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Cosmetic Dentistry – Fanwood, NJ

Make the Right First Impression Every Time

In this day and age of social media and cameras being literally everywhere, it’s important to always look your best, especially when it comes to your smile. Do you constantly feel self-conscious because of stained, cracked, or gapped teeth? If so, you’re far from alone, and the team at Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care is more than ready to help. Our dental team understands the power of a flawless smile better than most, and we can make all of your imperfections disappear behind a pristine set of white teeth using the treatments detailed below. To learn more about how we can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today.

Why Choose Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Every Treatment is Personalized for Every Patient
  • Results That Always Look Beautiful AND Natural
  • Smile Preview: See Results Before Treatment Even Begins

Porcelain Veneers

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If you’ve ever wondered why some actors seem to have impossibly perfect smiles, it’s likely that they have porcelain veneers! These thin ceramic shells fit over the front of the teeth like masks, and they’re able to fix flaws like gaps, chips, stains, and even slightly crooked teeth at the same time to instantly give someone a big, bright, and beautiful smile. They are always custom-made for each patient, and you can get just one or an entire set in as little as two appointments.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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If one of your front teeth is in need of repair, you don’t have to worry about us using an unnatural-looking gold or silver dental crown to fix it. Modern-day dental materials enable us to create porcelain crowns that can mimic the look of a real tooth down to the finest detail, including how enamel reflects light. Once in place, we bet you won’t be able to tell the difference between our crown and the rest of your teeth!

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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In the time it takes for your average lunch break, you can get rid of that one blemish in your smile that has bothered you for years. Thin gaps, small stains, and minor chips can all be covered with a color-matched composite resin that is formed to look like an attractive addition to your tooth. In just an hour or less, our dentists can literally sculpt your tooth to perfection. Even though this procedure is quick, the results can easily be trusted to last for about a decade.

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Zoom® Teeth Whitening

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Have a wedding coming up? Ready to start a job search or jump back into the dating pool? If so, then Zoom! Teeth Whitening will ensure that your smile is looking its best and brightest at all times. Using a high-powered bleaching gel alongside a specialized light to activate it, this treatment can make stubborn dental stains caused by coffee, wine, tobacco, and age disappear in just an hour. With one treatment, it can easily make your teeth look about six to eight shades brighter.

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Gum Recontouring

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Often, the reason a patient isn’t satisfied with their smile has nothing to do with their teeth, but rather their gums. If too much gum line shows in the smile compared to the teeth, it can easily look off-balance and unattractive. Fortunately, all it takes is just a few minutes with our soft tissue laser to fix this problem. With it, we can quickly and painlessly remove excess tissue to help the teeth appear longer and give a patient that perfectly proportioned look they desire.

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Smile Preview

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Before a patient receives a cosmetic procedure, we can create a wax mock-up of their smile to show them a preview of their final results. This helps patients have a better idea of what to expect, plus if any adjustments need to be made, they can be done in seconds. Thanks to this step, our patients know they’ll love their new smiles even before they sit in the chair—nothing goes better with a stunning smile than peace of mind!

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Before committing to treatment, or maybe even before scheduling a consultation, you might have a lingering question on your mind, “How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?” While pinpointing an exact answer without knowing your dental needs and smile goals is near impossible, there are several factors that influence your estimate across the board. To learn what they are, read on!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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As you may know, there are several smile-enhancing treatments available, each with their own cost. A few of the most popular options are:

  • Veneers – If you are unhappy with the shade, shape, or size of your teeth, veneers are an excellent option. Although they require a higher upfront investment, the results can last for 15+ years with proper care. Plus, each veneer is custom-made and able to address a wide range of dental imperfections simultaneously.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – From thin gaps to small stains, cosmetic dental bonding can seamlessly conceal minor dental flaws. Even better, it’s one of the most cost-effective treatments! While the results don’t last as long as veneers, they can provide you with a similar look and the entire process can be completed in just one appointment.
  • Teeth Whitening – Stains can make your teeth look weak and brittle, even if they aren’t. If you want to restore your bright, white smile, then professional teeth whitening can help! It’s typically more mid-range in terms of cost, and it’s a better investment than over-the-counter alternatives that rely on flimsy applicators and diluted brightening agents.
  • Gum Recontouring – If you feel your smile is “too gummy,” then it’s time to talk to our team about gum recontouring. Although the price is higher than some other cosmetic dental treatments, the results can last a lifetime, making it a great investment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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If you’re on the fence about whether or not to move forward with cosmetic dentistry, it’s important to remember that it’s an investment worth making. The boost to your self-confidence alone can make immensely positive impacts on your personal and professional life. In addition, the improvements to the size, shape, and position of your teeth can increase your oral health as well. In short, cosmetic dentistry can benefit so much more than just the look of your smile.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Patient paying for the cost of cosmetic dentistry

With us, achieving your smile goals doesn’t have to break the bank. To make the cost of cosmetic dentistry more affordable, we have:

  • An In-House Dental Plan – For patients without dental insurance, our in-house plan can help you save on preventive care while enjoying considerable discounts on other services.
  • Special Offers – With our periodic specials, you can get the quality treatment you deserve while lowering your out-of-pocket expenses. Want to learn about our latest offers? Get in touch with our team!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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While you may have been to the dentist in the past for basic preventive dental services like exams and cleanings, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about cosmetic treatments designed to make your smile look the way you’ve always wanted it to. We offer many options for you to consider, so it’s important to set up a consultation with our dentists to find out which service is right for you. In the meantime, feel free to peruse our most frequently asked questions (and our answers) below!

How should I close a gap in between my teeth?

Depending on the severity of the gaps in between your teeth, our office may recommend a multitude of solutions to hide or address them. For example, veneers and cosmetic dental bonding can both be quite effective at making gaps throughout your smile disappear, particularly the front two teeth. With that said, more permanent solutions for closing gaps in teeth include traditional orthodontics and Invisalign. We’ll go over the pros and cons of both treatment so you can determine which treatment is best for you.

Can I get cosmetic dentistry if I have tooth decay/gum disease?

If you currently have gum disease or tooth decay, you will need to have these issues taken care of ahead of receiving any cosmetic dental treatments. Not only is your oral health the highest priority at our office, but it’s too risky to perform cosmetic treatments when existing dental problems need to be handled. With that said, it’s not uncommon to use restorative treatments that are similar to that of cosmetic treatments (including ceramic dental crowns and tooth-colored fillings).

Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

In most cases, cosmetic dentistry does not receive any coverage from dental insurance plans because they are mainly considered to be a non-medically necessary form of dentistry. The only exception to the rule may be if you need to have certain restorations replaced to prevent future damage to an existing tooth. Our office is happy to go over your insurance and explain your coverage, but we also recommend considering CareCredit if you need help making cosmetic dentistry more affordable.

Can my child receive cosmetic dentistry?

Your child’s mouth is still developing up until the age of 18, which means most cosmetic dental treatments are not appropriate until they are fully grown. However, it’s not unheard of for a teenager to have their teeth whitened. As long as all of their adult teeth have grown in and there are no existing dental issues present, we may be able to accommodate teeth whitening treatment for them. We’ll just need to complete an exam first to make sure they are eligible to receive care safely.

I’m interested. What’s the first thing I should do?

If you’re ready to start your smile makeover journey, give our office a call to set up a consultation. Not only can we answer your questions in person and go over services you had in mind, but you can make use of our Smile Preview technology and get a glimpse of what you could look like after completing treatment!