Transform Your Smile With These Cosmetic Dental Treatments

By: Dr. Carolyn B. Walker


Chipped, cracked, missing, stained, and decayed teeth can wreak havoc on the natural aesthetics of a person’s smile. Additionally, poor structure of teeth can cause unnecessary pain and misalignment that disrupts eating and speech patterns. At Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Carolyn B. Walker offers her patients several cosmetic dental treatments to transform their smiles and help restore their oral health.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specific medical practice that specializes in improving the overall appearance of the teeth and gums. At Leon Springs Dental Center, Dr. Walker performs customized cosmetic dental treatments based on detailed oral examinations. Although cosmetic dentistry tends to focus on the aesthetic factors of one’s smile, cosmetic dental treatments often have a positive impact on a patient’s oral health.

Oral health benefits of cosmetic dental treatments

Depending on the cosmetic dental treatments selected for your customized plan, you may experience numerous oral health benefits, including:

  • Aligned bite

  • Improved chewing capacity

  • Clearer speech production

  • Healthier gums

  • Decreased oral pain

  • Reduced risk for oral infection

Am I an ideal candidate for cosmetic dental treatments?

Individuals are viable candidates for cosmetic dental treatments if they:

  • Are in good, general health

  • Have cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth

  • Have missing or gapped teeth

  • Have stained, discolored, or decayed teeth

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of their smile

Dr. Walker will perform an oral examination and collect your medical history to determine if you can safely participate in any recommended cosmetic dental treatments. If prospective patients have a history of active oral infections, such as periodontal disease, Dr. Walker may recommend resolving these medical issues first.

What cosmetic dental treatments are available?

At Leon Springs Dental Center, cosmetic dental treatments are selected based on the patient’s personal goals and Dr. Walker’s professional recommendations. Some of the available cosmetic dental treatments in San Antonio include:

Dr. Walker also offers customized smile makeovers, which involve a combination of selected cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to transform a patient’s smile.

What is the treatment process like?

Cosmetic dental treatments are administered at Leon Springs Dental Center within one of our private treatment rooms. Each session is carried out differently depending on the treatments selected for each customized care plan. Some patients may have their treatments completed in one session, while others may need to return for several appointments. If patients are fitted for complex restorative treatments, such as implants, Dr. Walker will send them home with specific recovery protocols to optimize healing.

How long will it take to notice my results?

For some treatments, results are almost immediately noticeable. For others, such as teeth whitening or alignment procedures, results are progressive and may take months to achieve. Consult with Dr. Walker about your cosmetic dental treatment plan and expected timeline.

Tips for helping your cosmetic dental results last

With proper care, lifestyle choices, and hygiene habits, your new smile could potentially last for years. Here are a few ways to increase your smile’s longevity:

  • Adhere to all recovery protocols after cosmetic dental treatments

  • Practice daily flossing and brushing habits

  • Use regular mouthwash

  • Eat nutritious meals

  • Stay well hydrated

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol use

  • Limit staining foods and drinks

  • Avoid hard or chewy foods

Learn more about cosmetic dental treatments in San Antonio

If you reside in or near San Antonio, TX, and wish to learn more about how to transform your smile through customized cosmetic dental treatments, contact Leon Springs Dental Center and schedule an appointment today. Dr. Carolyn B. Walke will work with you to create a care plan that fits your goals to transform your smile and improve your oral health.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.