When someone isn’t happy with their smile, it can affect their self-confidence and quality of life. Cosmetic dentistry can correct many aesthetic problems and brighten teeth to bring back that confidence.
Our approach to cosmetic dentistry
Dr. Silvers offers a wide range of cosmetic dental services. She takes great pride in the cosmetic work she does and always goes the extra mile to make sure her patients feel great about their smile.
Cosmetic dentistry involves making improvements to the color, shape, alignment, and position of your teeth.
Common procedures like teeth whitening or bleaching can brighten teeth that have been discolored over time by coffee, wine, or smoking. However, the cosmetic dental services available at Dr. Silvers’s practice go way beyond basic teeth whitening.
Veneers, which are extremely thin covers for the front of a tooth, can protect a tooth and improve aesthetics by correcting abnormalities in a tooth’s shape or size. The Invisalign system straightens teeth using a series of clear trays molded just for you, giving you a set of perfectly aligned teeth in a process that’s much more subtle than traditional braces. Implants and bridges can fix issues caused by injury, accident, or decay. Dr. Silvers takes particular pride in her tooth-colored fillings, taking extra time to hand-sculpt them for the most natural, authentic look possible.
What are the most common cosmetic dental procedures?
Dr. Silvers offers a wide variety of cosmetic services, including Invisalign, same-day crowns, veneers, Zoom whitening, and tooth-colored fillings.
Are there health benefits to cosmetic dental procedures?
While cosmetic procedures are often geared toward improving the appearance of your teeth, in many cases, they have health benefits as well. For example, Invisalign corrects gaps or crooked teeth that make it harder for people to keep their teeth clean. Invisalign can also fix misaligned bites that cause notching at the gum line. Veneers offer added protection for damaged or decaying teeth. Crowns and tooth-colored fillings correct functional problems while retaining a natural look that won’t stand out.
What is your approach to cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Silvers feels strongly that she is not here to sell dentistry. She is focused on her patients’ health and making sure they feel confident in their smiles. This means you will never be pressured to undergo cosmetic treatments you don’t want or need. She does not create insecurities by bringing cosmetic concerns to her patients’ attention. Instead, she allows patients to come to her with cosmetic concerns and explores all possible options for getting them the beautiful smiles they want.
When should people get cosmetic dentistry done?
If you have an aesthetic concern, set up an appointment for an evaluation. Dr. Silvers will look at your teeth and talk about whether there might also be a functional problem. If she can see that an aesthetic concern is part of a bigger problem, or that the problem might get worse over time, she will discuss the problem with you and do cosmetic work to fix it. She will also identify any underlying problems or sensitivities that might make cosmetic work more difficult.
Except for orthodontic work or Invisalign, Dr. Silvers encourages young people to wait until their early 20s before having most cosmetic procedures done. This is because young people are still growing, and their nerves are still very large, making them more sensitive.
No matter what your situation is, you can count on Dr. Silvers to have an open, informative conversation about your priorities and available options.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?
Coverage will depend on your individual dental plan, as well as whether the procedure you want addresses a functional problem or disease. For example, veneers on front teeth are rarely covered, but crowns typically are covered by insurance. Orthodontic insurance will cover Invisalign, just like conventional braces. Even though not all cosmetic dental services are covered by insurance, Dr. Silvers and her staff do everything they can to give patients accurate estimates of cost before they begin any treatment. That way, you know what your charges will be and can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
What kinds of payment options are available for cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Silvers’s office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards and will work with your insurance provider to make sure you get all the coverage that’s available to you. She also offers CareCredit for people who want to extend payments over a period of time. For patients considering Invisalign, Dr. Silvers offers a four-tier payment structure so you pay depending on the complexity of your treatment.