smilemakeAs the years go by your teeth begin to wear. They can become stained, discolored, shorter, get chipped, and even wear down in uneven ways. Some teeth may be shorter than others, some uneven, even your molars wear down. This happens because of the things you eat, the way you chew, and other habits such as clenching and grinding, biting your nails, or chewing pen tops. This can cause more than one issue. In other words, you may need several different procedures to refresh your smile. Is it time for a smile makeover?

Available Procedures

When you elect to improve the appearance of your smile without actually needing to, you are choosing to alter your smile cosmetically. Cosmetic dentistry beautifies your smile rather than fixes something that’s wrong. There are several different cosmetic dental procedures you can choose from:

Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Dooley offers in-office and take-home whitening options.

Dental bonding: A quick, easy, and affordable option, bonding can whiten or mask a variety of imperfections such as craze lines, chips, and cracks.

Dental contouring: Dental contouring is also easy and affordable. Dr. Dooley removes tiny amounts of tooth enamel to reshape your teeth.

Gum contouring: Gum contouring is a more invasive treatment. Excess gum tissue is removed via a dental laser to eliminate a gummy-looking smile, or to lengthen your teeth.

Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting and permanent way to improve your smile. Wafer-thin pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth, brightening and reshaping your smile.

The above treatments can be mixed and matched depending upon your individual needs and the results you desire.


Scott Dooley DDS and our friendly team at Scott Dooley Dentistry proudly serve patients of every age, offering general, cosmetic, restorative, emergency, laser, and sedation dentistry. We proudly serve patients from Garland, Richardson, Dallas, Wylie, Sachse, and surrounding communities. To speak with a friendly member of our team and to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 972.495.8100.


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