What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry where we help patients realize the smiles they've always wanted. It can range from something conservative such as whitening or tooth straightening to something more complex. It is best to find a dental provider who can give you their opinion. Basically, get a consultation with your doctor.

What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

It's like comparing repairs of your vehicle when you got a broken taillight or the engine needs rehabilitation versus restoring the outside and function of the car to their new condition. In cosmetic dentistry, we can make you look as good as new.

Restorative dentistry is designed to get the mouth back to the function it had before. Cosmetic dentistry combines both restoration and enhancement of the patient's aesthetics.

Can cosmetic dentistry correct an overbite?

Yes, it can. However, it really depends on the situation, what we are working with and where we need to be.

Can cosmetic dentistry fix crooked teeth?

Absolutely, cosmetic dentistry can fix crooked teeth. It can change the color and the shape, which is impossible to do with just braces alone.

How old should a child be before considering cosmetic dentistry?

Probably at least late teens, early 20s. It just really depends.

Am I too old for cosmetic dentistry?

Age really truly is just a number. If you can change one smile, it's transformational. I think patients can actually gain years of their lives if they are happy.

Can cosmetic dentistry fix other conditions?

Cosmetic dentistry can fix a lot of other conditions such as missing teeth, misaligned teeth. It lets the patient's personality shine through.

Does cosmetic dentistry involve oral surgery?

It sometimes can. If the tooth that we're trying to restore is too badly broken down, it's best for the patient to lose the tooth.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

The most important benefit is intangible. It's about how patients feel. It enhances confidence and improves function.

What is the process of cosmetic dentistry?

First, you need to schedule a consultation with me. Then, there's careful planning, partnership with a lab, and finally execution.

What should I consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist?

You should consider their work examples, their interest in your well-being, and your gut feeling about them.

What should I consider when deciding to get cosmetic dentistry?

Consider the work examples of the professional, reviews from their patients, and whether the doctor has your best interests in mind.

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

It really shouldn't be painful. We use all the tools that we have to ensure patient comfort.

What is the recovery like?

The recovery from a cosmetic dental procedure is rather minimal. You're just getting used to your new smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?

Most of the time, it's considered elective. However, we offer multiple financing options to make this life-changing treatment affordable.

How can I schedule an appointment?

Scheduling an appointment for a consultation is simple. This is the best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is the right treatment for you.