Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry located in Lewisville, TX

Cosmetic Dentistry
About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry provides a quick and effective way to improve your smile’s appearance. At SolidSMILES Dental in Lewisville, Texas, general dentist Hiral Patel, DDS, offers a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including composite bonding, dental veneers, teeth whitening, and more. After an oral exam and a discussion of your goals, she can make personalized cosmetic dentistry recommendations. Call SolidSMILES Dental to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online today. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

Are cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic dentistry the same?

Yes. Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry are oral health subspecialties focused on improving the look of your smile. These procedures typically aren’t medically necessary, but they can make your teeth, gums, and smile more aesthetically pleasing.

What are some examples of cosmetic dentistry services?

At SolidSMILES Dental, Dr. Patel provides various cosmetic dentistry services, including:

Composite bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses acrylic resin (a type of plastic) to repair cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, and tooth discoloration. It can also change the shape of teeth and make a smile more uniform. 


Veneers are porcelain shells bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. Similar to bonding, veneers cover minor oral imperfections, including chips, cracks, and tooth discoloration.

White fillings

Fillings repair tooth damage caused by decay (cavities). Traditional fillings use silver-colored metal amalgam. White fillings are made of acrylic resin and match the color of your tooth enamel. As a result, they blend in better with your surrounding teeth.


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses removable plastic aligners to straighten alignment issues like crooked and crowded teeth. You wear the aligners daily, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses carbamide peroxide and other similar chemicals to remove stains from the surfaces of your teeth. At SolidSMILES Dental, Dr. Patel provides in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays.

Cosmetic gum contouring

Dr. Patel might recommend cosmetic gum contouring if you have excess gum tissue that results in a “gummy” smile. During gum contouring, Dr. Patel uses special tools to reshape your gum line and remove excess tissue.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Undergoing cosmetic dentistry at SolidSMILES Dental provides various benefits, including:

  • An enhanced smile
  • Brighter, whiter teeth
  • Better balance and symmetry
  • Greater confidence

Sometimes, cosmetic dentistry improves your oral health. For example, getting a tooth-colored filling strengthens your tooth enamel and prevents further damage. 

What is recovery like after cosmetic dentistry?

Recovery time after cosmetic dentistry depends on the procedure you underwent. Services like dental bonding and white fillings don’t require any downtime. After treatment, you can immediately return to your routine. 

However, more invasive procedures, like cosmetic gum contouring, might require taking a day or two off work.

Call SolidSMILES Dental to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online today.