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Cosmetic Dentist in Newington

Looking to Improve Your Smile?

We live in the real world just like you do, so we know that simply making your smile healthy isn’t going to make you happy with it. To give you that little extra “something” to really make your smile shine, we also provide an array of beautifying cosmetic services. With them, we can quickly eliminate stains, cracks, chips, and gaps to give you a set of teeth fit for the red carpet. With just one or two simple procedures, we can deliver everything from a subtle to a dramatic result. Want to get the smile you’ve always wanted? We can help you do it, so contact us today.


Woman placing clear Invisalign tray

For years, metal braces were the only way to straighten crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth, but thankfully, that is no longer the case because of Invisalign®. This treatment uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to gently straighten the teeth in the most discreet way possible. No one will notice that you are wearing one, and you can even take them off whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. In the end, the only thing people will really notice is your beautiful results.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

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We like to keep your smile’s appearance in mind with every treatment we provide, including fillings that can be used to repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth. Instead of using amalgam, which can discolor the teeth, we instead use composite resin fillings. This material can be specially shaded to completely match your natural tooth color, and it even forms a stronger bond with the enamel compared to amalgam. This will enable your dentist to preserve more of your tooth’s structure when placing it, giving you a tooth that looks great and is built to last as well.

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Professional Teeth Whitening

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Everyone who comes to see us wants to have pristinely white teeth, but everything from the foods and beverages people enjoy every day to aging and genetics can cause the smile to stain over time. To counteract this, we can provide professional teeth whitening treatment that can easily make your smile up to 8 shades whiter. Whether you want quick results with a brief in-office treatment or the convenience of whitening at home with a custom-made kit, we can dramatically brighten your smile to give you that shine we all desire.

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Porcelain Veneers

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With porcelain veneers, we can get rid of stains, chips, cracks, and gaps all at the same time. They are extremely thin porcelain coverings that are bonded directly to the teeth, and they will be custom-made to give you the exact smile you’ve always wanted. Want to improve a single tooth? They can do it. Want to revamp your entire smile? They can do that, too. Our team will work with you to design your perfect smile, which we can then give you to over the course of just two or three appointments.

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Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are one of the most versatile treatments in all of dentistry. With one, we can completely repair a severely damaged tooth as well as enhance it cosmetically at the same time. A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that simply fits on top of a natural tooth and fully encases it to keep it protected. Thanks to crowns, we’re able to save even the most decayed or broken teeth from needing to be removed.

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All-Ceramic Dental Crowns

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The teeth that show when you smile are particularly important, so when one needs to be restored, we have a special solution. Using metal-free, all-ceramic crowns, we can repair your tooth in such a way that only you and your dentist will know that you’ve had dental work. The ceramic is just as strong as a traditional metal crown, and it can even be shaded to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your teeth.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

portrait of confident smiling woman with perfect teethSince insurance does not usually cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry, many patients are concerned about how their treatment will affect their budget. We understand such feelings, which is why we always strive to be upfront about pricing. We also offer multiple convenient payment options, including low-interest financing through third-party lenders.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

happy dental patient holding mirror looking at her teethWhat do you hope to achieve with cosmetic dentistry? Whether you want to gain whiter teeth, straighter teeth, and/or differently sized/shaped teeth, our team offers a range of treatments at various price points that may be able to help you reach your aesthetic goals:

  • Dental bonding. Also known as direct bonding, this service uses a tooth-colored resin to reshape the teeth and hide their imperfections. It usually costs a few hundred dollars per tooth.
  • Teeth whitening. As one of the most affordable cosmetic options, teeth whitening often costs just a few hundred dollars. It can brighten teeth by several shades in a short period of time! Its biggest drawback is that the results may last for just a few months or years.
  • Veneers can hide multiple imperfections at once, including discoloration, chips, cracks, minor misalignment, and more. A full set can cost several thousand dollars, but veneers are a great value because they have the potential to last for 15 – 20 years or longer.
  • Braces and Invisalign often cost thousands of dollars. They are ideal for patients with dental misalignment that is threatening their oral health and adversely affecting their appearance.
  • Smile makeover. A smile makeover combines multiple cosmetic treatments. It is the highest-priced option, but it is also the most efficient way to completely transform the appearance of teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

confident smiling man in business attireAdmittedly, cosmetic dentistry can seem like a big financial commitment. Is it worth it? That is up to each individual to decide. Many patients would say yes due to the multiple benefits that can come with these services:

  • Increased confidence
  • A more youthful appearance
  • A more powerful first impression in the workplace and other settings
  • A more fulfilling social life
  • Increased motivation to care for oral health
  • An improved quality of life overall

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable 

patient paying for treament at dental office front deskDental insurance almost never covers services that are deemed to be purely elective, so you should not expect your plan to help you pay for teeth whitening, veneers, or other treatments whose primary benefits are all focused on appearance. However, your insurance might pay for treatments that both enhance your smile and benefit your oral health. That is often true of metal-free restorations.

Beyond insurance, there are other provisions that might make it easier to afford your new look:

  • Most patients qualify for low-interest financing through a third-party lender, such as CareCredit or Sunbit.
  • Essential Dental plan. This discount plan provides lower fees on most of the services available in our practice.
  • We offer a free smile makeover consultation, a free Invisalign consultation, and other periodic specials that could put your new look within reach.

Would you like to learn more about the cost of cosmetic dentistry? Our team would love to answer your questions. Get in touch with us today to request a consultation.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Our Newington dental team is enthusiastic about helping our patients love their smiles, so if you are intrigued by our cosmetic service options, we would love to speak with you! In the meantime, you may be eager to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what it involves. Below, you will find answers to some common questions. If you do not see your points of interest included here, make a note of it and let us know! We want to help you feel well-informed about your treatment decisions!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

While cosmetic dentistry has a reputation for being expensive, the truth is that it can come at almost any price point. For example, teeth whitening may cost just a few hundred dollars. Dental bonding is also quite affordable. More extensive services, such as veneers, can cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars.

If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, let us know. We will do our best to work within your budget. We also have convenient payment options, such as low-interest financing.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

It is very rare for dental insurance to cover elective procedures. Therefore, you should not expect your policy to help you pay for treatments like teeth whitening and veneers.

However, some treatments might be covered by insurance if they both enhance your smile and provide significant oral health benefits. This is often true of metal-free crowns and tooth-colored fillings.

Our team welcomes insurance, and we will do our best to help you figure out how/if your benefits apply.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

General speaking, cosmetic dentistry is very safe if you receive treatment from a qualified dental team. Our practice always performs a thorough exam to make sure it is safe for our patients to undergo cosmetic care; your health and wellness are important to us! We are also careful while performing treatments to minimize the risk of adverse side effects.

Cosmetic dentistry is only risky if you try questionable DIY methods or receive care from unqualified practitioners. For example, you should never attempt to straighten your teeth with household items or use extremely abrasive ingredients to whiten teeth. Some people have failed to exercise caution and have accidentally caused serious damage to their teeth!

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of cosmetic dentistry results can vary greatly. For example, teeth whitening may last anywhere from a few months to a few years; dental bonding typically lasts around 5 years; and veneers may endure for up to 15 years or longer. Some services, such as orthodontia, have the potential to produce lifelong results.

Our team will give you tips to help you extend your results. For example, we may advise you to avoid certain foods, stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine, quit smoking, and wear a mouthguard when you play sports.

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