Below, you will find commonly asked questions and their answers.

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What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry combines the science of dentistry and the art of cosmetics to create beautiful smiles. Cosmetic dentistry procedures include porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns and bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and dental implants. Cosmetic dentistry allows people to achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always dreamed of.

What is a cosmetic dentist?

A cosmetic dentist is an accredited general dentist who has completed four years of dental studies at an accredited institute and earned either a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree or a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In addition, further training in the sub-specialty of cosmetic dentistry is required to become a specialist in the field.

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If you are unsatisfied with your current smile because your teeth are discolored, crooked, chipped, or missing, then you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is ideal for patients looking for a beautiful smile they can enjoy immediately.

How long will my new and improved smile last?

The materials we use to restore smiles are actually stronger than the natural tooth and prove to be more resistant to normal wear and tear. Maintaining proper oral hygiene habits and regularly visiting your dentist will help your new and improved smile last for years to come.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

We strive to provide our patients with the highest standard of cosmetic dental care available and offer a variety of payment options to help make your treatment more affordable. We have a variety of financing options available, including no- and low-interest financing options.

Does insurance cover cosmetic dental procedures?

Generally, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic dental procedures. However, there are some procedures done for cosmetic purposes that may be covered by your insurance plan, so be sure to review your insurance plan to understand what is and is not covered.

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