Before your visit, you may have some questions about our policies or the treatments we use. For your convenience, Dr. Frazar has selected some of our most frequently asked questions and listed their answers on this page. If you want further information or don’t see your question listed here, call 713-668-7137 for more information.

How can I improve the appearance of my teeth?

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how can i improve the appearance of my teeth? | The Houston DentistsThere are a variety of cosmetic treatments Dr. Frazar can use to improve the appearance of your teeth. The cosmetic dentistry services she recommends depend on the state of your health and what you want to accomplish with your smile.

Dr. Frazar can apply beautiful, natural looking porcelain laminates or veneers to your teeth to change their color, close gaps, lengthen them to look more even, or make them appear straighter. If you want to brighten your smile, we can whiten your teeth with our Zoom II teeth whitening system. We can replace discolored metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings, or exchange older metal crowns with CEREC designed composite crowns. Dr. Frazar may even combine several services in a complete cosmetic makeover.

Since each mouth is unique, Dr. Frazar will need to examine your mouth and then talk to you about the changes you have in mind.

What is the difference between metal amalgam and tooth colored composite fillings?

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A metal or amalgam filling contains a mixture of gold or silver, mercury, and other metals. For decades,dentists used this material because it was durable and non-corrosive (it didn’t damage the surrounding teeth). In the last few years, however, amalgam fillings have been known to crack and leak mercury, which can be poisonous.

Dr. Frazar fills cavities with composite resin. This material is extremely strong and long-lasting, and composite resin more closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth Dr. Frazar fills all new cavities with composite resin and advises patients with older amalgam fillings to have them replaced. If you have questions about your current amalgam fillings or want to schedule a consultation, call our practice today.

How can I safely whiten my teeth?

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Many of our patients ask about whitening their teeth. Since each mouth is unique, we need to evaluate your teeth to recommend a specific method. If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or discolored, Dr. Frazar may recommend porcelain veneers to whiten your teeth. If you want to bleach your teeth, we use Zoom II Teeth Whitening in our office.

Can I straighten my teeth without wearing braces?

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Can I straighten my teeth without wearing braces? | The Houston DentistsAbsolutely. There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth without braces. We have offered Invisalign since the Summer of 2006. However, if you would prefer some other method to straighten your teeth, Dr. Frazar may recommend one of our cosmetic services, such as porcelain laminates or veneers to straighten your smile. The best method depends on your mouth and what you want to do. Call our dental office in Houston today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Frazar. After listening to your goals and concerns, she can recommend the best way to help you straighten your smile.