What is cosmetic dentistry?
The area of dentistry focusing on smile aesthetics is cosmetic dentistry, the way your teeth, gums, and smile look. Studies have shown that having a smile you’re proud of will make a big difference in your own self-esteem, and it can impact how you are viewed by others as well. Teeth whitening is one of the most common types of cosmetic procedures, but several other treatments, including crowns, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and Invisalign® orthodontics, address cosmetic problems.
What kinds of issues can be solved by cosmetic dentistry?
A wide variety of aesthetic conditions can be treated by cosmetic dental treatments and procedures, including:
- Teeth crooked or crowded
- Differences between teeth
- Teeth that are stained, discolored or yellow
- Underbites, crossbites, and overbites
- Teeth chipped, cracked or missing
- Teeth that are uneven or worn
- “Toothy” or “gummy” smiles
- Fillings of dark metal
Each patient is different, and we develop personalized care plans that are uniquely suited to meet the individual needs of each person.
What if to get the look I desire, I need more than one procedure?
Many people need more than just a single procedure to fix the problems they are worried about, and if that is your case, we will create a treatment plan for “smile makeover” that fixes each problem in order to produce the best results. You’ll have an opportunity to address the problems that concern you during your initial visit and to learn about all the strategies we provide to help you get perfect, healthy-looking teeth and a beautiful smile.
Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dental treatment?
Many dental insurance policies do not cover cosmetic work; however the insurance coverage can cover at least a portion of the costs if a treatment restores your teeth in addition to enhancing aesthetics. Plus, our employees will help you find funding options that will help you incorporate into your budget the cost of your care.