Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist
Cosmetic dentistry will help you achieve a polished, healthy smile that can enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life. With today’s innovations in cosmetic dentistry, everything from teeth whitening to veneers is possible. Dr. Viray Patel, cosmetic dentistry specialist at Arcadia Dental Group, serves patients of all ages throughout the Phoenix, Arizona. Contact the office or book an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

Arcadia Dental Group

What is cosmetic dentistry?

The primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is the improvement and enhancement of your teeth and smile. Sometimes, cosmetic dental procedures are strictly aesthetic, but they often improve a patient’s health and the overall condition of their teeth as well. At Arcadia Dental Group, the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

Teeth whitening

A brighter, whiter smile is yours in just a few visits with Venus White®, an in-office whitening treatment made with hydrogen peroxide (the active ingredient) and potassium nitrate (to minimize sensitivity). Dr. Patel can also show you how to use Venus White in the comfort of your own home.

Bonding

Dr. Patel uses a custom color-matched composite material to fill in any gaps or imperfections.

Dental crowns

To improve the tooth’s natural shape and appearance, Dr. Patel offers both porcelain and composite dental crowns.

Veneers

Dr. Patel applies thin layer of porcelain or composite custom-designed veneers to completely cover the tooth and improve its overall:

  • Color
  • Shape
  • Uniformity

Composite fillings and reshaping

For uneven or chipped teeth, composite fillings and reshaping offer subtle improvements to your smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry permanent?

The longevity of any cosmetic dentistry procedure depends on the patient. Most bonding treatments last anywhere from three to seven years, while a dental crown can last more than 25 years. Taking good care of your teeth and gums plays a significant role in determining how long any cosmetic dentistry procedure lasts.

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?

Whether your dental insurance plan covers a cosmetic procedure depends on the provider and your specific coverage. If the procedure is strictly cosmetic, it may not be covered. If the treatment is necessary to restore oral health or tooth structure, or if it’s otherwise determined as medically necessary, it might be covered.

It’s always best to first consult with Dr. Patel and your dental insurance provider to see whether your procedure is covered; if it is not, Arcadia Dental Group may offer a payment plan to help make the treatment affordable. If you have questions about which cosmetic procedure is right for you, contact the Phoenix office for more information or book an appointment online today.

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Arcadia Dental Group
4840 East Indian School Road
Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85018