Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Houston Dental Care

Fadi Charles Salha, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Houston, TX

Do you cover up your smile to hide broken or missing teeth? Charles Salha, DDS, at Houston Dental Care offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry to men and women in the greater Houston area. He provides an array of options to improve your smile and optimize your oral health. To learn more about Houston Dental Care’s smile solutions, call the office today or book your appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a general term for a variety of procedures that improve your teeth, gums, and oral health to optimize the appearance of your smile. Dr. Salha uses cosmetic dentistry to make small or wholesale changes to your mouth.

If you have chipped, stained, broken, gapped, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you.

What procedures are included in cosmetic dentistry?

The experienced team at Houston Dental Care, under the direction of Dr. Charles Salha, offers an array of cosmetic dental solutions for every need, including:

  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Teeth whitening
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Shaping and contouring
  • Orthodontics

Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If your mouth is healthy, you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. It’s more critical to address cavities and gum disease before considering a beautification procedure.

Some cosmetic procedures not only enhance your looks but also improve the function of your bite. Dr. Salha meets with you to discuss your unique needs and to determine which cosmetic procedure best meets your goals.

After a thorough assessment to understand the viability of what you want changed, Dr. Salha goes over the benefits and risks of each procedure so that you know exactly what to expect.

Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Individual insurance plans are highly variable. The best thing to do is to call ahead to learn what kind of coverage your plan offers before undergoing treatment.

Fortunately, many cosmetic procedures also improve the function of your mouth and your overall oral health. For this reason, some insurance plans cover some, or possibly all, of the cosmetic service.

The team at Houston Dental Care is well versed in insurance language and guidelines and will happily help you navigate your discussions with your insurance provider.

How long do cosmetic procedures last?

Before you decide which procedure to have, it’s important to evaluate how long the treatment will last. Except for teeth whitening, which requires twice-yearly appointments, most cosmetic dental work lasts for many years and some last the rest of your life. For instance, porcelain veneers last about 15 years, while implants are permanent.

Dr. Salha and the team at Houston Dental Care love to educate people about the pros and cons of each cosmetic dentistry option. Call the office today or book your appointment online.