Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A
What is the purpose of cosmetic dentistry?
The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the overall appearance of a patient’s smile. Patients often request cosmetic dentistry services to help them feel more attractive and confident. Cosmetic dentistry is available to patients of all ages.
What services are available?
Cosmetic dentistry includes a range of services designed to enhance the smile, including Invisalign®, veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, cosmetic fillings, and more. While some patients are interested in only one cosmetic dentistry service, others will need 2 or more services to achieve their desired result.
The goal of treatment with Invisalign is to resolve alignment issues and straighten the teeth. Dr. Lane uses crowns, cosmetic fillings, and veneers to restore damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth. The purpose of teeth whitening is to remove stains from teeth and provide the patient with a brighter, more attractive smile.
How does Dr. Lane approach cosmetic dentistry?
When a patient comes in with cosmetic concerns, Dr. Lane begins by examining the patient’s teeth and smile. She will also discuss treatment goals with the patient at this time. Using this information, Dr. Lane will create a customized treatment plan that addresses all of the patient’s concerns. She will also estimate the total cost of treatment. Most patients will require multiple treatment sessions over a period of weeks or months to get the results they want.
Will cosmetic dentistry improve oral health?
The primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the patient’s smile. However, some of these procedures may also address oral health issues. Procedures necessary for the health of the patient may be covered by the patient’s insurance policy. However, most cosmetic dentistry procedures aren’t covered.
In order to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, Dr. Lane encourages all patients who have undergone cosmetic procedures to continue practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular cleaning. If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Lane at All Smiles Dentistry.