Cosmetic dentistry is a fusion between artistic aesthetics and the science of dentistry. Cosmetic dental treatments are intended not only to restore teeth, but to create a beautiful smile through revitalizing or enhancing them. There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available, all designed to enhance certain parts of an individual’s smile. Some cosmetic treatments can correct or alter the size, shape, color, or alignment of the teeth, while others can add, remove, or contour gum tissue. No matter what cosmetic dental treatment you choose, the end result is a beautiful smile!
Glow Dental Dallas offers the following cosmetic dental treatments:
- Composite fillings
- Dental crowns & bridges
- Dental implants
- Dentures (Implant-supported)
- Gum grafts & augmentation
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
Did You Know?
People who feel better about their teeth are more likely to smile regularly in their daily lives. Smiling in and of itself has many benefits including mood improvement, immune system boosts, and it can also add about 7 years to your life!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for cosmetic dental services?
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dental services if you are dissatisfied with your smile and would like to make some changes. Because Glow Dental Dallas offers a wide range of cosmetic dental services, you are likely to find a treatment plan that works best for you. However, each cosmetic dental treatment has its own requirements for candidacy.
In most cases, if you are in decent oral health and free from gum disease or tooth decay, you will be able to have cosmetic dental treatments. In other cases, you may need to have some restorative procedures performed prior to cosmetic services. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry and which cosmetic dental service is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joshi of Glow Dental Dallas today!
What can cosmetic dentistry fix?
Nowadays, dental technology has evolved to such a level that many of your dental concerns can easily be addressed using cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can fix the following dental concerns:
- Teeth that are too large or too small
- Improperly or oddly shaped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that have gaps
- Gummy smiles
- Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Stained or otherwise discolored teeth
- Missing teeth
- Receding gums
How do I know which cosmetic dental service is right for me?
With so many choices, deciding on a specific cosmetic dental service can seem daunting at first. During your initial consultation, Dr. Joshi will examine your teeth, bite, and gums, as well as ask you about any concerns you may have. Using this information, he will make recommendations as to which cosmetic dental treatment he thinks would work best for your individual case.
To get the most out of your appointment, we recommend carefully considering the questions listed below. These questions are designed to get you thinking about your cosmetic goals and the answers will help you and Dr. Joshi find the best cosmetic dental treatment for you. Things to consider include:
- Am I looking to fix a single tooth or multiple teeth?
- Do I have broken, cracked, or chipped teeth?
- Are my teeth too large or too small?
- Are my teeth discolored or stained?
- Do I have too much gum tissue?
- Am I missing any teeth?
- How much time am I willing to devote to treatment, recovery, and aftercare?
- What is my financial budget?
- If I could fix one thing about my smile it would be…
What can I expect when undergoing cosmetic dental services at Glow Dental Dallas?
The first step to undergoing any type of dental service is to have the initial consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Joshi will evaluate your gums, teeth, and bite for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If either are present, they will likely need to be taken care of before cosmetic treatment can continue. He will then discuss your smile goals with you and make treatment recommendations.
Once you have agreed upon a cosmetic dental treatment, your expectations will depend upon the individual treatment you decided on. Some cosmetic dental treatments require a single office visit, while others may require multiple office visits. In some cases, dental anesthetics may be used to keep you comfortable, as well as dental sedation to keep you calm. Before undergoing any treatment, the expectations will be thoroughly explained to you so that you can make an educated decision. Also, for more information about each individual treatment, please visit our services page.
How long does cosmetic dentistry last?
The total lifespan of your cosmetic dental treatment will again depend upon the treatment you decided upon. Some cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening have a much shorter lifespan than others, such as dental implants. For more information about each individual treatment, please visit our services page.
How can I maintain the results of my cosmetic dental treatment?
To maintain your smile, you will need to practice good oral health habits. These include brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing once a day. You will also need to attend regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings at Glow Dental Dallas every six months. These checkups are essential for Dr. Joshi to monitor your oral health and any restoration that was placed during your treatment.
Additionally, you will need to prevent your restoration, as well as your natural teeth, from becoming damaged. Although enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and dental restorations are made from highly durable materials, there is no such thing as indestructible. To prevent damage from occurring, Dr. Joshi recommends avoid behaviors like smoking, biting pens or hard objects, nail biting, ice chewing, and using your teeth to open packages.
What does cosmetic dentistry cost?
The price of cosmetic dentistry will depend upon the type, extent, and location of treatment. In some cases, it may also be dependant on the types of dental materials used. However, the good news is there is both affordable cosmetic dental services, as well as those that require more of an investment.
For those that may require a little extra, financing options are available. Glow Dental Dallas also offers a membership club that offers treatment discounts, however there are limitations so check with us to make sure your treatment is part of this.
Does insurance cover cosmetic dental treatments?
If the service is purely cosmetic, such as with porcelain veneers, than unfortunately most dental insurance plans do not offer coverage. However, if the service is classified as restorative, such as with composite fillings or dental implants, then your insurance may offer partial coverage. The classifications of services, as well as the level of coverage does vary among companies, so our office will help you to determine your level of coverage prior to any treatment.
For honest and effective dentistry that takes your overall health and well-being into consideration, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joshi of Glow Dental & Implant Center. We proudly serve the residents of Dallas, TX and the surrounding communities.