If you are unhappy with your teeth and your smile, you might be considering getting cosmetic dentistry treatments. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth, and the aesthetics of your smile. You want a smile with beaming white, straightened teeth that gives you the confidence you don’t have now. To achieve your perfect smile, you might want dental veneers, invisible braces, white fillings, teeth whitening, or other procedures. But finding the right cosmetic dentistry in Calgary SE might be a challenge for you.
Can a general dentist do cosmetic dentistry?
Yes! General dentists do cosmetic dental treatments as part of their services as some cosmetic treatments overlap with restorative treatments. For example, if you have chipped or broken teeth, you want cosmetic dentistry to make them look better but the actual procedures such as veneers, bridges, or crowns are also part of restorative dentistry. Patients who want old metal fillings removed for health reasons will receive fillings which are a white material to match surrounding teeth. Most general and family dentists have the equipment and training to also provide cosmetic dentistry treatments.
We believe finding the right cosmetic dentistry should be easy & affordable.
Dr. Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental is a family dentist who performs cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments. He has treated hundreds of patients with cosmetic dentistry.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes all the dental procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile. These include dental veneers
, crowns, white fillings, Invisalign and Suresmile
invisible braces, dental implants, bridges, and teeth whitening. Dr. Patel has the ability to ensure his patients receive the right treatments to achieve the smiles they deserve.
Dr. Patel can provide porcelain dental veneers which are the ideal treatment for chipped, broken, stained, or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to eliminate gaps between teeth. He uses white fillings and can safely remove old mercury amalgam fillings.
For adults who want to straighten their teeth, Dr. Patel uses two types of invisible braces, Invisalign and Suresmile
. He creates the customized aligners and treatment plan in his office and sees remarkable results for most patients in 12-18 months. He does dental implants which can restore a smile with gaps, and he uses materials to match your existing teeth. Dr. Patel makes use of the latest technology to do one-day or same-day crowns, where he uses a digital scan to map the tooth, then creates the new tooth while you are in the chair. This eliminates the need to have a temporary tooth and wait several weeks for the new tooth to come from a lab.
For teeth whitening, Dr. Patel uses the Philips ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
, which can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes. The pH booster in the whitening gel combined with LED technology accelerates the whitening process delivering noticeable results after just one visit.
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
Many dental plans do not cover elective procedures that are purely for aesthetics. Some cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, or dental veneers just for appearance, are rarely covered. Dental treatments that are therapeutic or restorative usually are covered by insurance benefits. Some procedures fall into both categories, such as teeth straightening to address a problem bite and TMJ, or bridges to correct a gap in teeth that can result in an altered bite.
In traditional restorative treatments such as repairing a broken front tooth, a dentist can choose to use a porcelain crown or a bonded white filling to repair that tooth, making that a necessary and restorative procedure which is also aesthetic, and so it would be covered by insurance. For all cosmetic procedures, you should consult your insurance provider for pre-approvals. In addition, Dr. Patel has partnered with Pay360 to provide flexible payment plans for your dental care.