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Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman with beautiful smileA picture-perfect smile isn’t just for celebrities anymore. At La Plata Dental, we offer cosmetic dentistry services that meet the needs, budgets, and lifestyles of our patients. We’ll help you get the smile of your dreams in complete comfort and free from stress. Contact our dedicated dentist and team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During this visit, we’ll assess your smile and help you create a personalized treatment plan that will keep you smiling.

Porcelain Veneers

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One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry solutions, porcelain veneers, transform the most flawed teeth into gorgeous smiles. Porcelain veneers allow us to reshape the entire line of the a patient’s smile with one simple treatment. The process is completed over the course of two treatment appointments. During the first visit, we prepare teeth and design the veneers. Once the custom restorations are received from our dental lab, patients return to exchange their temporaries for their final porcelain veneer.

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Direct Bonding

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Using the quality composite resin material we utilize during tooth-colored filling restoration, direct bonding allows us to correct dental flaws like chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in teeth. The process is completed in a single visit. We apply the putty-like composite directly onto the surfaces of teeth. Then, a curing light is used to harden the material into position. We skillfully shape the treated tooth to fit perfectly into the bite. Then, your smile is polished to a flawless shine.

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Teeth Whitening

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Many of our patients want a brighter smile, and the majority of these patients have tried over the counter whiteners. Where these store bought whitening products fall short, professional teeth whitening can deliver flawless smiles up to ten shades brighter than their natural shade. Each teeth whitening plan is customized to meet a patient’s unique needs and directly address the underlying cause of dental discoloration.  And we will provide you with custom-made whitening trays for you to keep your smile bright over time.  Safe, effective, and predictable, professional teeth whitening significantly enhances the appearance of your teeth.

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If you want to straighten out your smile or correct a traumatic or damaging bite without metal brackets and wire braces, the La Plata Dental team can help. We offer Invisalign clear braces. Using a series of clear, plastic alignment trays, the Invisalign system moves teeth into their ideal position over the course of treatment. No change in diet, oral hygiene, or your professional image necessary. All you will see is a flawless smile from start to finish.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may be thinking about getting cosmetic dentistry in La Plata. With our help, you can get the stunning look you’ve always wanted! Of course, we understand you might have a few questions before committing to a specific treatment. Below, our team has answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients about our services. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Feel free to give our office a call!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Many people are hesitant to move forward with cosmetic dentistry because they’re worried it’ll cost them an arm and a leg. Well, it’s actually not as expensive as you might think! The pricey reputation only stems from the fact that cosmetic services are rarely covered by dental insurance, meaning you’ll have to pay some out-of-pocket expenses. Improving your smile may seem costly, but the incredible benefits make it an investment worth making. Plus, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit to make your care as affordable as possible. It allows you to split your total expenses into smaller, budget-friendly monthly installments.  

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Truthfully, almost anyone who’s unhappy with their smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry in La Plata. We offer multiple services to address all your unique dental imperfections! Stained and discolored teeth can be corrected with professional teeth whitening, while chipped or cracked teeth can be fixed with a dental crown or veneer. At the end of the day, the only way to know for sure you’re a good candidate is by attending a consultation with our team at La Plata Dental.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Patients with dental anxiety may be worried their cosmetic procedure will be painful. Rest assured – most treatments are non-invasive and shouldn’t even require local anesthetic (i.e., whitening and bonding). However, you may be numbed for more complex treatments like veneers where the tooth must be reshaped. Keep in mind that your mouth will likely feel sore and sensitive for the first few days following any cosmetic service. The good news is it should mild, temporary, and easily manageable with proper aftercare.

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?

For a long time, the sole purpose of dentistry was to prevent and treat dental problems. Within the past few decades, the average person has had better oral health thanks to modern techniques and proper education. As a result, more people are able to focus on improving the appearance of their teeth rather than just fixing problems. The rise of smartphones is another reason why cosmetic dentistry has become so popular. Nowadays, everyone is having their picture taken more often than ever before and they want to make sure they have a confident smile they can flash for the camera.  

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