Plenty of patients have found cosmetic dentistry to significantly improve their smile and confidence, especially those who suffer from dental issues that hinder their self-esteem. Taking the time to evaluate your confidence level can help you decide whether cosmetic dental treatment is the right investment for you. If your teeth have kept you from smiling, laughing, or speaking in front of others, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry. With our high-quality treatment options at Mary Qian Dental Group in Palo Alto, you can achieve a confident smile that glows from the inside out.
Studies show that having a healthy, beautiful smile boosts both our social and professional success.
Dr. Qian will begin your consultation by asking how you truly feel about your smile. Are there issues or imperfections that make you feel self-conscious? What would you change? What are the parts you like and appreciate about your smile? Every detail helps Dr. Qian craft the perfect cosmetic treatment plan for you.
By conducting a comprehensive oral exam, Dr. Qian will be able to identify any issues that may not make you a suitable candidate for a particular treatment. Since cosmetic dentistry should only be performed on healthy teeth, your dentist will let you know if any restorative dental work is required for your smile.
After examining your mouth and discussing your problems and preferences, Dr. Qian will then provide you with a recommended treatment plan.
Dr. Qian will offer multiple different options to restore a smile, so you can choose the one that best suits your lifestyle, budget, and priorities.
After you and Dr. Qian have found the perfect cosmetic treatment plan, our friendly team will guide you through payment options and schedule your upcoming treatment appointments.
Soda is one of the leading causes for tooth decay and discoloration.
Whatever issue you’re facing that relates to the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can solve. Teeth whitening treatments are used to whiten stained or yellowing teeth and can help you look younger. Misshapen and uneven teeth, or teeth with minor tooth damage can be repaired through bonding shaping, and contouring. Dental crowns are occasionally used for cosmetic purposes, too. Every issue mentioned can be fixed with veneers or Lumineers. These versatile cosmetic treatments can also correct gaps between teeth, more severe tooth staining, and slightly crooked or crowded teeth.
Absolutely! It’s common to have multiple cosmetic dental procedures done at the same time. Dental bonding and enameloplasty, for example, are often done in the same appointment. If you’re looking to find out if you can have multiple cosmetic procedures done at once, ask Dr. Qian for more information.
Unfortunately, it is not common for cosmetic dentistry to be covered by dental insurance. Insurance providers often list cosmetic treatments as elective and unnecessary to the health of your smile. For most cosmetic cases, you will need to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. In some instances, your insurance may cover a small amount of costs for treatments like cosmetic crowns or veneers, but this is not common. If you’re looking for more details on your dental insurance coverage, contact your insurer. Be sure to also contact our practice to see if we can assist you with discounts or payment plans to help you cover treatment.
In just one whitening session, your teeth can be lightened by up to 10 shades.