Cosmetic Dentist – Baytown, TX

Give Your Confidence a Boost

Woman sharing gorgeous smile after cosmetic dentistry

Stained, cracked, or misshapen teeth can make it hard to flash your grin around your friends, family, and coworkers. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you no longer have to live with a smile that’s anything less than perfect. At Baytown Gentle Dental, our skilled cosmetic dentist in Baytown, TX, Dr. Seif, can perform a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to give your confidence a boost and improve your overall quality of life. To find out which treatment is right for you, contact our dental office today and set up your appointment!


Why Choose Baytown Gentle Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Experienced Dentist with an Eye for Artistry & Detail
  • Wide Range of Services in One Location
  • Preview Your Results with Digital Smile Design



Dental patient receiving porcelain veneers

If your teeth are so aesthetically flawed that you don’t even know where to start, veneers may be the ideal option for you. Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Once placed, the veneers obscure practically every issue you may have with your teeth, such as discoloration, chips, and even minor gaps. With very basic care, you can expect your veneers to last for well over a decade.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

Metal free dental crown being placed

Dentists have traditionally repaired damaged teeth with dark metal crowns, which were quite durable but left a dark splotch in your smile. Instead, Dr. Seif provides dental crowns made from lifelike materials like porcelain. Not only are these crowns completely metal-free, but they can be shaded to mimic your natural tooth with the utmost precision so that your dental work is barely noticeable. In most cases, they can last just as long as metal crowns.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Closeup of flawless smile after cosmetic dental bonding

Cosmetic bonding can fix many of the same flaws as veneers, but the treatment is faster and more affordable. It entails applying a small amount of composite resin (the same material used in tooth-colored fillings) over the chip, gap, or stain. Then, we sculpt the resin into the perfect shape before hardening and polishing it. The whole process takes about one hour, and the natural-looking results can last for several years.

Teeth Whitening

Man receiving teeth whitening treatment

Removing stains from your teeth can really take your self-confidence to the next level. That’s why at Baytown Gentle Dental, we offer professional-strength teeth whitening solutions that are several times more effective than the strips and pastes you’ll find in stores. With ZOOM! Whitening, our team can brighten your teeth by several shades in a single short dental office visit, or we can give you a set of custom trays so that you can achieve the same dramatic results at home.


Gum Recontouring

Animated smile during gum recontouring

Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on the teeth, but the gums also play a role in the overall appearance of your grin. If oversized gum tissue is covering your teeth and making them look too small, you might have a “gummy smile.” Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Seif can trim the excess tissue, even out your gumline, and restore balance to your smile.


Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentist talking to patient about cost of cosmetic dentistry

Whether you want to address permanent discoloration with veneers or you want to remove excess gum tissue with gum recontouring, one lingering question may be “How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?” While there isn’t a flat fee, there are several factors that influence the final price across the board, including which smile-enhancing treatment you choose. Our team at Baytown Gentle Dental will do everything we can to make navigating the financial components easy – you can even read more on the topic right here!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

Woman with beautiful smile looking at reflection in small mirror

Of course, one of the biggest factors that will influence the cost of your smile transformation is the treatment you choose. Depending on your specific aesthetic concerns and smile goals, we may recommend:

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – This service is ideal for minor imperfections, like small chips, gaps, and stains. In addition to correcting all of these flaws simultaneously, this treatment is painless, quick, and one of the most cost-effective.
  • Teeth Whitening – At first, professional teeth whitening may seem costly when compared to store-bought kits. However, the ones available over-the-counter deliver lackluster results at best. If you want to noticeably whiten and enhance your smile, then talk to our team about in-office and take-home teeth whitening.
  • Veneers – Veneers do require a higher upfront investment when compared to the previous two options; however, there are several benefits that make them well worth the cost. For example, the results can last upwards of 30 years!

Why Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

Woman in business attire smiling outside office building

Many patients are unsure if cosmetic dentistry is worth it. That is, until they realize all of the positive ways investing in their smile can benefit them. To start, several studies have found that job applicants with whiter teeth were more likely to receive an offer. Secondly, your smile is one of the first features someone notices about you, so your grin has the potential to impact your dating life as well! Lastly, fixing dental imperfections can dramatically improve your confidence and self-esteem as well as your oral health.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Smiling woman talking to cosmetic dentist about financial options

For some patients, paying for the entire cost of their treatment at one time can put a strain on their wallet. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry – that’s where flexible financing comes in. With trusted third-party financiers like CareCredit and Lending Club, you can choose a payment plan that fits comfortably into your monthly budget. Plus, signing up only takes a few minutes and there are low-to-no interest options available for qualified patients!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Cosmetic dentistry can produce incredible results in patients who get it, but understanding everything that it has to offer can be pretty daunting for the average person. At Baytown Gentle Dental, we believe that patients ought to understand as much as they can about the treatments they receive, so if you want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, here are answers to some of the most common questions we get from patients.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is perfectly safe and effective for most patients, which means that just about anyone who isn’t 100% happy with their smile can benefit from what the field has to offer. For example

  • People with stained teeth can benefit from professional teeth whitening.
  • If you have chips and cracks, we can fill them with cosmetic dental bonding.
  • We can also make use of veneers to cover your tooth completely, transforming your smile.

Whether you want to repair aesthetic flaws, reverse the effects of aging on your smile, or just get a smile you can really take pride in, there’s a treatment that can help you. When we meet you in person, we’ll be able to talk to you more about which one may meet your individual needs.

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?

While people have wanted to make their smiles look their best for a long time, in recent years cosmetic dentistry has had an explosion in popularity. There are a few reasons for that—for one, more people than ever are taking care of their teeth. That means that there are greater opportunities to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

It’s also the case that as technology has advanced, cosmetic dentistry has gotten more affordable, making it easier for the average person to get it. Moreover, cosmetic dentistry allows people to feel more confident, helping them in their careers. In that way, it’s become a smart investment for people looking to get ahead at work.

What’s the Difference Between a Crown and a Veneer?

These two treatments are confused pretty often, despite the fact that they’re used for very different purposes. While both involve covering the tooth with a piece of porcelain, the function of the dental work is completely different.

Crowns are small caps that are designed to fit on top of and around the tooth. This makes them a powerful restorative treatment, one capable of giving increased stability to a tooth that’s in trouble. For this reason, your insurance plan is much more likely to cover a portion of treatment.

Veneers, on the other hand, are only layered on the front of the tooth. This makes them more effective as a cosmetic treatment, and requires removing much less enamel than in the case of crowns.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

We take our patients’ safety very seriously, and we work hard to make sure that every treatment is as low-risk for our patients as possible. Thankfully that’s easy in the case of cosmetic dentistry. These treatments involve basically no inherent risk.

Many of them, like teeth whitening and cosmetic dental bonding, sit purely on the surface of the tooth. Even treatments like veneers that involve removing enamel aren’t very invasive.

The only time that something could go wrong is if you’re dealing with outstanding oral health problems beforehand, which is why we perform a thorough exam on each of our patients before recommending cosmetic dentistry. No matter what treatment you get from us, we can guarantee you’re in good hands.