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San Antonio Cosmetic Dentist Builds Dazzling Smiles

woman smiling in leavesDo you wish you had a more beautiful or dazzling smile? You're not alone. Every year, many patients seek help creating a more beautiful smile. That's why Laith Family Dentistry offers a comprehensive range of today's most popular cosmetic services. We love seeing our patients smile, and nothing elicits a smile as well as a little cosmetic enhancement.

People associate beautiful teeth with confidence, success, and more. Through the care Dr. Kadamani provides at Laith Family Dentistry, we can help you project those qualities in a way that could dramatically change the way you're perceived by others.

Teeth Whitening

Do you have dull or stained teeth? With teeth whitening, we can help you create a brighter, more dazzling smile in just a short amount of time. Over-the-counter products may help you see results, but only a professional whitening system can whiten your smile by 6 to 10 shades.  If your smile isn't as vibrant as it used to be, let us talk to you about treatment.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers use thin pieces of dental porcelain to improve the appearance of stained, cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth. The entire process takes as little as two appointments to complete. What's more, veneers are stain-resistant and can be cared for with simple brushing and flossing. Enjoy long-lasting results with custom-made porcelain veneers.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic services into one plan. Maybe you need a combination of whitening and veneers, or perhaps you're interested in some of our other services. We also offer gum recontouring, cosmetic bonding, and porcelain crowns. Regardless of which services you need, you can look forward to beautiful results.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses the same composite material but is applied to the front a tooth to treat decay, alter alignment, close gaps between teeth, or as an alternative to porcelain veneers. First, we'll roughen the surface of the tooth so it will accept the bonding material and hold it. Then, we'll apply a gel to micro etch the tooth surface. A bonding agent will help the material adhere to the surface. Then, we'll place the material itself and hardened it with intense light. The composite resin material is then shaped and polished as a last step.

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Schedule Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation Today

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our team, call Laith Family Dentistry. Our San Antonio dental team is happy to serve the needs of children and adults through comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative care. We look forward to serving you.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies from person to person. Veneers, teeth whitening, and other available services have different amounts, and the variables our team must consider also factor in. During an initial consultation, you can expect us to evaluate your smile and provide a personalized treatment plan that includes recommended treatment(s). Also, we’ll discuss how much you can expect to pay for your new smile. As part of our commitment to you, we’ll go over available payment options to help lower any out-of-pocket expenses.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Laith Family Dentistry offers a multitude of cosmetic dental treatments, each with its own price point. Deciding which option is right for you will require a complete examination and discussion of your smile goals. Some of the available services you can expect to learn more about include:

  • Porcelain Veneers: These thin sheaths of porcelain fit over the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal chips, cracks, and other imperfections. Considered one of the more expensive forms of treatment, they are semi-permanent and can last a decade or longer with proper care.
  • Teeth Whitening: Known for its ability to effectively (and safely) eliminate stains and discoloration, professional teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile. Highly affordable for most budgets, it can transform your appearance and boost your confidence.
  • Smile Makeovers: Depending on the number of treatments chosen, a smile makeover can be the costliest form of treatment to consider. If your teeth are plagued by multiple imperfections, it may take more than one service to “fix” and improve your appearance, but it is truly transformational.
  • Cosmetic Bonding: An affordable way to hide minor flaws, cosmetic bonding consists of composite resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth. Completed in just one appointment, it is not permanent but can last several years before needing to be replaced.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

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When looking to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you may begin to wonder if it is worth the investment. The answer is yes. Not only will you be making a positive change in how your smile looks and feels, but you’ll also be taking a step toward embracing better oral health. This may not make much sense, but the reality is that when you feel good about the way you look, you’ll do more to take better care of your smile.

This means adopting healthier eating habits, practicing good oral hygiene habits at home, and avoiding unhealthy practices that can easily damage or stain your teeth. In doing these things, you’ll notice how much money you save in the long run.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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One of the aspects of cosmetic dentistry many patients do not consider beforehand is that it is not typically covered by dental insurance. As a result, individuals must find alternative ways to pay for treatment. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist in San Antonio is pleased to offer flexible financing through CareCredit. With low- and no-interest payment plans available, patients can sign up for a plan that more perfectly aligns with their budget, making cosmetic dentistry well within reach.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Living in the twenty-first century is wonderful in that you no longer have to settle for having a flawed smile. If something is bothering you about the way your teeth look, it’s easy for a cosmetic dentist in San Antonio to change that! Even if you’re ready to learn how Dr. Kadamani can transform your pearly whites, you might have a few concerns that need to be addressed first. Of course, our team would love to clear things up when you schedule an appointment at one of our two offices, but until then, we invite you to read the answers to a handful of frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Most cosmetic dental treatments fall under the category of elective procedures, meaning they typically won’t qualify for dental insurance coverage. With that being said, there a few possible exceptions. For example, a dental crown or veneer might be eligible for partial coverage if it protects or restores a damaged tooth while also improving its appearance. Our team can help you understand how much your dental plan covers and make sure you’re receiving all of the benefits for which you qualify.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

It’s normal to feel nervous about whether your upcoming dental treatment will hurt, but we’re here to let you know that our team will go above and beyond to make the process as comfortable as possible. Before beginning any treatment that would require local anesthetic, we’ll make sure that your mouth is completely numb so as to prevent any pain. Some services, such as whitening and bonding, are so non-invasive that you should feel fully comfortable without any numbing at all. Even if your mouth feels sore for a few days after your treatment (which is normal for extensive procedures like veneers), it should be manageable by taking over-the-counter pain relievers as needed. 

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Some cosmetic dentistry services produce results that last longer than others. Generally, treatments that are fast and simple, such as bonding and whitening, don’t last quite as long as more complex, personalized treatments like veneers or crowns. However, some services could potentially give you permanent results. Gum recontouring, for instance, could correct a patient’s “gummy smile” once and for all since gum tissue doesn’t grow back. In addition, Six Month Smiles can fully straighten your smile in less than a year, and the results could last a lifetime as long you wear your retainer afterward as directed.

When we plan out your specific smile makeover, Dr. Kadamani will provide you with tips for making your results last as long as possible. As a rule of thumb, the better care you take of your mouth, the longer you can expect the improvements to remain. Every day, remember to brush your teeth twice and floss once to prevent plaque buildup and staining. Make sure to visit our office for regular checkups, cleanings, and cosmetic touch-ups if need be.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

Fixing imperfections in your teeth can actually improve your life in many ways that you may not have considered before. For example, you’re more likely to maintain better oral health when you want to preserve the results of your smile makeover. So, you might be motivated to quit smoking or to keep up with your daily oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings. Plus, when you feel proud of your pearly whites, you’ll naturally want to show them off more often. Not only does smiling trigger the release of feel-good endorphins in the brain, but the people around you will be impressed by your confidence. This could lead to all kinds of social, romantic, and even professional opportunities!