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Cosmetic Dentistry – Gainesville, GA

Achieve the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

When you have a smile that you’re proud to show off, you start to experience noticeable improvements in both your self-confidence and your perception of the world overall. Having good oral health doesn’t automatically mean that your smile appears the way you want it to. If you’re in need of a cosmetic boost, whether it’s through quick teeth whitening treatments or detailed porcelain veneers, Dr. Her can help you obtain your vision of a new smile with cosmetic dentistry in Gainesville, GA!

Why Choose Lifetime Dental of Gainesville for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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If you have multiple imperfections in your smile that you’d like to address with one treatment, porcelain veneers are likely the treatment for you. We make our veneers from natural-looking ceramics designed to mimic tooth enamel exactly, ensuring that your smile looks as lifelike as possible. Each veneer is custom-made to fit over your tooth exactly, ensuring that all chips, cracks, discolorations, are no longer visible. With the right at-home care, they should last at least 10 years or longer.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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In order to make your smile look natural throughout, Dr. Her needs to use materials that actually match the color of your current enamel. Ironically, cosmetic dentistry is better when it’s not noticeable, and using the right ceramics ensures this following your treatment. At Lifetime Dental of Gainesville, we use Bruxzir, Emax and Celtra Duo ceramics to restore teeth, whether it’s through dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Every restoration we design is custom-shaded, meaning those around you won’t be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and restorations.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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While some cosmetic treatments require permanent changes to your natural teeth, you shouldn’t necessarily have to remove healthy enamel if you only have a few imperfections to resolve. With the same material we use to restore teeth damaged by cavities (composite resin), we can hide multiple cracks, discolorations, and even gaps through cosmetic bonding. Once we’ve shaped and molded the resin to your tooth, we can harden it instantly using a special curing light, ensuring long-term durability and natural-looking esthetics.

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Teeth Whitening

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One of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry available today is teeth whitening, which is capable of making smiles several shades whiter. With professional solutions from Dr. Her, you can whiten your teeth either in-house or at home on your own time. While in-house whitening takes only an hour and take-home solutions are performed over the span of two weeks, both utilize the same professional-grade bleaching solutions designed to remove even the toughest stains from teeth.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Are you stressed about the cost of undergoing cosmetic dentistry? Many times, patients are concerned because aesthetic treatments aren’t usually covered by dental insurance. Fortunately, we’re here to help you navigate the cost of your treatment. We offer a variety of cosmetic solutions to help you achieve a wide range of goals. Here are some things for you to consider.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Patients typically try to achieve a smile that is either straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here is how a variety of our options can help:

  • Direct Bonding – This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in a single visit. It’s one of the most affordable options out there and can correct a variety of minor imperfections, like chips and stains. Depending on how well you maintain the results, direct bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth can become discolored in a variety of different ways, but professional teeth whitening can list stains quickly and efficiently. This is another more affordable cosmetic treatment, and results can last anywhere from a couple months to a few years depending on how well you care for them.
  • Veneers – This is a more costly option, but veneers are the easiest way to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes the color, shape, and minor misalignment issues. The process can be completed in as few as two appointments, and they can last up to 15 years or longer.
  • Smile Makeover – This simply combines several treatments into one for a dramatic smile makeover. It isn’t the most affordable option available, but it’s a comprehensive way to help you achieve the goals you have for your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry may seem like a big commitment, but it’s also an investment that’ll pay off over time. If you are self-conscious about your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can result in significant improvement for both your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. By taking a look at the entire picture, you can determine if this is a worthwhile investment for you.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Cosmetic treatment is rarely covered by dental insurance since it usually consists of elective treatments. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re left completely on your own. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of treatment into manageable monthly installments with little-to-no interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more about your financial options.

The best way to learn exactly how much your cosmetic treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Now you know all about the different services our cosmetic dentist in Gainesville, Dr. Her, can use to transform your smile. If you are ready to schedule your initial consultation, then don’t hesitate to contact our team via our website or by phone. However, if you would prefer to do a bit more research before getting in touch, we totally understand! That’s why we’ve responded to a few of the most frequently asked questions here.

How Long Will It Take to Improve My Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry?

The answer to this question truly depends on the service in question. For example, if you are looking to address minor chips and stains with dental bonding, the entire process can be completed in a single visit. If you would prefer to address discoloration from your own home, then an at-home teeth whitening treatment takes about two weeks. More extensive solutions, like veneers, require at least two appointments, which are spread out over the course of a couple of weeks.

How Long Do the Results of Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Unfortunately, there is no all-encompassing answer. Veneers, for example, can last 10+ years with proper care! On the other hand, the beautiful results of your teeth whitening treatment can last anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years, depending on your dental hygiene habits. Ultimately, the best way to make your results last is to prioritize a thorough oral care regimen. With this in mind, make sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit our team every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning.

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

If struggling to smile confidently is a chore due to heavy discoloration, unsightly chips, and other dental flaws, then you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry! The best way to find out for sure is to schedule an initial consultation. This appointment provides our team with a valuable opportunity to learn more about your unique smile goals and dental needs to determine your candidacy. Fortunately, even if an untreated dental concern is present, like severe decay, then the appropriate treatment can be administered beforehand to ensure your oral health is in pristine condition.

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right for Me?

To determine the answer, it is important to consider a few factors, like the dental flaws you want to address, your budget, and your timeline. Don’t worry – we will go over all of this and more at your initial consultation. That way, you can confidently make an informed decision on which smile-transforming solution is right for you!

Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?

For most of the history of dentistry, the focus was on preventing and treating dental problems. While this is still the priority, many more people are transforming the appearance of their smile with dental treatments. There are a variety of reasons for this. First of all, with modern dental technology and techniques, the average person has better dental health. Second, cosmetic treatments have become more accessible for the average person as opposed to just the wealthy. With more pictures being taken thanks to smartphones, more people are committed to correcting flaws in their smiles so they can feel and look their best!

What Causes the Discoloration of a Tooth?

There are numerous ways that teeth can become discolored. The types of foods and beverages you enjoy play a big factor. If you enjoy things like tomato sauce, red wine, tea, coffee, or chocolate on a regular basis, this can lead to additional discoloration. Using tobacco products has a tendency to make teeth appear more yellow or brown. Teeth also become more discolored with age. If you have concerns about discoloration, professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic options, like veneers, can make a huge difference.

Are There Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Suitable for Children or Teenagers?

There are many reasons why a child or teen may want to change the appearance of their smile. Depending on the age and developmental stage of the child’s smile, some cosmetic procedures may be suitable. For instance, if a child experiences an injury that chips their teeth, dental bonding could be an option. If your child or teenager has concerns about how their teeth look, schedule an appointment with us. Then we can discuss the most appropriate action based on their age, oral condition, and desires.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

In the vast majority of cases, cosmetic dentistry isn’t covered by dental insurance. This is because the majority of these procedures are elective. However, there are some exceptions to this rule depending on your circumstances. For instance, a veneer or crown may receive partial coverage if it builds up or protects a damaged tooth. Our team would be happy to help you understand your specific plan, file claims, and maximize your benefits.

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