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Cosmetic Dentistry – Sunnyside, NY

The Brighter Smile You Deserve

Your oral health will always be Dr. Volker’s highest priority, but he also has plenty of services to offer when it comes to your appearance. Are you looking to hide several unsightly cracks? Or are you simply trying to brighten teeth that are looking a little duller than you’d like? Call Dent-Care Dental today to schedule a consultation to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry in Sunnyside, NY; once we know what your goals for your smile are, we can create a one-of-a-kind plan to help you achieve them.

Why Choose Dent-Care Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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Made from stain-resistant porcelain that reflects light similarly to natural enamel, veneers are thin shells that hide the front surface of your teeth. By placing an appropriate number of veneers (whether it’s just one or enough for all the teeth visible when you smile), we can hide discoloration, worn teeth, cracks, chips, misalignment, irregularly shaped teeth, and certain gaps with just a single treatment. Don’t worry about the restorations irritating your mouth; gum tissue tolerates porcelain very well.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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Why add unsightly metal to your smile when a ceramic crown can do the same job? Whether it’s necessary to repair a tooth or is being placed purely to correct an aesthetic issue, a well-made metal-free crown can be the perfect way to enhance a damaged smile. Thanks to the milling machines in our in-house dental lab, we can create lifelike crowns in just one day so you aren’t left waiting for your new and improved grin.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Bonding is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures. Like veneers, it can hide various flaws (including stains and dental damage), but it’s generally recommended for smaller changes and doesn’t require permanent alterations to the tooth’s structure. The material used for bonding is composite resin – the same durable, tooth-colored substance used for fillings. It can be shaded to match the color of your tooth, and we’ll shape and polish it so that it matches the contour and sheen of the rest of your smile.

Zoom® Teeth Whitening

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Are you nervous about having your photo taken at an upcoming event? You can get your smile ready for the camera with a single professional whitening treatment. In less than an hour, we can brighten your teeth so that they’re up to 8 shades whiter with Zoom! – a safe, reliable procedure that causes little to no sensitivity. For those that don’t need fast results and would prefer to complete the process at home, we also offer whitening kits.

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Virtual Smile Design

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What kind of transformation is possible for your smile? Special smile design software lets us simulate the effects of any given cosmetic procedure right in front of you so that you can see firsthand the kind of improvements you can expect. Feel free to take the images home with you so that you can get the perspective of your loved ones. Our goal is to give you the confidence to choose and commit to a treatment plan that will leave you grinning for a long time.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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As you may know, cosmetic dentistry is usually considered to be purely elective and will therefore not be covered by insurance. This sometimes makes patients concerned about whether cosmetic dental care can be affordable for them.

That said, cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to break the bank. We aim to make our care affordable for all of our patients, so if you want to know more about how to improve your smile on a budget, here’s some advice you might find helpful.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Part of budgeting for your cosmetic dental treatment is picking the service that’s right for you. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments out there, and each of them has a different price.

On the inexpensive side are treatments like direct bonding and teeth whitening. These treatments are specialized in dealing with certain specific issues, but are extremely powerful for their price.

If you want more a versatile treatment, like veneers, you might need to pay a little bit more. Invisalign is also on the more expensive side, though it can make incredible changes to the alignment of your teeth.

The procedure you pick comes down to a balance between your needs and your budget. We’ll be able to help you make this decision when we meet you in person.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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If you’re concerned about the financial commitment involved in cosmetic dentistry, it’s important to remember that you’re getting something substantial for your money. Cosmetic dentistry affords you a smile you can take real pride in, boosting your confidence in every area of your life. Your relationships with others both at work and in your social life will benefit enormously from this self-esteem boost, meaning that cosmetic dentistry will pay dividends that you’re sure to find worthwhile.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable 

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Again, cosmetic dentistry isn’t typically covered by insurance. That being the case, you may be interested in finding other methods of making the care you get from us affordable.  We frequently work with CareCredit, which affords patients who qualify the ability to split the cost of their dental care across several months, often with little-to-no additional interest.

If you want to learn more about how you can make the cost of our services more affordable, give us a call and we’ll tell you about the options available to you.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Here at Dent-Care Dental, we understand that you might have a lot of questions weighing on your mind that you’d like answered before you feel comfortable about committing to cosmetic treatment. But no matter what concerns might be causing you to hesitate, our team is happy to put your mind at ease. We’ve gathered a few of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about cosmetic dental work so that you can inform yourself about several of these life-changing procedures! Of course, if you have any other questions about a particular treatment or you’d like to schedule a consultation, feel free to give us a call .

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

For many patients who are on the fence about receiving cosmetic dentistry, one of the things on their minds is the expected lifespan of their results. Generally, two main factors determine this: the procedure that was performed, and the patient’s commitment to oral hygiene. Some procedures are simply going to last longer than others; for instance, veneers can last for upwards of a decade, while cosmetic bonding usually only lasts for a few years. In any case, consistent oral hygiene is the secret to keeping your results intact for as long as possible!

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

You’ll be happy to hear that the majority of cosmetic treatments are actually quite comfortable and relatively pain-free! In fact, most of the time an anesthetic isn’t even necessary! Options like cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening are so quick and non-invasive that you won’t have to deal with much discomfort at all. And while treatments like veneers can sometimes cause residual soreness due to the treated teeth needing to be slightly altered, we’ll numb your mouth beforehand and ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the process. In short, you have absolutely nothing to worry about!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Dental insurance often doesn’t cover the cost of cosmetic care, as these procedures are elective the vast majority of the time. That said, there may be certain exceptions to this, such as if a treatment also provides oral health benefits in addition to aesthetic ones. Examples of this include veneers or dental crowns being used to protect damaged teeth. In any case, you should always check the specifics of your plan before you commit to any type of care, cosmetic or not. Our team is happy to sit down with you to help you understand the details of your plan so that you know exactly how to make the most of your coverage.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you aren’t 100% confident in the smile that you see every morning in your bathroom mirror, you could most likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry! Aesthetic issues like staining and discoloration, chipped and cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and more can all be addressed with a variety of innovative and impressive solutions. And better yet, bright and healthy smiles are often associated with youth, meaning that cosmetic treatments can essentially turn back the clock and give you a more youthful appearance! However, the only way to accurately determine which treatment is suitable for your needs is to visit us for a consultation; we can inspect your oral health, treat any present issues, and discuss your desired results with you before tailoring a plan based on your specific needs.


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