Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry includes dental procedures that improve the appearance of
What are the available cosmetic dental treatments?
Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, shaping, Six Month Braces,
Invisalign®, Lumineers and tooth colored fillings
Are cosmetic dental procedures covered by dental insurance plans?
It depends on the procedure and your dental insurance plan. Some procedures
that are both restorative and cosmetic in nature such as tooth colored crowns and fillings
may be fully or partially covered. Procedures that are fully cosmetic in nature
such as tooth whitening and porcelain veneers are not usually covered. To find
out if a specific cosmetic dental procedure is covered, under your dental
insurance plan, check with your dental insurance provider.
Why should I invest in cosmetic dentistry?
Your smile has a dramatic affect on your appearance and creates a lasting first
impression. It can also greatly affect your confidence and your quality of life.
Advances in cosmetic dentistry now make it possible for virtually everyone to
achieve the smile of their dreams.
Are cosmetic dental procedures painful?
A: Most cosmetic dental procedures are not painful. However, most dentists offer
local anesthesia as well as Nitrous Oxide or oral sedation to keep patients relaxed
and free of pain while receiving dental treatment.
What is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure?
What types of problems can be corrected using cosmetic dental procedures?
Stained or discolored teeth, chipped, broken or cracked teeth, teeth that are
misaligned or malformed and teeth that have been filled using unattractive metal
or amalgam fillings.
What should I look for in a cosmetic dentist?
When seeking a cosmetic dentist, you should look for a dentist that has extensive
training and experience in performing cosmetic dental procedures and one who
stays up to date on the latest advances in the industry by attending cosmetic
dental conferences and meetings. You should also look for a dentist that offers
the specific type of cosmetic dental procedure that you are seeking.