Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that’s focused on helping patients have more attractive smiles. While some cosmetic procedures are used solely to address cosmetic issues, other procedures can promote better oral health in addition to helping patients look and feel their best. For instance, straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign® treatment not only helps teeth look better but also makes them easier to clean, which in turn can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Cosmetic dentistry includes:
Crowns, inlays, and onlays can be tinted to match the natural tooth material so they’re undetectable once in place.
A smile makeover is a carefully devised plan of care designed to address multiple issues. Cosmetic and restorative treatments may be included in smile makeovers, and treatments are performed in a specific sequence to achieve the best results. Smile makeovers can provide patients with truly customized results to help them look and feel their best and most confident.
Tooth-colored fillings can be tinted to match the surrounding tooth material so they cannot be detected once in place, restoring the natural healthy appearance of the tooth. Some studies indicate the composite material creates a better bond with the tooth to prevent the infiltration of decay-causing bacteria, plus composite fillings contain no mercury.
Today, more options than ever before are available to get a great-looking smile. Having a consultation and evaluation is the best way to determine which cosmetic procedures are available to help each patient achieve his or her goals.
At Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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