Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?
If you are dissatisfied with the way your teeth look, 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.
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 dental 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.
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.