Cosmetic Dentist in Dallas
Would you smile more if you had straighter, whiter teeth? The answer to that question, for most patients, is “Absolutely!” That’s why so many patients look for cosmetic care. Patients with vibrant, stunning smiles are perceived as friendlier, more attractive, and more confident. Our goal as a Dallas dental office is to help patients make their smile dreams come true.
Creating beautiful results begins with a consultation visit during which Dr. Higginbottom, Dr. Derksen, or Dr. Hildebrand carefully assess teeth as they are, and talk to you about your goals and the services you have in mind. Once we have a complete picture of your needs and goals, we create a comprehensive plan for helping you achieve your goals.
We offer a range of great cosmetic services to patients from Dallas and its surrounding areas. These include:
Previously, dentists relied on metal fillings (known as amalgam fillings) to treat cavities. Today, tooth-colored fillings are standard. When you compare the restorative and cosmetic benefits to amalgam fillings, there’s simply no contest. Tooth-colored fillings are more supportive than metal fillings, and can be shaded to blend in with your smile’s natural color.
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Professional Teeth Whitening
Tooth stains have a variety of causes, but in most cases, they’re caused by the foods and drinks we consume. Whitening/Bleaching is designed to minimize stains or reverse the staining process for a whiter, more attractive smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening/Bleaching
At Dallas Esthetics, our In-office teeth whitening process couldn’t be more convenient. In just one visit, we brighten your smile by multiple shades which is far better than anything achievable with whitening products from your local pharmacy or grocery store. Using our advanced technology, we can whiten your smile by as much as 10 shades, removing years of yellowing and unsightly staining.
At-Home Teeth Whitening/Bleaching
If you’re interested in whitening your smile in the comfort of your home, let us talk to you about at-home whitening. This option uses custom whitening trays and a supply of professional whitener to achieve results that are comparable to in-office whitening. At-home whitening can also be used to extend the effects of your whiter smile following in-office whitening.
For patients who want to create a smile that looks whiter and straighter, porcelain veneers can help. This service is one of the leading cosmetic dental treatments in part because of the results and because treatment can be completed in two convenient appointments.
Your treatment begins with a consultation during which Dr. Higginbottom, Dr. Derksen, or Dr. Hildebrand assess your needs and design veneers to complement your smile and overall appearance. The next step is for us to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth so veneers lay flat when they’re placed. Then, we affix a set of temporary veneers to your teeth to protect them until your permanent veneers are ready.
Once our lab has finished crafting your veneers, you return to our office to have your temporaries removed and your permanent veneers placed. When we’re finished with your veneers procedure, you can leave our office with a stunning, confident smile.
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
With every cosmetic service, our goal is to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible. That’s why we’re committed to offering all-ceramic restorations. Dental restorations can be made from a variety of materials, but all-ceramic restorations come the closest to resembling a natural tooth. Would you like to learn more about restoring one or more of your teeth with an all-ceramic restoration? We would be happy to answer your questions during a special consultation.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for the rich and famous anymore. The diversity of treatment options available allows people from all walks of life to invest in an attractive smile. However, misconceptions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Dallas cause many to believe it’s out of their price range, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although there’s not a flat rate for elective services, we strive to keep a confident, beautiful smile within everyone's budget.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right For Me?
Every mouth is unique and everyone has different goals. Therefore, it’s impossible to have a one-size-fits-all solution to fix aesthetic issues. Your cosmetic dentist in Dallas will examine your mouth and learn more about your concerns before recommending suitable treatment options, which can include:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Professional teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- All-ceramic dental restorations
We’ll help you choose the right treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams while staying within your budget. Rest assured, you will know exactly what you’ll have to pay before committing to anything.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
You can’t put a price tag on the benefits associated with an attractive smile. If your teeth are unattractive, it can affect your self-esteem and the opinion of others. Research has shown people with beautiful smiles are perceived as being younger, smarter, successful, happier, and more outgoing. Correcting the imperfections behind your anxieties will give you a smile you will want to share because you’ll look and feel your best.
Besides the aesthetic benefits, cosmetic dentistry can also improve your oral health. Certain cosmetic issues can affect the health of your teeth and gums, like alignment problems or chips. Fixing them will restore your oral health and give your confidence the boost it needs.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Don’t let rumors about the cost of cosmetic services prevent you from achieving the smile you deserve. After creating a treatment plan, we will explain the fees and your payment options, which can include:
- Traditional Payments: We accept all forms of traditional payments, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
- Dental Insurance: It’s rare for dental insurance to pay for elective treatments, but many cosmetic procedures provide restorative benefits, like crowns and fillings. If a treatment is deemed medically necessary, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. If applicable, we will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your policy to lower the amount you’ll need to pay.
- Third-Party Financing: You can pay for any out-of-pocket expenses using monthly payments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
We believe everyone should have access to affordable services to achieve their best smiles. We will work with you to find the treatment and payment method to reach your goals. If you have any questions, or you are ready to schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Cosmetic dentistry in Dallas isn’t just for the elite. People from all walks of life can have the beautiful smile they desire; however, it’s a big investment. Don’t worry if you’re a little apprehensive. We’ll explain everything during your cosmetic consultation to calm your nerves. We want you to feel 100% confident in the decision you’re making for your smile. While you wait, here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
Which procedure is right for me?
Every smile is unique, and everyone has different goals, which is why we don’t take a cookie-cutter approach. There isn’t any way to determine the procedures you’ll need without first examining your smile and learning more about your concerns. Your cosmetic dentist in Dallas will explain all your options, which can include one or more procedures, including:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- All-ceramic dental restorations
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
There’s not a flat fee for cosmetic dentistry because every situation differs. Several factors affect the amount you’ll pay, such as the procedure and number of teeth being treated. Although there’s not a set rate, we strive to keep a confident smile within everyone’s budget. We will explain your personalized estimate and discuss your payment options, like third-party financing. You’ll know exactly how much you’ll have to pay before committing to any treatment.
Can I use my dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry?
Typically, cosmetic dentistry isn’t covered by dental insurance because the procedures are elective, but there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic treatments also offer restorative benefits, like tooth-colored fillings and all-ceramic dental restorations. If a procedure is necessary for your dental health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. After your deductible, your dental insurance can pay up to 80% for certain treatments. If applicable, we’ll file the necessary claim forms to maximize your benefits to lower the amount you pay.
How long will my results last?
Every procedure has a different lifespan, and various factors affect the longevity of your results, like your oral hygiene routine. Your cosmetic dentist will explain how long you can expect your results to last. No matter the procedure, you can promote the longevity of your new smile by brushing twice a day using nonabrasive dental products and flossing nightly. It’s best to avoid anything that may damage your smile, like using your teeth as tools or chewing on inedible objects. A healthy diet that’s limited in sugars and starches will protect your investment from decay. Don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will monitor your smile to ensure your investment lasts.
Can my teen benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Every situation is different, but there are some elective procedures suitable for teens, like all-ceramic crowns, tooth-colored fillings, or teeth whitening. Our dentist will examine their smile and discuss their concerns to determine which treatment can help them achieve a confident smile.