The Tooth Doctor
Nukala Hari Reddy, DDS
Emergency Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in North Central, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Hari Reddy and his staff serve many of the residents in and around San Antonio, in Bexar County, Texas. At The Tooth Doctor, Dr. Reddy specializes in various procedures associated with cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and teeth whitening systems.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What are Veneers?
Veneers are small pieces of plastic or porcelain that are placed on the surface of the teeth to correct abnormalities. They are often used to reshape or resize teeth. They can be used to close gaps, correct teeth that have been chipped or damaged, and give the patient a whiter, more vibrant smile. Veneers are often considered to be permanent, due to the fact that a large portion of the tooth's exterior enamel must be removed so that the veneer can be bonded into place. Veneers can last for several years and are extremely durable. Once they are in place, they are cleaned just as the rest of the teeth and require very little additional care.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
The majority of teeth whitening systems are both safe and effective when used in moderation. Many DIY home kits can contain abrasives that may damage the surface enamel of the teeth if used too often. The teeth whitening systems used in dental offices are much better and produce more effective and longer lasting results. Whitening procedures that are performed in a dentist's office are constantly being monitored to ensure the right level of brightness, as well as keeping a close eye on the enamel of the teeth to ensure that it is not damaged or eroded in any way.
What Types of Dental Procedures are Considered to be Cosmetic?
A cosmetic dental procedure is one that enhances or improves a person's appearance. Teeth whitening systems, veneers, overlays, braces, and crowns are considered to be cosmetic if they are used to beautify a person's smile. Restorative and reconstructive procedures are also used to beautify a person's smile, but prior to that, proper form and function must be restored to the mouth. This includes correcting damage from an injury or setting broken bones in the cheek or jaw. Once function has been restored and the basic form or shape of the mouth has been achieved, cosmetic procedures can then be used to improve the smile and overall look of the mouth, cheeks, and jaw.
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Words from our patients
"This Dentist will speak very clearly and directly to you, one to one. If you need a dentist, go here. You will be treated right."
"Love the whole staff. They are wonderful. They have been my dentist for many years. And will continue. I try to refer patients here when I can."
"I love the tooth dr. the staff is amazing they always ask about how my family is doing and i never feel rushed. I can not say enough great things about them!"
"Everyone is professional, friendly, caring and efficient. We can't say enough good things about The Tooth Doctor. Thank you!"
"The Tooth Doctor gives excellent care in a clean and very friendly environment. Dr. Reddy is kind and gentle. His office staff and assistants are positive."
"Best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Reddy answered all the questions I had about my procedure and did a great job."
Great Dentist and Staff. Always friendly and helpful. Never a pained visit.
"The Tooth Doctor is one of the best. He is gentle and the work is top notch! Two Implants...Dental fees are very reasonable"
"Used to hate going to the Dentist, but it is a breeze now."
"The best customer service I've experienced in any dental office..."
I was in yesterday to receive my new crown following a root canal procedure. Dr. Reddy provided a perfect, new tooth and the procedure was pain free, as always! Thank you
"Had my dentures fixed within two hours (quick trip to the lab) and just good people to be around."
"A crown fell out around 10pm and the next day by 1pm they had squeezed me into their schedule and re-cemented the crown like new."