Enhance Your Smile with Springfield's Cosmetic Dentistry
Our team strives to treat our patients like family, which is why we're happy to meet your dental needs however we can in our warm and welcoming office atmosphere. Thanks to advances in the art of cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with our help!
We can give you a preview of what your new smile will look like by transferring a mold of your new smile into your mouth; you can see the results before any permanent treatments begin. But for now, let’s take a closer look at some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Dr. Olson and his team.
Think of all the richly colored foods and beverages you enjoy: coffee in the morning, chocolate ice cream in the evening and in between there might be a cola drink, spaghetti with tomato sauce and fruits like strawberries and blueberries. Over time, these and other factors such as teeth grinding, medications and tobacco, can stain and discolor your teeth. We have an in-office teeth whitening system that can brighten your smile quickly in about an hour. On the other hand, our take-home system allows you to whiten your teeth in comfort and privacy.
You can replace those dark and broken fillings with a new composite or tooth colored restoration, which will be virtually invisible when you smile. This same material can also be used for cosmetic purposes, too. For example, if you have teeth with intrinsic stains that are unresponsive to whitening, Dr. Olson can apply this tooth-colored material to conceal the discoloration. He can also redefine a misshaped tooth with cosmetic bonding, so it looks more natural in your smile.
You can even change the shape of tipped and poorly contoured teeth with porcelain veneers and get that “extreme makeover” smile. Porcelain veneers, which are also known as dental veneers or just veneers, are micro-thin sheaths of tooth-colored dental porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to your teeth. Each veneer is custom made to correct the imperfection of a particular tooth. Together, you veneers will give you an entirely new smile that looks natural and beautiful.
If your teeth have always been crooked, but you’re hesitant to begin orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, then consider Clear Correct. This orthodontic program uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Aside from being all but invisible, these clear braces are also removable. Thus, you can eat all the foods you normally enjoy and continue your regular at-home oral hygiene routine. Treatment with Clear Correct usually takes no more time than orthodontics with standard braces.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Understanding the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Springfield doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, our team goes above and beyond to make sure it isn’t! At your consultation, we’ll review your aesthetic concerns and smile goals before providing you with an estimate of the cost. If you want to learn more in the meantime, then you can keep reading to learn a few important factors to consider.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
Before discussing the cost, you and our Springfield cosmetic dentist will sit down and determine which smile-enhancing service is right for you, like:
- Teeth Whitening – Typically mid-range in terms of cost, professional teeth whitening treatments are superior to over-the-counter options since they are reliable, customized, and overseen by a trained and experienced dentist.
- Composite Bonding – Ideal for more minor imperfections, like small spacing issues and minor chips, composite bonding is one of the most cost-effective treatments upfront. Plus, the results can last for several years at a time with proper care!
- Veneers – Veneers do require a higher upfront investment. However, they also can address a wide range of imperfections (i.e., minor misalignment, permanent staining, misshapen teeth) and last for 20+ years when cared for properly.
- ClearCorrect Braces – Braces are another treatment that costs more upfront. It’s worth noting that it’s the best way to address more moderate cases of misalignment. Even better, the results can last for the rest of your life with the right best practices in place, like wearing your retainer.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Think cosmetic dentistry isn’t worth the investment? Think again! Investing in your smile can benefit your oral health, personal life, and professional success. When it comes to your oral health, cosmetic dental treatments can address brittle, chipped, and misaligned teeth. As for your personal life, smile-enhancing treatments can boost your self-esteem so you feel confident as you go about your day. Lastly, studies have repeatedly shown that job applicants who underwent a teeth whitening treatment were more likely to receive an offer. So, cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your smile and yourself!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Uninsured? Maybe you have dental insurance but your plan doesn’t include cosmetic dentistry. Don’t worry – our team happily accepts CareCredit. A trusted third-party financier, CareCredit allows you to space out your payments into budget-friendly chunks instead of paying it all upfront. If you have a question about this financial solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today
These are just a few of the treatments we can use to create a more beautiful, and younger-looking smile for you! If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olson to learn about the treatments he would recommend to enhance your smile, then call our office today and schedule an appointment. You’ll smile at the results!