in New Port Richey, FL
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is a method of professional oral care that puts improving the appearance of your teeth the center of attention. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective rather than essential, but some treatments also provide restorative advantages.
The Purpose of Cosmetic Dentistry
The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to create a positive change to your teeth, your smile and your confidence. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the central dental resource for patients as they work to preserve their health, function and appearance of their mouth. Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry believes that cosmetic dentistry must complement the general and oral health of the patient receiving treatment.
Can cosmetic dentistry fix receding gums?
Cosmetic dentistry can help fix receding gums by gum contouring. This procedure involves cutting away tissue from the roof of a patient's mouth and use that tissue as a graft to cover tooth roots exposed due to gum recession. Then, the cosmetic dentist will use the existing gum to hide the graft which gives the gums a more healthy appearance. While this is a cosmetic procedure, it also protects tooth roots that might become infected.
Can cosmetic dentistry fix an overbite?
Fixing an overbite usually include some sort of orthodontics and/or oral surgery since this is a more substantial change. This condition is a lot easier to address in young patients since the jaw is still in the development stage at that age.
Fixing an overbite can be an extensive process - sometimes taking two years to full correct it. Some treatments that your dentist may recommend to address your overbite include:
- Removing baby teeth to. make space for proper growth of permanent teeth
- Removal of permanent teeth
Can cosmetic dentistry fix crooked teeth?
Cosmetic dentistry can be used to fix many issues, but fixing crooked teeth is one of the more common problems. We know that having a straight smile can boost anyone's confidence level, and that is why we work hard to provide that to our patients of Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry. There are many options to fix crooked teeth using cosmetic dentistry. These options include:
- Dental Veneers
Financing Your Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry prices depend on the dental office that you go to, however, most procedures are around the same cost. For example, you can expect professional teeth whitening to cost you around $500 altogether. Dental veneers can cost anywhere between $500-$1300 per tooth. Other services such as orthodontics and smile makeovers can add up to a much higher price since both of those procedures involves changing the entire structure of the teeth.
There are alternative ways to finance your cosmetic dental care. At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we offer a Dental Membership Plan that includes discounts on a few cosmetic procedures. We also accept third-party payment plans through CareCredit and Compassionate Finance, and are in-network with most insurance companies.Financing Cosmetic Dentistry at Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry includes any procedure that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Types of cosmetic procedures include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Smile Makeovers
A “Smile Makeover” refers to improving the appearance of your teeth through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Dr. Paradis Esi will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
More Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can span from basic color correction of your teeth to performing an entire full mouth reconstruction, and everything in between. If you are interested in considering your cosmetic dentistry options, contact Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL.