Austin Laser Dentist - Helen Ragsdale DDS, 11615 Angus Rd Ste 101, Austin 78759, United States (US) - Phone: 512 346-4690

What can a cosmetic dentist do for you?

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A beautiful smile impacts your self-esteem, your health, and your outlook on the world. Crooked, damaged, or stained teeth make it harder to eat, speak, and smile. Visiting a cosmetic dentist can transform your mouth so you can live a healthy, successful life and greet every day with confidence. 

At Austin Laser Dentist, Dr. Helen Ragsdale is an experienced cosmetic dentist who provides patients with a wide array of treatments. From veneers of Invisalign®, our team is ready to create the smile of your dreams. With state-of-the-art technology and training, we can restore the health and function of your teeth.

Who needs a cosmetic dentist?

Feeling good about your smile translates to feeling good about yourself. One study found a significant positive correlation between subjects’ confidence in their smile and their overall psychological wellness.

An unhealthy smile can also affect more than just your confidence. Crooked teeth are harder to clean properly, increasing your risk for oral health complications like tooth decay and gum disease. Periodontitis has even been linked to heart disease. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just improve your looks, but your overall well-being.

Visit a cosmetic dentist if you are suffering from:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth

Your cosmetic concerns may even be with the shape of your gum line. With our advanced laser technology, we can take care of excessive or uneven gum tissue to reshape your smile with minimally invasive treatment.

Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic dentistry includes several different treatments, from simple teeth whitening to a complete smile makeover. To determine which procedures will best rejuvenate your smile, schedule a consultation at Austin Laser Dentist.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, it’s not uncommon for teeth to become stained or yellowed. However, it can still be embarrassing to have a discolored smile. Over-the-counter options can yield disappointing results, so the best option to restore your dazzling smile is a dentist-supervised teeth whitening option. Professional procedures are the most effective way to achieve the results you want.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to your teeth for a smile that’s straight and bright. They are optimal options for patients with:

  • Severe discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Tooth gaps

Veneers are a long-lasting solution to several cosmetic problems. A lower-cost alternative to veneers is dental bonding which uses high-quality composite resin to correct a variety of cosmetic flaws.


Crooked teeth can threaten the health of your entire smile. It can be difficult to brush and floss between misaligned teeth, and the resulting excess bacteria can cause tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. Invisalign can straighten your smile at any age, and removable trays make it easy to live your life normally while efficiently correcting your teeth.

Gum Lifts

Cosmetic gum therapy is easier than ever with new laser technology. For patients whose smiles are compromised by excess or uneven gum tissue, laser gum lifts provide a minimally invasive solution. The use of lasers makes this procedure precise and accurate, and also eliminates the need for stitches, so your recovery time is short.

Smile Makeover

Some patients are in need of multiple procedures to achieve the perfect smile. Professional cosmetic dentist Dr. Helen Ragsdale will examine your teeth and discuss your concerns so our team can customize your personalized treatment plan. With natural tooth restoration options, advanced laser technology, and years of experience, the team at Austin Laser Dentist is here to fulfill all your cosmetic dentistry needs.

Cosmetic Dentist in Austin

To restore your self-esteem and oral health, schedule a consultation with us at Austin Laser Dentist. If you’re looking for cosmetic, restorative, or periodontal treatment, our office has all your needs covered. Contact us online or call (512) 346-4690 to make an appointment today!


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