Cosmetic Dentistry – Austin, TX

Get A Smile You Love to Show Off

Your smile is often the first trait that people notice about you, which is why so many people feel self-conscious if they have teeth that are broken, chipped, or discolored. Even though it may feel like you’ll never be able to proudly grin with your current set of teeth, our team at Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin can help. We offer several custom-tailored options for cosmetic dentistry in Austin, TX that can transform your smile into what you’ve always wanted it to be.

Why Choose Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Experienced & Friendly Dental Team
  • Discreet Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
  • Fast & Safe Teeth Whitening

Porcelain Veneers

Animated smile during porcelain veneer cosmetic dentistry treatment

Veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can correct a wide variety of cosmetic flaws, including dental discoloration, gaps between teeth, and damaged enamel. They’re thin, durable shells that can be custom-made from porcelain to replicate the appearance of natural tooth enamel. They seamlessly fit over the visible portion of the teeth, creating a full, bright, and symmetrical smile.


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Invisalign trays in carrying case

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear, custom-fitted aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their ideal positions. Every week, you’ll move onto the next series of trays in your treatment until you achieve your final results. Invisalign aligners are convenient because they’re hardly noticeable whenever they’re in the mouth and are removable, allowing you to brush easily and continue eating all of your favorite foods throughout your treatment.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Metal free dental restorations prior to placement

Do you have an outdated metal filling or crown that has become the focal point of your smile even though you don’t want it to be? Maintaining good oral health doesn’t mean you have to jeopardize your grin’s appearance. We offer natural-looking, safe, and customized dental restorations that are made from materials like porcelain, zirconia, and Emax. Once placed, onlookers won’t be able to tell which teeth have restorations and which don’t.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Woman pointing to smile after cosmetic dental bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a cost-effective and simple solution for teeth that are chipped, damaged, or gapped. Using a composite resin that’s custom-shaded to match the color of your surrounding teeth, Dr. Burton will sculpt the missing portion of your tooth and adhere it to your damaged one. Typically, this treatment can be completed within a single appointment, and with the proper care, the results can last for up to 10 years.

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Teeth Whitening

Smile before and after teeth whitening

Are you tired of purchasing store-bought teeth whitening kits that don’t give you the noticeable results that they promise on the packaging? We offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. In-office treatment takes about an hour and can brighten your grin by up to eight shades, while our custom take-home kits can provide you with long-lasting, dramatic results within two weeks.

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Smile Makeovers

Man looking at his smile after smile makeover

If you have several different cosmetic flaws that you’d like to have treated, we also offer complete smile makeovers. During your consultation, we’ll get a sense of your goals and put together a custom-tailored plan to help you achieve them. A smile makeover plan can include two or more of our cosmetic or restorative treatments to give you a beautiful, rejuvenated grin.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry has earned a reputation among some people for being expensive. This could have something to do with the fact that it’s rarely covered by insurance, but the fact is that there are all kinds of aesthetic treatments available to you. Odds are, there’s an option that could fit your budget.

If you want to know more about the finances of aesthetic dentistry, here’s some information you might find useful.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Teeth being compared to a shade guide

Picking a cosmetic treatment requires balancing between what it is that you need to improve your smile and what will fit your budget.

If you’re looking for procedures on the inexpensive side, you might be interested in direct bonding or teeth whitening. The former is excellent at repairing small chips and cracks, while the latter can do a lot to brighten your smile.

On the pricier side there are braces and veneers. These allow you to make more substantial changes to the look and alignment of your smile, but entail a higher cost than some other treatments.

If you’re willing to spare no expense, you may even be interested in a smile makeover. This involves combining a variety of treatments to repair serious issues with your teeth. While can obviously be an expensive option, we’ll still talk with you about ways that you can make this care fit your budget.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

Someone smiling and crossing their arms

It can sometimes be a little bit hard to quantify what you get from cosmetic treatment. While it’s obvious why it’s important to deal with a toothache, the benefits of a beautiful smile can seem a bit more abstract.

However, that doesn’t mean that they’re any less real. The confidence that comes with loving your smile will improve how you perform at work, and how you feel in your social life. It’s an investment in yourself, one that’s sure to pay off in spades.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable 

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Aesthetic dental is considered by dental insurance companies to be purely elective, which means that it’s unlikely to be covered. That being the case, you may be interested in pursuing other options that can make your dental care affordable.

If you’re worried about whether you can afford to pay for care all at once, you may be interested in financing services. These can allow you to split the cost of your treatment across several months, which may fit more easily into your budget.

We often work with CareCredit, which offers low-to-no interest financing to patients who qualify. If you’re interested, give us a call and we’ll talk to you about the monetary options available to you.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

People often operate under the assumption that cosmetic dentistry is prohibitively expensive, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Each aesthetic dental treatments out there its own price point. That being the case, you can likely find a method of improving your smile that will fit your budget.

If you’re concerned about paying for cosmetic care, we could also talk with you about procuring financing through CareCredit.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is low risk and incredibly versatile, with any number of treatments out there that can improve the quality of your smile. That being the case, just about anyone who is unhappy with some aspect of their teeth can benefit from what cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

If your teeth are chipped or cracked, you can make use of direct bonding or veneers to cover up all kinds of damage. Those unhappy with the color of their smile may be interested in teeth whitening. There are plenty of cosmetic procedures out there, meaning that there’s likely a treatment that can help you.

What’s the Difference Between a Crown and a Veneer?

Two treatments that get confused often are crowns and veneers. It’s easy to see why—both treatments involve placing ceramic restorations onto the teeth in order to improve their appearance and functionality.

However, this is mostly where the similarities end. Dental crowns are small ceramic “caps” designed to cover the entire tooth, giving severely damaged teeth additional stability. For this reason, they’re often used for restorative purposes.

Veneers, on the other hand, are designed to cover only the visible parts of the tooth. This means that less of your enamel is removed in order to put them in place, but also means that veneers are usually only useful for cosmetic purposes.

Are There Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Suitable for Children or Teenagers?

Young people are more concerned than anyone about their appearance, which means it’s common for them to be interested in pursuing cosmetic dentistry. Fortunately, most cosmetic treatments are perfectly fine for younger people. They can repair teeth with direct bonding, straighten them with Invisalign, and even get veneers if they’re especially unhappy with their teeth.

However, there are some exceptions. Teeth whitening can be problematic for younger people whose enamel hasn’t fully developed, as this increases the risk of the whitening solution penetrating too far into the tooth.