Cosmetic dentistry includes all the treatments and procedures that can help patients address aesthetic issues so they feel more attractive and more confident in the way their teeth and smiles appear. Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Before any procedure is performed, a consultation visit can help ensure patients receive the best treatment options to help them address their specific issues and achieve optimal results.
Yes, several procedures used in cosmetic dentistry improve the appearance of teeth while also helping to support better oral health, including procedures to replace missing teeth and treatments to surround and cover teeth that have been damaged due to cracks and chips. Closing gaps between teeth can make it easier to keep teeth and gums healthy and make it more difficult for disease-causing bacteria to invade the gum tissue and cause gum disease.
When a procedure is performed purely for cosmetic reasons, most insurance plans will not provide coverage or will provide only very limited coverage. For procedures that serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes, insurance may provide coverage for at least part of the costs. Financing options are also available to help cover out-of-pocket costs associated with care.
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