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Cosmetic Dentistry – Mesa, AZ

Take Years Off Your Smile’s Appearance!

Your oral health will always be the top priority for us at Dental Innovations. However, we want our patients to not only feel good about their oral health, but confident about their smile’s appearance. If you have tooth stains that simply won’t go away, chips and cracks that distract others from your smile, or multiple imperfections that could only be addressed by a smile makeover, call our dental office to set up a consultation for cosmetic dentistry in Mesa, AZ!

Woman with gorgeous smile after cosmetic dentistry

Why Choose Dental Innovations for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

Our custom-made veneers are fabricated using high-quality porcelain, so your smile is sure to look incredibly natural once they are placed. No matter how many veneers you want, you can expect them to be designed with your exact needs in mind, including their color, shape and size. This means your smile will look naturally radiant the moment they are bonded to your existing teeth. Keeping them flat against your teeth requires a small amount of enamel removal, making the treatment permanent. When taken care of, they should last 10 years and longer.

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

It’s important to have a restoration that can withstand the test of time, but that doesn’t mean they have to stick out in your smile along the way. Dental restorations are one of the few forms of art that you don’t want friends and family to notice, and Dental Innovations wants to keep it that way. We make sure to utilize metal-free materials and custom-shade them to your exact specifications when creating restorations.

Man looking at his new metal free dental restoration

Dental Bonding

In many cases, a small amount of composite resin can go a very long way when you need to make cosmetic improvements to your smile. Through cosmetic bonding, we can effectively hide permanent stains that do not respond to bleaching agents, cover cosmetic chips and cracks that aren’t causing pain or putting your tooth structure at risk, and even hide small gaps in between teeth, especially your two front teeth. Treatment can be completed in a single appointment, much like tooth-colored fillings which use the same material.

Patient receiving dental bonding treatment

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking for an incredibly effective teeth whitening method that is both simple and painless, you’ll love using the Everlasting White take-home whitening system. Over the next 10 to 14 days, you can start to notice substantial improvements in your smile’s overall appearance! Keep in mind that teeth whitening only works on natural enamel, so stained or damaged restorations may be needed to match your newly whitened teeth. Our dentists will help you determine which treatment options will best meet your needs.

While teeth whitening is strong and effective, it does not last forever. This means you will need necessary touch-ups after enough time passes. If you happen to smoke or use tobacco, drink coffee, tea, wine, or other richly pigmented foods, touch-ups may need to be more frequent.

Model smile and teeth whitening kit

Invisalign Clear Braces

Straightening teeth, fixing the alignment of your bite, and removing numerous gaps throughout your smile doesn’t have to be done exclusively with traditional braces. When you only have mild to moderate levels of misalignment to address, clear aligners from Invisalign can offer a fantastic alternative! Over the course of 12 to 18 months, you can wear a series of custom-made clear aligners, all of which are designed to gently shift your teeth into a more even position. You won’t even need to change your diet or oral care habits to complete treatment!

Smiling woman holding Invisalign tray

Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening

“Gummy smiles” or excessive gum tissue is not necessarily bad for your oral health. However, it can become an issue for your appearance. Furthermore, stubby teeth are generally more difficult to cover with restorations, which is another reason we may need to perform gum recontouring/crown lengthening. After gently removing this excess tissue, we’ll go over the healing process so you can stay comfortable following your care. In most cases, this cosmetic treatment only takes one appointment.

Woman smiling after gum recontouring

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Are you ready to take years off your smile’s appearance? Your Mesa cosmetic dentist Dr. Baker offers a variety of services to fix up your pearly whites. We’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions and give you all the information you need about achieving your dream smile at your cosmetic consultation. In the meantime, we invite you to look over the following cosmetic dentistry FAQs to learn more!

Woman with questions for her Mesa cosmetic dentist

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Thanks to modern dental technology and techniques, practically anyone can benefit from cosmetic dentistry! However, you may need to complete a few preliminary treatments before you can be considered a good candidate for the service you’re interested in. Oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth grinding can make some treatments uncomfortable and less effective. Once we’ve addressed these problems and gotten your oral health back on track, we can start improving the look of your pearly whites.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

Each patients’ cosmetic treatment is completely custom for their unique goals, so no two timelines will be exactly the same. Numerous factors will contribute to the length of your treatment, including your oral health, the severity of your case, and if you need any preliminary treatments.

In addition, various cosmetic services take different amounts of time to complete. For instance, you can typically erase minor imperfections with dental bonding and correct a gummy smile with gum recontouring in a single easy appointment. Custom-made solutions that need to be carefully crafted at a dental lab, such as porcelain veneers and metal-free crowns, will usually take a few weeks to design, create, and place.

Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

If you’re interested in getting a straighter smile, traditional metal braces aren’t your only option anymore. Depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue, there are several treatments that can correct your misaligned teeth without the metal wires and brackets.

Small gaps and spaces between teeth can be filled in with dental bonding. For slightly more crooked teeth, porcelain veneers can give you a straight, uniform set of pearly whites. Moderately misaligned teeth and bite issues may be best corrected with an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. These practically Invisible aligners are an excellent way to correct your smile without sacrificing your appearance in the meantime.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Every dental insurance policy is different, so you’ll need to review the details of your plan to see what exactly is covered. While most insurance companies won’t cover the cost of cosmetic services, they may pay for percentages of orthodontic treatments like Invisalign and restorations like metal-free dental crowns. Feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll be happy to go over it with you and ensure your benefits are maximized. In addition, we offer low- to no- interest financing options through CareCredit. This third-party company can help you break up the cost of your treatment into smaller payments that fit into your monthly budget.

It’s never been easier to get the beautiful smile of your dreams! Schedule your consultation today to see which cosmetic treatment is right for you. 

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