mcallen Cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry in McAllen

Do you find yourself smiling in the mirror, focusing on imperfections in your teeth? Whether you wish your teeth were whiter, straighter, or more evenly shaped, our cosmetic options at North Park Dental can help! With teeth whitening, bonding and reshaping, and versatile veneers, Dr. Muñoz can enhance your grin and give you a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing smile! Make an appointment by calling 956-997-4044.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry at North Park Dental

Teeth whitening can remove years of surface stains and yellowing
With bonding and reshaping, Dr. Muñoz can improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth
Veneers can cover up many different kinds of imperfections in as little as two appointments
Our judgment-free care will make you feel comfortable throughout your entire treatment
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What common symptoms and dental problems can cosmetic dentistry solve?

Cosmetic dentistry can solve a wide variety of cosmetic issues such as:

  • Gaps in your teeth
  • Slightly crowded or crooked teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Discolored & stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth

If you have similar issues with your smile, Dr. Munoz is here to help. Get in touch now to schedule a cosmetic consultation and get the smile you deserve.

Professional vs. over-the-counter teeth whitening: What’s the difference?

Many people ask our team what the difference is between professional whitening at the dentist and whitening strips you can find at the pharmacy. Essentially, the answer boils down to safety and comfort. Over-the-counter (OTC) whitening strips are not custom-made to fit your mouth, so the whitening agents often pour over onto your gums, which can cause pain and sensitivity. Additionally, the strips don’t always reach your whole smile, leaving you with an uneven whitening. At North Park Dental, you can trust Dr. Muñoz to create whitening trays that fit perfectly on your teeth and give you results you can be proud of.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to reshape your teeth and can also enhance their color. This resin, which is similar to the material used for tooth-colored fillings, is applied directly to your tooth. Then, Dr. Munoz will shape and trim the resin, enhancing the appearance of your smile and correcting issues like stains, gaps, uneven and misshapen teeth, and more.

How does bonding and reshaping work?

If you have misshapen, chipped, or slightly gapped teeth, dental bonding may be the right cosmetic treatment for you. You can draw a parallel between dental bonding materials and sculptor's clay. Dr. Muñoz applies a small amount of dental resin to your tooth, and molds it into an ideal shape. This treatment can improve the appearance of minor chips or cracks, fill in gaps, and reshape or recolor yellowing teeth. Shaping and contouring are also part of the process, and this involves the removal of small amounts of enamel to contour and shape your smile for a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance.

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers are a very versatile cosmetic treatment. They can cover up many different kinds of imperfections like chips and discolorations, and they can also correct misshapen teeth and fill in small gaps. Essentially, veneers are thin shells that fit over your teeth to give them better shape and color. To ensure that they fit perfectly on top of your teeth, Dr. Muñoz will remove a small layer of enamel before permanently attaching your veneers with dental cement.

Once the veneers are placed, you’ll have a perfectly shaped, beautiful smile. You can care for veneers just like natural teeth by brushing and flossing, but be sure to avoid chewing non-food items like fingernails, pens, and ice.

How can veneers improve my smile?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped porcelain dental prostheses. They fit perfectly over your teeth after they have been trimmed, covering up the front surface of each tooth. Since they fir over the front surfaces of your teeth, they can easily cover up most cosmetic flaws, including stains, chips, slightly gapped and misshapen teeth. They are also very durable and can easily last 10-15+ years with proper care.

What is limited orthodontics?

We offer limited orthodontics treatments such as Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect. These treatments can be used to correct cosmetic issues like slightly-crooked, crowded, and uneven teeth quickly. However, they are not as versatile as traditional braces, so they may not be appropriate for every patient. If you would like to correct minor to moderate orthodontic issues, schedule a consultation with us today!

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry can vary quite a bit based on your oral health, the treatments you choose, and a number of other factors. This means it is difficult to provide you with an accurate estimate unless you come in for a consultation at North Park Dental.
After your consultation, Dr. Munoz will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will restore your smile without exceeding your budget for cosmetic dentistry. If you’re interested in improving your smile, take the first steps now by contacting the team at North Park Dental.

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Alexandra s.

“I had a great experience at North Park Dental- staff is super friendly, prices are great, and Dr Munoz is awesome! Highly recommend.”

Jesus N.

“Mega recomendado muy lindas personas excelente atencion”

"I love being able to make a positive impact on my patients’ mood and self image."

– Dr. Muñoz

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