Through the use of bonding, bleaching, porcelain veneers, and ceramic materials we produce signature smiles that are naturally dazzling. Our goal is to mimic nature’s beauty so that dentistry becomes a secret. You should not be recognized as having had your teeth “done”. You’ll appear to simply have been “blessed” with beautiful teeth.
Chips, cracks, stains, and gaps easily mar the perfect smile. Do you have dark or chipped teeth? We can make them beautiful. Many dental options exist, including Porcelain veneers, bleaching, bonding, and enamel contouring, to repair and enhance facial esthetics. Dr. Kotlarek provides a full range of cosmetic services including laser whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, re-contouring, and gum line straightening at his cosmetic dental office located on Memorial Drive in Houston’s energy corridor. Working with a select team of master ceramists, Dr. Kotlarek has married art and technology to deliver dazzling smiles that appear to be created by nature. Look at the results on our before and after page.
Bonding is a conservative procedure that does not necessarily require removing any of the tooth’s natural surfaces. A tooth-colored material is adhered (bonded) to the teeth to fill in gaps, chips, and cracks or to hide discoloration. The bonding material is easily matched to the natural color of your teeth. Bonding does have limitations. Over time, bonded teeth may stain or lose their luster; a touch-up will periodically be required. When front teeth require repairs to the edge or corner, a veneer is a better option because bonding will often chip due to a lack of “edge strength”. (See before & afters)
Veneers mimic the life-like vitality and natural beauty of teeth. Porcelain veneers do not absorb stains or lose their lustrous finish. Porcelain veneers used in providing “smile make-overs” can substantially strengthen teeth that have been worn from trauma and/or tooth clenching. A thin layer of porcelain, called a veneer, slips over the front of the tooth, making it appear straight, white, and attractive. Veneer placement requires little removal of tooth structure. Veneers often strengthen teeth that have been worn or previously filled. Veneers are long-lasting and extremely natural-looking. They are one of the quickest ways to achieve your dream smile! Dr. Kotlarek has the experience and an understanding of ceramics and bonding agents that uniquely enable him to mask the appearance of dark unsightly teeth. Once you’ve made the decision to enhance your appearance with porcelain veneers…you have choices. Many different ceramic materials can be used, feldspathic porcelain, E-max, zirconia, and Empress… ask us which material will deliver the best result for your smile. If you are looking for a strong, safe, durable method to quickly achieve a beautiful smile, consider this option.
Enamel Contouring / Tooth Re-shaping
The reshaping of worn, chipped, crooked, or sharp-edged teeth can dramatically enhance a smile. An ultra-fine diamond polishing instrument is used to dress-up, round, and soften severe angles that develop on the edges and corners of teeth from the wear and tear of daily chewing. This service combined with bonding and whitening can dramatically improve the vitality and youthfulness of a smile. Enamel contouring… a simple dental procedure that produces stunning results. (Look at the results in our smile gallery.)
Silver filling Replacement
Do you have silver (amalgam, mercury) fillings that show when you laugh or smile? In Houston, Texas at Roman Dental we can take care of that. When we laugh and smile… that’s when friends and lovers focus their attention on our faces. Don’t let unsightly teeth detract from the moment. Large silver fillings have no adhesive properties, under biting pressure amalgam fillings can act as wedges causing teeth to fracture. These dark fillings can be replaced with porcelain inlays, porcelain veneers, or all-ceramic crowns. These options protect and strengthen teeth against fracture and possible tooth loss. Small silver (dental amalgam) fillings can simply be replaced with tooth-colored (composite) filling materials.
Talk to us about any concern you may have regarding the appearance of your smile. Modern cosmetic dentistry may improve your look and your life!