Burkburnett Cosmetic Dentistry

Because Health and Beauty go Hand-in-Hand with a Smile

You looked in the mirror after brushing and winced. You can’t stand the way your teeth look! They are getting more and more stained and discolored as the years go by and that seems to just accentuate how gapped and crooked they are. Plus, they seem to be getting shorter, so even though you usually hide your smile or laugh behind your hand, who would notice them anyway? You wish you could feel better about your appearance. Confidence counts, after all, but what can you do?

Call the smile experts at Burkburnett Family Dental! Dustin Van Tassell, DDS is a highly skilled and trained general and cosmetic dentist who can not only transform your smile from dull and embarrassing to dazzling and full of confidence, he can bring it back to ideal health and function too!

Why Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

Smiling is important. It not only helps create bonds between people, connecting even strangers in a moment of always-needed happiness, it is also really good for your health!

Smiling:

  • Causes your brain to release endorphins. A release of endorphins can not only make you feel happier, it can also increase blood flow, lowering your risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Lowers your stress levels, also because of the release of endorphins, and therefore lowers your blood pressure.
  • Boosts your immune system. When they say that laughter is the best medicine, they weren’t kidding. Smiling and laughing releases serotonin, another neurotransmitter that makes you feel good and also helps keep you healthier.

Scientists say that even faking a smile can have positive effects on your health! If you stop yourself from smiling, you are clearly affecting more than your mood, you are missing out on one of nature’s most pleasurable health-boosters as well.

Porcelain Veneers

As we age, our smiles can change dramatically – in ways that make us look a lot older than we need to. Your teeth might shift out of place and become crooked or crowded. Teeth can darken significantly, taking the youthful sparkle out of those pearly whites. They can get short and worn down, collapsing the face and making lips look smaller. Each change can feel discouraging and really take a toll on your confidence.

At Burkburnett Family Dental, we have a solution that is so much better than hiding your smile – porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that strengthen and perfect your teeth. When they are created by dental artists, they allow light to pass through them, mimicking the light-handling properties of natural tooth enamel.

These thin shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover and correct almost any flaw. In fact, they are the perfect solution to a wide variety of cosmetic and structural dental problems such as broken, chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, crazed, crooked, overlapped, gapped, small, worn or uneven teeth. And because we use only the best labs and the highest quality materials, our porcelain veneers are so beautiful and natural looking, people may wonder what has changed for the better and never realize you have had something done! Our veneers are as lustrous and subtle as your very own teeth – just more perfect!

Full-Mouth Restoration

Do you hide your smile? Do struggle with lack of self-esteem because your teeth are
ground-down or have suffered significant decay? Do you endure constant headaches, neck and shoulder pain, or clicking in your jaw? Burkburnett Family Dental now offers full-mouth restorations to end your discomfort and help you regain your confidence. Full Mouth restorations restore your teeth, bite, and muscles from the base up and can include a variety of procedures from tooth replacement with dental implants to crowns and porcelain veneers.

Dr. Dustin Van Tassell has completed advanced training at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies to offer hope to chronic pain sufferers and those embarrassed by their smiles in Burkburnett, Wichita Falls, and Iowa Park. Dr. Van Tassell’s new training will allow him to treat even the most complex cases of painful TMJ disorder and other jaw and bite related disorders such as migraines, tooth heat sensitivity, sore jaw muscles, and pain in the arms, neck, and shoulders, offering relief, comfort, renewed beauty, and balance.

Crown Lengthening

Broken teeth can be very upsetting – especially when they seem to be so badly damaged that you worry they might have to be pulled rather than restored. When a broken tooth is sitting so low in the gums it seems there is no enamel for a crown or other restoration to attach to, crown lengthening from Burkburnett Family Dental can save your tooth and allow us to restore your smile, without extracting or replacing any teeth. Dental crown lengthening lets us quickly and painlessly laser tissue from around the base of your broken tooth, exposing enamel, and providing a firm foundation for our custom veneers, crowns, or bridges to be bonded to. Using a laser to sculpt gum tissue eliminates the need for stitches so there is no need for return visits to have those uncomfortable stitches removed. Plus, because the laser heals as it treats, there is never any bleeding and most patients can have the procedure completed without anesthesia. It’s that fast and comfortable!

