COSMETIC DENTISTRY

BOTOX®

At The Art of Dentistry, our dentist and team go beyond addressing the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Van Parham has trained with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and is certified to provide BOTOX® in Irving, Texas.


BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a medication that is injected into the muscles of the brow to smooth frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. In fact, BOTOX is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet lines. BOTOX can help you to look younger, calmer, and more alert. Our dentist may recommend BOTOX as a great choice to help you regain a more youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence.

BOTOX can also be used for a number of other purposes. Based on your specific needs, we may suggest BOTOX to reduce migraine headaches or treat a TMJ disorder.

BOTOX involves no incisions, stitches, or surgery, so you can resume your daily routine directly following your appointment. This also means that your treatment will be comfortable and fast. Dr. Parham  will simply inject the medication into the muscles. We may use ice or a topical numbing cream before the treatment to ensure that you feel completely comfortable. You may begin noticing results as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, and your BOTOX results can last up to four months.

Bonding

Dental bonding is a quick and easy process that allows our dentist to make adjustments and repairs to your teeth. 


Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, Dr. Parham places composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless.


Dr. Parham may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.

Dermal Fillers

Dr. Van Parham is pleased to offer dermal fillers to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers in Irving, Texas, are a great choice to provide a fitting frame for your beautiful smile! 


Dermal fillers are injected into the area around the nose and mouth to smooth wrinkles, lines, and folds. These dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, can restore the natural volume and contours of your face and give you a more youthful appearance. Over time, the facial skin stretches a bit, resulting in a loss of facial volume. The natural loss of subcutaneous fat in the face, as well as sun exposure, lifestyle factors, and heredity, can affect the appearance of the facial skin. Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore fullness in the face. Specifically, our dentist may recommend dermal fillers if you are interested in:

  • Plumping thin lips
  • Improving the appearance of recessed scars
  • Enhancing shallow facial contours
  • Softening facial wrinkles and creases

Many dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance that helps to restore the structure and contours of your skin. The dermal fillers also include an anesthetic to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. In most cases, dermal filler results can last up to one year after just one treatment.

Lumineers® & Veneers

Lumineers® are thin, durable covers that fit over your teeth to enhance their appearance. At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Van Parham is happy to provide Lumineers and veneers to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. 


Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Dr. Parham may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.


Dr. Parham may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Correct slightly crooked teeth
  • Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured

Smile Makeover

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Dr. Van Parham is pleased to offer several techniques and procedures to make your smile as bright and beautiful as it can be!


A smile makeover is a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that can greatly enhance the beauty of your smile. A smile makeover consists of multiple cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that are combined to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Depending on your personal dental needs and your goals for your smile, your smile makeover may include any of the following treatments:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Bonding
  • Fillings
  • Implants
  • Dentures (complete and/or partial)
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening

Our friendly dentist may recommend a smile makeover if only one treatment will not give you the beautiful results you deserve. By combining multiple cosmetic treatments, we can ensure that you achieve the attractive, healthy smile of your dreams. A smile makeover might be right for you if your smile is flawed by:

  • Missing teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Broken, fractured, or chipped teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Yellowed, discolored, or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Decayed or damaged teeth

Based on your individual dental needs and desires, we will help you create a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your goals.

Teeth Whitening

Over years of use, your teeth may begin to become discolored. Dr. Van Parham is pleased to provide professional teeth whitening in Irving, Texas, to help you achieve a more radiant smile. 


Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.

If you have ever wished that your smile were whiter and brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you. Through professional teeth whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:

  • The natural aging process
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Certain medications
  • Fluorosis