What is the Purpose of Cosmetic Dentistry?

good teethCosmetic dentistry is a fairly straightforward concept, as it simply uses various procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth can be naturally asymmetrical, with problems such as being crooked, too long or too short, and irregularly shaped. Accidents or constant wear can also cause problems for your teeth over time, leading to chips, jagged edges, or worn down teeth. If you do not like the appearance of your smile, we can set up a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan for you that gives you the smile you desire.

Why Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic issues may not seem important, but fixing some of these issues can actually help you psychologically and socially. Improving the appearance of your teeth can help you to smile more and feel more comfortable. These procedures do not have to take a long time, and there are several procedures that may only make minor changes to your teeth. However, in this field, minor changes can drastically affect the way your smile appears. If you decide you would like a cosmetic dental treatment, then speak with us about your smile concerns during your next visit.

Treatment Options

We offer several procedures, including:

  • Bonding—This process involves adding a resin to your teeth to cover stains that cannot be removed, or to fix chips or cracks. It can usually be completed in one visit.
  • Contouring–Contouring means carefully removing miniscule amounts of your enamel to fix overlapping teeth and smooth pointy edges.
  • Teeth Whitening—Many patients’ teeth become stained over time. Teeth bleaching can remove these stains to give you a brighter smile. We can give you special trays to complete the procedure at home if you would like.
  • Porcelain Veneers—These are natural-looking prosthetics placed over your teeth to refine their shape or hide stains.


With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.