Cosmetic Dentistry – Milton, MA
Dreaming of a Better Smile? Call Us Today
A bold, beautiful grin can make all the difference in the world, but very few people are born with the flawless smile of their dreams. That’s not even taking into account all the stains, chips, cracks, and gaps that might appear as time goes on. Our doctors can both go over your cosmetic concerns with you in order to form a plan for getting rid of the flaws on your teeth. Between their expertise and the vast array of dental treatments offered at our Milton dental office, they’ll soon have you beaming from ear to ear! Schedule your consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Milton, MA by calling our dental office today.
Why Choose Milton Hill Dental
for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Advanced Training in
Gum Recontouring and
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic solutions available for people who are concerned about their smiles. Each veneer is carefully designed to have the perfect shape, size, and color. They are then attached to the front of the teeth, completely covering the enamel and hiding the various flaws that have appeared over the years. You can either get a single veneer or a full set to improve all of your visible teeth at once. They can be placed in only two appointments.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
When your tooth is damaged, your first priority should be protecting it and making sure that it can still function properly and safely in your mouth. However, that doesn’t mean that the question of beauty should simply go ignored! When restoring teeth, we offer crowns, inlays, and onlays made entirely out of dental ceramic that has been made to mimic the appearance of natural enamel while also strengthening and protecting your tooth. The crown will be virtually indistinguishable from a real tooth, so you won’t have to be bashful about showing it off.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Some flaws are comparatively minor and can be fixed rather easily with a cosmetic bonding procedure. We might suggest it as a solution for small stains that don’t respond to whitening, tiny chips that don’t threaten the health of your tooth, and thin yet noticeable gaps. Composite resin is applied directly to the teeth and is sculpted so that it covers the target area and blends right in with the rest of the enamel. This can be done in an hour or less, and the entire process is completely painless.
Your teeth may not look as white as they did when you were younger. Years of natural wear and tear as well as drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee can leave your teeth looking very discolored. You likely won’t be able to do anything about it on your own, but in just one hour-long appointment, we can restore the brightness of your smile with a simple in-office procedure. Alternatively, we can offer a take-home whitening kit with customized whitening trays. Either approach to whitening can yield dramatic results, and in many cases, they can improve the appearance of your teeth by 6 to 8 shades.
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Would you describe your teeth as short or stubby looking? In reality, they might not actually look like that at all; the real problem is likely an excessive amount of gum tissue that hides more of the enamel than it should. If we find that you have more gum tissue than you actually need, we can reshape the gum line to improve the proportion of your smile. We’ll carefully remove the excess tissue in a process that typically only takes one appointment.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Crooked teeth are a prominent cosmetic concern for many adults. Sadly, many of them never even try to make the improvements they want because they don’t want to deal with the embarrassment of metal brackets and wires for the next several months. Luckily, Invisalign can make this a non-issue. You’ll wear a series of plastic aligners that will gently push the teeth towards their ideal position. Because they’re so discreet, most people won’t even notice them unless they already know what to look for. You can also easily take Invisalign out during meals or when you need to brush your teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
As excited as you might be to achieve your dream smile, you might be slightly worried about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Milton. Most of these services aren’t typically covered by dental insurance, after all. Our team at Milton Hill Dental will be sure to thoroughly lay out all of the pricing information before you begin any treatments so that you won’t be faced with any unpleasant surprises down the line. We can also discuss your options for financing your treatment other than insurance, such as CareCredit.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
People generally pursue cosmetic dentistry to whiten, straighten, or improve the size or shape of their teeth. Depending on which of these changes you’d like to make, your cosmetic dentist in Milton will help you explore your options. These include:
- Veneers – While not exactly the cheapest choice, veneers can transform virtually every quality of your teeth at once, the process only takes two appointments, and the results can last for 15+ years with the right care.
- Dental bonding – Often able to correct the same flaws as veneers, bonding can be completed in a single visit. However, the results will need to be touched up or redone every five years or so, increasing your total costs over time.
- Teeth whitening – Both our in-office and at-home whitening treatments are fast, effective, and affordable. You’ll save more money than you would by purchasing over-the-counter whitening products that barely work.
- Gum recontouring – The cost of gum recontouring can vary, but the results should be permanent, as gum tissue shouldn’t grow back.
- Invisalign – Even though Invisalign is quite an investment in your time and money, it can make a world of difference if you have crooked teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
It may seem like “too much” to spend money on the appearance of your smile, but it helps to think of it more as an investment in yourself. Think about it: with a brighter smile, you’ll feel more confident and comfortable around other people. You can’t put a price on that! Better yet, you’ll seem friendlier and more welcoming to others, which could improve your career prospects or help you meet new friends or romantic interests.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Insurance rarely covers dental treatments that are purely focused on aesthetics, but there’s a chance that some cosmetic services could receive partial coverage. For example, a metal-free dental crown can fix a visibly broken tooth while also restoring its health, which may qualify it for up to 80% coverage. Of course, this depends on the details of your policy, which vary greatly from person to person.
Even without insurance, there’s another way to make cosmetic dentistry affordable, and that’s with CareCredit. Our practice has partnered with this financing company, which offers several flexible payment plans to choose from. You can simply split up your treatment costs into monthly chunks, and many of these plans have little to no interest attached. Ask a member of our team to help you apply for CareCredit today!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Are you ready to get the beautiful smile you deserve? It’s completely understandable if you have a few questions that need answering before you’re ready to commit to a treatment. After all, improving your pearly whites is a big decision! At Milton Hill Dental, we want you to feel 100% confident about any of the services you choose here. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about cosmetic dentistry below so you can learn more. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for below, we’re only a phone call away!
I Want to Improve My Smile — Where Do I Start?
With so many options to choose from, it can be somewhat difficult to decide which one is right for you. Especially when you consider that many cosmetic treatments are versatile and can be used to address a variety of imperfections. That’s why your first step should be to come visit us for a consultation. Our doctors will be happy to discuss your goals for your smile and take a look at your oral health. Thanks to their advanced training, they’ll be able to come up with the perfect treatment plan to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
Can Anyone Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Thanks to modern dental technology, biocompatible materials, minimally invasive procedures, and flexible payment options, it’s never been easier to improve your smile. However, we’re committed to the health of your pearly whites as well as their appearance. Not only can oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay make cosmetic treatments uncomfortable or less effective, but they can transform into much more serious problems if left untreated. Once your smile is healthy, we can get to work making sure it looks just as good as it feels.
How Long Will It Take to Improve My Smile?
Every cosmetic treatment plan is tailored to meet the unique goals of the patient, so no two timelines are exactly alike. How long it takes to achieve the beautiful smile you’re looking for will depend on factors like the severity and number of issues to be corrected as well as your oral health. Teeth whitening treatments and cosmetic dental bonding typically only take a single quick appointment to work their magic. However, more custom-made solutions like porcelain veneers or metal-free restorations may take a week or two to design, create, and place.
Do I Need Braces If I Have Crooked Teeth?
Traditional metal braces aren’t the only way to straighten your smile anymore! In fact, slightly crooked or gapped teeth can be quickly and easily corrected with cosmetic treatments like dental bonding or porcelain veneers. However, if you have mild to moderate orthodontic issues (including bite problems) you’ll need orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, we offer Invisalign, so you won’t have to show off a mouth full of metal during your treatment! Invisalign clear aligners offer the perfect blend of orthodontics and cosmetics to adjust your smile as conveniently as possible.