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Cosmetic Dentistry – Glastonbury, CT

Creating Gorgeous, Healthy Smiles

Showing off your teeth should always be a happy moment, not one that's tinged by shame and embarrassment. If you’re struggling with dental flaws, please reach out to our dental team for the personal attention and high-quality work you deserve. Our options for cosmetic dentistry in Glastonbury, CT are designed to seamlessly erase stains, cracks, and other unpleasant imperfections leaving you with a smile that's every bit as radiant as you’ve dreamed of. Contact our dental office today to schedule your first consultation with Glastonbury cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brad Heim or Dr. John Carroll!

Why Choose Heim & Carroll DMD, LLC for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are often considered as the cosmetic alternative to dental crowns, covering the front of your teeth instead of the entire structure. For patients with smiles suffering from several aesthetic flaws at once, these wafer-thin restorations can be a godsend, hiding years of discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and more. They showcase a new, gorgeous, movie-star grin that can boost your confidence. They’re even more resistant against staining than your natural teeth, which means you enjoy the improvement for that much longer.

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Ceramic Dental Restorations

Thankfully, gold and silver restorations aren't the only option for image-conscious patients any longer. Our doctors provide customized crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, and more that have been precisely crafted from all-ceramic materials ensuring a beautifully natural appearance that feels great in the mouth.

All-ceramic dental restorations offer patients several valuable benefits including:

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Do you have minor dental damage, like a chip or a crack in your tooth? Cosmetic bonding is a cost-effective way to fix gaps between teeth, dental damage, and even tooth discoloration with the use of a biocompatible and strong material called composite resin. It’s the same resin that we use to treat cavities, except during this treatment, we’ll sculpt the putty to resemble the missing portion of your tooth to make your smile look whole again!

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has remained a tried-and-true solution for patients looking to remove stains from their teeth. Whether it be from age, consuming dark-colored beverages, or smoking, teeth can dull over time, leaving you with an unpleasant and unhappy appearance. Using professional-grade bleaching gel to blast away discoloration beneath the enamel, patients have seen a noticeable difference after just a few weeks. With Opalescence teeth whitening, you can achieve the whiter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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While no one is born with a perfect smile, it’s natural for you to want one that you can be proud of. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible for most people to accomplish a beautiful set of photo-ready pearly whites. Although the benefits of these treatments are many, you’ll likely want to know about the overall cost before committing to any work. Our professional team is more than happy to walk you through your options and determine which procedures match your budget. Read on to learn more about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Glastonbury!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Best for Me?

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Many people who seek cosmetic dental treatment are typically hoping to address one or more dental concerns (like color, shape, size, position, etc.). Since various cosmetic services come with different price ranges, you should weigh your options before beginning any procedures. Here are some of the common treatments our team provides:

  • Teeth whitening: Are you unhappy with the color of your smile? With professional teeth whitening, you can quickly and affordably brighten your smile in as little as two weeks! This process, however, won’t alter the size, shape, or position of your pearly whites.
  • Dental bonding: If you’re struggling with one or more minor dental flaws—such as chips, stains, or gaps in your teeth—then dental bonding may be the ideal solution for you. Not only is it cost-effective and reliable, but it can be completed in just a single visit! Your results will typically last five or more years before needing touchups.
  • Veneers: While this cosmetic option usually comes with a higher initial price, the comprehensive results for your pearly whites make the cost worth it. On top of concealing multiple dental imperfections simultaneously, these porcelain shells also provide a virtually permanent whitening solution. With proper care, you can expect your veneers to last 15 years or more before needing replacements!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Even though cosmetic dentistry may seem like a major financial commitment, many patients quickly see how their investment can pay off in the long term. Other than enhancing the appearance of your pearly whites, your quality of life will also significantly improve. By achieving a beautiful and bright smile that you can be proud of, you’ll be more willing to show off your grin, effectively boosting your confidence! For this reason, you may even see improvements in both your social life and professional opportunities.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Most dental insurance providers won’t cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry, as these treatments aren’t considered “essential” for your oral health. However, there are alternative financing options you can explore to help make your chosen procedure more convenient for you. For example, our team is proud to work with CareCredit—a third-party financier that can help split up the overall cost of your cosmetic treatment into more manageable monthly payments. Many of their plans also come with little-to-no interest, meaning you can enhance your pearly whites without having to break the bank!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Cosmetic dentistry can completely transform your smile for the better, but there are so many treatments available to you that understanding everything this field has to offer can pose a challenge.

When you visit our office for a consultation, we’ll take the time to explain anything that you may be interested in. Until then, here are some answers to a few questions that you might have.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Obviously, the price of treatment comes down to what you’re looking for, and some procedures are more expensive than others. That said, a beautiful smile doesn’t have to break the bank.

The idea that cosmetic dentistry is expensive typically comes from the fact that insurance won’t really pay for it, meaning that the cost is typically out-of-pocket. However, that’s to say nothing about the actual price of the treatment.

It’s also worth remembering that cosmetic dentistry is an investment in yourself—the self-esteem boost it’ll give you is incredible, and that confidence will help you in your career and social life.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

Yes, cosmetic dentistry is completely safe when performed by a trained professional. Just about any service you get from us is almost entirely without risk. Most cosmetic dentistry doesn’t penetrate much deeper than the surface of the tooth, so you don’t have to worry too much about the procedures being invasive.

However, it is the case that certain oral health problems make cosmetic dentistry a little riskier, so we’ll take the time to make sure your smile is healthy before beginning any of them. If you have cavities or gum disease, we may prioritize dealing with them before improving your smile aesthetically.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

As with any form of dental work, concerns about discomfort can drive a lot of people away from the care they’re looking for. That’s why we do everything we can to make sure our treatments, including cosmetic dentistry, are as painless as they can possibly be.

It helps that cosmetic dentistry isn’t typically all that invasive, meaning that there really isn’t much to worry about in terms of pain in the first place. For procedures, like veneers, that do entail a little risk of discomfort, we’ll be sure to numb your mouth completely before beginning the procedure.

Some treatments involve a little bit of sensitivity immediately afterward, but this should be mild and fade fairly quickly.

What Causes the Discoloration of a Tooth?

After getting teeth whitening from us, here are a few things you may want to avoid to keep your smile shining.

  • Dark Acidic Drinks: Coffee, red wine, green tea, and other dark liquids can leave residue on your teeth. These pigments soak into the enamel, turning into stains. The same goes for certain dark foods, like berries.
  • Age: While you can’t necessarily avoid it, it is worth noting that people’s smiles tend to get darker with age due to a natural thinning of the enamel.
  • Antibiotics: In children, certain antibiotics have been known to discolor teeth. It’s worth talking to your doctor or dentist about whether this is the case for you.
  • Tobacco: Nothing changes the color of your smile like smoking. If you want to keep your smile white, the best thing to do is to avoid tobacco use as much as possible.
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