Cosmetic Dentistry in Rocky Mountain House
Local General Dentist in Rocky Mountain House, AB
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See what veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, Invisalign -- or even a complete dental makeover can do for your smile.
Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry has many benefits. Some will be universal, and some will be very personal to you. Here are some of the main reasons patients choose to improve their smiles through cosmetic dentistry.
More Confidence in Your Smile
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you have a healthy, straight white smile that you’re proud to show off, you’ll often feel more confident in your appearance. This will enable you to speak up in meetings and social situations, smile and laugh freely, and feel confident in photos, videos, and everyday life.
A More Functional Smile
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t always purely cosmetic. Procedures like dental implants can restore your smile and return your ability to eat, drink, and speak normally again. Being able to do these things freely and without a second thought is integral to achieving and maintaining a high quality of life.
A Youthful Appearance
A healthy white smile can take years off your appearance, and help you to look and feel young again.
Your Own Preferences
Cosmetic dentistry may benefit you in a very personal way. Maybe you’ve always felt self-conscious, and are looking for a permanent solution to help you love the way your smile looks and boost your self-esteem. Maybe you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth that cause pain and malfunction. Even if it’s just a few crooked teeth out of place that a few months of braces can solve, you deserve to feel happy with and confident in your smile.
Does Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
Coverage for cosmetic dentistry can vary based on necessity. Due to the fact that cosmetic dental procedures are often used to correct aesthetic issues, you may be required to pay for them out of pocket. You can discuss your current coverage with your employer and identify any areas where you may be able to utilize some of your dental coverage for cosmetic dentistry.
Alternatively, some cosmetic dentistry procedures can be considered medically necessary. For example, extreme decay that’s causing tooth loss or broken teeth is a medical issue that needs to be treated. In this case, you may be able to have some of the procedures covered by insurance. It all depends on your reason for seeking out cosmetic treatment, and the type of insurance plan that you have.
Veneers are often used to correct aesthetic issues with a patient’s smile. While they do have many cosmetic benefits, veneers can also protect your natural teeth from additional or extensive damage.
Veneers are typically either composed of porcelain or composite material. Before bonding them to the surface of your teeth, your dentist will check to make sure the colour of the veneer matches the colour of your teeth so your smile is as natural-looking as possible. Once the colour has been matched, they’re carefully bonded to your teeth using dental cement.
Dental crowns or caps protect, cover, and aesthetically enhance the shape and appearance of your teeth. These crowns are often used when traditional fillings can’t be and help restore your teeth from damage and trauma caused by severe tooth decay.
Dental bridges are used when you have one or more missing teeth. Bridges help close the space where teeth are missing, preventing your permanent teeth from shifting into these open spaces and affecting the functionality of your smile. Bridges will also prevent decay from collecting in these gaps and damaging your oral health.
The safest and most effective way to get a whiter smile is to have your teeth whitened professionally. We will discuss your desired shade with you, and safely and accurately use bleaching products in order to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. Teeth whitening can typically be completed in just one appointment, saving you time spent in the dental chair. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you’ll be a great candidate for professional whitening.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces due to its discretion. These clear aligners gradually put pressure on all the right teeth to slowly and accurately move them into place and can be used to treat a variety of bite issues.