Unless you were lucky enough to have your adult teeth come in perfectly straight and the brightest shade of white possible there is a good chance you have cosmetic dentistry whether you know it or not. Maybe you have broken a tooth while eating or you had to have a tooth pulled and then you had to discuss dental bonding and implants- both of these items also fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry.
Not a lot of people know what cosmetic dentistry is, or if they do know what it is they assume that it either isn’t right for them or that they can’t afford it. The truth is there are a lot of treatments that fall under cosmetic dentistry. Depending on your insurance there is the possibility that you might require something that is covered.
So what falls under cosmetic dentistry? Procedures include:
When should you see a cosmetic dentist? Well, the good news is if you are already a patient at C. Christin Franck Dental when you come in for your regularly dental cleanings we will know if you might be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry procedures. Some issues we might recommend additional dental work for are:
Sometimes these issues are strictly cosmetic. For example, having discolored teeth will not affect your ability to eat. However, if you have missing, misshapen teeth or similar issues you might not be able to chew or speak properly and these types of cosmetic dentistry are more likely to be covered by insurance. Most of the time crowns, implants and bonding are required for proper bite and to improve issues with cracked and broken teeth.
The good news is that if you are interested in a new and improved smile we have the tools and knowledge to help you. Also if you are interested in Zoom Teeth Whitening (or Invisalign Clear Aligners) keep an eye on our monthly promos to see if you can save on these procedures.
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