Cosmetic dentistry can help patients with all kinds of dental issues drastically improve the look of their smiles and regain their confidence. Before deciding whether or not you should pursue cosmetic dental treatment, take some time and think about your level of satisfaction with your smile. Perhaps you find yourself shying away from laughing, speaking, or smiling at all in front of others because you're self conscious of your grin. If your smile is holding you back from living your life to the fullest, cosmetic care at our office can provide you with the confidence boost you deserve.
First things first, you and your dentist will speak candidly about how you feel about your smile. We’ll do everything you can to make sure you’re comfortable, and encourage you to speak honestly about any imperfections with your grin that make you feel self-conscious or that you would like to change.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic services, your dentist will perform a thorough oral exam. For cosmetic treatments to be a success, it helps to start with a healthy set of teeth and gums, so your dentist will discuss your oral health with you and plan any restorative treatments you may require before beginning cosmetic care.
Once your consultation and exam have been completed, your doctor will lay out all of your treatment options and outline a cosmetic treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desired results. The treatment plan will help you to understand each and every step of your smile transformation.
Your dentist will provide you with an array of treatment options, and together, you’ll decide what’s best for your needs, and what suits your budget and lifestyle.
Once you’ve decided on your preferred treatment plan, we’ll schedule your next visit and answer any questions you may have about finances or our services.
Cosmetic dentistry has a wide scope of treatment options that can solve nearly any aesthetic dental issue. Teeth whitening can brighten the smiles of patients with yellow or stained teeth. Dental bonding, shaping, & contouring can redefine the shape of teeth by fixing minor cracks and chips, and can be used to evening out your smile to get it for an aesthetically pleasing look. Veneers or Lumineers can fill small gaps, cover severe stains, and improve the appearance of slightly crooked or crowded teeth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, but they are only used on teeth that have experienced more severe damage or decay.
A good candidate for cosmetic dental care is a patient who is in good oral and overall health, and is looking to change or improve the look of their smile.
Those who are experiencing oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, or occlusal (bite) issues, may require restorative or orthodontic treatments before any cosmetic procedures can begin.
Yes! It's a common practice to receive multiple cosmetic dental treatments in a single appointment. Some procedures, such as dental bonding and enameloplasty, are almost always performed together. Cosmetic dental makeovers utilize a combination of multiple dental treatments to completely transform a patient’s grin.
Although every insurance plan is different, most do not cover cosmetic dental care, as cosmetic cases are often listed as non-essential, elective, treatments. Some services, like veneers or dental crowns, may be partially covered by some insurance plans, as they may provide restorative benefits in certain cases, although this is more of an exception rather than the rule.
As a result, cosmetic treatment is often paid out-of-pocket by most patients. The best way to find out the scope of your coverage is to get in touch with your insurance provider directly. However, you can always give our team a call as well to see if we can provide you with discounts or financing options, so you can achieve the smile you deserve without breaking the bank.