Cosmetic Dentist – Pasadena, TX
We Bring Out the Best of Your Smile
A more attractive smile will enhance your overall appearance and your outlook on life. But don’t just take our word for it. There’s research proving that people with attractive smiles have more successful careers and relationships because they are more inclined to smile and speak clearly. In a survey conducted by Career Builder, more than 38% of hiring managers said that not smiling during an interview counted against candidates.
For these reasons and more, you should consider working with a cosmetic dentist in Pasadena, TX to achieve a more beautiful smile. Dr. Holmes, Dr. Revel, and Dr. Lowery deliver advanced esthetic therapies to brighten, reshape, and revitalize teeth. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures require only a single dental office visit. Our dental patients rave about their new smiles and tell us that cosmetic dentistry did positively impact their relationships, professional success, and confidence. Contact our Pasadena dental office location today to get started!
Why Choose Pasadena Family Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Lifelike, Fully Personalized Veneers
- Opalescence Take-Home Whitening
- Customized Smile Makeover Plans
Is your smile plagued by stains, chips, gaps, or other imperfections? Porcelain veneers can give your teeth the fresh start they need here at Pasadena Family Dentistry! These custom-made restorations are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain and designed to be thin enough to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth, effectively hiding them from view behind a new appearance that both looks and feels fully natural.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
It wasn’t long ago at all that patients had to settle for a new dental crown or other restoration that was noticeably metallic in appearance. Today, our doctors are happy to marry valuable oral health benefits with attractive, lifelike materials to exceed your expectations and provide the best of both worlds. Our metal-free restorations are beautiful to look at, surprisingly durable within the mouth, and fully biocompatible for added oral comfort.
Even if your dental flaw is a small one, our team understands that these supposedly tiny issues can loom large whenever you see your smile in the mirror. Thankfully, direct bonding is a simple and fast procedure that can give your tooth the convenient makeover it needs. One of our doctors will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the affected tooth and carefully sculpt it into a pleasing, lifelike addition so that the chip, crack, stain, or gap is fully covered from view.
If your teeth are plagued by stains or simply aren’t as bright as you’d like them to be, teeth whitening is available here at Pasadena Family Dentistry to help you make the dazzling improvements you’ve been dreaming of! Our Opalescence take-home whitening kits are designed to be used on your own schedule, and after a few weeks of diligent use, your enamel should be multiple shades lighter. In-practice whitening is also available for faster results if speed is your highest priority.
Does your smile appear overly short or “gummy?” You may have an excess of gum tissue that’s hiding your attractive and healthy teeth from view. In this case, our doctors are likely to recommend an aesthetic gum recontouring procedure, during which we’ll precisely sculpt your natural gumline so that it’s much more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye. This service can also have restorative benefits, such as when a new restoration needs to be placed and a more healthy tooth structure must be revealed to ensure the procedure’s success.
Sometimes, it takes more than one treatment to create the dazzling results that you want. We can put together a smile makeover plan for you to address all of the cosmetic flaws that have been bothering you. Your plan will be completely customized for your one-of-a-kind smile; it may include veneers, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, and other treatments based on your needs. Our team will work closely with you to help make your dream smile a reality.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Even if you want a better smile, you may worry about the cost of cosmetic dentistry. After all, dental insurance usually doesn’t cover the field’s procedures. However, there isn’t much reason to fear – the dentists at Pasadena Family Dentistry will help you navigate your treatment’s expenses. In particular, you can trust our team to explain the available procedures and your financing options. If you’d like to learn how that works, just keep reading or book a consultation with our office.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
In most cases, a patient wants one (or more) of three things from cosmetic dental work: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth. That said, our office’s aesthetic procedures have different prices and effects. The consult visit will thus give you a rundown of the available choices. These will include the following:
- Dental Bonding – This procedure covers minor smile flaws with a tooth-colored resin. Therefore, it’s highly effective at hiding small chips and tooth stains. Unfortunately, though, its results don’t last long. (The applied resin has a lifespan of only a few years.)
