What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry In Mesa and Gilbert, AZ

Are you looking for a brighter, whiter, and more eye-catching smile? Whether you hope to replace missing teeth or just wish for a tint change, cosmetic dentistry is for you. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile they can be proud to flash. When searching for a cosmetic dentist in my area, you’ll find many options; however, not all provide family cosmetic dentistry. While we often complete cosmetic dentistry procedures for adults, sometimes children and teenagers can benefit from improvements. Our team creates personalized treatment plans to address patients’ needs and give them a smile they love.

Personalized Cosmetic Treatments

We evaluate each patient to determine the most appropriate cosmetic dentistry in Mesa and Gilbert, AZ. Once we create your treatment plan, we will schedule your procedures to improve your smile and help you regain self-confidence. Our cosmetic dentists can help with:

We offer all the innovative dental treatments to ensure every patient can enjoy the smile they deserve. No matter your cosmetic issues, we can find the ideal solution to improve your smile and help you feel more confident whether you need teeth whitening in Gilbert and Mesa, AZ, or another treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Affordable Prices

Our cosmetic dentistry services are reasonably priced to ensure everyone has access to quality dental care. As a family dentist, we provide services to patients of all ages, building healthy smiles that last a lifetime. We accept most dental insurance policies and work with patients to create an affordable payment plan. No one should have to wait for necessary dental care.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover how cosmetic dentistry can change your life.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

A cosmetic dentist is any dentist who has had extra training to perform cosmetic procedures, such as bonding on front teeth, veneers, or crowns.
As you know, teeth aren’t just white, yellow, or brown. They are 50 shades of white! Cosmetic dentistry is the art of making beautiful smiles that are healthy and natural looking.
There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments from orthodontics to straighten teeth and correct bite, whitening to improve color, fillings to repair decay or close in spaces/shape teeth, veneers and crowns which can do all of the above!

Depending on your desired result, cosmetic dentistry can vary from inexpensive (whitening) to spending a lot more for procedures such as veneers and crowns.

The first thing a person sees about you is usually your smile and there are oftentimes quick and easy fixes to improve and enhance your smile with little to no pain. Cosmetic dentistry is fun and patients love the results.

This is a tricky question and largely depends on the desired result. Just like anything in life, you can really spend as little or as much as you want. A good rule of thumb is that a single veneer can range from $1,200-$1,600/tooth. I have seen them for as little as $600/tooth (which is scary) and as much as $5,000/tooth (which is scarier!).

Veneers can be very stable and last a long time. Of course it depends on the starting structure of the patient. If the patients mouth is in tip-top shape, then they can last a long time. If we are trying to make a palace out of a shack, then it might be a lot more difficult. Our goal is for our veneers to last 15-20 years, however.

This is a great question. For just one arch, sometimes patients only need their two front teeth, sometimes only their front 4. Oftentimes we will do 8 or 10. Either way, we always do an even number so the two sides look the same and we rarely do only 6 (canine to canine). Ti all depends on the patients smile line and tooth display and what their end goal is.

The most we usually do is 10 veneers on top and 10 veneers on bottom. So 20 total. In rare occasions, we will do 12 and 12. Typically, patients will have 14 teeth on top and 14 on bottom when their wisdom teeth are removed, but the 2nd molars are rarely veneered.

Orthodontists only do braces to straighten teeth. Dentists are the ones who do the veneers. I often say, “who wants straight, yellow teeth?”. So sometimes you can skip ortho and get your dream smile without braces!

A crown covers your entire tooth whereas a veneer only covers the outside portion of the tooth (what you see). Other than that, there really is no difference. They have the same esthetics and properties so nothing is lost from a beauty perspective. Crowns are often indicated when we need to correct bite or teeth that are crowded (overlapped) or have significant spacing (gaps). Crowns allow for much more freedom to make more drastic changes.

Bonding is a procedure done on front teeth to correct minor gaps or other undeisred tooth shapes. It is simple and pain free and oftentimes very affordable. It is done in one visit without any anesthetic (shots). It allows us to get better size and shape of a tooth or teeth.

Implants last a lifetime. Dentures can only last upwards to about a decade; so if you need a tooth to last for the rest of your life, an implant is the best investment you can make. By increasing chewing surfaces in your mouth, you’ll prolong the life of the surrounding teeth by lessening the chewing load. Plus, your smile will be full and you can speak confidently.

If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant is the best way to restore your smile! A single dental implant works best if you’re missing one or a few teeth. If you are missing more than a few teeth, All-on-X and All-on-4 treatments work great as the treatments have entire denture sets supported on only a few implants.

Depending on where you are missing a tooth, a dental implant could change your life! Whether it is to comfort chewing, speak clearly, or smile more confidently, a dental implant can do a lot. When you lose a tooth, chewing loads shift to surrounding teeth, wearing down other teeth more quickly. An implant will help maintain your current teeth too as your chewing can shift back to normal.

A dental implant is a little different than receiving just a crown or filling. There are three parts of a dental implant: a titanium post that is secured into the jaw, an abutment, which attaches the post to the crown, and then the crown, which looks like a natural tooth and provides a strong chewing surface. Unlike dentures, implants are rather permanent, meaning you won’t be taking the post out.

Due to periodontal disease or other circumstances where a jaw bone has deteriorated, there might not be enough bone to safely secure an implant post. Grafting bone mass, inserting it into the jaw, and then allowing it to heal will rebuild the jaw bone. Once the jaw bone has healed, implants posts can be inserted and the smile can be restored.

Give us a call today for a quote on what it would take to restore your smile. At My Dental Dentistry & Implants, we make sure you can focus on your smile and not the bill at the end. We are affordable while we maintain levels of incredible care.

With snap-in dentures, you’ll never need to worry about your dentures slipping out again. These dentures are secured to implant posts and “snap” into place. They’re easy to clean, eat with, talk with, and more. Your dentures will be custom-made to fit your smile and face. Restore your confidence.