Cosmetic dentistry is a term generally used to refer to any dental work that’s done mostly for aesthetic reasons. The most common cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentistry is often not covered by insurance, but some procedures (such as restorative work) might be.
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you have a chipped tooth, discolored teeth, gaps in your teeth, or if your teeth are misaligned, our dentist may recommend cosmetic dentistry. Our cosmetic dentistry services will help improve your smile and, in fact, get you as close as possible to the smile of your dreams!
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve your appearance, as well as your oral health. A beautiful smile often radiates health and confidence, and cosmetic dentistry can give you both.
What Kinds of Procedures Fall Under Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you look in the mirror and your teeth are stained, chipped, or crooked, cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you regain your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, dental bridges, and dental bonding.
Composite veneers are applied to the front surface of the teeth and bonded permanently using dental adhesives. They are custom-fabricated as required according to the shape, size, and overall appearance of the existing natural teeth.
Teeth whitening is the process of removing the stains from the surface of the teeth. We use a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide for this purpose, which bleaches the staining particles in the enamel and leaves sparkling white teeth behind.
They are the closest alternatives to dental implants, and simpler as well. Bridges are bonded to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and held firmly in place using dental crowns. They restore both oral functionality and aesthetics.
Bonding is the process of applying a composite resinous material to the surface of the teeth and shaping it as required to mimic the contour and size of the teeth. It is used in case of chipped, cracked, or naturally misshapen teeth.
What Is the Average Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
The cost will vary according to the type of cosmetic dentistry treatment. Some treatments, such as porcelain veneers, are more expensive than others. Other factors that will affect the cost of cosmetic dental treatment are:
- What type of treatment is needed?
- How many teeth need cosmetic treatment?
- Is sedation needed?
- What type of insurance do you have?
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
The materials used for cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures are safe and biocompatible. This means they will not cause irritation, inflammation, or infection in the body. Before committing to a cosmetic dental treatment, discuss with our dentist about the best materials and practices.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at College Family Dentistry, call (225) 926-4640 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Treatment Dentist in Baton Rouge, LA at 4616 Concord Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.