Cosmetic Dentistry

Give Your Smile a New Life With Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, TX!

Dr. Craig Long on Cosmetic Dentistry Read Transcript

If you’re unhappy with your smile, your life can be affected in multiple ways. Whether you always cover your face when smiling, avoid meeting new people, or just don’t feel satisfied with your appearance, your trusted San Antonio, TX dentist at Advanced Dental Associates can help! Dr. Malitz can help with a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to get you the smile of your dreams, and we offer a variety of financing options to make your dream a reality!

No matter what kind of cosmetic dentistry work you want, Dr. Malitz and our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that covers all the bases!


Veneers are ideal for patients with chipped, stained, or minorly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a wafer-thin porcelain that is permanently attached to your teeth. To do this, it is necessary to remove a thin layer of enamel so that your veneer will sit perfectly, giving you a great new smile!

Using the advanced Emax veneers system, we can build you veneers that look more natural, are stronger and are thinner than traditional veneers. The secret to the perfect look of an Emax veneer is the production process, which creates an amazingly lifelike and durable veneer.

As opposed to traditional dental porcelain, Emax uses a special glass/ceramic blend that is heat pressed as part of the building process. This results in a veneer that is just as thin or thinner than other veneers, while at the same time is far more durable! They can also be color matched to your existing teeth with incredible precision and are easy to apply and care for!

Teeth Whitening

For patients who just want a whiter, brighter smile, we’re thrilled to offer Opalescence at-home whitening! This top of the line whitening system will get you professional results in just a half an hour a day – you’ll see a whiter smile in just a few weeks!

The difference of an at-home whitening system that is prescribed by our San Antonio, TX dentist versus what you’ll find at the drugstore is the custom whitening trays: there’s no substitute for materials that are made to fit your mouth! Custom whitening trays mean an even, complete coverage that results in a great overall whitening. You’ll be amazed at the results Opalescence can give you!

Gum Recontouring

For patients who are worried about a gummy smile, we offer gum reshaping and recontouring services. Using an advanced electrosurge machine, we are able to reshape your gums without bleeding or long healing times, leaving you with a shorter and much less painful recovery!

Electrosurge uses a heated wire to remove gum tissue, instantly sealing the remaining portion instantly. You might think this will be painful, but we’ll numb the area first. Not only that, but patients have reported a very low amount of pain after an electrosurge procedure. As opposed to bleeding and stitches, you may have some inflammation that lasts only a few days. After that, you’ll have your dream smile!

Teeth Bonding

Bonding is similar to veneers but with the advantage of being done right in our dental chairs! We can repair discoloration, chips, close gaps, and reshape your teeth in just one appointment! Bonding is done with dental composite, which is made from a blend of glass and plastic.

Bonding is an ideal alternative to veneers if you want great, quick results at a fraction of the cost. Not only that, but bonding involves the removal of much less enamel, making them better for people wanting to preserve more of their natural teeth.

The composite used to bond your teeth can be shade-matched so precisely that no one will know you had them done – they’ll just see your great new smile!

Cosmetic Crowns

When a tooth is damaged due to decay, chipping, or other trauma, we can still save your natural tooth and restore its look and function! Using a ceramic crown, we can protect the healthy part of your tooth and create a perfectly natural look!

A dental crown is a synthetic tooth that is placed over your existing tooth like a cap. In order to make your natural tooth fit properly under the crown, we reduce your tooth in size, leaving only healthy tissue. After taking an impression and sending it off to our lab, you’ll have a beautiful new tooth that will look and feel just like the real thing!

Teeth Recontouring

Do you have ridges, pits, bulges, or irregular shapes to your teeth? Using teeth recontouring techniques, we can smooth out your enamel and conservatively correct the shape of your teeth! This procedure is quick, effective, and can leave you with a smooth and perfectly even smile that you’ll love!

Using a combination of filing tools, we can correct any number of minor flaws. Recontouring is the most conservative cosmetic dentistry technique available and will leave you with teeth that are 100 percent natural – no bonds, veneers, or fillings!

Smile Makeover

If there are multiple factors keeping you from loving your smile, our San Antonio, TX dental office can still create the smile of your dreams! Using a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, we’ll be able to craft your smile with artistic precision. You’ll love your new look!

A smile makeover starts with you and your dentist having a discussion to determine what procedures you need. Once you’ve determined what will get you your dream smile, we’ll work to create a mockup that will allow you to see the finished product before we even start! If you aren’t completely thrilled, we’ll work together to make changes until you are!

A smile makeover will take time – any number of cosmetic dentistry procedures can be involved. Before you know it, you’ll have a smile that you won’t be able to stop showing off!

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A lot of lost teeth mean that you might need your full mouth reconstructed. When that is the case, we can design a treatment plan similar to a smile makeover. You’ll work with your San Antonio, TX dentist to build a complete treatment plan that takes you from discomfort and embarrassment to a full set of healthy teeth!

Whether you just want traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures, or a full set of permanently attached teeth, we can help you plan a series of procedures that will get you results you’ll love!

Full mouth reconstructions also involve treating any oral health issues your tooth loss may have caused, so you won’t only be happy with your new smile, you’ll also be healthy!

Dr. Long is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cranio Facial Pain, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

No matter what kind of cosmetic dentistry you want, we’d love to explore all the options with you at our San Antonio, TX office! If you’re ready to beautify or repair your smile, call Advanced Dental Associates today at 210-819-5233! You can also request an appointment using our online form. We look forward to working with you soon!


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