Dr. James Stewart understands the importance of a beautiful smile. Whether you’re meeting someone new or going to a job interview, a stunning smile helps you make a great first impression. However, over time our teeth can become dulled due to a variety of imperfections, including discoloration, misalignment, and even damage due to trauma. With cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Stewart and our team can address these imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
Question: What is cosmetic dentistry?
Answer: Any procedure designed to improve the appearance of your smile can be referred to as cosmetic. Common examples include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. However, sometimes restorative procedures such as tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns can improve dental esthetics, as well.
Question: Can anyone receive cosmetic dental care?
Answer: Yes. From teens to seniors, anyone can benefit from improving smile beauty. However, the type of procedure recommended will depend on the age, health, and medical history of the patient. Dr. Stewart will carefully assess these factors when discussing your treatment options.
Question: Does dental insurance cover esthetic treatments?
Answer: That depends on your insurance coverage and what your provider considers to be “cosmetic.” On average, most providers don’t provide coverage for cosmetic treatments. However, some procedures, such as dental bonding or contouring, may be partially covered. You will need to talk to your insurance provider.
Question: How do I receive cosmetic care?
Answer: Give our office a call. We can schedule a consultation during which Dr. Stewart will thoroughly exam your teeth and gums. He will then sit down with you to discuss your options and your smile goals. Together, you can choose the best route to a more beautiful smile.