Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity every day. If you’re looking at having some cosmetic dental treatment done on your smile, no doubt you have many questions. Herewith we provide some answers.
COSMETIC DENTISTRY PROCEDURES
Many options are available these days, including permanent whitening, reshaping and contouring of the smile line, porcelain veneers (dental veneers) and more. Read our “procedures” articles for more details. You also may want to visit our “Services” site.
COSMETIC DENTAL COSTS
As with most customer services, the cost varies depending on the time required and the complexity of the dental cosmetic procedure. Creating your smile makeover may require a combination of the services listed above. The best way to determine price is to consult a Los Angeles cosmetic dentist as Dr. Anthony Mobasser. Keep in mind cosmetic dentistry is an investment in both your personal and professional future.
COSMETIC DENTISTRY BENEFITS
Surveys show 98 percent of Americans believe a person with a beautiful smile is more successful, more intelligent, more attractive, and much more. A great smile also makes patients feel more confident and ensures your teeth are healthy.
TIMELINE TO COMPLETE YOUR COSMETIC DENTISTRY
How many visits will it take to improve your smile? The timeline varies for each person, depending on the amount of work required. Some procedures can be completed in one or two visits. More extensive work may require up to six visits. Due to Dr. Mobasser’s expertise, rest assured that your cosmetic dentistry will be performed with the highest quality possible in the shortest amount of time. Whereas many cosmetic dentists require up to 10 visits to complete cosmetic dentistry procedures, Dr. Mobasser requires only two in most cases. The need for a complete, comprehensive evaluation and consultation is a must prior to starting treatment. Undergoing smile makeover may sound daunting, but the ease with which Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser performs his procedures, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start the treatment sooner. You are going to love your new smile!
Dr. Mobasser will collaborate with you to create the look you desire. He can create a smile enhancement that looks both natural and dramatic. Using photographs and models, Dr. Mobasser can show you how you’ll look with your new smile. In some cases, he can place trial materials (dental mockup) directly over your existing teeth so you can view the final results immediately.
Your makeover will last for many years if you practice good dental oral hygiene. This includes brushing, flossing, and preventive visits. Please note each patient requires different preventative visits in which Dr. Mobasser will let you know ahead of time due to plaque buildup, your past medical history, your past dental history, enzymes in your saliva, and the genetic factors relating to plaque buildup. Some patients may need checkups every 2-4 months, every 6 months, or every 12 months, depending on the plaque buildup.
COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND YOUR DENTAL INSURANCE
Not all dental insurance plans cover cosmetic dentistry. If they do, they will reimburse only a portion of the treatment. We can check in advance (after a complete analysis of your dental health) if your insurance does cover cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Mobasser can arrange a payment structure to best suit your needs.
Please note many people are concerned that teeth whitening will damage their tooth enamel and cause permanent teeth sensitivity. On the contrary, teeth whitening causes no damage to your enamel. However, if you have gum disease, gum recession, or your roots are exposed, teeth whitening is not recommended due to causing severe sensitivity on the rooth of the tooth. In some cases that has been irreversible. That is why Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Mobasser says that is pertinent to have a compelte evaluation before starting teeth whitening procedures. Dr. Mobasser does not recommend you use over-the-counter whitening products before you have complete examination and evaluation for root sensitivity and root recessions to avoid further damage.
While you may experience some sensitivity during the whitening process and for a brief time afterwards, the sensitivity should fade within one to two days following the procedure.
Call top cosmetic dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser today at 1.310.550.0383 or email us to schedule an appointment and learn more about the science of cosmetic dentistry.
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