If you’re self-conscious about your smile and you don’t like how it looks, cosmetic dentistry is right for you. Cosmetic dentistry can boost your confidence and allow you to smile, eat, and laugh without feeling embarrassed about imperfections like stains, chips, gaps between your teeth, and other such flaws.
Cosmetic dentistry can fit any budget.
To begin the cosmetic dentistry process, you’ll meet with Dr. Lee to discuss how you feel about your smile and what you’d like to change.
Dr. Lee will perform a comprehensive oral exam to make sure your smile is healthy, and to learn which treatments may be a good option.
Together, you and Dr. Lee can discuss your treatment options and come up with a personalized cosmetic treatment plan that meets your needs and your budget.
Schedule your treatment appointments after your consultation and you’re good to go! Just visit us according to your plan for all the treatments you need to restore your smile.
In take-home teeth whitening, Dr. Lee will build a set of reusable whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly, and you’ll be able to treat yourself in the comfort of your own home and still get professional-grade results. This is great for patients who may have a busy schedule.
In-office whitening can boost your smile by 5-10 shades of brightness in just one appointment. This is a great choice if you want to whiten your teeth in McKinney quickly for a special occasion.
Dental bonding uses a material that’s similar to the resin used in dental fillings. But instead of applying this to a cavity, Dr. Lee will apply the resin directly to your tooth to add more material, reshape it, and cover up imperfections like chips, misshapen teeth, stains, and more.
Bonding is fast, affordable, and takes only a single appointment at our office, so it’s a very popular choice if you want to restore your smile quickly and on a budget.
Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain. They are shaped just like natural teeth, and they fit over the fronts of your teeth after they’ve been trimmed. In a way, they’re like crowns, though unlike crowns, they only cover up the front surfaces of your teeth, and they are only used for cosmetic purposes, not for treating damaged teeth.
Veneers are very durable and are stain-resistant, and they also last longer than any other cosmetic treatment, with an expected lifespan of up to 10-20 years. They also look and feel completely natural and require no special care. Just brush and floss normally!
Not sure which treatment is right for you? Need multiple treatments? Experience Dental can help. Dr. Lee can put together a custom smile cosmetic makeover program using all of the above treatments and more. The end result will be a beautiful, natural, and functional smile that you’ll love for years to come. Get in touch now to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.
Teeth can be brightened up to 10 shades in a single in-office teeth whitening session. It’s also the most popular cosmetic dental treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry can solve just about any dental issue that’s related to the appearance of your teeth. Teeth whitening is obviously used to treat stained teeth and can help you look younger. Bonding, shaping, and contouring can repair misshapen and uneven teeth, or treat minor tooth damage, such as chips or breaks. Dental crowns are occasionally used for cosmetic purposes, too. Treatments as versatile as veneers or Lumineers can often be used to treat all the previously mentioned issues as well as correcting gaps between teeth, more severe tooth staining, and slightly crooked or crowded teeth.
As long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you’re free of any major orthodontic issues, you’re likely a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Oppositely, cosmetic treatment is not right for you if you have oral health problems like gum disease or cavities, or if you have major issues with the alignment of your teeth or jaw. You’ll need restorative care or orthodontic treatment to resolve these problems before you can get cosmetic dental treatment. But often, restorative care and orthodontics can give you a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Yes. While this does depend on the type of treatment that’s right for you, it’s quite common to have multiple cosmetic dental procedures done at the same time. Dental bonding and enameloplasty, for example, are often done in the same appointment. Ask your dentist for more information, and to find out if you can have multiple procedures done at once.
It’s rare for cosmetic dentistry to be covered by dental insurance. These procedures are often listed as elective and not necessary to the health of your smile. In some cases, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost of treatments like cosmetic crowns or veneers, but this is not common. In most cases, you will need to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. Contact your insurer for more details on your dental insurance coverage. Then contact our practice to see if we have any available discounts or payment plans to help you cover treatment.
Cosmetic treatments and restorative dentistry are often used in combination to transform patients’ smiles.