Cosmetic Dentistry – North Grafton, MA
Light Up the Room with Every Smile
Even perfectly healthy teeth can be plagued by aesthetic issues, including noticeable stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and more. If any of these problems cause you to think twice before speaking or smiling, it’s time to call Theroux Dental Associates. With our cosmetic treatments, we can make imperfections disappear and give you a set of teeth that grabs attention for all the right reasons. Achieving your dream look is much easier than you might think, and you can learn more about the possibilities by contacting us today to discuss cosmetic dentistry in North Grafton, MA.
Why Choose Theroux Dental Associates for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Fully Customized Smile Makeovers
- Preview Your Results with Virtual Smile Design
- Dramatically Whiter Teeth In Just 1 Hour
This treatment allows us to completely transform the smile in as little as two appointments. A veneer is a thin porcelain covering we can apply to the front of a tooth, and it can be shaped and shaded to hide a wide variety of flaws while giving someone a perfectly balanced and bright smile. They are custom-made for each patient, so you can get one or an entire set depending on your goals. Once in place, veneers can be trusted to look like new for up to 20 years!
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Thanks to advancements in dental materials, crowns can now be made of 100% dental porcelain, giving them a natural appearance that perfectly mimics real enamel. In addition to using these crowns to fix decayed and damaged teeth, we can also use them to enhance undersized or misshapen teeth to give someone a more attractive and uniform smile. These crowns not only look great, but they are also extremely strong and durable, offering a patient the absolute best when it comes to both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
In as little as an hour, cosmetic bonding can make a minor chip, crack, or stain practically disappear. Your dentist will apply a small amount of color-matched composite resin to your affected tooth, and then they’ll sculpt it to make it look like nothing was wrong with the enamel in the first place. Applying, shaping, and curing the resin only takes about an hour, and then the beautiful results can be trusted to last for about 10 years.
ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening
Whether your teeth are discolored due to daily habits or unlucky genetics, Zoom! Teeth Whitening can be trusted to give you a dramatically brighter smile that you’ll be excited to show off. We offer both in-office and take-home versions of the treatment, which can remove stains that most store-bought kits leave behind. Whichever method you choose, your teeth will become six to eight shades lighter, and you can trust the stunning results to last for several months.
Would you say that you have a “gummy” smile, in which your teeth are overshadowed by excess gum tissue? This is a common problem, and it’s one we can quickly and easily take care of using our Biolase dental laser. With it, we can precisely and comfortably remove unneeded gum tissue to unveil hidden enamel and make your teeth instantly appear longer and fuller. The procedure only requires one appointment, and then you’ll be able to enjoy the results for a lifetime.
Virtual Smile Design
Before you commit to any cosmetic treatment, we can show you what you’ll look like afterward using Virtual Smile Design. We’ll take a picture of your current smile and use it to mockup how whitening, veneers, or any other procedure will affect your appearance. This allows you to design your perfect result right alongside your dentist. Once you like what you see in the simulated “after” image, our team will get to work turning it into your real smile!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Are you ready to begin transforming your smile with one or more of our cosmetic treatments? Even if you are, it’s only natural to have some questions beforehand. To help you make a well-informed decision about how your smile will look, we’ve included the answers to a handful of frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry. If you don’t find the answers you need, feel free to give us a call. We’re always happy to help!
Am I Eligible for Cosmetic Dentistry?
The good news is that most people who are unhappy with some aspect of their smiles are good candidates for cosmetic dentistry. Generally, the only prerequisite is that your mouth is healthy overall. If there are any issues like cavities or gum infections, those will need to be addressed before we can begin treatment.
Are There Health Benefits to Cosmetic Dentistry?
Believe it or not, cosmetic dentistry can improve more than just the way your smile looks. Some treatments, such as bonding and dental crowns, can prevent a chip or crack in a tooth from becoming larger and damaging the tooth’s center. Gum recontouring has even been shown to reduce your risk of getting gum disease. Plus, if you went to all the trouble of improving your smile, you’re more likely to take good care of it with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
How Long Will My Results Last?
With the exception of gum recontouring, which delivers permanent results, the lifespan of your cosmetic treatment will generally depend on how well you take care of your smile afterward. Daily oral hygiene and routine checkups and cleanings can minimize the risk of infections that could compromise your results. It’s also worth mentioning that quick and easy services, such as teeth whitening, often don’t last quite as long as more personalized and durable treatments like veneers. During your consultation, your cosmetic dentist in North Grafton can discuss how long you can expect the results of your specific treatment to last.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies won’t cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry. These procedures are often considered elective and not essential to your oral health. However, you may be eligible for some coverage if your treatment toes the line into restorative dentistry. For example, a metal-free dental crown that is used to protect a severely chipped tooth might qualify for coverage.
At Theroux Dental Associates, we proudly accept many dental insurance plans, including Altus and BlueCross BlueShield. We’ll happily look over your plan to maximize any benefits you qualify for. If you need additional help paying for your cosmetic work, we offer low-interest financing through CareCredit and an in-house savings plan.