In the past twenty-years, cosmetic dental technology has advanced phenomenally, making it possible for anyone to achieve that perfect, photogenic smile. Are you looking to beautify your smile, but aren’t sure where to start?

A great place to start is to consider some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments to see if they might be right for you. This can help you understand what’s possible, so you can start imagining your new, beautiful smile. Then you can schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. At StarImage Dentistry in Wichita Falls, Dr. James Green and Dr. Dustin Van Tassell can help you understand which of these procedures might work best for you.

before and after comparasion of Wichita Falls cosmetic dentistry patient

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that attach to your natural teeth. Perhaps one of the most dramatic cosmetic procedures, porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Poorly shaped teeth

It’s like getting a brand-new smile. They can correct all these problems in one relatively quick procedure: you can have a new smile in less than a month! Plus, veneers are long-lasting. Almost all veneers will last at least ten years. With proper care, many people find that their veneers are in place and beautiful after twenty years.


Crooked teeth are one of the most common complaints people have about their smile. Braces are a long-standing solution to the problem, but they involve having uncomfortable and unattractive metal brackets and wires on your teeth.

Invisalign lets you get straighter teeth with no brackets and wires. Clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth, gently pushing them into place. Every week or two, you’ll switch aligners until you’ve got the straight smile you desire. Plus, you won’t have to give up any of your favorite foods or brush and floss around brackets and wires during treatment.

No wonder it’s so popular!

Dental Implants

Dental implants were first used about 50 years ago, but in recent years they’ve become ever more accessible. At StarImage Dentistry, we utilize Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants to allow people to get a beautiful replacement smile immediately—no need to wait months for your beautiful, functional new teeth.

Teeth-in-a-Day also helps make the procedure more affordable by using fewer dental implants to restore your full smile. With proper care, your dental implants can last for life. The dental bridge on top of the implants–the visible replacement teeth–can last for decades.

Dental Crowns

If a tooth is badly discolored or damaged, you might be prepared to give up on it. However, there’s often a lot of great life left in the tooth–it just needs a little sprucing up. A dental crown fits over the visible part of the tooth, giving it an entirely new surface. Commonly called caps, these restorations not only beautify a damaged tooth but can also strengthen it, too. If your tooth roots are healthy, a dental crown can restore the tooth to keep functioning for decades.

Once people learn that a damaged tooth can get a new life, many people are excited to consider dental crowns.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, the most common fillings were metal amalgams, a mix of mercury, copper, silver, and other metals. These fillings start silver, then turn black. Plus, they contaminate your body–and the environment–with dangerous mercury.

At StarImage Dentistry, we don’t use metal amalgam fillings. We offer two types of tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are fast and inexpensive–perfect for small cavities and other tooth damage. For larger fillings, ceramic inlays and onlays are not only stronger, but they’re also more beautiful, too.

We can apply these fillings to new cavities or remove old metal fillings and replace them.

Teeth Whitening

As one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures out there, teeth whitening at StarImage Dentistry is superior to what over-the-counter solutions offer. New techniques and treatment solutions make it more effective and longer-lasting. Plus, we can take steps to avoid or reduce sensitivity. Teeth become stained when enamel comes in contact with various staining agents found in coffee, tea, chocolate, red wine, and others. Because our enamel possesses natural ridges and crevices, staining agents accumulate in the ridges causing yellow teeth.

The basic idea behind tooth whitening is that a solution is used to break down these staining agents. We can give your smile an immediate brightening with Opalescence Boost in our office. For even better results, an at-home solution such as KöR can be added to maintain and improve the results. The solution is capable of improving even tetracycline stains, which we used to believe couldn’t be addressed with teeth whitening.

Your New, Beautiful Smile Is Waiting in Wichita Falls

People have always dreamed of having a beautiful smile. These advancements in cosmetic dentistry mean more people than ever are achieving their dreams.

If you’re unsatisfied with your smile, it may be time to schedule an appointment. To speak with a cosmetic dentist in Wichita Falls, TX, please call 940-322-2252 today for an appointment at StarImage Dentistry.