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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

What are common cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Some of the common procedures include teeth whitening, implants and veneers. There are different methods of how procedures are done so that you can find a treatment that is the best option for you. Cosmetic treatment involves personalized care that helps you to look and feel your best.

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Can I get dentures or implants just because I don't like my teeth?

Pulling healthy teeth to replace them with artificial teeth is not recommended. If your teeth are healthy but you don't like the way they look, there are numerous cosmetic procedures that can completely change your smile.

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Who is eligible?

Most people who aren't happy with their smile are eligible for cosmetic procedures. If there is an infection in the mouth, then it would need to be cleared before any procedure begins. Any person who has missing, cracked, or unhealthy teeth may wish to rejuvenate their smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures.

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Are there health benefits of cosmetic surgery?

There are a many health benefits that accompany cosmetic treatments. One large benefit is a decrease in the risk of infection in the mouth. Removing empty spaces in the mouth via dental implants, crowns, or bridges reduces available spaces for harmful bacteria to grow. Removing unhealthy teeth from the mouth through cosmetic treatment also helps keep your smile clean and healthy.

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How many teeth are treated?

The number of teeth that are treated will depend on the number of teeth that are damaged. Some dentists will treat the teeth beside those that are affected so that an infection doesn't spread or so that surrounding teeth have the same appearance. Our dentists will get a better look at the number of teeth that need to be treated by doing an x-ray or taking a mold.

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What are veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an effective, efficient means of improving the appearance of your smile. Veneers are placed over the front and side teeth to cover chips and cracks. They are easy to have placed in the mouth and typically last many years so long as they are cared for as normal teeth.

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How long does teeth whitening typically last?

Most procedures will last for about two years if you don't drink sodas and coffee or eat foods that repeatedly stain the teeth.

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Do implants hurt?

There is minimal pain involved as the dentist will numb the area or use a mild sedative. Many find the experience to be very mild, and the end result yields a glowing, full smile that exceeds your expectations.

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Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

There are many cases in which insurance may cover cosmetic dentistry. Many times, people may not think that they are capable of receiving financial assistance if it is a cosmetic procedure, however cosmetic procedures may have multiple health benefits that dental insurance providers see as acceptable grounds for coverage. Always consult your provider to see which options are available to you.

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Can children have cosmetic dentistry done?

Cosmetic dentistry typically works best on fully matured teeth and jawbone. This is to ensure that no teeth or prosthetics will shift as the mouth continues to grow.

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We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.

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