Cosmetic Dentistry

Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Erica K. Cummings, DDS, FAGD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

You deserve a bright, white smile that exudes confidence, but it’s hard to feel sure of yourself when you’re constantly hiding your teeth. For crooked, discolored, or damaged teeth, Erica K. Cummings, DDS, FAGD, at Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in The Woodlands, Texas, can transform and shape your smile with a broad range of cosmetic techniques, such as veneers, teeth whitening, and complete smile makeovers. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services available at Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

A cosmetic dentist improves the appearance of your smile. If you suffer from chipped, cracked, misshapen, discolored, or crooked teeth, Dr. Cummings restores your smile with a number of aesthetic procedures or dental treatments. From teeth whitening to smile makeovers, you have plenty of cosmetic choices when it comes to improving your smile.

Which cosmetic procedures are available to me?

Teeth whitening

Dr. Cummings uses the popular KöR® Whitening System to whiten her patients’ teeth. She chose KöR specifically because the whitening system uses a unique continuous refrigeration process that does not entail harsh UV lights or lasers to achieve bright, natural-looking results. The whitening process is especially comfortable for those with sensitive teeth and offers easy at-home maintenance, giving patients the chance to control their results on their own terms.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are paper-thin custom shells fabricated out of resin or porcelain that fit over your teeth to cover imperfections like severely discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, or uneven teeth. These tooth-colored shells can easily change the color, shape, or length of your teeth, allowing you to avoid invasive dental surgery.

No-prep veneers

Also known as Lumineers, no-prep veneers are created using the CEREC® System, which allows Dr. Cummings and her team to take impressions of your teeth at your initial consultation. These impressions are then sent off to the lab and created in just a couple of weeks. Lumineers are custom-made and do not require extensive drilling or temporary crowns before being cemented into place, unlike traditional veneers.

Are there any other cosmetic services I should consider?

Dental crowns

A crown is a cap-shaped restoration that fits directly over a damaged tooth to cover imperfections and protect the tooth from further decay. Dental crowns work well for cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth. They can even strengthen a weakened tooth and prevent tooth decay from spreading to surrounding teeth.

Smile makeover

A smile makeover uses one or more cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile and give you the best results possible. To achieve these results, Dr. Cummings may recommend a combination of treatments, such as teeth whitening and dental crowns. There are a number of combinations that can transform your smile, making it brighter, whiter, and more aesthetically pleasing.

For a brilliant and brighter smile, call Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.