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Do you feel good about the way your smile looks? If not, you can improve the appearance of your smile through the art of cosmetic dentistry. Find out how cosmetic dental treatment can greatly improve your smile and enhance your self-esteem.
What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for the Appearance of Your Smile?
Where conventional family dentistry revolves around preventing and treating dental problems to help you maintain good dental health, cosmetic dentistry is primarily about improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. While some cosmetic dentistry services also enhance your dental health and function, the majority are elective and only benefit your appearance and self-esteem. Yet the personal value of cosmetic treatments has made them incredibly popular today and led to the development of innovative techniques that maintain more of a tooth’s structural integrity, provide more natural results, and offer much greater longevity.
What Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Are Available to You?
You will find a vast variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures at our New Castle office to enhance every aspect of the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Whether you want to get rid of stubborn tooth stains, receive tooth-colored fillings instead of metal, fix chips in teeth, have crowns placed over damaged teeth, or replace teeth you’ve lost, the dental treatments at our practice can meet any cosmetic need. In fact, you will find all of the following services, including:
If your teeth are stained, chipped, or cracked, veneers can restore your appearance and self-esteem. Veneers are thin, durable shells made of a tooth-colored substance. They are bonded to the front surface of a tooth to cover dental imperfections. Since our cosmetic dentist will match the color of the veneers to the exact shade and translucency of your natural teeth, they are virtually unnoticeable. With proper care, veneers can last for up to 20 years.
Are you ashamed to smile because your teeth are chipped? Our cosmetic dentist in New Castle can repair and restore your teeth with composite bonding. For the procedure, our cosmetic dentist applies a resin composite material onto the tooth to replace its lost structure and improve its durability. The composite resin is available in many shades, so it can easily be matched to the exact color of your surrounding teeth. Cosmetic bonding can completely restore a chipped tooth back to its natural beauty and strength.
Rather than repair a tooth with a noticeable metal filling, our cosmetic dentist can use a tooth-colored filling for more discreet treatment. Tooth-colored fillings preserve more of your natural tooth structure because they require less drilling. They can also be matched to the same shade as your tooth. And since they aren’t made of metal, there is no chance of them corroding over time.
If you have lost a lot of your tooth’s natural structure to dental decay or other treatment, but the damage is not serious enough for a crown, our cosmetic dentists may recommend an inlay or onlay restoration. These look completely natural since they are made to match the color of your natural tooth. The difference between the two is that an inlay is placed inside of a tooth’s chewing surface, while an onlay is applied onto both the tooth’s chewing surface and additional damaged peaks of the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are excellent solutions for repairing damaged teeth.
Has dental decay or trauma caused serious damage to your teeth? Porcelain crowns can be used to cover dental damage and fully restore your teeth in an aesthetically-pleasing way since they are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. A porcelain crown is a crown completely crafted from a ceramic material rather than metal. As a result, it won’t stain, discolor, or corrode over time and there is no risk of allergic reaction.
An effective and popular way to replace lost teeth is with dental implants. An implant consists of a tiny titanium screw that gets securely embedded into your jaw bone. This serves as the root of the missing tooth and allows a dental crown to be attached, which replaces the missing tooth in a natural, attractive way. Depending on your needs, dental implants can also be used to provide strength and support for bridges and dentures. Our cosmetic dentists can determine how dental implants can be used to improve your smile.
Invisalign offers adults a much more discreet solution than traditional metal braces for straightening their teeth. Rather than sharp brackets and wires, Invisalign uses invisible customized aligners that are worn over the teeth to gradually shift them into proper position. Invisalign’s clear construction ensures that no one will ever know that you’re wearing braces.
Six Month Smiles Braces®
Our cosmetic dentists offer many dental solutions to straighten crooked teeth and repair dental misalignment. Among them is Six Month Smiles, a short-term orthodontic solution. As the name suggests, a person typically needs to wear braces for six months for the desired results. Six Month Smiles use clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are almost invisible. They safely and effectively move teeth into proper alignment, and are typically less expensive than traditional braces or Invisalign treatment. The right type of orthodontic treatment for you will depend on your dental needs and your personal preferences.
Are Cosmetic Dental Treatments Covered by Dental Insurance Plans?
Since cosmetic services are usually considered elective for aesthetic reasons rather than mandatory for dental health or function, they are rarely eligible for any insurance coverage. But on occasion, insurance will cover some of the cost of cosmetic care if the treatment also improves your dental health or function. In addition, you can contact your insurance provider to see if they offer any cosmetic insurance policies. We also encourage you to call our office to learn about our many payment options.
How Can You Locate a Cosmetic Dental Office in Your Local Area?
If you’re interested in cosmetic dental services, you’re probably asking yourself, “Is it possible to find cosmetic dentistry near me?” You’re in luck because you will find a full range of procedures and treatments conveniently close to you at our cosmetic dental office. Come visit our practice and let our highly skilled cosmetic dentists examine your smile and discuss all of the ways they can make you look your very best, and suggest ways to improve and perfect it using a variety of techniques and treatments. We are happy to answers any questions you may have and explain every aspect of the cosmetic dental procedures you choose. Call our practice to schedule a personal consultation with one of our outstanding dentists today.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost a Lot?
Not necessarily, but the total cost of cosmetic treatment really depends on which cosmetic procedures you need in order to achieve your desired outcome. During your dental consultation, we will explain all of your treatment options, estimate your total costs, and discuss all the ways we can provide you with affordable cosmetic dentistry. Please don’t assume that a lack of insurance coverage will put a better smile out of your financial reach. If you want cosmetic treatment to improve the look of your smile, we are happy to find an affordable solution that meets all of your needs. Please call us for further details.
You shouldn’t settle for a smile that’s less than the best it can be. For the finest cosmetic dentistry in New Castle, call our practice today at (302) 352-2321 for the better, brighter, and more confident smile you deserve.