Cosmetic Dentistry in Fleming Island
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our office specializes in cosmetic dentistry. This means that we not only focus on the health and function of your teeth, but we also pay close attention to aesthetics. We want you to maintain great oral health but we also want you to have a beautiful smile and the confidence to smile often.
With our expertise and advanced technology, we can help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you want. Using one or a combination of procedures, we can transform your smile and help you have the confidence that comes with knowing your smile looks great.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry provides a variety of benefits:
- Increased confidence. When you feel good about your smile, you automatically feel more confident as you go through your day.
- Improved dental health. Many cosmetic procedures also improve the health of your teeth, providing better function and overall health.
- New opportunities. The confidence you gain with an improved smile can lead to a variety of new opportunities from careers to relationships.
Services We Offer
Teeth will naturally lose their brightness over time. Drinking coffee or tea, or using tobacco, as well as certain childhood medications can cause teeth to discolor or darken even faster than normal. We offer both in-office or at-home whitening to allow patients to customize their whitening treatment for comfort and effectiveness.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
As a modern alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® clear aligners offers both teens and adults a comfortable and affordable solution for a straighter smile. The best part is that most people will not even notice that you are straightening your teeth- all they will notice is your new smile!
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. The adhesive is then hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth Reconstruction is a multi-step process involving many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve both the health and the appearance of your smile.
Depending on the degree of tooth damage, any of the following dental treatments may be used:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Cosmetic bonding
- Tooth-colored Fillings
- Dental Bridges
- Periodontal Treatments
- Endodontic Treatments
Following a thorough evaluation with one of our cosmetic dentists, we will create a step by step treatment plan for your full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction can require multiple visits to the dentist office and can possibly take as long as 12 months. But at the end of this process, your mouth work better and look and feel great!
Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you are dissatisfied with your smile in any way, even just a small imperfection, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. The purpose of cosmetic treatments and procedures is to improve the appearance of your teeth, providing you with a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel confident about their smile and outward appearance.
Why Choose Doctors Lake Family Dental?
Doctors Lake Family Dental provides cosmetic procedures for patients of all ages, not just adults. Our highly qualified doctors have the skill and expertise to transform smiles through modern, gentle treatments and procedures. Your comfort is our top priority, and we strive to improve the patient experience in every way possible. With our help, your whole family can have bright, confident smiles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can children get veneers?
Veneers can be appropriate for patients at a variety of ages. Typically veneers are only placed on permanent teeth because primary teeth are eventually shed. It is also more typical for teenagers to receive veneers rather than younger children.
Is professional teeth whitening better than store bought products?
Professional teeth whitening uses stronger bleaching agents that provide more dramatic results than store bought whitening products. Whitening products provided and applied by your dentist are also gentler on your teeth and gums.
Are dental crowns considered to be cosmetic?
Dental crowns can serve both a dental health and a cosmetic purpose. If a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, a crown can restore it with the existing root in place, providing a natural look and function.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?
Insurance doesn’t cover procedures that only serve a cosmetic purpose. However, if there is also a dental health need for the procedure, it may be covered. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about coverage for specific procedures under your plan.