Cosmetic Dentistry

When you look at your smile, is there something that prevents it from being the smile of your dreams? Do you long for straighter, brighter, whiter teeth? You can experience the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Nichols.

Do your doctors provide cosmetic dentistry?

Yes. Both doctors are skilled in a wide range of cosmetic procedures. Here at River Oak Dental, we offer a full line of cosmetic procedures, including bleaching, veneers, bonding, tooth-colored composite fillings, inlays, and all-porcelain crowns.

I just want my smile to look good. What are some options to help the appearance of my smile?

You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is the first thing others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges, gum contouring, periodontal therapy, or a combination of all these techniques. We will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, your areas of concern, and the overall condition of your oral health. Contact us for a smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.

Porcelain Veneers

You can correct dull, misshapen, or crooked teeth, and even minimize gaps in your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are milled to exact specifications and bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth after a little tooth preparation. Your doctor can create veneers with the perfect size, shape, and color that will give you a youthful, bright smile.

Teeth Whitening – At Home

If you are happy with the shape and spacing of your teeth, a series of whitening treatments may be all that separates you from a new, improved smile. Your at-home whitening kit includes a special tray, similar to a mouthguard, that you will fill with a powerful whitening gel. Over the course of several treatments, this gel will interact with any stains and discolorations on your teeth to give you a glowing, brilliant smile. Additional, periodic whitening treatments will help maintain your bright smile, if needed. Ask about whitening today!

Porcelain Bridges

Not only does a missing tooth mean an obvious gap in your smile, but also it can cause significant problems later as your teeth shift and try to fill the space. Your solution may be a porcelain bridge. A porcelain bridge utilizes the teeth on either side of the space to provide the supportive structure for a porcelain restoration that will look and feel just like a natural tooth. After a little tooth preparation, your doctor will place custom-fitted crowns over the adjacent teeth. Between these teeth, a porcelain tooth is permanently affixed to the crowns. The look and feel of the overall restoration will be completely natural, and you will regain both form and function in

Porcelain Crowns

Even a single discolored, damaged, or misshaped tooth can ruin the look of your smile. Thankfully, porcelain crowns can restore shape and structure to a tooth in a way that looks natural and fantastic. Your doctor will custom-mill a porcelain crown to exact specifications for color, size, and shape, and after a little tooth preparation, he will permanently place that crown over the natural structure of your tooth. The restoration will look amazing and will feel completely natural to you.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored fillings are an alternative to silver-amalgam fillings that provide similar durability and ease of placement while appearing virtually invisible. Made from a porcelain-based resin, tooth-colored fillings can be shaded to match your natural tooth color and shaped to give you back your natural tooth shape. If you are concerned about being able to see your fillings when you smile or laugh, tooth-colored fillings may be for you. Your team at River Oak will discuss your options and help you make the decision for the filling material that’s right for you.


Bonding refers to the placement of a special, porcelain-based resin that is used to correct broken or misshapen teeth. Your doctor can select the shade of this resin to match your natural tooth color and will sculpt it to give your teeth a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Bonding can also reduce the appearance of gaps and spaces between your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced, restorative dentistry from River Oak Dental can restore your smile and give you pain-free function so that you can return to your normal life.


“I was terrified of the dentist, until I met Dr. James Nichols and his staff, he was truly a Godsend, he was patient, and above all he cared and took all my fears into consideration, he helped me through a difficult time with my crown plus other teeth. I couldn’t be more happier!! I highly recommend this Dental Office.”


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