Mark L. Stankewitz, D.D.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics

Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists

cosmetic dentistry

Prosthodontists are experts in Designing Smiles!

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

How to choose a cosmetic dentist?

Trying to find high level cosmetic dentistry can be difficult because almost every dentist claims expertise in this area.  A dentist can make your smile look beautiful, but that doesn’t mean the result is long lasting.  Bite and fit issues associated with new veneers or crowns can cause damage to your teeth and gums!  Prosthodontists are trained to provide smile enhancements that integrate biology with beauty so that you get a lasting result.  If you’re looking for a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, you need to be aware that the American Dental Association (ADA) does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty.  The only dental specialty with advanced formal training in cosmetic dentistry is PROSTHODONTICS.  

What cosmetic dentistry procedures are needed to give me a beautiful smile?

Every patient is unique and some may require a few visits and some much more for a smile enhancement.  Treatment as simple as reshaping of chipped teeth, whitening, or minor orthodontics can make a tremendous difference in your appearance.  In patients with more complex issues such as those with broken, worn, decayed or missing teeth,  more extensive treatment involving veneers, crowns, or implants may be the best choice.  Whether one need simple or complex treatment, it is important to identify the causes of the issues that are detracting from the smile.  Prosthodontists have special training with unique treatment modalities to give you the Smile you deserve!  Click here to read about Cosmetic Dentistry in Wikipedia.

Do I need a Smile Makeover?

If your smile suffers from  cosmetic flaws such as discoloration, gaps, chipped or misshapen teeth, you may be a suitable candidate for a comprehensive smile makeover. A smile makeover combines a number of our cosmetic dentistry services into an individually tailored treatment plan. It is critically important that the veneers and/or crowns of your smile makeover function properly so that you will have a long lasting result. Board Certified Prosthodontists, like Dr. Stankewitz, are trained to treat cosmetics and function as equally important in your treatment.

Memorial Hermann

Memorial City

Medical Plaza 3

915 Gessner Rd. Suite 515

Houston, TX 77024


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