Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
An Introduction to Culebra North Dental Care
Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian is a leading dentist in the fields of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry and has devoted over 30 years to providing care to clients in San Antonio, Leon Valley, Castroville, Helotes, Bandera, and the surrounding areas. Both he and his associate Dr. Shelly Sproull regularly keep up to date on the latest techniques in dentistry to ensure that each patient receives premium care. Their practice, Culebra North Dental Care, offers a large array of services, including teeth straightening, teeth whitening, implants, sealants, fillings, and root canals.
Cosmetic Services Offered at Culebra North Dental Care
Culebra North Dental Care provides its patients with a wide variety of services to perfect and beautify their smiles. Services offered include:
Teeth Whitening Services
Teeth whitening services are provided for patients who want to brighten their smile or improve the look of stained or discolored teeth. Whitening kits or prepared trays are offered for at-home use, or you can have the procedure performed in the office. Typically, in-office whitening is recommended for patients who have particularly sensitive teeth or who are seeking immediate results.
Invisalign® Teeth Straightening
Invisalign® teeth straightening is another popular cosmetic offering. Although the process is recommended as a way to improve the appearance of patients with overbites or crooked teeth, it is also prescribed to alleviate chewing difficulties or the stress that can result from misalignment.
Braces not only improve one's facial appearance, but they also enhance one's oral health as well. When teeth are crowded or misaligned, brushing and flossing can become difficult, all of which can eventually lead to disease and decay.
Veneers are used to repair damage or enhance one’s smile. Veneers are recommended for a broad number of dental problems, and are used to correct the look of:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth without braces
- Create a more youthful-looking smile and appearance
- Take care of imperfections, such as chips or cracks
Full and Partial Dentures
Conventional and Immediate Dentures
Full and partial dentures are available to replace diseased or missing teeth. Both conventional and immediate dentures are available. Conventional dentures are placed in the mouth approximately two months after extraction of the teeth. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made prior to removal of the teeth and are placed in the mouth soon after extraction. Immediate dentures generally require several adjustments due to gum and bone shrinkage. Therefore, they are often considered as a temporary measure until the patient can be fitted with conventional dentures.
Partial Dentures or Bridges
Partial dentures are appliances that are used to replace missing teeth and are affixed to the adjacent teeth in the mouth. Not only does this cosmetic option improve the appearance, but it also prevents the natural teeth from shifting, as well. Instead of being cemented into place and permanently attached to the adjacent teeth, partial dentures can also be made that are removable. Removable bridges are generally more natural-looking than their permanent counterparts.
Implants are a cosmetic alternative to dentures, bridges, or partial dentures. While they are higher in cost, they also create a more natural look and eliminate the need to use any surrounding teeth for placement. In fact, implants make the use of dentures or bridgework virtually obsolete. However, that being said, some patients are not the right candidates for implants. Therefore, a consultation is necessary in order to customize a plan that best meets a patient’s individual needs.
Set Up a Consultation to See Which Cosmetic Option Best Fits your Dental Needs
You can set up a consultation at Culebra North Dental Care today by calling 210-265-6255. Spots fill quickly, so call or schedule an appointment by filling out Culebra’s convenient online form. Culebra North Dental Care is the first choice in dental care for residents living in San Antonio, Leon Valley, Castroville, Helotes, Bandera, and the surrounding area.