Cosmetic Dentistry – New Bedford, MA
Make Your Dream Smile a Reality
A confident smile can open so many doors in a person’s life, but of course, common flaws like stains, chips, cracks, and gaps cause many people to hide their teeth whenever they can. If you’ve always wanted the kind of smile that consistently lights up the room, you can get it here at Clear Coast Dental. Dr. Akbar, Dr. Herr, and Dr. Luccio can sit down with you and put together a completely customized plan for how to give you your perfect smile. Thanks to their expertise and the treatments below, we know you’ll absolutely love your results! To get started and schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact us today.
Why Choose Clear Coast Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Treatment plans 100% personalized for every patient
- Invisalign: Straighter teeth without metal braces
- Look & feel younger with on-site Botox & Juvederm treatments
No matter what kind of smile imperfection you’re looking to get rid of, porcelain veneers can handle it. These thin ceramic shells are made to resemble pristine white enamel, and they fit directly over the front of the teeth to give them the perfect shape, size, and color. They are fully customizable, so you can get just one or an entire set to completely transform your smile. They only take two appointments to get, and afterward, they can easily last for 20 years or more.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
When repairing a damaged front tooth, we want the end result to be strong as well as beautiful so that our patients can smile without a second thought. That’s why we only use metal-free restorations in these situations. Made of 100% dental ceramic, these crowns, inlays, and onlays completely replicate the strength and appearance of real enamel. With this material, our team can create a restoration that is virtually indistinguishable from nature, helping our patients recover their oral health and appearance at the same time.
Do you have just one or two teeth with a minor flaw, such as a small spot of discoloration, tiny chip, or thin gap? If so, then cosmetic bonding is the quick, easy, and affordable solution your smile needs. Your dentist will apply a color-matched composite resin to your tooth, and using their skilled hands, they’ll sculpt it so that it hides any blemish and completely resembles natural enamel. Most of the time, the treatment only takes an hour or less, and it’s completely painless!
Over time, factors like coffee, wine, tobacco, and even natural aging can cause the teeth to become noticeably stained and discolored, and unfortunately, nothing you’ll find at the store can do anything about it. However, with our professional strength teeth whitening treatments, we can restore the glow to your smile in as little as one appointment. We can either give you a complete treatment in-office that takes less than an hour, or we can send you home with your own custom-made kit. Either way, the end result will be a smile that is 6-8 shades brighter!
Do you have an overbearing gum line that makes your teeth look too short or stubby? This is a very common issue, and it’s one we can correct in just one appointment using our soft tissue laser. It generates an extremely concentrated beam of light we can use to literally reshape the gum line to create a more balanced and better proportioned smile. This treatment is quick, painless, and only takes one appointment to deliver beautiful results.
Botox & Juvederm
Thanks to special training taken by our team, after we’ve given you a gorgeous smile, we can help eliminate annoying fine lines and facial wrinkles as well! Botox and Juvederm are two of the most trusted aesthetic treatments in the world, and with just 10 minutes and a few painless injections, we can give you smoother, fuller, and more youthful-looking skin. Now, you only have to go one place whenever you want to look your best!
Straightening the teeth can dramatically improve a person’s appearance and oral health, but many adults never do simply because they can’t imagine facing the world with a mouthful of metal braces. With Invisalign, now they don’t have to! This system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gently shift the teeth, and they are so subtle and discreet-looking that no one will notice you’re using Invisalign unless you tell them. Plus, the trays are easily removable as well, meaning you can just slip them off whenever it’s time to eat or brush your teeth.
ClearCorrect also helps patients straighten teeth through the use of clear, custom aligners, each one designed to represent a different stage of unique tooth movement. The aligners are made right here in the United States from high-quality, durable plastic, and their removable nature makes it easy for patients to continue enjoying a full diet as they straighten their smiles. Plus, they blend right in when worn, which means most people won’t even notice them at all as you go about your day!
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you worried about undergoing cosmetic dental treatment due to the cost? Because aesthetic treatments aren’t typically covered by dental benefits, many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment. Fortunately, we’re happy to help you navigate the cost of treatment, and we offer a variety of cosmetic solutions to help you achieve your smile goals.
