Most cosmetic procedures are elective rather than essential although some cases of treatment provide restorative benefits. Insurance will usually pay for procedures that are medically necessary. Elective cases are usually not reimbursable. The most common procedures used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly simple. However, certain procedures require more complex and specialized care.
Teeth whitening remains one of the best-known and simplest forms of cosmetic dentistry. Frequently, dentists recommend teeth whitening when teeth become stained and worn due to the effects of some foods, drinks, medications and personal habits including tobacco use. There are many options when it comes to whitening, all of which may be discussed at your appointment.
If you have a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth, a cosmetic dental procedure like tooth bonding can give you the confidence to smile.
Tooth bonding is a procedure that uses tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair damage. It is simpler than other cosmetic dental procedures. So simple that this procedure doesn’t typically require anesthesia — unless you’re filling a cavity — and it doesn’t require multiple visits.
Dental veneer is a “facing” constructed from ceramic and individually created for each patient to ensure that they resemble the patient’s natural teeth. Frequently, veneers and real teeth remain indistinguishable from each other.
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.
Dental implants replace teeth that are lost as a result of an accident, extraction or other dental issues.
When dental implants are placed. They will integrate with your natural bone, thereby becoming a sturdy base for supporting one or more tooth, which will be a crown.
Modern dental implants have be.en used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth — and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.