Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?

What is cosmetic dentistry?

I have a cavity that needs filling. Is there an alternative to the silver fillings?

Can I have my old silver fillings replaced even if they arent falling out?

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

The only thing wrong with my smile is my yellow teeth. What can I do?

Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?



How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?

Cosmetic dentistry is perfect for nearly anybody who is unhappy with his or her smile. Whether it is discolored or stained teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, or cracked teeth; there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that will make you confident in your smile.

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, we suggest you schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Joel Smith to determine what cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you.


What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your teeth. Other fields of dentistry may focus on the health or reparation of your teeth, but cosmetic dentistry does this while taking into account how your teeth look. A cosmetic dentist will use procedures and treatments like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, white fillings, bridges, or dentures to correct the appearance of your smile.

I have a cavity that needs filling. Is there an alternative to the silver fillings?


Yes, if you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or if you have old silver fillings that you would like to have replaced, family dentist Dr. Smith has white fillings, porcelain inlays, or porcelain onlays available to you. All three of these options can restore the look and function of your tooth, without the drawbacks of older silver, amalgam fillings.

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Can I have my old silver fillings replaced even if they arent falling out?


Yes, in fact, many people choose to replace their silver fillings because they can weaken the strength of your natural tooth. Unlike silver fillings, composite fillings and porcelain fillings strengthen your tooth as well as mimic the color, shape, and size of your tooth.

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
Crown and bridges are both used to restore the look and function of your smile.

Crowns are used to repair a decayed or damaged tooth that cannot be restored with a filling. Bridges are used to fill the space left behind when a tooth is missing.

The only thing wrong with my smile is my yellow teeth. What can I do?


If you are unhappy with the color or shade of your smile, there are many different teeth whitening techniques that can be performed to brighten your smile. Dr. Smith provides KOR Whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding that can all leave your teeth brilliantly white.

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Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?


Absolutely. Porcelain veneers are a fantastic cosmetic dentistry treatment that people are using to correct any number of different dental problems. In the past, people had to go through years of braces to correct crooked teeth or spacing problems. Now, porcelain veneers can be used to give you a bright, white, straight smile in just two visits to family dentist Dr. Smiths Beaumont, Texas cosmetic dentistry office.


If you are considering cosmetic dentistry in Beaumont, Texas, contact family dentist Dr. Smith today to schedule a free initial cosmetic dentistry consultation.