More Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?
Cosmetic procedures are considered elective, so it’s rare for dental insurance to cover the cost. However, there are some exceptions. Many aesthetic treatments also offer restorative benefits, like all-ceramic crowns, replacement veneers, or gum recontouring. If your dentist determines a cosmetic procedure is necessary for your oral health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. Depending on your policy and treatment plan, you can use your benefits to pay up to 80% of the cost after meeting your deductible. If applicable, a member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your coverage to keep the smile of your dreams within your budget. We will explain how your coverage is being used and if there’s any remaining balance.
How long does cosmetic dentistry last?
Every procedure has a different lifespan. Some can last for several months, while others can thrive for decades. Not to mention, various factors affect the duration of your results, such as your oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing, flossing, and using a daily mouthwash will keep your smile clean and healthy. Don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will also recommend avoiding anything that can compromise your results, like using your teeth to open packages or biting your fingernails. You should also safeguard your smile from damage by wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports or a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth. It’s also best to limit your sugar and alcohol consumption. If you smoke or use tobacco, you may want to kick the habit to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Your dentist will review any other aftercare instructions to enjoy your new smile for as long as possible.
Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?
Contrary to common belief, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for movie stars and celebrities. People from all walks of life are investing in stunning smiles. Besides using any dental benefits, your dentist in Conyers offers various financial methods to keep a picture-perfect smile affordable. They will also consider your budget when creating your treatment plan. After reviewing your estimate, a member of our team will discuss all your payment options, like cash, checks, or credit cards. We also accept third-party financing. You can pay for your new smile using monthly installments based on your credit approval. We also offer an in-house membership plan. You can enjoy discounted rates for common services after a membership fee. We will help you find the solutions you need to achieve the confident smile you deserve without spending your life’s savings.