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At our dental office, we empower our patients to take charge of their own dental care and treat them as a valued member of their dental team. Effective education and understanding of the dental procedures and treatments we recommend is a part of that.
We encourage and welcome questions. Take a look at this selection of questions our patients ask often. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you.
Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Veneers
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Dental veneers are a safe option for fixing teeth that have a variety of cosmetic flaws including discoloration, chips, and abnormalities such as bumps and ridges, or teeth that are chipped, too small, widely spaced, or mildly crooked.
The process does involve removal of enamel from the teeth so the veneers look natural, and once the veneers are placed, the procedure cannot be reversed. However, the improvement in your appearance is typically worth it. Call our office today to talk to Dr. Vishal Advani about what dental veneers can do for you.
Teeth whitening has become a very popular way to make a drastic change in the way your teeth look. From over the counter whitening strips to in-office whitening treatments, there can be a lot to choose from. But how are you supposed to know if professional teeth whitening is right for you?
In general, as long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, professional teeth whitening is a good choice. If you have concerns about the health of your gums, then you should consult your dentist before whitening.
Scheduling a Professional Teeth Whitening
The best way to find out if teeth whitening is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani at Elk Grove Smile Center. He will examine your teeth and discuss your goals and then make a recommendation as to whether professional teeth whitening can help you meet those goals.
Insurance Covers Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends a great deal on your insurance and the exact procedure. Procedures that are purely cosmetic, such as teeth whitening or dental veneers, are typically not covered by dental insurance while procedures designed to restore functionality, such as crowns and dental bridges, are usually covered.
Speak To Your Insurance Provider for More Information
The best way to find out if a particular procedure is covered by your insurance – and how much they will cover – is to call your insurance provider and ask. If you need assistance navigating your insurance, please let us know. We know that it can be challenging, and we are always happy to help you.
Cosmetic dentistry is a general term that refers to any procedure or type of dentistry that's primary focus is to improve the appearance and aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry is not all vanity ether; many things we do for the aesthetics of our smile are also beneficial to the health of our mouths.
Teeth straightening procedures like invisible aligners, for example, can correct the function of your teeth, preventing wear, grinding, and other types of damage caused by misalignment, in addition to aesthetically improving your smile.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Professional teeth whitening
- teeth straightening like braces and Invisalign
- dental implants
Meeting with a dentist to discuss what you want out of your smile is your first step to understanding what cosmetic options are available to you. For most people, cosmetic dentistry can help them create the smile they dream about.
Elk Grove Smile Center Dental Office
Cosmetic and general dentistry experts at our dental office can help you develop a dental plan to reach your ideal smile. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry and the ways it can improve your smile, contact us. We proudly serve the greater Elk Grove Village, Il area.