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Cosmetic Dentistry

Get the healthy, flawless smile you’ve always wanted.

James A. Holman, Jr., DDS, performs several cosmetic dental procedures at our office in Midland that will help you improve the look and function of your teeth. Read on for descriptions of some of our most common procedures, and schedule an appointment to learn more.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are handcrafted, custom-made, thin shells of dental porcelain placed on your front teeth. They are stain resistant and custom-tinted to blend with surrounding teeth. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws like:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Misalignment
  • Misshapenness
  • Stains

How we can help: Dr. Holman will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your ideal smile and then create a custom design for your porcelain veneers. He will then secure temporary veneers to your teeth while a ceramist fabricates your one-of-a-kind restorations. Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Holman can remove your temporaries and place the final veneers.

Cosmetic Bonding

Chips, stains, gaps, and cracks on your front teeth can easily detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. But if you’re hesitant about investing in dental veneers, consider cosmetic bonding instead. Although bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers, it is generally faster and less expensive than bonding. Plus, like veneers, bonding resists stains, so it holds its natural-looking color.

How we can help: Dr. Holman will use the same custom-tinted, liquid resin used for white fillings for the procedure. Once he has prepared your tooth or teeth, he will tint the resin to blend with the existing tooth enamel and apply it as needed. A soft light will then harden the substance, and he will sculpt and polish the newly shaped tooth so it looks completely natural.

Cosmetic Orthodontics

You may associate braces with middle school or high school students, but more adults than ever are turning to orthodontics to improve their bite and to reposition their teeth for cosmetic reasons. Modern braces can be made from clear or tooth-colored structures, and some dentists offer clear, removable aligners.

How we can help: Depending on your needs, Dr. Holman may recommend functional orthodontics, as well as cosmetic orthodontics, to reposition your teeth to enhance your appearance. Clear braces can refer to  completely acrylic aligners, much like a retainer, that move teeth. Dr. Holman will recommend the best solution for your teeth and lifestyle.

Teeth Whitening

When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, or bleaching, is quite effective. Your dentist can offer a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter systems, so the results are more significant.

How we can help:  We offer professional take-home kits to lighten you teeth at home. This system yields amazing results. If teeth whitening does not work for you, consider porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to indefinitely eliminate stains.

James A. Holman, Jr., DDS, has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office in Midland. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our office.