Cosmetic Dentistry

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Round Rock’s Best Cosmetic Dentist Can Restore Your Confidence

Do all of your pictures feature a closed-mouth smile? Are you always subtly hiding behind your hand when meeting new people?

It’s time to put those habits to rest. You deserve a big bright smile that reflects how you truly feel!

Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, or have unseemly gaps between them, there are some simple cosmetic dentistry procedures that give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Many can be completed the very same day.

Dr. Hooty takes pride in his work as a smile makeover specialist and cares deeply about his patients. It’s our promise to you that you’ll feel right at home in our Round Rock,TX family dental office. Cosmetic dentists complete extensive training and must stay up to date on the latest technology. At Great Oaks, we’re on the cutting edge of dental advancements.

Are you happy with your smile?

If you have any of these concerns about your teeth, then advanced aesthetic dentistry could be your answer.

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Dark, yellow or stained teeth

Invisalign – The clear alternative to braces.

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of.

  • Remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss
  • Change aligners every two weeks
  • Your teeth move little by little
  • Regular progress checks with your dentist or orthodontist
  • Results are often achieved in 6 months to 1 year

Why people prefer Invisalign

The convenience and ease of use of the Invisalign system have made it the choice of over half a million people. In fact, Invisalign has been effective in giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.  You’d be surprised at how many of your neighbors right here in Round Rock have used Invisalign to improve their smiles.

  • Most people won’t notice you’re in treatment
  • It won’t disrupt your lifestyle
  • Free initial consultation

Porcelain Veneers & Crowns

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-designed porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front of prepared teeth. While whitening can provide great results for dull-looking or slightly discolored teeth, porcelain veneers completely transform your smile and produce nothing short of spectacular, natural-looking results.

Veneers have a luminous quality about them that provide that movie star smile. At the same time, they are incredibly strong. When bonded with today’s adhesive technology and procedures, they can actually increase and restore a tooth’s strength.

Why are porcelain veneers often referred to as “Instant Orthodontics”?

Porcelain veneers are custom-designed to change not only the color of your teeth, but the shape and size. They can mask crooked teeth, disguise spaces and hide unevenness. The result? The beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted.

How long will porcelain veneers last?

The technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed. Generally, veneers will last for many years – at least 10 and often up to 20 years or more.

Can my veneers get stained?

They are highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, red wine or even cigarette smoke.

How do I care for my porcelain veneers?

You must maintain regular oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist for routine cleanings and exams to ensure that your veneers will look as good as new. Habits such as nail biting, opening bobby pins and chewing on hard objects, could damage your veneers.

Why porcelain veneers instead of crowns and what’s the difference between them?

There are a number of variables that can influence the decision between crowns and veneers, such as your bite (occlusion), periodontal condition and the amount of damage to the tooth/teeth.

In some cases, porcelain veneers aren’t the best option. The major difference between crowns and veneers is the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed. Veneers are popular because very little enamel is removed compared to crowns, which require eliminating a large portion of the tooth.

Do porcelain veneers all look alike?

No. This is not a cookie cutter smile. Porcelain veneers look like the absolute best version of natural teeth when done correctly. The difference is in the skill of the dentist that designs your new smile – including tooth size, shape and color, and the lab that produces the veneer based on your dentist’s design. Creating the perfect smile requires a blending of precision dentistry with an artistic sensitivity, perfect planning and an eye for detail.

How do I know which dentist to select for my porcelain veneers?

We won’t beat around the bush. Dr. Hooty is one of the best dentists in Round Rock when it comes to veneers. Designing a beautiful smile is a blend of art and science. Great attention to detail and precision is required on a tooth-by-tooth basis. Selecting a dentist such as Dr. Hooty Alayan, who not only has a great deal of practical experience in cosmetic dentistry, but has undergone extensive advanced training in cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), can help ensure that you will have a beautiful, lasting smile.

How many veneers will I need?

The number can range from eight to 20, depending on your smile. The easiest way to tell is to look in the mirror, smile naturally and then count the number of teeth that are visible.

Can I see what my new smile will look like before the permanent veneers are created and set?

Yes! State-of-the-art wax mock-ups are used so you can see your new smile and the dramatic impact on your appearance beforehand. Dr. Hooty works closely with each patient to custom design their smile.

In Office Tooth Whitening

In Office Tooth Whitening is a revolutionary procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast. Very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. This procedure is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.

The convenience of In Office Whitening at our Round Rock office compared to the days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for busy folks.

The entire procedure is simple and painless.

It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. Then the proprietary whitening gel is applied, which is activated by a specially designed light. On average, teeth are whitened at least six to eight shades, sometimes more. You’ll be amazed with the results! In most cases, your teeth will continue to whiten for a few days after the procedure.

How In Office Whitening Works

The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced hydrogen peroxide that, when activated by the light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.