“Go to Dr. Poupore because I would never smile, I always hid my teeth behind my hand, and now I don't even think about it. I smile all the time. I didn't ever want to go to the dentist again. He made me feel very comfortable. I don't have any problem going now.”
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that’s focused on helping every patient have a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Having an attractive smile plays a big role in a person’s own self-confidence and feelings of attractiveness, and it also plays a role in how others perceive us. Cosmetic dentistry helps patients feel more attractive and more confident, and treatments and procedures can be customized to satisfy each patient’s unique issues and goals.
Cosmetic dentistry includes an array of procedures and treatments that can be used singly or in combination, depending on the issues being treated and the patient’s ultimate objectives. Some of the most common procedures used in cosmetic restorations include:
Some of these options, like veneers and teeth whitening, are purely cosmetic, while others can also provide a restorative benefit and even improve oral health and prevent future problems from occurring.
Sometimes, a single treatment or procedure is all it takes to have a smile you feel proud of, but other times, several issues need to be addressed in order to feel attractive and confident in your smile and your teeth. Smile makeovers are carefully-developed, custom-tailored treatment plans that feature multiple procedures to address several cosmetic issues. Makeovers can include restorative and preventive treatments in addition to procedures focused solely on aesthetic improvement for a truly custom solution and optimal results based on the individual’s needs and objectives.
When a treatment is performed solely for cosmetic benefits, most dental insurance plans do not provide coverage. However, when a procedure also provides a restorative benefit, like a tooth-colored filling, most dental insurance plans provide at least partial coverage. Our office staff can review insurance plans to determine included coverage and out-of-pocket costs, and we can also help patients find financing plans to help them afford their beautiful new smiles.
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