When it comes to dental work, people always know they want a more beautiful smile, but they don’t always know what their options are or what different courses of treatment might entail. FAQs about cosmetic dentistry are especially common as people begin to take a closer look at their appearance and focus on restoring the appearance of their teeth.
To better serve patients considering cosmetic dentistry, we’ve created a guide to frequently asked cosmetic dentistry questions.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on restoring, designing, and maintaining a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smile. Some of the most common treatment plans include:
- Teeth whitening
- Contouring/tooth reshaping
- Dental implants
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Smile makeovers
Am I A Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening can take a few forms, from at-home trays or whitening strips to in-office professional treatments. Patients who experience the most benefit from having their teeth whitened:
- Are in good dental health
- Maintain good dental health (i.e., brush three times a day, floss, receive regular dental checkups every six months, etc.)
- May suffer from slightly discolored or yellow teeth
- Wish to improve the look of their smile for aesthetic purposes
- Are in good physical health
Will My Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dental Care?
Insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses for cosmetic treatment vary. Different insurance plans and providers can vary in their coverages. Our practice works with patients to provide several different treatment options. Additionally, we coordinate with our patients’ insurance providers if coverage is available. You will know all of your treatment costs up-front so that you can choose the best payment plan for your needs and your budget.
What Problems Are Suitable for Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry can be a great option for patients experiencing a wide array of problems, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gummy smile
Cosmetic Dentistry at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just benefit appearances; it can benefit the function of your bite function and mental health. A smile is often the first thing we notice about people, and the first thing they notice about us makes a beautiful smile crucial for first impressions. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what options can work best for you, call Dr. Firouzi today at (412) 274-1126 or visit our contact page here.