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Cosmetic Dentistry – Braintree, MA

Feel Confident with Every Smile

Life just isn’t that fun if you feel self-conscious about your smile. Even the most mundane social interactions can become a source of anxiety, and in this day and age, you never know when you’ll have your picture taken and where it will be posted. If you’re ready to get rid of longstanding stains, chips, cracks, or gaps, it’s time to consider cosmetic dentistry. Working closely with you, we can design the perfect smile for you and then turn it into a beautiful reality using the treatments detailed below. The possibilities are really endless, and you can learn more and get started on your dream look by giving us a call today.

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Why Choose Pinnacle Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Smile Makeovers

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If you have multiple decayed, broken, or missing teeth, you may think it’s simply too late for you to have an attractive smile, but we’re happy to tell you that you’re wrong. With a smile makeover, our dentist can restore the beauty and health of your teeth using a unique combination of procedures all working together. No matter the condition of your mouth right now, you can trust Pinnacle Dental to give you a result you’ll love for decades to come.

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Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers give a patient the ability to improve the shape, size, and color of their teeth in whatever way they want, meaning this one treatment can take care of multiple aesthetic flaws at the same time. It involves placing thin ceramic restorations over the front of the teeth that act as masks, and they're designed to look like pristine white enamel. Custom-made for each patient, you can get just one or an entire set in as little as two appointments.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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Thanks to recent advancements in dental materials, patients are no longer forced to get gold or silver crowns when repairing their teeth. Now, the team at Pinnacle Dental can create attractive all-porcelain crowns that both look natural and can be trusted to last. Once your restoration made from high-quality ceramic is in place, only you and your dentist will be able to tell which tooth isn’t your own, and you’ll be able to rely on it whether you’re greeting a friend or biting into your favorite food.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Perfect for minor chips, thin gaps, and small stains, this treatment involves placing a color-matched composite resin directly onto an affected tooth. The dentist can then shape the resin to cover the flaw and look like a regular part of the enamel, making the imperfection seemingly disappear. From beginning to end, the procedure only takes about an hour, but the results can easily last for 10 years or more.

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Teeth Whitening

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If you’re looking for a fast, easy, and affordable way to improve your overall appearance, teeth whitening is the way to go. Zoom! Whitening is able to eliminate stains caused by coffee, wine, tobacco, and natural aging to make the teeth up to eight shades brighter with a single procedure. At Pinnacle Dental, you have the option to get a quick in-office treatment, or we can send you home with a custom-made kit that’s much stronger and more reliable than any generic product you’ll find at the store.

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Gum Recontouring

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The proportion of the gums to the teeth has a big impact on the overall appearance of the smile, and for some people, their gum line actually overshadows their teeth. This cannot only cause the teeth to appear too short, but it can also make a patient more susceptible to gum disease. Fortunately, our dentist can use a soft tissue laser to comfortably remove any excess tissue to quickly help the teeth appear longer and the smile more balanced.

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Digital Imaging

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If you’re thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment, we’re happy to give you a preview of the results so you can know you’ll love your new smile even before you sit in the chair. Using a photo of your current smile, we’ll digitally edit it to show you how teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or any other procedure you’re interested in will enhance your appearance. Once you love what you see in the “after” image, our team will get to work making it real.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you’re still on the fence about receiving cosmetic dentistry, one thing on your mind that might be causing you to hesitate is the potential cost of treatment. But you shouldn’t let financial implications deter you from seeking out a brighter, more attractive smile—you’ll be passing up so many benefits, and it might not be quite as expensive as you think! Here’s more about the expected cost of cosmetic dentistry, so that you can make it work within your budget and achieve the beautiful grin you’ve always dreamed of!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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One of the coolest things about cosmetic dentistry is the amount of customization that’s possible; no two smiles are exactly the same, but with so many versatile treatment options, there’s an excellent solution for any situation! We’re excited to offer a very wide range of treatments, capable of addressing all sorts of issues including staining, chips and cracks, misalignment, misshapen teeth, and many more. Once you’ve visited us and we’ve discussed your needs, we can begin walking you through possible treatment options, which include things like:  

