Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Bonita Springs, FL
At Pelican Landing Dental, we believe every patient we treat deserves to have the flawless smile of their dreams. In the past, patients assumed that bright, white, picture-perfect smiles only possible for those celebrities on the covers of magazines. Today, our team is able to provide any patient with the cosmetic dentistry services they need to perfect even the most damaged smiles. If you’re interested in enhancing your smile’s natural beauty, contact us to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. Our Bonita Springs, FL dentistry team welcomes patients from Estero and throughout Southwest Florida.
Possibly the most versatile cosmetic dentistry solution available, porcelain veneers can be used to correct or conceal numerous cosmetic smile flaws with just one, minimally invasive procedure. Completed over the course of two visits to our Bonita Springs office, veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that are custom crafted to fit over the front facing surfaces of teeth. The process is simple. During an initial appointment, we’ll remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the surface of teeth. This allows the veneer to blend seamlessly into the natural line of your smile. Then, we capture bite impressions that will be used by our dental lab to craft the custom veneer. To protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of your veneer, we place a temporary veneer. When we receive the final product back from the lab, you’ll return to our office where we can exchange your temporary for a flawless, durable, custom porcelain veneer.
Metal Free Restorations
Dental crowns, bridges and other restorations offer complete repair for the form and function of patients' smiles but using metal free, ceramic, we can correct damage and decay or repair purely cosmetic flaws. Crafted from a single block of high-quality ceramic, these restorations retain their natural look and feel for years. Additionally, because these restorations are completely free from metals, they are the ideal solution for patients who suffer from metal allergies or sensitives.
The tooth-colored filling material we utilize regularly, composite resin, can also be used in purely cosmetic treatments. Known as direct bonding, this cosmetic solution can be used to conceal and correct many of the same chips, cracks, stains, and gaps that are commonly treated with porcelain veneers. However, direct bonding is completed in a single day, without the removal of tooth enamel, and the procedure is more affordable than veneers. It’s not the right solution for every patient, but for those who need to conceal minimal cosmetic flaws, direct bonding may be a viable alternative to porcelain veneers.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic solutions we offer. Unlike store bought teeth whitening products, in-office whitening offers predictable results up to ten shades brighter. Best of all, the entire treatment is quick and convenient and can be completed in just one appointment at our office. We apply the professional-grade whitening gel to teeth after protecting the gums and soft tissue from potential damage. Typically in less than an hour, you’ll see the dramatically brighter results you’re looking for in complete comfort.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’ve tried every over the counter whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, strip, and gel on the market and you’re still not happy with the shade of your smile, let our team customize a predictable, effective at-home teeth whitening plan. Unlike products available in stores, our take home kits include professional-grade whitening gel and a custom-fitted application tray. By filling the trays with gel and wearing them for a predetermined amount of time, you should see a brilliant smile up to ten shade brighter after two weeks of treatment.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
You may love the idea of treating yourself to a cosmetic dentistry service. However, you likely still have questions about cosmetic dentistry and what you can expect from it. That is why we have put together the following list of frequently asked questions, along with their answers. If you don’t see the information you were hoping for, you are welcome to get in touch with us so a member of our friendly team can personally answer your questions.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic services because they are considered to be purely elective. However, if a certain procedure will improve both your smile’s appearance and your oral health, it is possible that your policy will provide coverage. For example, metal-free restorations, such as porcelain crowns, are often covered by dental insurance.
If you are interested in a service that is not covered by your insurance, ask us about our payment options. You may be eligible for low-interest financing through CareCredit.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
How long it takes to achieve your dream results will depend on what your goals are and the current state of your smile. If you simply want to remove some stains from your teeth, it might take as little as an hour or so in our office to give your smile a new glow. On the other hand, if you are committing to an extensive smile makeover, or you require orthodontic treatment, you may have to wait for several months or longer before you achieve your ideal look. During your consultation, your dentist in Bonita Springs will strive to give you an accurate estimate for your total treatment time.
Can My Teenager Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?
Some cosmetic options can benefit teenagers. For example, orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening, and direct bonding are often appropriate for young people. If your teen is self-conscious about the way their smile looks, bring them to us. We’ll talk to both you and them about designing a treatment plan to help your teen love what they see in the mirror.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?
If you are dissatisfied with the way your teeth look, you we want to help you! You may be an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry if you are free of serious dental infections, understand the financial aspect of your treatment, and will be truly committed to maintaining your results. Some cosmetic treatments have additional requirements, which we will be happy to discuss with you during your consultation.
Which Cosmetic Procedure Should I Choose?
In some cases, different treatments are capable of achieving similar results. For example, direct bonding and porcelain veneers look almost the same immediately after treatment. In-office and take-home whitening also serve the same end. However, each option comes with its own unique advantages. Your cosmetic dentist in Bonita Springs will make a recommendation for your treatment based on your budget, your personal preferences, your oral health, and other factors.