- Gum Recontouring – Gum recontouring helps a “gummy smile” by removing some of your excess gum tissue. In doing so, it makes your natural gumline seem more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye.
- Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening removes stains from your enamel, usually quickly and affordably. In exchange, the treatment only affects tooth color – it won’t change tooth position or shape.
- Metal-Free Restorations – Non-metal fillings and crowns blend naturally with your smile due to their tooth-colored materials. The downside is that they tend to be pricey.
- Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed on the fronts of teeth. Their main use is to hide a patient’s smile flaws –chips, cracks, stains, etc. They can affect tooth color, shape, and position, but these effects are expensive.
- Smile Makeover – Rather than a treatment in itself, a smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic procedures. Naturally, then, it’s the most expensive kind of cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
True, cosmetic dentistry can cost a pretty penny. Even so, the reality is that its procedures result in great payoffs over time!
You see, cosmetic dental services offer patients priceless perks. For instance, your newly-transformed smile will likely boost your confidence. Your new attitude, in turn, can result in easier relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. You might even receive professional accolades and a better job, meaning a procedure could pay for itself!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
While cosmetic dentistry usually isn’t covered by insurance, there are other ways to make it affordable. Consider the options here at Pasadena Family Dentistry, for instance. We offer things like:
- Membership Plans – For a low monthly fee, our practice will give you (among other things) a 15% discount on any needed treatment.
- Flexible Financing – Our office works with CareCredit, so patients can pay for procedures with low-interest, monthly installments. That way, you can gradually cover the cost of cosmetic work instead of all at once.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry’s financial facts, book a visit with us! Our team would love to transform your teeth in a way that fits your budget!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you aren’t happy with the way your smile looks, then cosmetic dentistry may be the ideal solution for you. By undergoing one or several of our treatments, you can be sure to achieve your dream pearly whites in no time! However, it’s natural to have some concerns before moving forward with any procedures. To help you feel confident about your decision, we’ve collected and answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about cosmetic dentistry from our patients in Pasadena. Read on or give us a call today to schedule your consultation.
Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?
In the past, dentistry was mainly focused on preventing and fixing oral health problems. Today, the average person has a much healthier smile due to the advancement in dental technology, techniques, and education. For this reason, people can prioritize the appearance of their pearly whites rather than simply treating damage or decay. Furthermore, cosmetic dentistry is much more affordable and can also provide various benefits. On top of boosting your self-esteem, it can also improve your social and professional opportunities, as others may perceive you as more outgoing and trustworthy!
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
This will depend on the kind of cosmetic dental service you undergo. Some treatments will last much longer than others. For example, teeth whitening and dental bonding are both relatively quick to complete, and their results will last several years with proper care. More extensive procedures like veneers will offer longer-lasting improvements to your smile. Other treatments are permanent, such as gum recontouring, as gum tissues will not grow back on their own. In either case, the best way to make the most of your cosmetic results is to take care of your teeth and gums every day afterward.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?
Cosmetic dentistry is considered “elective” care and not essential for oral health, so these treatments aren’t typically covered by dental insurance. Some procedures, like metal-free restorations and gum recontouring, may be eligible for coverage if they’re meant to protect your teeth or gums. Even if your treatment isn’t covered, this won’t mean that you’ll have to pay completely out-of-pocket to improve your smile. Our team offers an in-house membership plan as well as alternative financing options, like CareCredit, to help you save money and work within your monthly budget.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
If you’re receiving treatment from a trained professional, then your cosmetic treatment should be perfectly safe. Of course, we’ll have to verify if you’re eligible to undergo your procedure beforehand, as certain services aren’t always best for every patient. Some treatments can pose risks to patients who have an underlying problem that hasn’t been treated, such as a veneer that covers up a decaying tooth. That’s why our team will first address any developing issues in your mouth before moving forward with cosmetic dentistry.