Cosmetic Dentistry

Can I Get One Veneer or Do I Need a Full Set?


Whether your teeth are short, damaged, translucent, or otherwise not what you want them to look like, porcelain veneers can treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns to create the beautiful, bright smile you desire. If you are considering veneers, you may be wondering how many you will need. Some patients may only have one or two teeth they want to enhance; whereas others may want a full smile makeover. While you can get a single veneer to address one […]

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Can Charcoal Toothpaste Whiten My Teeth?


Products with activated charcoal have grown in popularity due to claims of the material removing stains and toxins from the body. Charcoal toothpaste, in particular, has become marketed as a way to whiten teeth more naturally. With traditional teeth whitening methods, a bleaching process causes a chemical reaction within the tooth, lightening the deep-set stains and overall color of the teeth. Charcoal acts in a similar way to whitening toothpastes — polishing surface stains off the outer enamel — but […]

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Richard’s Porcelain Veneers Story

MALE VOICE 3: I had a consultation for porcelain veneers and came in and they did some molds. And then I came back and they fit some plastic veneers on I guess and everything was just like really stress free. It was not painful like I thought it was going to be. So that was pretty cool. I wore those for a couple of weeks, made some adjustments and came back and they did porcelain veneers. And now I have […]

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Porcelain Veeners

DR. MARK SWEENEY: When porcelain veneers first came out in the early ‘90s, I was really excited because prior to that, we had had very few options for really giving somebody dramatic change in their smile. Porcelain veneers changed all that. Now we can give somebody virtually the smile of their dreams and it’s a fairly simple process. We image on a computer initially to give the patient a fairly good idea of what it is that we’re trying to […]

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Zoom Teeth Whitening System

DR. MARK SWEENEY: Zoom whitening is one of the most exciting treatments that we offer at Austin Dental Spa. It allows us in a less than two hour period to give somebody a completely different smile. In many cases, we whiten people 10 shades whiter than they came in with. And it’s really exciting for the patient and for us to make such a change in such a short period of time. It’s painless. Its simple and it has dramatic […]

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Dr. Sweeney and Cosmetic Dentistry

DR. MARK SWEENEY: Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most exciting aspects of modern dentistry. With the technology that we have available now days, we can give you the smile of your dreams. Practically anyone can benefit from some form of cosmetic dentistry whether it’s whitening all the way up to a full set of veneers. Every patient has a different goal in cosmetic dentistry. Some people want to look very, very natural. Other people want a full Hollywood smile. […]

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The Comforts of Austin Dental Spa

DR. MARK SWEENEY: I have always tried to make each patient’s dental experience a comfortable and comforting one. I know that’s not what you normally expect from a dentist or a dental visit, but we’ve always had warm blankets if the patients get cold we can wrap them up in. We’ve had shoulder wraps that are fairly simple little things that we started buying on the internet years ago. We can put in the microwave and warm them up, or […]

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