What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
No matter how you look at it, our smiles matter a lot. Whether it is for a first impression, a family photo, or simply while looking in the mirror, how our smile appears can boost our confidence or let us down. Cosmetic Dentistry is a dental treatment option for patients who are interested in improving their smile and confidence. This field of dentistry is dedicated to helping patients attain the smile they have always wanted through some simple and some complex dental procedures. Whether a patient is looking to improve their smile due to natural abnormalities or a dental injury, cosmetic procedures available at Snellville Family Dental will help patients reclaim their smile and confidence.
Cosmetic Procedure Options
There are several different cosmetic procedures that prioritize different complaints according to the patient’s wishes. Treatment will depend on what the patient is looking to achieve with cosmetic dental treatment. Procedure options may also vary based on the reason for treatment, whether a patient hopes to enhance already healthy teeth or to reinvent their smile during restorative work. Patients should consult with their Doctor to determine the best treatment for them. Cosmetic Dentistry can come in all different forms, but the most important part is making sure the patient can restore their smile and confidence.
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For patients who are looking for a simple cosmetic solution, bonding is a procedure in which the Doctor will apply a composite resin material to the surface of the patient’s teeth. This procedure can improve the look of teeth that are chipped, broken, stained, or have too much space between them. Additionally, it is much less expensive than other cosmetic procedures like veneers. Dental bonding is a quick process that requires only one or two office visits. Moreover, bonding does not require the extensive preparation of the natural tooth, unlike other cosmetic procedures, however it is not likely to last as long as other cosmetic options.
Teeth whitening is another great, simple cosmetic procedure that can help patients improve the look of their smile in a short amount of time. If a patient is simply looking to achieve a brighter, whiter smile, our take-home whitening kit is a great option. Though many offices offer whitening that is completed in the office, we only offer whitening treatment made for in-home use. Unlike the take-home kit that we offer, in-office whitening is generally much more expensive with the same results. Patients can get the whitening kit for only $199, which will include the whitening gel, trays, and the appointment for the tray fittings at our office.
For patients whose primary concern is having crooked teeth or noticeable gaps, New Smile Clear Aligners are a great option. Much cheaper than Invisalign, these aligners will gradually straighten the patient’s teeth over the course of a few months, using different, specially designed clear trays. Patients can seamlessly transform their smile, without the need for any wires. Though unlike other cosmetic options, the New Smile Clear Aligners are more time consuming to fully complete the treatment. Clear aligners are an excellent option for patients interested in straightening their teeth without the hassle of having wires cover their teeth.
Dental veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are attached directly to the surface of teeth. Overall, they are a great way for patients to restore or improve their smile. Moreover, veneers are an excellent way for patients to improve their smile and address several cosmetic complaints all with one painless and easy solution. Veneers allow patients to simultaneously address whitening stained teeth, straightening crooked teeth, filling gaps between teeth, and enhancing previous dental restorations. The procedure for getting dental veneers is fairly simple, and usually will only take a maximum of two visits to the office to complete treatment
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are tooth shaped inlays that restore the shape, size, and strength of the natural tooth. The name, “crown,” refers to the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns are designed to cover the entire visible portion of a restored tooth all the way down to the gum line. They are used to resolve a number of dental issues, and are commonly used for both restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. When used to restore a decayed tooth, dental crowns are often preceded by a root canal to restore the strength of the patient’s natural tooth. Like veneers, dental crowns are a less reversible and more extensive procedure. They are a good option for patients with weakened teeth or for patients who require other restorative work.
Pricing for the different cosmetic procedures will vary greatly depending on different factors, such as the type of treatment, insurance coverage, and duration of treatment. Since insurance companies do not consider cosmetic treatment necessary, they will often cover only a small portion of treatment or none at all. For a full breakdown of insurance coverage, patients should call their insurance company. At Snellville Family Dental, we will submit dental insurance claims as a courtesy to our patients.
Below is a list of price ranges for each procedure before insurance coverage. For more detailed pricing, patients can visit our pages on each procedure.
|Bonding||$100 – $400 per tooth|
|Whitening||$99 – $199|
|Clear Aligners||$525 – $3,825|
|Veneers||$526 – $1,112 per tooth|
|Crowns||$1,075 – $2,455 per tooth|
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Snellville Family Dental has years of experience in cosmetic restoration, and our Doctors work with their team of experienced and professional dental lab technicians to give patients all the information needed to make the right decision and choose the right cosmetic procedure for each patient. Patients can schedule their free consultation for veneers or any other cosmetic procedure by calling or texting our office,or messaging us on Facebook Messenger. Patients may also schedule an appointment online by filling out a short form.
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