What is cosmetic dentistry, and how is it different from general dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry combines both art and science to give you a healthy, aesthetic, flawless smile. While general dentistry is aimed at maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry provides comprehensive treatment options that improve and preserve the way your smile looks and feels.
Common cosmetic treatments include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Contouring/Tooth Reshaping
- Composite Buildups
- Dental Implants
- Tooth Coloured Fillings
Why should I see a cosmetic dentist?
Dr Mass is trained to safely and effectively provide a variety of treatments that are designed to enhance your smile. If you have missing teeth, you feel that your teeth are crooked, or you’re an adult looking for an alternative to braces, Dr Mass can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
How long will each cosmetic treatment take?
Just as every smile we treat is unique, so are the treatments we provide. While cosmetic treatment times may vary, some treatments can be completed within one visit.
Will my insurance cover cosmetic dental care?
Health fund coverage and out-of-pocket expenses for cosmetic treatment vary. Our practice will work with you to provide several different treatment options. We will make sure you know all of your treatment costs up-front, and will provide you with written quotes and information, so that you can choose the best treatment and payment plan for your needs and your budget.
Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
Patients who experience the most benefit from having their teeth whitened:
- Are in good dental health
- Maintain good dental health (i.e. brush two times a day, floss, receive regular dental check-ups every six-to-twelve months, etc.)
- May suffer from slightly discoloured, or yellow, teeth
- Wish to improve the look of their smile for aesthetic purposes
- Are in good physical health
Are there any side effects with teeth whitening?
Dental practices are able to provide much more effective tooth whitening than what you can get elsewhere, and when performed by a qualified dental practitioner it is a safe, effective procedure which typically does not result in any negative side effects. Some patients have reported increased sensitivity to hot or cold, or some sensitivity in their gums, but this is not a regular occurrence.
I have an important event coming up – can I get my teeth whitened in a single visit?