Cosmetic dental services are treatments that improve the look and function of your teeth. They’re usually not medically necessary, but many people get them to enhance the aesthetics of their smile. They’re also often described as elective procedures.
During your appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine which ones could benefit from cosmetic treatments. Once they have evaluated your teeth, your dentist will talk to you about the results you can expect from your treatment. For example, if you have a chipped tooth, your dentist can tell you whether or not dental bonding would be an option for you.
The length of time the effects of cosmetic dental services last can depend on the individual. For example, teeth whitening treatments can last for a year or two, while dental bonding can last ten years or more. Some cosmetic dental restorations may also require occasional touch-ups, like dental crowns.
After your dental work is complete, our dentist will want to see you back in our offices for a follow-up appointment. It is important to schedule a follow-up appointment after any dental work. This is because the work is not yet completed. The follow-up appointments are to ensure that the work meets your expectations and has been completed properly.
While at home, it is essential to maintain optimum oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Along with these, please avoid biting into anything too hard or chewing on pen caps, ice cubes, etc.
Many insurance plans cover a portion of your cosmetic dental treatment. However, this coverage varies widely from plan to plan, so the only way to know if your plan covers these procedures is to talk with your insurance provider.