What is cosmetic dentistry, and how is it different from general dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry enhances the beauty of your teeth, while general dentistry maintains the health of your teeth and gums. With modern technology, Excel Dentistry is able to improve the process of keeping your teeth healthy, and give you a more attractive smile in the process.

Common cosmetic treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite (tooth-colored) dental fillings
  • Porcelain dental veneers
  • Porcelain dental crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontics

Why should I see a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentists are trained to provide safe and effective treatments that complement the beauty of your smile. If you would like to eliminate spaces and gaps in your teeth, straighten crooked teeth, or whiten stained or discolored teeth, seeing a dentist who specializes in cosmetic treatments is the way to go. Our dentist, Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido, can help you to achieve the smile you want.

How long will each cosmetic treatment take?

Some cosmetic treatments take longer than others. The length of time depends on the treatment you select. With modern, up-to-date technology, some cosmetic treatments can be completed in one office visit.

Will my insurance cover cosmetic dental care?

The expense for cosmetic treatments varies, and so does the insurance coverage. Our dentist and team will inform you of the cost of your treatment before starting the procedure, so there is no need to worry about whether or not you can afford it. You will also be able to pick which payment plan works best for your budget which will ensure that you are comfortable with the amount you have to pay out-of-pocket.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Almost anyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening, as long as they have their natural teeth. People who smoke, or have discolored teeth will benefit from the procedure.  You will still need to follow daily your daily oral health routine, and see our dentist for your regular cleanings and exams.

Are there any side effects with teeth whitening?

We take all of the necessary steps to ensure that your treatment will be a success. There may be times when there are minor side effects, which may include gum sensitivity. If you are concerned about the potential side effects, or if you would like to know more about how teeth whitening could benefit you, please contact our office at 201-652-0400.

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