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WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums, bite or smile focusing on the aesthetics of color, shape and alignment. Cosmetic dentistry often includes: teeth whitening, aesthetic bonding, porcelain veneers, tooth straightening and gum surgery.

Why get cosmetic dentistry?

If you are embarrassed by discolored, chipped or damaged teeth and would like to have a confident smile, our cosmetic dental procedure may be worth considering. There are several cosmetic procedures available today that can significantly improve your smile and give you back your confidence.

A survey from the the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 99.7% of U.S. adults regard a smile as an important social asset. In addition, 74% believe that an attractive smile is correlated to success. Most people want to look their best and a smile is one of the first features others notice. 

Who Gets Cosmetic Dentistry Services?

People who are concerned with their appearance because of unhealthy teeth, and who want to improve how they look and feel are excellent candidates for cosmetic procedures.

How Is Cosmetic Dentistry Different From General Dental Services?

Our general dentistry services involves the prevention and treatment of gum and tooth disease. It also involves the repair and restoration of teeth associated with those conditions. It is considered necessary in order to protect your dental health. 

Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, is an elective procedure designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. While some cosmetic procedures help to restore your dental well-being, it is primarily used to enhance a person’s smile. The latest technology and advancements allow the results of your cosmetic dental procedure to look more natural than ever. A cosmetic treatment can also help strengthen and protect your teeth for years.

What Kinds Of Procedures Do Cosmetic Dental Services Include?

It is often hard to distinguish between general dentistry services and cosmetic dental procedures. Cosmetic dental procedures are treatments and surgeries that are performed in order to enhance the look of a person’s smile, teeth and gums. Common procedures may include teeth whitening in order to remove tough stains, tooth colored fillings for cavities, porcelain veneers, closing the gap between teeth, fixing broken crowns, replacing lost teeth or fixing chipped and jagged teeth.

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Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Most cosmetic dental services are elective instead of required. So, they help to improve aesthetics instead of improve dental health. Because of this, they are not typically eligible for coverage by insurance. However, your dental plan might have certain exceptions and may pay for part of the procedure if the procedure helps improve the dental health by restoring function.

Due to the popularity of certain cosmetic dentistry procedures, some insurance providers are offering cosmetic dentistry plans. Consult your insurance provider about upgrading to one of these convenient plans and then schedule an appointment with the Dental and Denture Care Center to determine which payment method is the most convenient for you.

How Much Do Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Cost?

This is really an impossible question to answer without knowing the specifics of your situation. All cosmetic services are based on the amount of treatments needed to produce and enhance a person’s smile. During your initial consultation, our dentist will go over your options for treatments and the final costs.

Even without any dental insurance, affordable cosmetic dental solutions are available. We will work with you on discovering the best option for you and your budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, call our office today at (352) 848-1050. We can help and give you a smile that you can be proud of.

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