Revitalize Your Smile with These Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Combining the skilled artistry of your dentist with modern dental techniques and technology, cosmetic dentistry is a versatile practice that aims to help you create a smile that supports your sense of self-confidence and total well-being. From brightening your smile to replacing one or more missing teeth, here’s how these common cosmetic dentistry procedures can be customized to help you craft an attractive smile that is unique, beautiful, strong, and healthy.
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Even with great oral hygiene habits and twice-annual dental visits, your teeth are likely to show signs of staining and discoloration with age. Targeting both extrinsic and intrinsic (surface and deep) stains, professional teeth whitening treatments use a prescription-strength peroxide gel to safely and effectively brighten dullness, remove unsightly stains, and lighten your smile by two or more shades.
Producing dramatic results in a single clinical visit, a professional in-office whitening treatment uses the most concentrated bleaching agents under the careful supervision of your dental team. At-home professional whitening kits use custom whitening trays that you’ll wear for 30 to 60 minutes once daily for up to two weeks. You may experience some tooth or gum sensitivity during and immediately following treatment, which will subside within the days following treatment completion.
Costs are calculated on completed, whole-mouth treatment. $
A porcelain veneer treatment can dramatically transform your smile’s shape, shade, and overall appearance. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality dental porcelain that are bonded to the surface of targeted teeth to correct stains, discoloration, chips, gaps, unevenness, and crookedness. The result is a smile by design that is even, luminous, youthful, and natural-looking.
A porcelain veneer treatment is typically completed in two clinical visits. During your first visit, your teeth will be prepared before your dental team takes impressions and fits you with temporary veneers. During your second visit, your dentist will complete your treatment by securely bonding your custom veneers to the front surface of your teeth. While you may experience some mild gum or jaw soreness for the first few days following treatment, your smile will be fully functional and any symptoms manageable with over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication.
Costs are calculated on a per-tooth basis. $$.
A conservative yet impactful cosmetic dentistry treatment, dental bonding uses the strategic application of tooth-colored composite resin to correct chips, cracks, minor gaps, and discoloration, and enhance your smile’s shape, evenness, and radiance. Requiring little-to-no tooth preparation, a dental bonding treatment is typically completed in a single clinical visit and has no recovery period. Some patients may experience some mild sensitivity to temperature or pressure in the first day or two following your dental bonding treatment, but this can usually be managed with OTC pain medication, if needed.
Costs are calculated on a per-tooth basis. $
Full Arch Rehabilitation
If you’ve lost a full arch of teeth, full arch rehabilitation with dental implants can restore your smile’s beauty and your oral function. Full arch rehab draws from one of several dental implant techniques to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with full mouth dental implants, like All-on-4 dental implants, implant-supported dentures, full ceramic arch, and Hybridge implants.
A full arch rehab will occur in phases over several months, ensuring your results are strong, reliable, healthy, and long-lasting. Phases include bone augmentation (when needed), implant placement and healing, abutment placement and healing, and completion with your custom prosthetic teeth. You may experience some minor swelling and discomfort in the first seven to 10 days following implant placement and abutment placement, which can be managed with either prescription or OTC pain medication. Your dentist may also recommend a soft food diet for several weeks to support optimal healing.
The cost of full-mouth dental implants will vary on how much preparation your tissues need and your dentist, and range between $30,000 and $45,000.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, a dental implant restoration can enable you to reclaim your smile’s fullness and beauty, restore function, and prevent bone loss in your face and jaw. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth and securely anchor a custom dental crown or bridge.
Except in the case of same-day implants for eligible patients, a dental implant restoration usually occurs in phases over several months. Phases include bone augmentation (when needed), implant placement and healing, abutment placement and healing, and completion with your custom zirconia crown or bridge. You may experience some minor swelling and discomfort in the first seven to 10 days following implant placement and abutment placement, which can usually be well-managed with either prescription or OTC pain medication. Your dentist may also recommend a modified diet for several weeks to support optimal healing.
As your restoration will be totally unique, how much a tooth implant costs will depend on how many teeth you’re replacing and what, if any, preparation you need.
The cost of full-mouth dental implants will vary on the amount of preparation needed. $$$
Straightening your teeth and correcting malocclusion (a misaligned bite) with Invisalign can boost your smile’s appearance and keep your teeth healthier in the long run. Invisalign is a discreet, convenient, and non-invasive orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners and clear attachments to discreetly, gradually, and conveniently straighten your teeth and correct malocclusion, gaps, unevenness, and overcrowding.
During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll wear a removable clear plastic aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day for six to 18 months. You may experience some soreness for a day or two when you update your aligner every two weeks, which can be alleviated with a soft-food diet and OTC pain medication, when needed.
Cost is based on the length of your treatment and the nature of the issues you’re correcting. $$—$$$
Whether you’re looking to make small or dramatic changes to your smile’s appearance, Duvall Dental Center is here to support your smile goals and needs. To schedule a complimentary virtual consult or to schedule your next appointment, contact our office today.