Cosmetic Dentistry Overview
There may be a few reasons to be self-conscious about how your smile looks, such as congenital conditions and problems created by injury, trauma, or lifestyle. Cosmetic dentistry at East Haddam Dental Associates includes many procedures to whiten, reshape, and straighten your teeth so you have a more attractive smile. A few of the most frequently used procedures are veneers, teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, plus restorations (bridges and crowns). At your initial consultation in our office in Moodus, CT, our dentists will help you decide on a personalized plan to reveal a confident smile.
Best Candidates for Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic procedures may help if you would like to improve or enhance your smile. They may address issues such as discoloration of the teeth, broken or missing teeth, plus a gummy smile. Usually, two or more cosmetic procedures may be done together to give you more dramatic results. When needed, dental restorations, like bridges and crowns, can also be included with your cosmetic dentistry plan to further improve your smile. Before you have any cosmetic treatments, your mouth needs to be in good condition to prevent exacerbating or causing issues like tooth sensitivity or gum disease.
What to Expect with Cosmetic Dentistry
In your consult, we will examine the state of your gums and teeth to decide if your mouth is strong enough for cosmetic procedures. Next, we will collaborate with you to create your unique treatment plan that focuses on your wants. As soon as your plan is formed, we will discuss what will happen and schedule your treatments. Certain cosmetic procedures, such as dental bonding or teeth whitening, will only take a single appointment. Other treatments, such as teeth straightening, veneers, crowns, or bridges, usually take several appointments.
Cosmetic Dentistry Follow-Up
During your treatments, we will discuss any home care instructions and suggestions. It's also helpful if you have a home dental hygiene regimen that includes daily flossing and brushing so your teeth stay healthy and clean. Bi-annual trips to East Haddam Dental Associates for professional cleanings and exams also help keep your beautiful, new smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Insurance Coverage
Your cost for cosmetic treatments will vary depending on what you want done. In general, cosmetic treatments are not included under dental insurance; however, we can contact your insurance company to determine if anything may be partially covered and your personal expenses before you decide on any procedures. At your consult, we can tell you about which payment methods we accept and where to get more information about medical financing.
When you want to feel confident about the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry at East Haddam Dental Associates can be perfect for you. With a wide range of procedure choices, we will personalize your treatment so you get the beautiful smile you want. Contact our office in Moodus, CT to find out more about cosmetic services and to schedule an appointment.