Do you dislike your smile? It’s actually more common than you think for patients of ours at Santa Rosa Dental to come to us with these thoughts. If you don’t like your smile, no worries! We will find a way to help you love it. When you visit our Santa Rosa dentist, our first concern is your overall dental health. Once your mouth is healthy through our different general dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments, we can move on to discuss the different cosmetic dentistry options we have available to give you a smile that you love. Not only will you leave our office with a healthier smile, but one that you find to be more beautiful and can’t stop yourself from showing off! Learn more about what our Santa Rosa dentist can do for you.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the form of dentistry that focuses solely on aesthetics. Although improving your aesthetics might also improve the health or function of your teeth, our main goal with cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile. In order to give you cosmetic dentistry treatments, our dentists have taken additional dentistry courses to provide you with these treatments! This means you’re receiving top of the line dental treatments. You can expect professional cosmetic dentistry results from our Santa Rosa dentists.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For Me?
Not every patient is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. In most cases, the reason they are not candidates for cosmetic dentistry is that their teeth are damaged or in bad shape. This is why we first look at the health and function of your teeth before moving to the cosmetic side of dentistry. For the most part, as long as your teeth are healthy, you are free of gum disease and your mouth doesn’t have very many restorations, you can be a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable?
This is one of the top questions that our patients ask us at our dental office. Cosmetic dentistry has both affordable treatments. If cost is a concern, you should know that we do offer different payment options. We will help you find a way to afford the treatment you want! Of course, you can also choose from our more affordable options like dental bonding and teeth whitening. If you’re in need of orthodontics, Invisalign is relatively affordable, especially if your insurance covers braces. You might be surprised at how affordable cosmetic dentistry can actually be. Schedule a consultation with our dentist to find out how much your dream smile will cost you.
One of our most affordable treatments that can do so much for your smile is dental bonding. Dental bonding is also known as composite bonding and is a composite resin that is used to transform your teeth. The bonding material can be used to reshape your teeth to make them look longer or more symmetrical. Bonding can also be used to hide cracks or chips in your teeth. It can also be used to fill in gaps between your teeth or to cover up stains that don’t respond to whitening treatments. Dental bonding can also be used to cover your roots if you have a receding gum line. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, dental bonding can give you an idea of what veneers can do for your smile.
If you’re interested in dental bonding, the process is quite easy. The dentist will apply the bonding material to your teeth you need it on, reshape it, and hold a light to seal the deal. From there you can expect your bonding treatment to last you for the next year or two! This is an affordable and easy cosmetic dentistry treatment can that really make a difference on your smile.
Porcelain veneers or dental veneers are the top choices for patients of ours who really want to have the perfect smile without undergoing multiple procedures. With veneers, we can cover cracks, chips, stains, gaps, and even minor misalignments. Veneers can help give you a symmetrical smile that won’t stain or fall off in a year. Although veneers can be quite expensive, you can except for them to last for up to 10 years before needing a replacement.
The treatment process for porcelain veneers is quite simple. First, our dentist will evaluate your smile to see how many teeth need veneers for the results you want. From there, he will need to prep your teeth. This involves removing a small amount of your enamel from the teeth that will need the veneers. This is done to make room for the veneers, otherwise, the veneers would stick out on your teeth and look unnatural. Afterward, Dr. Rice will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create the veneers that will be placed. Once the veneers are ready, Dr. Rice will bond them to your teeth and you are good to go with a brand new smile!
Professional Teeth Whitening
Another one of our most affordable treatments is professional teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening, you can achieve a whiter smile that is at least 6 shades brighter. You can expect even and professional results that won’t leave you worried that you damaged your teeth. Whether you eat or drink lots of staining foods and drinks or you’re a smoker, most patients can benefit from a whiter smile!
Invisalign in Santa Rosa
If the thought of wearing metal braces makes you uncomfortable, no worries, Invisalign is the perfect alternative to metal braces. With Invisalign, you only need to wear the clear aligners for 22 hours per day. This allows you to remove them to enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth without the hassle. You don’t have to worry about anyone knowing that you’re wearing Invisalign because they are practically invisible. This means you can keep your confidence and undergo your treatment in a discreet way. Invisalign also works faster than traditional braces and is more comfortable to wear. Your dental insurance might also help cover some of the treatment! Straighten your teeth in this more comfortable way.
Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry Today
If you’re ready to transform your smile in Santa Rosa, it’s time to meet with our cosmetic dentists at Santa Rosa Dental Care! We can help you find the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatments to give you the smile you want. Schedule a consultation by filling out our online form or giving us a call today.