What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
In the majority of cases, patients are trying to achieve a smile that is straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here are how just some of our options can help:
- Direct Bonding – This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in a single visit. It’s one of the most affordable options out there and can collect many minor imperfections, like chips and stains. Depending on how well you maintain the results, direct bonding can last anywhere between 3 to 10 years.
- Teeth Whitening – Teeth can become discolored in a variety of ways, but with professional teeth whitening, your smile can be lightened in just an hour at the dental office. This is another more affordable cosmetic option, and results can last anywhere from a couple months to a few years depending on how you care for them.
- Veneers – This certainly isn’t the cheapest option out there, but veneers are an easy way to transform numerous aspects of your smile at once. This includes the color, shape, and minor alignment issues. Veneers can be placed in as few as two appointments, and they can last up to 15 years or longer.
- Invisalign/ClearCorrect – If your teeth are crooked or you have a bite problem, clear aligners, like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, can likely help. These types of treatments cost several thousands of dollars, but they’re an excellent way to correct alignment issues.
- Smile Makeover – This simply combines multiple treatments into one for a more dramatic smile makeover. It isn’t the cheapest solution, but it is a comprehensive way to achieve your smile goals in a short period of time.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Cosmetic treatment may seem like quite a commitment, but it’s an investment that will pay off over time and in several different ways. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can lead to significant improvement for both your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher overall quality of life. Take a look at the whole picture to determine whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Dental insurance doesn’t usually cover cosmetic treatment because it is considered to be elective. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have other options to make treatment more affordable. With our Dental Membership Plan, you can save 10% on treatments completed in our office. We also currently have a special offer for a free orthodontics consultation. On top of that, we work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of treatment into manageable monthly installments with little-to-no interest. To learn more about your financial options, talk to one of our friendly team members.
To find out exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your dream smile!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Are you ready to make your dream smile a reality? It’s likely you have a few questions that need answering before you’re ready to commit to a treatment. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about our cosmetic services below so you can learn more about how we can help you improve your smile. As always, if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!
How Do I Close a Gap Between My Teeth?
At Clear Coast Dental, we know that one treatment may not be right for everyone. That’s why we offer a few solutions to closing gaps between teeth. First, we can consider Invisalign, which shifts teeth to their ideal positions. This process can require several months but can also improve your bite alignment. A more affordable option is direct bonding, where we take composite resin, apply it to the teeth, and sculpt it to reshape the teeth, filling in the gap. Finally, we can change the appearance of certain teeth using veneers. During your consultation, we can review your options and recommend the best one to help you achieve your smile goals.
I Want to Improve My Smile — Where Do I Start?
With so many versatile options to choose from, deciding how to improve your pearly whites can feel somewhat overwhelming. That’s why your first step towards the smile of your dreams is to come visit us for a consultation. Dr. Akbar, Dr. Herr, or Dr. Luccio will take the time to get to know you and discuss your goals for your smile before taking a look at your teeth. From there, they’ll fully explain all your treatment options as well as which ones they recommend to help you choose the services that are best for you.
Can Anyone Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Thanks to modern dental technology, techniques, and materials, it’s never been easier to overcome cosmetic dental flaws! However, not everyone is a good candidate for every treatment right away. Oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth grinding can make some services uncomfortable or less successful, so you may need to complete some preliminary treatments first. Once your smile is healthy, we can move on to improving its appearance!
How Long Will It Take to Improve My Smile?
We tailor each cosmetic plan to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient, so no two treatments are exactly alike. How long it will take to improve your smile will depend on several things, such as the severity of the issue you want to fix, the need for any preliminary treatments, and which services you choose. For example, teeth whitening and dental bonding typically only require one quick appointment, while more custom-made solutions like metal-free restorations or dental veneers may take a week or two to design, create, and place.
Do I Need Braces If I Have Crooked Teeth?
Braces remain the most effective solution for severe orthodontic issues. However, if your teeth are only slightly misaligned, cosmetic dentistry may be able to help instead! Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are faster, more cost-effective ways to correct small spaces and slightly crooked teeth. If you have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including bite problems, you can beautifully improve your smile with treatments like Invisalign and ClearCorrect. These clear aligners can straighten your smile without the need for distracting and uncomfortable metal wires and brackets. During your consultation, we’ll carefully inspect the position of your teeth, jaws, and bite to determine which treatment would most effectively help you get the straighter, healthier smile you deserve!