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The Success behind a Smile: Studies Show Surprising Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

April 10, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Couple with VeneersThe world of cosmetic dentistry encompasses everything one needs to enjoy a radiant, attractive smile, and the industry only continues to grow as more Americans take the appearance of their teeth into their own hands. If misaligned teeth or deep discoloration plague your smile, you no longer have to stand idly by and “get used to it.” You do have the power to alter the appearance of your teeth and, with today’s most advanced cosmetic dentistry technology, Dr. Ryan Thomas and the team at Highland Village Family Dentistry can help.

What the Studies Say about Beautiful Teeth

According to numerous studies conducted over the past few years, a beautiful smile makes more of an impression than we once thought. Men and women with straight, white teeth are perceived as more successful, for instance, and thought to exude more confidence than those with teeth that are crooked, stained, or both. In fact, Americans estimated that individuals with bright, attractive smiles were 10 percent more likely to land a good job and 58 percent more apt to be wealthy. In addition, those with straight teeth are anticipated to be 57 percent more likely to be invited out on a date based upon a photograph alone.

Other attributes associated with a beautiful smile include:

  • Intelligence
  • Friendliness
  • Outgoing personality
  • Trustworthiness
  • Popularity
  • Good health

Because we believe that each and every one of our patients deserves only the best that cosmetic dentistry has to offer, our comprehensive menu of services includes the latest in aesthetic dental technology, including Invisalign clear aligners, Fastbraces, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and porcelain veneers.

Reserve Your Consultation

If you’ve always wanted a more attractive smile, or if you’re interested in learning more about your cosmetic dentistry options, please give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas. We look forward to the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss your goals and expectations so that we can develop a cosmetic treatment plan just for you. Our state-of-the-art dental office in Highland Village, TX proudly serves families from communities in Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Lewisville, The Colony, and beyond.

Thinking about a New Smile? Consider Porcelain Veneers from Highland Village

October 10, 2014

100047604When you see your smile in the mirror or in a photograph, what do you notice first? If there’s a chipped or cracked tooth, a few crooked teeth or if some of your teeth are discolored, then chances are those are the features of your smile that will jump out at you. With porcelain veneers, you can correct all of those and have a smile that makes you completely happy. Dr. Ryan Thomas at Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and will design porcelain veneers that enhance not only your smile, but your face and confidence, too.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, also referred to as dental veneers, are ultra-thin layers of dental porcelain or resin composite materials that are bonded to the front surface of teeth in order to alter their shape, size, length or color. Porcelain veneers look like natural teeth. Better perhaps, because if you have discolored teeth, veneers can make your smile look whiter. Moreover, veneers resist staining and with proper oral hygiene, they can last for years.

The first step in getting your new porcelain veneers is a consultation with Dr. Thomas to discuss your smile goals. We’ll examine your mouth to make sure you’re oral health is optimal. Then, your teeth will be prepped for veneers, and we’ll take x-rays and impressions of your teeth in order to create your customized veneers. Then, in a few weeks when your porcelain veneers arrive, Dr. Thomas will carefully sculpt and shape them for an ideal fit and then bond them to your prepared teeth. Now when you look in the mirror, the first thing you’ll notice is your new and beautiful smile.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, call the office of Dr. Ryan Thomas at Highland Village Family Dentistry and ask for a consultation. We bring smiles to the faces of people in Highland Village, TX, as well as the entire DFW Metroplex and the surrounding communities of Flower Mound, The Colony, Plano, Frisco and Lewisville.

Transform Your Smile More Quickly Than Ever with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Thomas

March 24, 2014

Shutterstock VeneersFamous inspirational author William Arthur Ward once said that “a warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” With so much inherent power to spread positivity, a smile is something to be shared freely with the world. If, however, the appearance of your teeth causes you to hide your smile from your friends, coworkers, and the people who matter most, you may find that you feel less than content in your daily life. At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, Dr. Ryan Thomas offers a simple solution to numerous cosmetic flaws all at once: porcelain veneers.

How Can Dental Veneers Help Me?

Various elements play a role in the overall appearance of your dentition, including foods and drinks you consume, any tobacco use, certain medications, and the natural process of aging. Injuries to the mouth can result in damaged teeth as well, leaving you feeling self-conscious about your smile in social situations. Fortunately, porcelain veneers can correct many common cosmetic imperfections, including:

  • Cracked or chipped enamel
  • Yellowing or discoloration that is resistant to traditional teeth whitening treatments
  • Deep, set-in stains (such as those caused by the antibiotic medication tetracycline)
  • Mild to moderate misalignment
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are too small, too large, or oddly shaped

To correct these issues and completely transform your smile – in as little as two visits – Dr. Thomas may recommend porcelain veneers. These ultra-thin, super-durable layers of pure dental porcelain are customized specifically for you. Their size, shape, and color are all personalized to suit your unique needs and desired results. Affixed to the front surfaces of your existing teeth, porcelain veneers form a beautifully symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing smile that looks and feels completely natural.

Achieve a Flawless Smile in No Time

If you’ve been wishing for a whiter, more confident smile for years but haven’t wanted to commit to more invasive, time-consuming treatments, porcelain veneers may prove the ideal solution for you. Contact our office in Highland Village, TX today and talk with our friendly staff about our wide array of cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Thomas also proudly serves patients from surrounding communities in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Lantana, Corinth, Argyle, The Colony, and beyond. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!