Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe procedures and treatments that are focused on improving the aesthetics of your teeth and your smile. Procedures may be purely cosmetic in nature, or they may also include restorative treatments aimed at repairing teeth damaged by decay or trauma. Some common procedures performed by a cosmetic dentist include:
Some patients achieve the results they want with a single treatment, but many patients have more than one procedure performed to get the smile they're looking for. At the Dental Center of Redondo Beach, we offer complete smile makeovers comprising multiple treatments based on the patient's oral health needs and aesthetic goals.
Yes; while cosmetic procedures can certainly help your teeth look better, they can also help maintain the health of your teeth by correcting defects that can increase the likelihood of decay or gum disease. For instance, placing a crown on a tooth that has a very large, dark filling doesn't just hide the filling; it also helps provide strength and stability to the tooth and prevents decay from forming under the cavity. Likewise, a bridge can help by preventing teeth from moving into the gap left by a missing tooth, and that can help reduce the risk of tooth loss in the future. Covering a superficial crack with a veneer can also prevent bacteria from entering the tooth and causing it to decay.
Purely cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening generally are not covered by insurance, but procedures that provide a restorative or preventive benefit in addition to a cosmetic improvement may be covered. We can also help you find financing so treatment is more affordable.
We accept most PPO and HMO plans. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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