Cosmetic Dentistry – Assonet, MA
Make Your Dream
Smile a Reality
Whenever you look at your smile in the mirror, what is the first thing that jumps out at you? If it’s flaws like stains, chips, cracks, or gaps, then you’re far from alone. With cosmetic dentistry, we can give you the kind of smile that always fills you with confidence, not doubt, and we’ll likely only need one or two appointments to do it! If you’re ready to get the beautifully bright smile you have always wanted, give us a call today to schedule a consultation to discus cosmetic dentistry in our Assonet, MA dental office.
Why Choose Woodside Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Get rid of multiple flaws at once with porcelain veneers
- Eliminate coffee, wine, & tobacco stains with teeth whitening
- Invisalign and ClearCorrect: Straighter teeth without metal braces
If you’ve ever turned on the TV or watched a movie, you’ve more than likely already seen porcelain veneers. They are extremely thin ceramic restorations, and they can be fitted over the front of the teeth to dramatically improve their appearance. They’re able to fix noticeable stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even slightly crooked teeth all at the same time, and they’re the secret behind many of Hollywood’s most gorgeous smiles.
Veneers are always custom-made based on a patient’s specifications, so you can enhance just one tooth or get a complete set to dramatically transform your smile. In either case, the procedure generally takes only two appointments. At the first one, we’ll work with you so we can know what you want your final result to look like, and then we’ll take an impression of your teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to actually fabricate your veneers. You’ll then return to our dental office to have them placed onto your teeth. With proper care, they can easily look like new for more than 20 years!
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Traditionally, dental restorations were only made of silver or gold, making them less than ideal for repairing teeth that show prominently in the smile. Thankfully, we now have a much more aesthetically-friendly option: metal-free restorations. These crowns and bridges are made of dental porcelain or highly esthetic ceramic and they can be shaped and shaded to perfectly mimic the appearance of real enamel, right down to the finest detail. With them, only you and your dentist will know which tooth isn’t real!
Direct bonding is a quick and easy way to take care of minor stains, chips, and flaws. Dr. Cornetta will literally sculpt your problem tooth to perfection using a color-matched composite resin, improving its shape, size, and color while hiding any imperfection along the way. This procedure is offers an immediate fix, no impressions or labs necessary.
We’re proud to offer both in-office teeth whitening treatments and take-home teeth whitening kits, so it’s never been easier to get a brighter smile at home!
Want to whiten your teeth in time for an upcoming wedding, date, or job interview? For patients hoping to brighten their smiles fast, our in-office whitening treatment can break up even the most stubborn stains in less than an hour. Would you prefer the flexibility to effectively whiten your smile whenever and wherever you want? As an alternative to our in-office treatment, we can send you home with your own customized whitening kit, with personalized whitening trays and a bleaching gel much stronger than anything you can buy in stores or online.
Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening
Would you say that you have a “gummy” smile? Does your gum line overshadow your teeth and cause them to look short, stubby, or uneven? This is a very common issue and one we can take care of in just one appointment using our soft tissue laser. With it, we can quickly and painlessly remove excess gum tissue to unveil previously hidden tooth structure, making the teeth instantly appear longer. We can then reshape the new gum line along the teeth to create that perfectly balanced look.
ClearCorrect Clear Braces
Clear aligners, like ClearCorrect are an orthodontic treatment designed with esthetics in mind. It uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gently straighten crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth, and they are so discreet looking that no one will notice you’re using them unless you tell them. The trays are easily removable as well, meaning patients can maintain their normal diet and oral hygiene routine throughout treatment. Better yet, ClearCorrect is often able to work faster than traditional orthodontics as well!
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance, so many patients find themselves concerned about the cost of their treatment. We would be happy to help you navigate your treatment, including the financial aspects. During your consultation with us, we can discuss the cost of your treatment in detail, but in the meantime, here are some things you should take into consideration.
What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Usually, patients are trying to achieve a smile that is straighter, brighter, or shaped differently. Here are some of the options we offer and how they can help you achieve the goals you have for your smile:
- Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is great for small changes, like reshaping damaged teeth and covering small, noticeable flaws. This is often the cheapest option of the bunch, but it doesn’t last as long as other cosmetic options.
- Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening is relatively quick to complete, and it is on the more affordable side of cosmetic options. This is an ideal solution for patients who want a brighter smile.
- Veneers – Veneers are a more costly option, but they are the easiest way to transform multiple aspects of your smile at the same time. Veneers can last for over a decade if cared for properly.
- ClearCorrect– Clear aligners can make a big difference for patients with significant gaps and/or misaligned teeth, but it is an investment of time and money.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Cosmetic dentistry may feel like a huge commitment, and it is. However, it is also an investment that will pay off over time. If you are unhappy with your smile, getting implants can lead to amazing improvement in confidence and self-esteem. This can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, successful professional achievements, and a higher overall quality of life! When you consider cosmetic dentistry, it is important to take a look at the entire picture.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance, but this doesn’t mean that you will be left completely on your own. With our Woodside Dental Care Smile Plan, you can save 15% on cosmetic dentistry. We also work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information about your payment options, talk to one of our friendly team members.
To learn exactly how much your treatment will cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your smile goals!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Feeling disappointed in your smile when you look in the mirror? Don’t get down on yourself – it’s not uncommon, and you have the opportunity to make a change! Thanks to your cosmetic dentist in Assonet, you can gain a grin you want to share with the world. If you’ve never received cosmetic dental treatment before, it’s logical that you want to learn more about it. To help you out, our team at Woodside Dental Care has decided to answer some frequently asked questions from past patients. If you don’t see your question below, contact our office!
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Honestly, there’s a particular treatment available for anyone unhappy with their smile. If you want whiter teeth, professional teeth whitening is an option you can explore. If you have chipped or cracked teeth, talk to us about getting veneers or dental bonding. Rest assured – there’s a cosmetic solution for almost every problem! The only way to know for sure whether you’re eligible for the treatment you seek is to attend a consultation with our team. We’ll recommend specific procedures based on the changes you want to make.
Am I Eligible for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Not everyone makes a good candidate for cosmetic dental work. To qualify, you must be free of cavities, gum disease, and other health-related issues. Once your dental health troubles have been addressed, we can revisit cosmetic treatment options. To see if you are eligible for cosmetic dentistry, you’ll first need to meet with us for a consultation. After a thorough examination, we can tell you whether you are clear to move forward, and it offers the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have!
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Many patients are hesitant to receive cosmetic treatment because they’re worried it will be painful. Just know that we’ll prioritize making your experience as comfortable as possible! Some services like teeth whitening are noninvasive, meaning you shouldn’t even need a local anesthetic. However, treatments like veneers will require your dentist to numb your mouth beforehand. Although you might feel mild soreness and discomfort in the first few days following your procedure, you can easily manage it by taking over-the-counter pain medication or using a cold compress.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
It depends on the type of cosmetic treatment you choose. Some options last much longer than others, such as veneers or metal-free dental crowns, which have a lifespan of 15 years or more with proper care. With at-home teeth whitening, once you reach your desired shade, you use your kit every 3-4 weeks for touchups to maintain your bright smile. The lifespan of dental bonding is generally 5-10 years. It’s key to remember that oral hygiene, health, and lifestyle habits all impact the lifespan of any cosmetic dentistry option.