  • Porcelain veneers – Veneers are thin coverings designed to fit over the surfaces of compromised teeth, immediately improving them in terms of size, shape, and color. Though higher in initial cost than other treatments, their effectiveness is unrivaled among cosmetic treatments, and they’re a very durable and beautiful solution.
  • Metal-free dental restorations – These restorations are free of the unsightly metals that’ve been historically used, but can still offer the same amount of protection to the tooth in question while looking virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • Cosmetic dental bonding – This is considered one of the most affordable and accessible of all cosmetic treatments, capable of masking minor flaws and imperfections in teeth with the precise use of a special composite resin.
  • Teeth whitening – Teeth whitening is typically mid-range in terms of cost, and it’s pretty limited in its uses. It’s ideal for patients who desire whiter teeth, regardless of how the discoloration was caused. Since results aren’t permanent, the future cost of retreatment must also be considered.

Cosmetic Dentistry Is an Investment Worth Making

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It’s true that cosmetic dentistry might seem like a serious financial commitment—however, when viewed as a cost-effective, long-term investment, it’s easy to see how justifiable the costs are. One legitimate reason for considering this investment is the priceless impact it can have on your self-esteem; having a brighter, healthier smile allows you to exude confidence, which can give you a boost in the professional world or help you foster better interpersonal relationships. Cosmetic dentistry also upgrades the functionality of your smile in many cases, which translates into noticeable quality-of-life improvements.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry More Affordable

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Generally speaking, cosmetic dentistry often isn’t covered by dental insurance since most of these treatments are elective and for purely cosmetic purposes. It’s worth mentioning that in certain cases, a cosmetic procedure might be eligible for partial coverage if it yields restorative benefits (a metal-free restoration that protects the tooth from future oral health issues is one example of this), but you’ll need to check the specifics of your plan beforehand.

However, there are sometimes other methods for lessening the cost of cosmetic work. Our practice is pleased to offer third-party financing through CareCredit that allows qualifying patients to break up their cost of treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. Our team would be more than happy to work with you to ensure that you’re making the most of your coverage and lowering your out-of-pocket expenses whenever possible, so don’t hesitate to contact us today if you need assistance!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Reading through the above information is a great place to start if you are interested in straightening, brightening, or otherwise perfecting your smile. If you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, then don’t hesitate to get in touch so our friendly team can set up an appointment. However, if you still have a few questions on your mind, that’s okay too! To make finding the answers as seamless as possible, we’ve responded to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from patients below.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

That depends! Although cosmetic dental services typically aren’t covered by dental insurance providers since they aren’t considered “medically necessary,” each patient’s plan is different. Plus, some treatments are considered to be both restorative and cosmetic, like metal-free dental crowns. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to double-check. If you need any help with this process, don’t hesitate to let our team know. We’d be happy to handle the paperwork and do our part to maximize your coverage so the process is as stress-free as possible.

Can My Teen Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?

If your teen is self-conscious about their smile, you’ll be happy to know that there are some cosmetic dental treatments that are safe for teens! A few of the most popular ones include metal-free dental crowns, teeth whitening, and direct bonding. The best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is suitable for them is to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Braintree.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The longevity of your results will rely on two important factors. The first is the type of treatment you are getting. While veneers are designed to last for 10+ years, in-office teeth whitening can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.  Another important component is how well you care for your teeth and gums. Dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay can quickly wreak havoc on your smile if left unattended, which is why attending your bi-yearly dental checkups and cleanings are so important. You should also implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, limit your consumption of sugary foods and beverages, and quit unhealthy dental habits (like smoking and using your teeth as tools).

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

Whether you are struggling with a minor chip that only you notice or pigmented discoloration that is much more evident, cosmetic dentistry may be the solution you’ve been looking for! So, if you are unhappy with your smile, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Braintree. Once they’ve conducted a thorough dental exam and learned more about your smile goals, they can determine your candidacy. Fortunately, even if you aren’t initially a candidate, your dream smile isn’t out of reach. After administering the appropriate restorative care, your dental team be able to get to work on the aesthetic changes you want to make.

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