Cosmetic Dentist – Cary, NC
Designing and Creating Your
New and Improved Smile
Want to transform your smile? Cary Dental Rejuvenation offers multiple cosmetic treatments that can address any number of flaws in your mouth. A consultation with Dr. Singh will let him create a unique plan that addresses these issues and results in the dazzling grin of your dreams. Whether your teeth have become severely discolored over the years or if there’s some minor damage that needs to be repaired, you can get started on correcting these issues by contacting us today for cosmetic dentistry in Cary, NC.
Why Choose Cary Dental Rejuvenation for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Digital Imaging That Gives You a Preview of Your New Smile
KöR Brand In-Practice
- An Expert Dentist That Uses the Best Techniques and Materials
Ever wonder why so many actors and actresses have perfect smiles? In many cases, it’s because their visible teeth are covered by thin sheaths of porcelain. Veneers are often ideal for making extensive corrections to your smile because they can hide minor cracks, chips, stains, misshapen teeth, and small gaps all at the same time. They can also last for a long time (up to 15 years in many cases), and they won’t stain as easily as your natural teeth.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
The point of placing a dental crown or another restoration is to restore the strength, size, and stability of a damaged tooth, but that doesn’t mean that the appearance of your smile can’t still be a priority. Dr. Singh can design ceramic crowns that are the same color as your natural teeth, letting them blend right in. You won’t have to worry about other people noticing you have dental work; you can laugh and grin with complete confidence.
For certain flaws, Dr. Singh can perform a quick fix by applying composite resin to the surface of your tooth. This material is often used for dental fillings, and like ceramic it can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth. Direct bonding can be used to make all kinds of corrections (such as repairing cracks or making the teeth look longer), but unlike with veneers and crowns, the procedure can normally be completed over the course of one short visit.
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Over the years, stain molecules from dark-colored foods and beverages can become trapped under your enamel, and the most reliable way to remove them is with professional whitening. The KöR whitening system utilizes a whitening gel that’s absorbed into the tooth to dissolve the stains. This treatment normally involves in-office treatments combined with a take-home kit. The result is a smile that can be up to 16 shades brighter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
The take-home kits are typically the key to a successful KöR whitening treatment. You’ll wear a customized mouthguard filled with a special whitening gel for a set amount of time each day; depending on your treatment, you might wear them while you sleep, or you can put them in your mouth for short periods during the day. It usually takes about two weeks to complete a KöR whitening treatment and the end results will speak for themselves!
Digital Imaging/Virtual Smile Design
It’s normal to be nervous about getting cosmetic treatment for your smile, especially if you’re not sure what the results will look like. Using special software, Dr. Singh can give you a “preview” of the effect, a certain treatment will have on your teeth so that you can set realistic expectations well in advance. This approach will also let us adjust the procedure as needed in order to ensure that you end up with attractive, natural-looking results.
Are you thinking of giving your grin a complete overhaul? Dr. Singh can use any combination of veneers, bonding, crowns, teeth whitening, and implants to drastically improve the appearance of even the most worn down smile. Simply tell us what kind of changes you want to make, and we’ll develop a plan to address those needs. No matter what’s making you reluctant to show off your pearly whites, we can leave you with dazzling, healthy teeth that you can be proud of.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Since cosmetic dentistry usually isn’t covered by dental insurance, you may be concerned about how you will be able to pay for your treatment. As we walk you explore the different procedures, we’ll help you narrow down which are best for your particular situation and the costs associated with them.
What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Most of the time, cosmetic dentistry is usually meant to make at least one of three major improvements: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or teeth that are misshapen in some way. The treatment that’s right for you depends on the changes you want to make.
- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is an excellent choice for making small improvements to your teeth and can be used to cover a number of noticeable flaws. It’s one of the cheapest cosmetic dental treatments, though it should be noted that the results may not last as long.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a relatively quick cosmetic treatment (especially if you choose the in-office treatment), and it’s usually in the mid-range in terms of cost. It’s ideal for patients who want to get rid of stains and improve the overall color of their smile, but it doesn’t do anything to fix tooth shape or position, so it may not be an option depending on the situation.
- Veneers: Veneers can be used to make multiple improvements to your smile at once. The cost for veneers tends to be higher than that of other treatments, but you can expect the results to last for a long time.
- Smile Makeovers: This is typically the most expensive cosmetic treatment since it’s a combination of several services. That said, it’s also the most comprehensive solution for getting the smile you want in a reasonable timeframe.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
When you pay for cosmetic dentistry, you can expect your new smile to pay for itself as time goes on. The improved sense of confidence it can give you can make it easier to smile, which can do wonders for your relationships, social life, and career. And with the right maintenance, you can expect the results of cosmetic dentistry to last for quite a while. We’re ready to show you how investing in cosmetic dentistry can make a difference.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
As mentioned above, dental insurance does not typically include cosmetic dental care. Some plans might help pay for such treatments, but in general you’ll need to look for other options to fit the cost into your budget. At Cary Dental Rejuvenation, we offer a Smile Savings Program that, among other benefits, grants a 15% discount off various treatments. We can also provide dental financing through CareCredit, Lending Club, and Lending Point. When discussing the cost of cosmetic dental care, we’ll outline your financial options and help you pick the one that best fits your situation.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re less than satisfied with the way your smile looks, know that you’re not the only person who feels that way. If you were, then cosmetic dentistry wouldn’t be nearly as popular as it is! Before you commit to the process of transforming your grin, you probably have a few questions or concerns. That’s completely normal. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve answered a few questions about cosmetic dentistry that we get asked often.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Not necessarily! Cosmetic dentistry might seem expensive, but that’s primarily because these treatments are elective and don’t typically qualify for dental insurance coverage. Even so, remember that when it comes to dental work, you usually get what you pay for. Many patients who have invested in cosmetic dentistry have found that their newfound confidence was worth every single penny!
Just because your cosmetic treatment might not be covered by insurance doesn’t always mean you have to pay the full price. Our practice offers multiple options for making cosmetic dentistry more affordable, and we’d be happy to discuss them in detail during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Before your cosmetic dentist in Cary can focus on improving the aesthetics of your smile, he’ll need to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition. He’ll conduct an initial exam of your mouth and, if he detects tooth decay, gum disease, or any other oral health concerns, he’ll plan to address them before revisiting your cosmetic goals.
As long as their smile is healthy, virtually any adult who wishes to improve some aspect of their teeth can do so with cosmetic dentistry. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the specific service you’re interested in, reach out to our team and book a consultation.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Fortunately, the old adage “beauty is pain” does NOT apply to cosmetic dentistry! At Cary Dental Rejuvenation, the last thing we want is for you to feel uncomfortable at any point while we’re caring for your smile. For that reason, we’ll be sure to administer local anesthetic before any cosmetic procedure that could cause discomfort, such as veneers. That way, you shouldn’t feel pain while you’re in the dental chair. With that being said, you might experience soreness in the area for a few days, but you should easily be able to manage it with ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain medications.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
It depends on the specific treatment you’re receiving as well as how diligently you care for your smile afterward. Different cosmetic services have different average lifespans. For example, after about a year or two following whitening treatment, your teeth will probably begin to lose some of their brightness. Meanwhile, veneers can last for 15 years or longer if you take good care of them.
No matter which cosmetic service you choose to transform your smile, it’s important to visit us for six-month checkups and cleanings. These appointments give Dr. Singh the chance to catch potential problems early on and recommend whether any of your cosmetic treatments could use a touch-up or redo.