Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Bixby Knolls, CA

Cosmetic dentistry is a subspecialty of general dentistry.

Your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist can help you brighten your smile, correct misshapen teeth, and repair damaged teeth.

Utilizing various cosmetic dental procedures, your dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry?

General dentistry includes restorative and preventative procedures.

Restorative procedures repair damaged teeth by removing decay and repairing cracked or fractured teeth.

Preventative procedures include professional cleanings and oral evaluations, which help prevent dental decay and gum disease.

Cosmetic procedures are those that improve the appearance of your smile. You’re undergoing a procedure because you want to feel more confident or attractive instead of fixing something because of an underlying disease.

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What Cosmetic Procedures Does
Dentist of Bixby Knolls Offer?

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The following are procedures provided by your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening removes surface stains and brightens your teeth. You can choose between in-office whitening (brighten your teeth by eight shades in about an hour) or a professional, at-home whitening kit.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of your anterior teeth. They can help your smile look brighter and straighter. Veneers can fill gaps and correct misshapen teeth.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

If you need a filling or have moderate cracks in your teeth, you can invest in a porcelain restoration, called an inlay or onlay. These options last longer than composite fillings and won’t stain.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Restore missing teeth with a beautiful, fixed bridge. A dental bridge typically costs less and is less invasive than dental implants.

Porcelain Crowns

If you have deep decay or a severe crack, you’ll need a dental crown to provide support. You can choose gold, porcelain fused to metal, or pure porcelain. The porcelain crown looks like your natural teeth, so no one will even know you have a crown.

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Why Should You Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry in Bixby Knolls?

Research has found that improving the appearance of your smile can help you feel more confident.

Cosmetic dentistry can help:

  • Brighten your smile
  • Repair chipped teeth
  • Repair mild-to-moderately cracked teeth
  • Close small gaps between the teeth
  • Reshape misshapen teeth
  • Make your smile appear straighter

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry
in North Long Beach Cost?

The cost of cosmetic dental procedures varies depending on your needs. If all you need or want is teeth whitening, you can expect to pay a few hundred dollars.

However, if you need porcelain crowns, dental implants, veneers, and extensive dental work, the cost can range into tens of thousands.

Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Typically, dental insurance won’t cover cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening. But some procedures – like crowns and implants – might be covered if there is an underlying dental concern, such as dental decay or a cracked or broken tooth.

Your North Long Beach dental team will be happy to review and explain your benefits. They’ll also work with you to find the best way to utilize your benefits and work out a payment plan that fits your budget.

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Are You Ready for the Smile of Your Dreams?

The goal of your team at Dentist of Bixby Knolls is to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.

When you come in for your exam and consultation, you’ll receive a comprehensive, customized treatment plan. Your plan will include cosmetic procedures, as well as any necessary restorative treatments and, of course, preventative services.

Combining preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures will not simply ensure that you get the smile of your dreams. It will also ensure better oral health so you can keep your beautiful smile for a lifetime!

Get The Smile You’ve Always Dreamed of Having

Contact us today at (562) 287-5175 for a consultation with your Bixby Knolls cosmetic dentist.