Your smile is the first thing that people see when they see you. If you have significant imperfections, you may give the wrong impression. The best way to resolve these imperfections is with cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Precision Dental offers several cosmetic procedures to improve your smile. We work with patients of all ages, however, our cosmetic patients are typically 18+. We do not believe that cosmetic procedures are a viable option for our pediatric patients.
The top three procedures offered at Precision Dental are dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or teeth whitening. We can help you restore the appearance of your smile and therefore your confidence. We also offer restorative procedures as well as general and family care.
Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dentistry primarily focused on the appearance of the teeth. Some cosmetic procedures also have restorative benefits. These are known as aesthetic restorative treatments.
There are many dental treatments that fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. The top three treatments offered at Precision Dental are:
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed on a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed to protect it from further damage/decay. Crowns may be made of porcelain/ceramic, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, composite resin, or stainless steel and may be temporary or permanent.
Permanent crowns usually take 1 to 2 appointments. Since crowns can be expensive, they are not typically recommended unless all options have been exhausted. If taken care of, dental crowns can last 10 to 15 years or more.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed on teeth to disguise imperfections. Veneers are often used by patients with:
Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a dental lab based on impressions taken by your dentist. Patients can get a single veneer or a full set, which is usually the upper front 6 to 8 teeth because those are the most visible. On average, porcelain veneers last about 15 to 20 years, but may last longer with proper care and maintenance.
Teeth whitening is the process of using a chemical to remove stains and discoloration due to consuming certain foods or beverages, smoking, or certain health conditions or medications. Most patients see results after the first treatment, but some require 2 or more to see significant changes.
While the effects of teeth whitening last for some time, if you continue to expose your teeth to the factors that caused the staining, your teeth will become stained again in the future.
Approximately 70% of cosmetic dentistry patients are between the ages of 31 to 50. Most of those are female. The patients who get the most from cosmetic dental procedures include those with teeth that are stained, misaligned, gapped, or missing.
In order to undergo cosmetic dental treatment, you must have healthy teeth and gums. If you have gum disease or extensive tooth decay, those issues will need to be addressed prior to undergoing cosmetic treatment. Once your smile is healthy, you can explore cosmetic dentistry solutions.
The benefits of cosmetic dentistry procedures are primarily aesthetic. These procedures
There are also a few disadvantages associated with cosmetic dentistry procedures, including the cost. Plus, these procedures are typically not covered under dental insurance, so the entire fee will be out-of-pocket. The good news is, aesthetic restorative procedures such as dental crowns may be covered.
Finally, cosmetic dentistry requires a commitment to upkeep the results. Dental crowns and veneers need to be replaced every so often. Teeth whitening may need to be repeated from time to time.
Cosmetic dentistry can be costly, especially since dental insurance typically does not cover it. In some cases, when the benefits of the procedure are restorative as well as aesthetic, insurance may cover a portion.
The cost depends on several factors including:
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, schedule your consultation with the team at Precision Dental in New Port Richey. We specialize in cosmetic dental treatments including dental crowns, porcelain dental veneers, and teeth whitening. We will be happy to help you love your smile.
Our office is located on Rancho del Rio Drive in New Port Richey. You can schedule your appointment on our website or by calling the office at (727) 219-1396. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Let us know how we can help you get your smile and your confidence back.
Many of our patients at Precision Dental have had questions or concerns about cosmetic dentistry treatment. We have answered a few of those below. If we have not answered your question or concern, feel free to ask.
Yes, cosmetic dentistry treatment can be expensive, especially since dental insurance typically does not cover it. If a procedure also restores functionality in addition to appearance, dental insurance may offer coverage. If yours does not, we will be happy to explain our financing options.
The cost of cosmetic dental treatment depends on a few factors, including:
Experience/expertise of the dentist
Location of the dental clinic
Materials used in the restoration
Dental crowns range from around $800 to $2,500 per tooth
Porcelain veneers range from around $925 to $2,500 per tooth
Teeth whitening ranges from around $300 to $1,800 per session
Yes, orthodontic procedures such as Invisalign or traditional braces can be used to fix crooked teeth. In very mild cases, dental veneers may be a viable option.