Cosmetic Dentist – Greenville, TX
Make Your Smile Even More Beautiful
Once we’ve taken care of all your oral health needs, we can start thinking about ways to bring out the best in your smile’s appearance. Many people feel self-conscious about teeth that have been chipped or slightly cracked, while others worry that their grin isn’t as bright as it could be. What sort of improvements do you want to make to your smile? Let us know by calling Stone Street Dental today; Dr. Garrad has plenty of options for cosmetic dentistry in Greenville, TX that you can explore below.
Why Choose Stone Street Dental
for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Beautiful Metal-Free EMAX Crowns
- Dazzling Opalescence Whitening
- Friendly, Welcoming Dental Team
If you watch a lot of television or movies, then you’ve probably seen a lot of smiles enhanced by veneers without even realizing it. These thin shells can hide all kinds of flaws, from discolored spots to visible cracks and misshapen teeth. You can correct all of your smile’s imperfections at once in just two appointments. Veneers are designed to match your teeth perfectly, right down to the color and the way they reflect the light; they also tend to be more stain resistant than natural teeth.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Do you not want to be stuck with a noticeable piece of metal in your mouth after your tooth has been repaired? Ask us about getting an EMAX crown made out of a special ceramic called lithium disilicate. This material can be made to match the color of your teeth, but it is also highly durable and can easily withstand the forces of your bite. You’ll have all the benefits of a high-quality crown while keeping your dazzling smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Maybe you just have slight damage on a couple of teeth, or there are a few gaps that need to be filled. Cosmetic bonding can be used to make a lot of improvements, but compared to veneers, it’s better suited for making a few “quick fixes.” The bonding process takes about an hour, during which composite resin is used to hide the flaws in question. It’s less costly than other options, and it’s a noninvasive process that doesn’t require us to make changes to the teeth.
If you’re used to seeing yellow or otherwise discolored teeth in the mirror, you may be surprised by the sheer difference that teeth whitening can make. By applying a special whitening gel to the teeth, we can get rid of stains above and below the enamel, making your grin much brighter as a result. Our dental office uses Opalescence professional whitening kits that let you take care of everything at home.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many patients struggle to believe that cosmetic dentistry can be affordable. Understanding that dental insurance will not cover the cost (in most cases), it can be hard to fathom how anyone might be able to afford a fully transformed smile. Fortunately, at Stone Street Dental, we make it possible for patients to not only pursue cosmetic treatment but also avoid depleting their savings in the process. If you are interested in learning more about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, review the information below or give us a call.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
At Stone Street Dental, we are pleased to provide our patients with multiple cosmetic solutions that are known for their beautiful results. To discover which options you can expect to find in our office, see the list below:
- Veneers: As one of the costlier options for cosmetic care, veneers are viewed as a permanent method of treatment because of the small bit of enamel that must be removed. Customized based on your desired shape, size, and color, it requires 2-3 appointments before treatment is complete. However, these tooth coverings can cover an array of imperfections and last for up to 10 years.
- Metal-Free Dental Restorations: Instead of relying on traditional amalgam to address a decayed or damaged tooth, we can provide a metal-free dental restoration. Designed to blend in with your natural appearance, these can also be used to enhance your smile if stains or small chips are present. Naturally, because of the customization, the more you desire, the higher the cost.
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding: If minor chips, stains, or other imperfections keep you from feeling good about your smile, you have the option of choosing cosmetic dental bonding. Using composite resin that is blended to match your enamel, it is shaped directly onto the tooth’s surface, hiding the flaw and producing a new and improved smile. This is a significantly less expensive option that many people often choose.
- Teeth Whitening: While store-bought products may catch your eye because of the price tag, they won’t lend you the results you want. Instead, with professional whitening kits you can take home from your dentist’s office, you can see noticeably beautiful results in just two weeks! While it is more expensive than those found in a drugstore, it is more cost-effective in the long run because of the lasting results.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Cosmetic dentistry is often viewed as beneficial only because it enhances a person’s physical appearance; however, this is not true. It also serves to boost mental and emotional health. Too often, patients talk down to themselves or find themselves unworthy because of their smile. Once veneers, teeth whitening, metal-free dental restorations, or cosmetic dental bonding are applied, the boost in confidence increases.
As a result, you will become more eager to show it off to others around you, whether it is among your family, friends, or colleagues.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
There are unique circumstances that can cause a dental insurance company to consider coverage for cosmetic treatment. For example, you need a metal-free dental restoration to fix a broken tooth. There is a good chance your insurance company will pay.
However, in most cases, it’s unlikely that your insurer will sign off on paying for any part of your treatment. In these instances, you’ll need assistance, which is why we are pleased to offer two alternative payment options – flexible financing through CareCredit and our in-house membership plan.
With CareCredit, you can pay little to no interest while making manageable monthly installments toward the cost of your treatment.
With our in-house membership plan, you pay a flat monthly or annual fee and in turn, receive preventive services and valuable discounts on all other treatments throughout the year.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
For just about any issue you could have with your smile, cosmetic dentistry has a treatment that can help you. While this is great if you’re trying to make an improvement in how you look, it also means that understanding cosmetic dentistry as a whole can be a bit complicated.
As a consequence, we get all kinds of questions from our patients about what cosmetic dentistry entails. If you want to learn more about the field before your consultation, here are some examples of the questions we get most often.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Even if you’re someone who is dead-set on improving your smile, you might still be a little bit concerned about the prospect of pain. Thankfully, we work hard to ensure that our cosmetic treatments are as pain-free as can be.
Many of the most common cosmetic treatments, like whitening and direct bonding, don’t even require anesthesia to be painless. However, in the case of more invasive dental treatments, like veneers, we’ll be sure to numb your mouth completely beforehand.
As a consequence, you can expect the treatment to be completely painless. The most you’re likely to experience is a little bit of discomfort during recovery. Over-the-counter pain medicine should be plenty to keep you comfortable for the duration of your aftercare.
Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?
People have always wanted their smile to look their best, but it’s only been over the last few decades that cosmetic dentistry has become enormously popular. This is partially due to the advancements that have been made in that time—veneers, for example, have progressed considerably.
However, advancements elsewhere in dentistry have also contributed to cosmetic treatments’ popularity. As people’s oral health has improved it has afforded them greater opportunities to focus on purely aesthetic treatments.
Finally, advancements in the field of dentistry have made cosmetics much easier to produce in recent years, and as a consequence, have become considerably more affordable. Treatments that were once only available to the rich and famous can now be done for anyone!
Are There Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Suitable for Children or Teenagers?
No one is more self-conscious about their appearance than teenagers, and few people will benefit more from the increased self-esteem that cosmetic dentistry affords them. You may be happy to learn that there are plenty of dental treatments that younger people can use to improve their smiles. Direct bonding is an excellent example, as it’s both simple and capable of repairing all kinds of minor imperfections.
However there are some cosmetic dental treatments, like teeth whitening, that aren’t a good idea for younger people. When we meet your child in person we’ll be able to give them a better idea of what treatments are and are not possible.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
People often associate cosmetic dentistry with incredibly expensive treatments, partially having to do with the fact that it’s rarely covered by insurance.
However, cosmetic dentistry is also an incredibly varied field encompassing all kinds of treatments, many of which are more affordable than you’d expect. If you’re concerned about the cost, you can rest assured that there’s a treatment that can make a massive difference in your smile, and that can fit into your budget.