Cosmetic Dentistry - Glenpool, OK
Cosmetic dentistry services in Sapulpa, Glenpool, Jenks, Bixby & Beyond
Why consider cosmetic dentistry? All it takes is one great smile to feel confident and empowered, to establish and maintain the relationship of a lifetime, to get the job you have been wishing for, and to capture your audience under all circumstances. Cosmetic dentistry gives you the ability to slightly enhance or completely change the look of your smile. Today’s cosmetic dentistry is also affordable and many procedures require just a few visits to complete.
Why consider cosmetic dentistry? All it takes is one great smile to feel confident and empowered, to establish and maintain the relationship of a lifetime, to get the job you have been wishing for, and to capture your audience under all circumstances. Cosmetic dentistry gives you the ability to slightly enhance or completely change the look of your smile. Today’s services are also affordable and many procedures require just a few visits to complete. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from your cosmetic dentist in Glenpool!
Reshape Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Do your teeth appear small? If you answered yes to this question, you actually have the opposite problem. Your gums are simply covering up more of your teeth. Drs. Mohanna and Georgy can provide a very simple cosmetic dentistry treatment called laser recontouring to remove excess gum tissue and reveal more of a patient’s natural teeth. This procedure is also known as crown lengthening and sculpts the gum line over just a few teeth or all teeth producing a broad, beautiful smile. Laser therapy is also used in reshaping gums in preparation for the application of dental crowns or porcelain veneers.
Correct Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Bonding is typically used when teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored or uneven. Bonding can often be done in just one office visit making it the quickest, least invasive way to repair damaged teeth. The doctor uses a tooth-colored resin to cover or build up the damaged area of the tooth. A special light is used to set and harden the resin for a strong bond. The final step in this cosmetic dentistry procedure is shaping the resin to create a perfect tooth that blends with the rest of your smile. It’s worth mentioning, however, bonding is not as durable as methods like porcelain veneers and are more vulnerable to staining, cracking or breaking.
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For healthy but cosmetically imperfect front teeth, porcelain veneers offer a transformative solution. These thin restorations are customized to match your unique facial structure and then affixed to the front side of the teeth that show when you smile. Completed in two visits to the dentist’s office, dental veneers are made of dental porcelain. This is a sturdy material which is highly resistant to stains -- so this treatment is also something like permanent teeth whitening!
Invisalign Clear Braces
Many adults would like to improve the alignment of their teeth, but few are willing to wear metal brackets and wires for a year or more. Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners offer an alternative to visible orthodontia! Adults and older teens alike are often eligible for this treatment, which uses a series of customized trays to gradually shift the teeth into the proper position. The average treatment lasts from 1 to 2 years.
Professional teeth whitening is a wonderful way to enjoy a more youthful and vibrant smile. With in-office and take-home options available, it is easy to whiten your teeth at the pace that fits your schedule and budget best. Professional teeth whitening can be expected to break through even severe stains and leave the teeth up to 8 shades brighter. With proper care and great oral hygiene, the results from teeth whitening can last for years!
When the form and function of one or more teeth have been affected, all-ceramic crowns provide a beautiful blend of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Customized restorations made of this material can stop decay and help to preserve the tooth in the gum line. And because dental porcelain reflects light in the same way that your natural tooth enamel does, no one will notice anything different after the tooth has been restored. In fact, you may not, either!
Remember the days of gray or silver amalgam fillings? With modern dentistry, having a cavity doesn’t mean you leave the dentist’s office with a silver spot on your tooth. Tooth-colored fillings offer a biocompatible solution that looks just like your beautiful, white tooth enamel. Aside from being more visibly attractive, the material used for tooth-colored fillings eliminates the use of mercury and metals in your mouth. Plus, it’s a more conservative option in dentistry. That’s a win, win, win.
Laser Gum Recontouring
It almost doesn’t matter how healthy your teeth are if you have an uneven gum line or if your white tooth enamel is covered up by excessive gums. Fortunately, problems with the appearance of the gums can be quickly fixed with laser gum recontouring. This method is greatly preferred compared to conventional gum surgeries, which require the use of a scalpel and sutures. Laser gum recontouring is more comfortable, minimizes bleeding, and speeds healing.
Cosmetic Dentist FAQ
When seeking treatment from a cosmetic dentist in Glenpool, it’s important to have realistic expectations about your treatment. That means making sure that you fully understand the treatment you’re receiving and what you can expect during the procedure. Below are some of the more common questions from patients looking to improve their smiles. If you have any questions of your own, feel free to contact us and schedule a consultation.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
You will need to review your policy to see if your carrier will pay for cosmetic procedures. Most of the time, there won’t be any coverage for procedures such as whitening that are only meant to improve the appearance of the teeth. However, certain procedures, such as all-ceramic crowns and tooth-colored fillings, can fall under both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. You might receive benefits for a cosmetic treatment if it’s necessary to improve your health.
We are in-network with a wide variety of dental plans and are happy to file help out-of-network patients file claims so that they can get the benefits they deserve. Third-party financing through CareCredit is also available.
Can Children and Teenagers Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?
If your teen has concerns about their smile, they might benefit from certain cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening. In particular, if they don’t want to wear traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth, they might be able to get Invisalign clear braces instead.
Your younger child may be able to benefit from some forms of cosmetic dentistry. You can schedule a consultation to discuss what kind of improvements you and your child want to make. We’ll check the state of their oral health and go over the available options with you so that you can make a decision that keeps your little one’s smile safe.
How Long Will the Process Take?
Treatment time depends largely on the type of cosmetic dentistry. For example, if you get your teeth whitened, you’ll be able to leave our practice with a brighter smile after just one visit. On the other hand, placing porcelain veneers or crowns usually takes at least two appointments (one to prepare the tooth, and the other to place the restoration once it has been made). Since Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, you can normally expect it to last between 1 or 2 years. We’ll go over the treatment plan with you during the first consultation; we can also discuss alternative treatments if you want quicker results.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
In general, you need to have good oral health in order to undergo a cosmetic procedure. If you have gum disease, the infection will need to be treated first. Apart from that, your candidacy for any given cosmetic procedure will depend largely on the changes you want to make. When you come in for your initial consultation, make sure you tell us exactly what you want to achieve; it might help to bring photos to illustrate your point.