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 Cosmetic Dentistry – Uptown Houston, TX

Houston Dentist Dr. Alani Creates Beautiful, Natural-looking Smiles

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A stunning smile could be your most eye-catching feature. We recognize the impact your appearance has on personal and professional success. With cosmetic dentistry's many advances, patients no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. You have choices that can help you claim a beautiful, confident image.

Even subtle changes can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and how you feel about yourself. Teeth whitening will brighten your smile, and porcelain veneers can remove unsightly flaws. If you prefer, we can totally transform your appearance with a smile makeover.

For cosmetic dentistry cases, we like to begin with a consultation. Dr. Alani, a skilled cosmetic dentist in Uptown Houston, will talk with you about your expectations and listen to your ideas for a perfect smile. Dr. Alani will then review the options most suitable for your desired outcome and design a detailed plan for your new look.

Expert care for extraordinary smiles. Call our Houston dental office to schedule a checkup, consultation, or second opinion visit with Dr. Alani. Located near the Galleria, we serve patients from the greater Houston area with top-notch dentistry.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that Dr. Alani attaches to the fronts of your teeth. They can disguise discoloration, cracks, chips, small gaps between the teeth, and more. The process usually only takes two dental appointments, and the stunning results can last for decades! Porcelain is even stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your coffee habit dimming down your new glow.

Porcelain Veneers

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Snap-On Smile

If you’re not ready to commit to porcelain veneers, or you’re looking for the most budget-friendly way to transform your look, Snap-On Smile may be perfect for you. Dr. Alani is one of the foremost providers of this service in the United States. She designs a custom, removable prosthetic that fits in seamlessly with your natural features and disguises the aesthetic flaws in your teeth. Snap-On Smiles are made of a durable resin and can standup to everyday eating and drinking.

Snap-On Smile

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Teeth Whitening

Are you tired of seeing dull, yellow teeth every time you smile at yourself in the mirror? Dr. Alani provides Zoom! in-office teeth whitening. This remarkable treatment combines a powerful bleaching gel with a special light; they work together to penetrate the teeth and break up even stains that have been there for years. The procedure only takes about one hour, is very safe, and produces dramatic results.

Teeth Whitening

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Cosmetic Bonding

If you have just one or two teeth whose appearance bothers you, cosmetic bonding may be the ideal solution. During this simple and quick procedure, Dr. Alani molds a special tooth-colored resin over the tooth and hardens the resin with a special light. Cosmetic bonding may be the perfect way to reshape that chipped tooth or get rid of that unsightly little gap at the front of your mouth.

Cosmetic Bonding

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Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is not a specific treatment. Rather, it is a treatment plan that is custom-made to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. The process begins with a consultation, wherein Dr. Alani will talk with you about your goals and expectations for your new look. Then, you can decide which treatments to undergo in order to correct all of the flaws that are plaguing your pearly whites.

Smile Makeover

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Correcting dental misalignment can both boost your confidence and improve your oral health. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition your teeth over time — no ugly brackets and wires required! Invisalign is a popular treatment for adults because of its discreet appearance and unrivaled comfort and convenience. It is able to correct most orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth and bite problems.


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Oral Cancer Testing

The vast majority of dentists offer oral cancer screenings, but they may simply use a tactile and visual examination to look for signs of the disease. Dr. Alani goes a step further. She employs advanced VELscope and Identifi technology to look for even the slightest indication of oral cancer. The screening process with these tools is both fast and painless.

Oral Cancer Testing

Lumineers and Minimal Prep Veneers

Lumineers and minimal prep veneers are just like traditional porcelain veneers in that they cover aesthetic flaws in teeth. However, they are even thinner than porcelain veneers, which means that less tooth preparation is required. Therefore, you can get the same stunning results but with less discomfort and less alteration of your natural dentition.

Lumineers and Minimal Prep Veneers

Gummy Smile Correction

Have you ever felt that your teeth looked smaller than they should be? For some, excess gum tissue can not only make their smile less visible, but make it difficult to receive certain dental restorations like crowns or veneers. With gummy smile correction, Dr. Alani can precisely and conservatively remove excess tissue to reveal more of your smile and make the gum line more even. With the help of laser dentistry, the process is even easier to complete!

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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If you’ve never had cosmetic dentistry completed before, you may be unsure where to even start when it comes to your smile. Dr. Alani and her team are here to assure you that we are more than prepared to break down all cosmetic treatments in better detail so you can know what to expect ahead of your appointment. Of course, we also encourage you to ask questions during your time with us. To save time, we’ve included a few of the most common questions we hear for your convenience!

Can I make my smile white in a day?

In most cases, achieving a truly flawless smile takes time. However, the amount of time it takes largely depends on the treatment you choose and just how severe your imperfections currently are. For example, our powerful teeth whitening treatments can make teeth several shades whiter as well as remove stains that have been present for years. If you want a truly flawless smile, veneers, Lumineers, minimal prep veneers, or Snap-On Smiles may be a better option, but these options cost a bit more and take more time to complete (usually a couple weeks).

Is cosmetic dentistry permanent?

In terms of longevity, all cosmetic treatments need to be maintained and eventually touched-up or replaced after enough time. In that sense, it’s not necessarily permanent, especially in cases of teeth whitening. While teeth whitening can last a long time, it’s not uncommon to need a touch-up every once in a while. Other treatments can permanently alter your tooth enamel, such as porcelain veneers, so it’s important to keep this in mind during your consultation. If a cosmetic treatment is going to leave your enamel permanently altered, you will know in advance. Furthermore, there are other options available hat allow you to maintain your current dentition.

Will my smile look natural?

Dr. Alani is an expert in many facets of cosmetic dentistry, including treatments and the materials used to craft high-quality restorations. That means she uses only the most natural-looking dental ceramics to mimic existing teeth. For example, her veneers are both translucent and personalized with shape and size in mind so they blend in with existing teeth, not stand out. She’s also lectured nationally on treatments like Lumineers and Snap-On Smiles, two options designed to make teeth look lifelike from top-to-bottom.

How do I know which treatment is right for me?

The first thing you should do is take note of all the things about your smile you wish you could change. This could be stains and other discolorations, but it also could include the overall shape or position of your teeth. Perhaps there are chips, cracks, or other imperfections that a round of teeth whitening won’t be able to fix on its own. At your consultation, we encourage you to be as specific and descriptive as possible when it comes to your smile makeover. The more we know, the more personalized your cosmetic treatment will be. It’s not uncommon for patients to need a series of different treatments to meet their esthetic needs.

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