Gum Recontouring

Gummy smiles – lots of people have them, but most people find them to be both annoying and embarrassing. When too much gum tissue covers your smile, it can not only make your teeth look shorter and duller than they actually are, it can also make cleaning your teeth properly more difficult, leaving you vulnerable to an increased risk of gum disease. This overabundance of gum tissue, otherwise known as gum overgrowth, can be caused by a wide range of things from hormones, heredity, poor oral hygiene, braces, and even certain medications. But because Burkburnett Family Dental has invested in the latest soft-tissue-laser technology, we can quickly and conveniently sculpt away your excess gum tissue and release the beautiful, healthy smile that has been hiding there all along. Our laser shapes your gums without any cutting, bleeding, or need for stitches so you can leave our office looking and feeling great!

Composite Bonding

Some stains, chips, or cracks are bad enough to cause embarrassment… but not quite bad enough to warrant a full, porcelain restoration. When we see this kind of damage or flaw here in our Burkburnett dental office, we are always pleased to offer a conservative and budget-friendly alternative to more extensive cosmetic dentistry – natural-looking composite bonding. Direct dental bonding is a restorative method that is both conservative and inexpensive and requires less preparation of the tooth than a porcelain veneer or crown does. And because it is completed right here in our office, with no need for gooey impressions or return visits for placement, it is one of our most convenient cosmetic dentistry options as well. The fact that the procedure is custom shaded in our office and applied directly to your tooth does necessitate an artistic eye for the most natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance – and Dr. Van Tassell has that in spades. You’ll leave your visit with us with a repaired, restored, and beautified smile you can show off immediately!

Tooth Recontouring

Rough tooth edges. Scratchy chips. Uneven tooth lines. They all seem to just ask your tongue to run over them again and again – and that is not only irritating, it can also lead to canker sores and cuts. Those broken, uneven, ground-away tooth lines can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable – and it is why we offer the practical and easy solution of tooth recontouring to our patients in Burkburnett and surrounding areas. Tooth shaping and contouring is fast, convenient and affordable, and when combined with dental bonding and tooth whitening, can allow us to transform a smile on a wallet-friendly budget. With tooth contouring, we can sculpt the shape of your smile, smoothing away rough spots, creating symmetry, and even improving your bite for reduced jaw pain and headaches. Dr. Van Tassell uses a delicate, rotating burr, much like the kind a jeweler uses to polish gold or silver, to fine tune, perfect, and reshape your teeth to perfection.

Smile Whitening

Sometimes all your smile needs to look incredible is a little pick-me-up with smile whitening. It’s true! Professional tooth whitening from Burkburnett Family Dental can not only brighten your teeth up to ten shades, it can also make small irregularities and unevenness seem to disappear. Plus, professional tooth whitening offers safer, faster, more predictable results than over-the-counter whitening from the drugstore. We offer the incredible speed and efficiency of in-office whitening and the convenience and flexibility of take-home, prescription tooth bleaching. Both of our systems are created by Opalescence for a superior whitening experience with less sensitivity and no damage to your gums. The Opalescence gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to lower sensitivity and prevent tooth dehydration, common problems associated with other smile-whitening formulas. In-office whitening can be completed in about an hour and offers the most dramatic results, while take-home whitening lets you whiten whenever and wherever you want. And with flavors like mint and melon, whitening will be something you can even look forward to! You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to a smile whitening – with Opalescence smile whitening, every day can be a reason to celebrate your gorgeous smile!

You don’t have to live with a damaged, discolored, or uneven smile!

Call us to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!