Quality Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio
Making San Antonio Smile Brighter
Many people are dissatisfied with the way their smile looks, but are unaware that they can do anything about it. Additionally, when people think of cosmetic dentistry, they often only think of teeth whitening or the more extreme procedures like veneers. However, there is so much more available! At Shaenfield Family Dental, we offer a range of San Antonio dental services aimed at getting you the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you need teeth whitening or a chipped tooth repaired, our team is dedicated to providing you with the chic, upscale experience you’re looking for.
Don’t Hide Your Smile
When you enhance the appearance of your teeth, you are making an investment in yourself. Changing the appearance of your teeth can have a huge, positive impact on your self-esteem. Even something as simple as removing the stains left from your morning coffee ritual can make you smile a little bigger. Additionally, if you require extractions, need an implant, want a metal filling, bridge, or crown replaced with porcelain, an aesthetic dental procedure can give you the boost of confidence you need.
Common cosmetic dental procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Crowns, Bridges & Implants
- Chipped tooth repair
- Porcelain or tooth-colored fillings
An Experienced San Antonio Cosmetic Dentist
From our clean, comfortable environment, to our experienced and knowledgeable staff, we work hard to provide you with the thoughtful, expert care you deserve. When you meet with our cosmetic dentistry team, they will discuss your goals, listen to your concerns, and ensure that you understand all of your options so that you can make your decision with confidence. We are dedicated to helping our San Antonio community live happier, healthier lives. At Shaenfield Family Dental, you are our number one priority.
Home Care Instructions
Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal. If you continue to detect any high spots or problems with your bite, call our office at(210) 899-5716 so we can schedule an adjustment appointment.
It is normal to experience some hot and cold sensitivity. The teeth require some time to heal after removal of tooth structure and will be sensitive in the interim. Your gums may also be sore for a few days. Warm salt water rinses (a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) three times a day will reduce pain and swelling. A mild pain medication (one tablet of Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin) every 3-4 hours) should ease any residual discomfort.
Don’t be concerned if your speech is affected for the first few days. You’ll quickly adapt and be speaking normally. You may notice increased salivation. This is because your brain is responding to the new size and shape of your teeth. This should subside to normal in about a week.
Daily brushing and flossing are a must for your new dental work. Daily plaque removal is critical for the long-term success of your new teeth, as are regular cleaning appointments.
Any food that can crack, chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (such as beer nuts, peanut brittle, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain such as coffee, red wine, tea and berries.
If you engage in sports let us know so we can make a custom mouthguard. If you grind your teeth at night, wear the night guard we have provided for you. Adjusting to the look and feel of your new smile will take time. If you have any problems or concerns, please let us know. Dr. Hasheem and the whole staff strive to provide all the information we can and we always welcome your questions.
To learn how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!