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Cosmetic Dentistry is a broad term for a range of procedures 

available to enhance or improve the appearance of your teeth 

and smile.

1. Teeth Whitening 

This is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to brighten 

your smile. You may use custom fabricated bleaching trays 

with dentist-dispensed whitening solution or have an in-

office procedure done more rapid results.

2. Bonding

A tooth colored composite that is bonded to your teeth to 

improve the shape of teeth and close small spaces.

3. Porcelain Veneers

Custom made thin shells of porcelain bonded to the outer 

surface of your teeth, 8 teeth at a time, to produce the most 

dramatic impact. They are extremely esthetic due to their 

high translucency and can look very natural. This is a costly 

procedure which can range between $10,000-$12,000.

4. Porcelain Crowns

If your teeth are chipped, discolored and have large old 

fillings or old metal crowns, you may achieve a significant 

improvement with porcelain crowns made to cover these 

teeth. The newer porcelains are very natural looking due to 

the lack of metal as a sub-surface which created a shadow  

at the gumline with older crowns.

5. Enamel Shaping and Contouring

Slight shaping of the existing teeth to improve appearance.

6. Periodontal Plastic Procedures

Surgical or laser recontouring of the gums is done to make 

teeth look larger and more uniform in size. Gums that have 

receded can also be surgically restored.

7. Bridges or Implants to replace missing teeth
8. Braces

Braces may be used to re-align teeth and close gaps. Clear 

aligners move teeth sequentially and unobtrusively.
Talk to your dentist about your smile and what procedures 

are best for you and your smile. A great smile can improve 

your quality of life.

Cosmetic Dentistry

by Dr. Afroz Burges, DDS PA

Dr. Afroz Burges, DDS PA, has been in practice since 

1996 and earned a Fellowship from the Academy of 

General Dentistry. She holds a Doctorate of Dental  

Surgery and a Masters in Biotechnology from UT. She 

can be reached at her offices at 713-340-2889 or visit for more info.