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Reasons to Invest in Your Smile

At Cardinal Family Dentistry

A confident, healthy smile has a positive effect on your physical health and your emotional wellbeing
Patients are more likely to take good care of a smile they are proud of
Straight teeth are easier to clean and keep healthy
You deserve to be happy with your smile!
What the Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?

The most common cosmetic treatment, and often the most affordable, is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses special “peroxides” to bleach away teeth stains caused by the consumption of dark coffee & tea, berries, and tobacco use. This treatment is non-invasive and pain-free, and the results are almost immediate.

Dental bonding is another common cosmetic dentistry procedure. This procedure involves placing dental resin directly on your tooth, then reshaping the resin to restore its appearance. Bonding is often used to fill in gaps, cover up stains, and reshape teeth with minor chipping. Like whitening, bonding is quite affordable and is also non-invasive.

Veneers are also widely used to enhance the appearance of a smile. Veneers are usually made of porcelain and they are designed to fit perfectly over your natural teeth. By doing so, they can cover up just about any cosmetic flaws in your smile. They are also very durable and long-lasting.

What Issues Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix? 

Cosmetic dentistry can fix a wide variety of aesthetic dental issues. For example, gaps in your smile can be treated with dental bonding or veneers. Uneven or crooked teeth may also be treated with bonding and enameloplasty, or with a set of dental veneers. 

Teeth whitening can be used to treat most cosmetic stains on your teeth, while deeper internal stains may require treatment with bonding, veneers, or a cosmetic dental crown. As long as your teeth are healthy and you only have cosmetic problems with your smile, cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Barker can help you restore your teeth and feel confident about your smile once again.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered By Dental Insurance?

Unfortunately, cosmetic dentistry procedures are typically not covered by dental insurance. Treatments like whitening, bonding, and veneers are usually not determined to be medically necessary by insurers, so they will not be covered under a standard dental insurance plan.

However, we offer patient resources such as in-house financing for most cosmetic procedures. You can use a payment plan to spread out the cost of your treatments, and get your dream smile even if you are on a tight budget. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, how much you’ll pay for treatment, and our options for financing, schedule a consultation with Dr. Barker today.

Why is professional teeth whitening better than over-the-counter options?

Many people wonder what makes professional grade whitening so much better than over-the-counter options. Though you still may see results when using over-the-counter products, such as Crest Whitestrips, they aren’t as thorough or safe as the whitening a dentist can provide.

At Cardinal Family Dentistry, we create custom trays to make sure all of your teeth are whitened correctly, whereas strips you purchase over the counter may not fit your smile and can produce uneven results. Professional whitening also ensures your safety, since the bleaching agents in over-the-counter products can be very strong and dangerous to use and ingest. Call Cardinal Family Dentistry today to learn more about the beautiful results of our whitening products and schedule an appointment.

What is bonding and reshaping, and how can it improve my smile?

Bonding and reshaping is a convenient, affordable option for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth. During the process of bonding and reshaping, Dr. Barker will cover any chips or discolored areas of your teeth with a puttylike resin that will improve or match the natural color of your teeth. If you have chips or gaps in your teeth, or if you’d like to correct uneven teeth, give us a call to discuss this cost-effective option!

How do composite fillings work?

Fillings are a common solution for cavities. Symptoms that you may have a cavity or a decaying tooth are tenderness to hot and cold temperatures, pain when chewing, and visible holes, or darkening of the tooth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Barker can fill your cavity with a tooth-colored composite resin that will look natural and keep you smiling confidently.

Are veneers the right option for me?

Veneers are a popular option because they can correct a wide range of imperfections and give you a confident smile. If you have chipped, stained, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth, veneers might be the right option for you. Custom porcelain veneers are thin shells of resin that are made to perfectly fit over your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. During your procedure, Dr. Barker will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the veneers, take an impression of your teeth, and cement the veneers on top of your teeth to restore your smile. Visit our office today to learn more about veneers.

I’m missing multiple teeth. What are my options?

At Cardinal Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing compassionate, judgement-free solutions for our patients. If you are missing multiple teeth, we offer full arch restorations, as well as full and partial dentures to meet the needs of every patient. Whether you’re looking for a permanent option or one that is removable, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget. Call us today to get started!

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