Cosmetic dentistry involves using dental procedures to improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Most cosmetic dental procedures offer a patient a better quality of life by restoring confidence. Some patients may be insecure of tooth discoloration or teeth gaps. Fortunately, there are many procedures used in cosmetic dentistry, which are:
Teeth Whitening -Brighten your teeth up to 8 shades lighter with LED-activated teeth whitening. This quick procedure can be done in about an hour. It is the quickest and most effective teeth whitening solution.
Dental Bonding – Correct misshapen, chipped, and damaged teeth with dental bonding.
Invisalign – Straighten misaligned teeth with clear aligners in up to 18 months.
Dental Implants – Replace missing teeth with dental implants for a more permanent and natural result.
Porcelain Veneers – These thin porcelain caps cover the front of your teeth to correct the shape or discoloration of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are custom made and are known to be stain-resistant. Patients considering them may also want to consider teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are color-matched to your teeth and cannot be lighten after application. Teeth whitening before applying veneers avoids issues with color matching in the future – should you eventually want a brighter smile.
Can cosmetic dentistry be covered under dental insurance?
People can be more motivated to undergo a cosmetic procedure for aesthetic reasons but some procedures may be more restorative, which can be covered under dental insurance.
What is the difference of dental bonding and porcelain veneers?
Dental bonding can be more affordable than porcelain veneers. Bonding consists of using a composite resin material that is applied in layers, sculpted, then harden with an ultraviolet light. Porcelain veneers are custom made caps that are placed over your teeth. Ultimately, price and quality may the deciding factors. As mentioned, bonding is more affordable but porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than dental bonding.
Talk to us today about improving your smile. There are many options to consider when correcting your teeth and we would like to recommend the best ones. Schedule a consultation today. Call (617) 566-0308 or book an appointment now.