Cosmetic Dentistry

Lily Morgan, DDS -  - General Dentist

Ellem Dental

Lily Morgan, DDS

General Dentist located in Richardson, TX

Few things inspire more confidence than feeling great about your smile. When you feel confident, you walk through the world a little differently. At Ellem Dental, Dr. Lily Morgan offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that bring out your best possible smile. When you’re ready to make the most of your smile, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Richardson, Texas office or using the online scheduling option.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves dental techniques focused on improving the appearance of your teeth. There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and an approach to fit virtually every set of needs.

Some of the available cosmetic dentistry options include:

  • Dental veneers
  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Caps
  • Teeth whitening
  • LumineersⓇ

Dental implants, dentures, and bridgework all improve the appearance of your smile, but also restore lost function.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers can give your smile a whole new look. Veneers are created from a thin layer of porcelain, and custom shaded to match your natural teeth.

The process begins with an office visit to prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. Dr. Morgan ensures that you don’t have any areas of decay, then carefully removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers to fit snugly against your tooth tissue. She also uses a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.

Next, impressions are made and sent to the lab where your veneers are crafted. Once they arrive, you’ll return for the next appointment where Dr. Morgan cements the veneers into place. She’s able to make minor adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.

Once in place, dental veneers require the same basic dental care as the rest of your teeth. To make them last as long as possible, you should avoid using your teeth as tools, never bite down on hard food or ice, and wear a mouthguard during athletics. With proper care, your veneers can last for 15 years or more.

What are LumineersⓇ?

Lumineers are a type of noninvasive dental veneer that provides a great look without removing a significant portion of your enamel.

When you come in for Lumineers, Dr. Morgan makes a mold of your teeth to send to the lab.

During your second appointment, she bonds them into place over your natural tooth tissue with only minor etching needed to ensure a strong bond. Once in place, Dr. Morgan can refine the shape of the Lumineers to create your best possible smile.

Ellem Dental also offers a try-in phase, allowing you to wear temporary veneers or crowns to see if they’re the right fit for you. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry options, schedule an appointment at Ellem Dental today. It’s never a bad time to begin working toward the smile of your dreams.