After Cosmetic Dentistry: Caring for Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your personal and professional success. As such, you’ll want to protect your investment after you’ve completed any cosmetic enhancement. I’ve been pracproper oral hygiene after cosmetic dentistryticing cosmetic dentistry in the Dallas area since 1985, and I’ve seen firsthand the ill effects of improper smile maintenance. By following a few simple but important tips, you can ensure that you can ensure that your smile serves you well throughout the years. Careful smile maintenance will extend the life of your cosmetic dentistry considerably. Follow these instructions, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!

After Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is not permanent, but it can last long-term if you take certain measures. I recommend the following tips for maintaining your bright, white smile long after you leave the dentist’s chair: [Read more...]

How to Straighten Your Smile Without Wearing Braces

girl smilingCrooked teeth are one of the complaints I receive most often. Slightly rotated or widely spaced teeth can make a smile appear juvenile or unprofessional, and your self-confidence can suffer because of it. Many times, patients with crooked teeth have worn braces in the past, but their teeth have shifted, and now they’re dissatisfied with the results. I understand their hesitation to wear braces again – braces of any kind require a significant time commitment, not to mention the embarrassment of looking like a teenager. As a cosmetic dentist in the Dallas/Plano area, I offer many solutions to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal braces. Most of these treatments can be performed in just one or two visits, and the results are extremely esthetic and long-lasting.

Cosmetic treatments to straighten teeth without braces include:

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What an In-Office Dental Lab Means for You

lab-crowns-smallQuality cosmetic dentistry isn’t an accident – it’s the result of advanced education, artistic skill, and unwavering dedication. Not only does the dentist have to posses these characteristics, but the team and the dental laboratory, as well. Many dentists have no control over the quality of work their laboratory provides – they simply send off the specifications and hope for the best. At my office, I’ve made a commitment to be personally involved with every cosmetic case from start to finish. That’s why in 1990, I added an in-house dental laboratory to our Plano dental office.

In addition to making my job easier, an in-house laboratory offers several benefits for our patients. These benefits include: [Read more...]

What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?

cosmetic dentistry dallasDid you know that any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist? Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, and many dentists use the term freely, without actually considering what it means to be a cosmetic dentist. A truly cosmetic dentist must meet several criteria to create smiles that discerning dental patients praise. I’ve been practicing cosmetic dentistry in the Dallas area for many years and have extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Here are a few important distinctions that help set a cosmetic dentist apart from the rest. [Read more...]

White Fillings and Crowns from Fitzgerald Dental Center

Cracked, broken or otherwise damaged teeth can compromise the health and beauty of your smile. Many treatments guyfor these issues are available, but I know that when you smile, you don’t want people to see your dental work, but your sparkling personality. As a cosmetic dentist, I can provide treatments that will restore your mouth’s aesthetic appeal and normal function. All-white crowns and fillings allow me to perform inconspicuous dentistry that will keep Dallas area patients smiling bright. [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Gives Dallas-area Sleep Apnea Sufferers a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that snoring can signal a serious condition called sleep apnea? Snoring by itself is hard enough to deal with. Any bed partner of a sleep_apneasnorer can tell you that it’s difficult to sleep while lying next to someone who is making so much noise! But for many people with sleep apnea, snoring may be the only sign of an underlying problem. At my Plano cosmetic dentistry practice, I treat sleep apnea and snoring sufferers with custom snoreguards, or oral appliances. [Read more...]

Plan Your Ideal Smile with Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Lee Fitzgerald

For years, I’ve been creating patients’ dream smiles in my Plano office. I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, and as a cosmetic dentist who’s passionate about improving the way people look and cosmetic-girlfeel, I make it easy for new and prospective patients to meet with me. A free consultation at Fitzgerald Dental Center will give you an inside look at our office and our team, and we’ll be able to discuss your goals and expectations at length.

If you decide it’s time to improve your image, your free consultation will involve a discussion of your ideal smile. I’ll want to know what aesthetic attributes you find appealing, and to facilitate the process, we may review patients’ before-and-after photos. [Read more...]

Give Your Smile a Makeover with Teeth Whitening from Fitzgerald Dental Center

The holiday season is upon us. The atmosphere of joy and goodwill, the family, friends, and traditional food all make this a time of year eagerly anticipated. You’ll have great reasons towoman64 smile. If dull or stained teeth are keeping you from spreading that holiday cheer, though, consider teeth whitening treatment at Fitzgerald Dental Center. Professional teeth bleaching with me, Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, is a fast, easy way to rejuvenate your beautiful smile.

Have you ever been disappointed by over-the-counter teeth whitening products? The whitening kits you can buy at the drugstore are less powerful than the bleaching available at my office, only lifting your tooth color by one to three shades. Those trays aren’t customized to fit your teeth and gums, as professional trays are. [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Enhances Dallas Smiles with Cosmetic Bonding

As a cosmetic dentist, I’m equipped with the experience and tools to provide you with diverse options for aesthetically improving your smile. smile-makeover-girl-3Based on your needs and finances, I will help you find a solution for the cosmetic oral issue you’d like to correct. For many people who are looking to transform their smiles, porcelain veneers are an excellent choice. But veneers aren’t for everyone. If you’d like me to conservatively fill a gap between your front teeth (diastema), or correct stained, misshapen, or widely spaced teeth, cosmetic bonding could be a good solution. [Read more...]

Teeth in a Day? Yes! All-on-4 Dental Implants from Fitzgerald Dental Center

You probably know that dental implants deliver unsurpassed longevity, comfort, and function. They provide a fantastic solution to replace elderly-couple_newmissing teeth and give patients healthy, natural-looking smiles. But you may not be aware of a revolutionary procedure to insert dental implants and apply a fixed denture in a single day. Let me tell you more… [Read more...]