Cosmetic Dentistry Overview
There are several reasons why you may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, including genetic conditions and issues caused by trauma, injury, or lifestyle choices. Cosmetic dentistry at Dental Health consists of several treatments that can straighten, reshape, and whiten your teeth to give you a more beautiful smile. Some of the more common treatments are teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding and contouring, and restorations (crowns and bridges). During your consultation in our office in Brattleboro, VT, our skilled Dental Health team will help you develop a customized treatment plan to create your best smile.
Best Candidates for Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dental procedures can help if you want to repair or enhance your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can address issues like teeth discoloration, missing or broken teeth, as well as a gummy smile. Typically, a few cosmetic dentistry procedures will be combined to give you better results. If needed, restorative dental procedures, like crowns and bridges, may also be added to your cosmetic dentistry procedures to further restore your smile. Before any cosmetic treatments are performed, your teeth and gums should be healthy to avoid worsening or creating problems such as gum disease or tooth sensitivity.
What to Expect with Cosmetic Dentistry
During your consultation with our Dental Health team, we will assess the condition of your teeth and gums to determine if they are healthy enough for cosmetic treatments. Then, they will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses your goals. Once your plan is developed, Dental Health will go over what to expect and help you schedule your cosmetic treatments. Some procedures, like whitening or bonding and contouring, will be finished in one visit. Other procedures, like veneers, restorations, or teeth straightening, may require multiple visits.
Cosmetic Dentistry Follow-Up
Throughout the treatment process, our Dental Health team will tell you about any specific aftercare instructions or recommendations. It is also a good idea for you maintain a proper home oral hygiene routine including regular brushing and flossing to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Regular visits to Dental Health for dental cleanings and examinations are also important to maintain your attractive smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Insurance Coverage
The cost of cosmetic procedures will range depending on what you have done. Generally, cosmetic dentistry is not covered by insurance, but we will work with you and your insurance agency to help determine what could possibly be covered and any additional costs before you receive a treatment. During your consultation, the Dental Health team will talk to you about payment methods our office accepts and how to find more information on low-interest medical financing.
If you don't feel confident about your smile and want to make a change, cosmetic dentistry at People's Dental – West Brattleboro could help you. With many treatment options, board-certified dentists Dental Health team will customize your treatment plan to help you receive your most attractive smile. Contact our office in West Brattleboro, VT to learn more about cosmetic treatments and to book your appointment.