May 10, 2022
You want to do something about your smile, but your uncertainty about cosmetic dentistry and whether it’s a feasible solution remains a barrier. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that only celebrities can achieve these beautiful, showstopping smiles, but that is simply not true! You, too, can smile like the stars, eliminating stains, chips, gaps, and slightly misshapen teeth. A local dentist shares available cosmetic solutions that will make your smile red carpet ready!
Why Do People Believe Cosmetic Dentistry Is Not Within Reach?
It is true that cosmetic dentistry does require a timely and financial investment on your part. Your decision to pursue elective dental treatments such as veneers, metal-free crowns, teeth whitening, and even clear aligners does mean that you’ll need to set aside funds to pay for this type of treatment; however, it’s not just your appearance that will benefit from it. Your oral health will also improve.
The reason so many people believe cosmetic treatments are not within reach, however, is because dental insurance companies do not cover the cost. Because these are not “medically necessary” services, they will not pay. While this can be a deterrent for many, the reality is there are other ways to still rid your smile of imperfections without having to be a multi-millionaire.
Many dental offices nowadays partner with third-party financing companies like CareCredit. Here, you can break up the cost of your care into manageable monthly payments, making it easy to stay within budget.
Which Cosmetic Solutions Are Available?
Depending on your smile goals, there are many cosmetic solutions available that you can inquire about when meeting with your dentist. After thoroughly evaluating the status of your oral and overall health, they will suggest one or more services before creating a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.
Some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available include:
- Veneers – These are thin sheaths of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of teeth and conceal all types of imperfections (i.e., chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, misshapen teeth, gaps, slightly misaligned teeth).
- Teeth Whitening – Your dentist can eliminate stains with professional teeth whitening services. This is a popular and easy way to brighten your smile in less time, and it is much more effective than store-bought whitening kits.
- Porcelain crowns, onlays, and inlays – If you have a decayed or damaged tooth that needs protection, metal-free restorations can be created in our in-house lab. They will blend in with your existing tooth enamel to create a seamless look that is beautiful and functional.
- Invisalign – Clear aligners are a great alternative to traditional metal braces that shine a spotlight on your smile. Instead of bulky appliances, you can straighten your teeth in less time and with more flexibility.
While you may not be starring in the next big movie blockbuster, you can turn heads with an award-worthy smile with the help of a trusted and skilled cosmetic dentist. Talk to your dental team today to learn how you can get started.
About the Practice
At McDougal and Richards Dentistry, we want you to enjoy healthy teeth. This is why he offers professional teeth whitening services as well as preventive services. Designed to improve the health and aesthetics of your smile, these treatments can help to create a more beautiful appearance without sacrificing the health of a person’s smile. If you are looking to talk to someone about the state of your teeth, contact us at (972) 231-5376.
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