If you’re self-conscious about your smile in Woburn, you may be interested in cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Marengi at Woburn Dental Associates. Not sure what to expect if you commit to cosmetic care? Let’s discuss 5 things you should know about improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatment at our office.
First, it’s important to understand that cosmetic dentistry usually is not covered by your dental insurance plan. Even the best dental plans usually only cover “essential” care. Treatments that are exclusively meant for cosmetic purposes do not qualify.
Of course, you can always consult with your insurer. In rare cases, some insurers may cover part of the cost. But for the most part, cosmetic dentistry will be an out-of-pocket expense that’s not covered by insurance.
If you have any serious oral health problems like cavities, infected teeth, gum disease, or other such chronic issues, these will need to be resolved before you can get cosmetic dentistry. Since cosmetic care is not meant to treat any kind of oral health problem, your teeth have to be healthy before treatment can begin.
Some patients may only need teeth whitening to restore their smile. Others may get dental bonding and enameloplasty to reshape their teeth. Some may require veneers and dental crowns to cover up severely misshapen teeth.
The specifics of each treatment plan will vary, as will the cost, timeframe, and required number of appointments. After your cosmetic consultation at our office, Dr. Marengi can discuss your recommended treatments and provide you with a cost estimate, expected treatment time, and further details.
Worried about pain? Don't be. Most cosmetic treatments are minimally invasive, and require minimal removal of enamel. Even if you do need to have some enamel removed, your mouth will be numb, so you will not feel any discomfort at all. Dr. Marengi will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.
The exact length of your results will vary depending on the treatments you get, and how well you care for your teeth. For example, teeth whitening lasts between 1-3 years, dental bonding lasts 5-8 years, veneers can last 10-20 years, and crowns can easily last 20+ years.
As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and a healthy lifestyle, your new smile will look brilliant for years to come, making cosmetic dentistry an excellent long-term investment.
Interested in cosmetic care in Woburn? Don’t wait. Take the first step toward the smile you deserve by contacting Woburn Dental Associates online. Dr. Marengi is always accepting new patients, and would be happy to help you explore the potential benefits of cosmetic dentistry in further detail.