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By Rick Larson, D.D.S.
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryLearn about cosmetic dentistry from your Coppell dentist.

Feeling self-conscious about your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work used to improve the appearance of a person's smile. Dr. Rick Larson is one of the finest dentists in Coppell, TX. He offers a complete range of dental services. Read on to find out which cosmetic dentistry procedures are right for you.

1. Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover the outside of the teeth. They can correct different types of cosmetic dental issues including cracked, weakened, and badly decayed teeth. Dental crowns can strengthen your teeth and improve your appearance. Porcelain crowns are beautiful and provide the best natural color of all the dental crowns. Nothing gives the same translucency, depth, and luster like porcelain dental crowns.

2. Cosmetic Fillings
Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that are decayed, cracked, or broken. Cosmetic fillings can be used to repair your teeth and improve your smile. Cosmetic fillings look completely natural and won’t be noticeable when you speak. Amalgam dental fillings are less popular than cosmetic dental fillings because of their silver-like appearance. 

3. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the gold standard in the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. They can fill in your smile's gaps, improve your appearance, and take years off your look. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your original teeth. With dental implants, you will be able to eat, talk, and smile with confidence.

4. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can give you the celebrity smile you've always wanted with no shots, no drilling, and no pain! Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front part of the teeth. Veneers can treat many cosmetic dental issues at the same time. These porcelain shells are used to fix teeth that are weakened, cracked, chipped, and crooked. They're also used to close gaps between teeth. 

5. Invisalign
Invisalign is an orthodontic product designed to be used in straightening the teeth. Invisalign corrects the same problems as metal braces, including: an overbite, crossbite, overcrowded teeth, an underbite, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth. Invisalign consists of a set of nearly invisible aligners worn for two weeks at a time and changed at the end of each session. The aligners exert a gentle force on the teeth to pull them into position. The aligners are comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, or special occasions. 

6. Teeth Whitening 
Professional teeth whitening can give you the brilliant smile you've always wanted. Professional whitening lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored. There are two ways to professionally whiten teeth. In-office bleaching involves applying bleaching gel to your teeth and using a light to speed up the process. Or, you can be fitted with a custom-made dental tray that you wear for a few hours every day at home. This process can take one to two weeks. 

Want to improve your life? Start with your smile. Call our dental office at 972-304-0489 today to schedule a dental consultation in Coppell, TX. Cosmetic dentistry will do you and your smile a world of good.

By Rick Larson, D.D.S.
August 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Do you remember the last time you smiled in public? If you have a cosmetic dental issue, you may feel more comfortable keeping your lipscosmetic dentistry sealed. No matter what your problem, your smile can be improved with a visit to your Coppell, TX, cosmetic dentist Dr. Rick Larson. Below is information on several treatments that are used to correct smile issues.

Teeth whitening

Your porous tooth enamel traps stains caused by eating and drink darkly pigmented foods and drinks or smoking. Over time, your bright smile can turn dull and yellow due to the stains. Teeth whitening bleaches stains, improving the appearance of your teeth.

Whitening your teeth at our Coppell office offers several important benefits, including:

  • Speed: It only takes one hour to whiten your teeth when you choose professional whitening.
  • Results: Professional whitening can lighten your teeth by three to eight shades.
  • Safety: We apply a protective gel to your roots and gums before treatment to reduce sensitivity.
  • Convenience: We also offer take-home whitening kits with custom-designed trays for your convenience.


Bonding offers a simple, yet effective, way to treat a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Composite resin, a flexible, tooth-colored material, is added to your teeth during the bonding process. Bonding is used to reattach small pieces of broken teeth, fill in chipped areas, cover discolorations, and other imperfections, and change the shape or length of your teeth. Hardening the bonding material with a curing light helps it adhere to your enamel.


Dental veneers cover small flaws in the fronts of your teeth. They're made of a thin layer of porcelain that conceals many types of imperfections. Once attached to your teeth, veneers look and feel completely natural. They're used to whiten teeth, close gaps, lengthen teeth and hide discolorations, chips, cracks and other imperfections.


Tooth loss doesn't have to take away your smile. Dentures offer an effective way to restore missing teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, you may benefit from full or immediate dentures or partial dentures. Implant-supported dentures, the newest option, don't rest against your gums but are attached to small titanium posts implanted in your jawbone.

Upgrade your smile with cosmetic dental treatments. Call Coppell, TX, cosmetic dentist Dr. Rick Larson at (972) 304-0489 to schedule your appointment.

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