Your teeth may be perfectly functional and healthy, but perhaps they do not look the way you wish they did. Staining, minor misalignment, and other aesthetic issues can put a damper on your confidence and make you appear older than you really are. At All Dental, we offer a number of treatments that have the power to address such issues and totally transform your smile. To learn how we may be able to help you achieve your dream look, check out our options for cosmetic dentistry in Westborough, MA listed below.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that we attach to the fronts of teeth in order to disguise their aesthetic flaws. We always design veneers with the goal of complementing a patient’s natural facial features. The porcelain is extremely stain-resistant, and it is durable enough to last for a decade or longer. We can use veneers to transform just one or two teeth, or we can place an entire set of veneers to create a completely new look for your smile.
Metal crowns, bridges, and fillings are effective at protecting teeth — but they have some serious disadvantages, one of which is that they can affect your smile’s natural beauty. That is why we are proud to offer metal-free restorations. Crowns and bridges made of porcelain, as well as composite resin fillings, can be shade-matched to blend in with your existing dentition. As a result, you can enjoy the benefits of restorative dentistry without having any metal to mar your smile.
During the direct bonding process, we apply a tooth-colored resin to the front of a tooth. We mold the resin in a way that allows it to disguise the tooth’s flaws (such as chips, cracks, or discoloration). A special light hardens the resin. We usually recommend bonding for patients who have just one or two teeth that they would like to improve the appearance of. The process is quick and painless, and the results can last for 5 years or longer.
The consumption of dark foods and beverages, genetics, and simply the passage of time can cause your teeth to become discolored. We can help you vanquish those stains with our professional whitening services. In a single appointment in our dental office, we may be able to make you teeth several shades brighter. Or, if you prefer, we can provide you with a kit that will allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home over the course of several days.
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Your gums should be a subtle frame for your teeth. However, if you have uneven or excess gum tissue, your gums may get more attention than they deserve; you have what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” We can gently trim your gums in a way that reveals more of your natural tooth structure and produces a more proportionate appearance (gum recontouring). We may also reshape your gums and the underlying bone in order to make space on your teeth for veneers or crowns (crown lengthening).
Would you like to see the outcome of your cosmetic treatment before you commit to it? That is possible thanks to our digital imaging/virtual smile design technology. We begin by capturing photos of your smile. Then, we used the advanced software to give you a realistic idea of what you can expect to look like after a particular procedure. You can thus collaborate with us to plan your treatment in a way that produces your desired results.
Dentists have an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy, including the facial muscles. Thus, they are uniquely qualified to provide Botox Cosmetic injections. In just a few minutes, we may be able to help you reduce or even eliminate crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and other signs of aging. With repeated, regular injections, you can fight the tide of time and maintain a more youthful appearance for years to come.
A smile makeover is a custom-designed treatment plan that aims to correct everything you do not like about the way your smile looks. After your in-depth consultation, we will let you know which procedures will best be able to help you reach your goals. If you have multiple treatment options, we will thoroughly explain the pros and cons of each. Some of the services you might undergo as part of your smile makeover journey include dental implants, gum recontouring, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and more.
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Cosmetic dentistry has the potential to powerfully transform your smile! Of course, it is understandable if you are not ready to launch into a treatment right away; you may want more information before you commit to anything. To assist you, we have put together a list of some frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry. If you do not see the information that you are most curious about, feel free to give us a call. We will be pleased to speak with you!
Services performed by a cosmetic dentist in Westborough can come at a variety of price points, ranging from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. We do our best to respect our patients’ budgets and adjust their treatment plans to fit in with what they are willing to pay. Plus, many patients qualify for low-interest financing.
You can rightly consider cosmetic dentistry to be an investment. In return for the money that you spend, you can enjoy a more attractive smile and all the benefits that come with it. For example, many people believe that individuals with straight, white teeth are younger and more successful than those with obvious aesthetic flaws in their smile.
Dental insurance focuses primarily on supporting patients’ oral health, which means that it almost never covers purely elective treatments. Most cosmetic services fall into this category. However, in some cases, there is overlap between cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. For example, a metal-free crown can both enhance your smile and protect a vulnerable tooth, with the latter fact possibly making it eligible for coverage. Similarly, insurance policies may cover gum recontouring if it is both to improve appearances and manage an infection. If there is any question about whether your policy will cover a particular service, our team can communicate with your insurer and get pre-authorization if possible.
Generally speaking, yes, cosmetic dentistry is safe as long as it is performed by a properly trained professional. Of course, no procedure is 100% without risk. However, our team takes great care to minimize such risks so our patients are unlikely to experience adverse effects from their treatment. For example, we thoroughly screen patients before a procedure to make sure it is a fit for them. While performing work on your smile, you can expect us to pay attention to all the minute details with the goal of making your treatment mishap-free.
The results of cosmetic treatments have varying lifespans. For example, teeth whitening may last just a few months without proper maintenance, while dental bonding tends to last for 3 – 5 years. Other treatments endure for much longer; in some cases, veneers have been known to function for 20 years or longer. Our team will coach you on things you can do to help the results of your procedure stand the test of time.