you want your teeth to change and then, based on the examination, provide recommendations to help you achieve the smile that you want.

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are a true cornerstone of cosmetic dentistry because of their comprehensively transformative nature – our patients often use them to correct several dental problems at once, from stains and chips to gaps and misaligned teeth. This is possible because the veneer is essentially a wafer-thin shell of customized dental porcelain, which can be securely fitted over just the front surfaces of the natural teeth. The final result looks seamless while still allowing for plenty of lasting oral function and durability.

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Zirconia® Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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When replenishing damaged or incomplete teeth, we never want our patients to be left worrying about the loss of their attractive smile. That’s why we highly recommend state-of-the-art Zirconia for dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorative work! This metal-free material provides not only a cosmetically seamless match for natural tooth enamel, even reflecting light in the same way, but excellent durability as well. Zirconia can withstand biting pressure without cracking or fracturing, which means it can be used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth.

Dental Bonding

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Even if you have a dental flaw that’s relatively small in nature, such as a thin crack or gap between teeth, it can still be distracting to see in photos. Direct bonding is a fast and simple way to correct these little frustrations – in most cases, it will only require a single appointment to complete. Dr. Hutto will apply flexible composite resin that’s been precisely shaded to match your current smile’s color. After artistically sculpting it into a shape that hides the issue from view, he will harden the new addition in place with a hi-tech curing light so that it can last for several years.

KOR® In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Many patients struggle with teeth that are stained, discolored, or simply not as bright as they once were. If you’re ready to brighten your look and reclaim the self-confidence you deserve, consider pursuing in-office teeth whitening. With the power of KOR, our doctors can lighten tooth enamel by several shades over the course of a single appointment. This is the perfect cosmetic service for patients who are looking for results FAST, such as if you have a wedding or a graduation coming up.

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Opalescence® At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Many patients prefer to whiten their smiles at a more gradual and flexible pace instead of all at once. Thankfully, our Baytown practice can offer help that’s much more potent and successful than basic teeth whitening kits found at the local pharmacy. We use Opalescence for our take-home kits, which is a proven brand of professional teeth whitening that will brighten enamel dramatically after a couple of weeks of diligent use. The patient simply has to use the provided bleaching gel and custom oral tray as directed each day.

Cosmetic Gum Lift/Crown Lengthening

Opalescence at-home teeth whitening kit

For some patients, their dissatisfaction with their appearance isn’t actually caused by the teeth at all. Instead, they have an “excessive gingival display,” which is a fancy name for an overly gummy smile. By gently removing the excessive tissue and reshaping the natural gum line, Dr. Hutto can create gorgeous, lasting improvements. In addition to general gum lifts, we can also perform crown lengthening in particular, which reveals beautiful dental structure that has been previously hidden by the oral tissue. This procedure can have important restorative benefits as well – for instance, we may need to reveal more of the underlying tooth in order to successfully place a new crown.

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Invisalign® Clear Braces

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Many adults dream of finally achieving a straighter smile, only to shy away at the thought of wearing metal braces. This is understandable – you’ve worked hard to cultivate a professional image, one that doesn’t feature a mouthful of juvenile brackets and wires. Thankfully, Invisalign Clear Braces offers a much more sophisticated orthodontic journey. Patients wear a series of clear aligners that blend right in with natural teeth and are removable as well, which means you can continue enjoying all of your favorite foods throughout the treatment process for maximum convenience and comfort.

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Patient placing alignment tray

When thinking about orthodontic treatment, we know what most patients are looking for: FAST results. Traditionally, braces are designed to reposition teeth in two distinct stages, which can require two or more years of commitment. State-of-the-art Fastbraces technology has transformed this age-old method for the better, utilizing an innovative triangular bracket and square wires to realign every part of the tooth simultaneously. This means that you can be completely finished with treatment and enjoying a straighter, more confident smile in as little as three months to a year.

Six Month Smiles®

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Like the name implies, Six Month Smiles is another method for achieving stunning orthodontic improvements in record time. This braces system primarily focuses on the teeth that show in your smile for superior cosmetic improvement. Better yet, the components are either clear or tooth-colored in nature, which means they’ll blend in very well with your natural appearance. Patients can expect to be completed with treatment in as few as four months or as many as nine months.