Cosmetic Dentistry

While traditional (or general) dentistry is focused on maintaining the health of a patient’s teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments designed to improve or enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. Often, cosmetic dentistry treatments are employed to mend the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, chipped, crooked, or unevenly spaced.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Invisalign® invisible braces
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Gum recontouring
  • Inlays and onlays

Perhaps the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment today is tooth whitening. While there are a number of at-home whitening or bleaching kits, patients who seek optimal results are better served by investing in professional tooth whitening at their cosmetic dentist’s office.

While cosmetic dentistry is often considered elective and thus not covered by most dental insurance plans, most cosmetic dentists offer convenient financing or credit options to help offset the cost of cosmetic dentistry.