Cosmetic Dentistry – Loveland, OH
Simple Treatments That Enhance Your Smile
Do you sometimes hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth? If so, you might want to consider doing something about it with cosmetic dentistry. Research has shown that smiling offers a lot of benefits, and you’ll be more likely to smile when you feel good about the way you look. Smiling can actually reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, and boost your mood. Making the decision to pursue cosmetic dentistry in Loveland, OH doesn’t just help you look more attractive; it improves your health too! That’s why we want you to know about all the options available from Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry.
Why Choose Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- In-Office and Take-Home Whitening Available
- Full Mouth Reconstructions for Complex Cases
- Always Uses Metal-Free Restorations to Ensure Natural Esthetics
Even if your smile looks stellar, wrinkles and fine lines on the face around it can dampen the effect and leave you wishing for an overall makeover. At Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry, we love being able to help our patients achieve the revitalizing results they have their heart set on – that’s why we’re proud to be able to incorporate BOTOX® treatment into your smile makeover plan! These substances can be utilized to relax facial muscles and plump up skin, resulting in a fresher, more youthful appearance that lasts for months at a time. In addition to the valuable cosmetic benefits, BOTOX® can also help relieve pain caused by TMJ dysfunction and bruxism (teeth grinding).
When you want the most comprehensive approach to hiding multiple imperfections in your smile at a time, porcelain veneers offer a solution that effectively hides cracks, gaps, stains, chips, and even slightly rotated teeth. Each veneer is customized to your exact preference, including the size, shape, and color. This way, your veneers blend in effectively with the rest of your existing teeth. With proper at-home oral care, your veneers should last at least 10 years.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
In the past, dental crowns were made with metal materials, including nickel, copper, and silver. While these materials may be strong, they aren’t exactly ideal if you care about your smile’s appearance. At Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry, we use materials that actually blend in with your existing tooth enamel. This ensures that your teeth remain durable for many years to come without affecting your ability to smile in the process.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Do you only have a handful of chips, cracks or permanent discolorations that do not necessarily require a significant amount of treatment to resolve? When a single damaged tooth is preventing you from smiling, cosmetic bonding can quickly and effectively hide these imperfections, leaving your smile looking more attractive than ever. The material we use to repair damaged teeth (composite resin) is exactly what we use for tooth-colored fillings. With proper care, they should last at least a decade.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
With powerful bleaching gels from Zoom! Whitening, you can easily remove stains caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, and other external factors. You can also address stains deeply embedded in your tooth enamel, a function you won’t find in store-bought solutions. Plus, with both in-office and take-home solutions available at Gerome and Patrice Family Dentistry, it’s easy to achieve results in just one hour or over the span of two weeks on your own schedule.
How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist
Finding a cosmetic dentist may be more difficult than expected. The ADA doesn’t recognize cosmetic dentistry as a true specialty, which means any dentist can claim they are a cosmetic one. That’s why we’ve included some easy yet significant tips for finding the right dentist for you. Read on to learn more!
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Most dental insurance plans don’t cover cosmetic services unless they’re medically necessary in some way. As such, we’ll take the time to make sure that you fully understand the costs associated with our cosmetic treatments so that you aren’t caught off guard later in the process. At your initial consultation, we’ll put together an estimate of how much you can expect to pay, and we’ll go over what financial options are available to help you fit a gorgeous new smile into your budget.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
There are various types of cosmetic dentistry to choose from, and the treatment that’s right for you depends largely on the kind of improvements that you’re looking to make. Naturally, the cost will be different depending on what treatment you get:
- Cosmetic bonding is among the cheapest cosmetic treatments. It can be completed in as little as one visit, and it’s useful for hiding all kinds of flaws. However, it tends not to last as long as veneers, and it may not be suitable for patients who are looking to make more extensive improvements.
- Teeth whitening is usually in the mid-range when it comes to cost. It’s a highly effective solution for patients who are bothered by stained or discolored teeth, but it’s not as versatile as other procedures.
- Veneers tend to cost more than other cosmetic treatments, which is balanced out by the many advantages they offer. They can last between 10 to 15 years with the right care, and they can be used to make multiple improvements all at once.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
When you pay for cosmetic dentistry, you are investing in a smile that you can be proud of. You’ll likely feel much more confident when you’re happy with how your teeth look, which can make a world of difference at job interviews and other important events. In the long-term, the self-esteem boost that comes from having a beautiful smile can help your career, your relationships, and various other aspects of your life. Don’t be afraid to take the first step in getting the grin that you’ve always wanted!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Even though dental insurance usually won’t pay for cosmetic treatments, there are still ways we can help you fit such services into your budget. For example, we offer a Kleer dental membership plan that lets you enjoy a discount on various procedures offered at our practice. Unlike dental insurance, our membership plan has no deductibles or annual maximums to worry about, and there’s no waiting period before your discount kicks in.
We can also help you apply for a CareCredit financing plan that breaks up the cost of your care into monthly installments. CareCredit plans normally have little to no interest attached, and you’ll be given a chance to pick a plan that fits your specific needs.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Using specific aesthetic treatments, your cosmetic dentists can help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the size, shape, color, and even alignment of your pearly whites so that you can smile with complete confidence. While you might be excited to invest in your smile, chances are you might have some questions about the details of the treatment process. That’s why we have decided to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry for your benefit.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
In the vast majority of cases, your insurance won’t cover the cost of strictly cosmetic procedures. However, there are some cases where a cosmetic treatment overlaps with another form of dentistry, such as restorative, which they may cover. If a cosmetic treatment is deemed essential to restore or improve your oral health, such as a metal-free crown, your insurance policy may elect to cover up to 80% of the cost.
Our friendly team will work with your insurance carrier and will be more than happy to file claims on your behalf to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. We also offer third-party financing through CareCredit, which allows you to fund the care your smile needs at very little interest.
Can My Teenager Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?
We understand that teens are often incredibly self-conscious about their appearance, including their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry may be just the thing your teen needs to take their self-confidence to the next level. Your teen may be a candidate for certain cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening or dental bonding to fix a broken or gapped tooth. Bonding may also be right for younger children, if their damaged tooth presents a problem for their oral health. The best way to determine whether your teen can benefit from cosmetic dentistry is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
How Long Will the Process Take?
This question is impossible to answer without your coming in for an appointment. Since every case is different, there is no fixed timeline for how long it will take to revitalize your smile. Certain procedures like teeth whitening can be completed in just one appointment, while others, like veneers or crowns, can take two or more. Our dentists can give you a more detailed and accurate timeline at your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you aren’t satisfied with some aspect of the teeth you see smiling back at you in the mirror, you might be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Generally, we ask that our patient’s smiles are infection-free before undergoing cosmetic procedures, so we must address cavities and gum disease prior to improving the appearance of your pearly whites.
Are you ready to transform your smile for the better? Then give our office a call today!