Cosmetic Dentistry – Annapolis, MD
Achieve the Smile You’ve Always Wanted!
At Vanik Dental Group of Annapolis, we make your oral health the highest priority. However, we also understand that many patients aren’t happy with the way their smile looks, even if their oral health is intact. That’s why we’re proud to offer multiple cosmetic services catered to hiding imperfections, whether they be gaps, cracks, chips, discoloration, or other issues you’d prefer to remove. Contact our dental office to get started on creating your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry in Annapolis, MD!
Why Choose Vanik Dental Group of Annapolis for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Tooth-Colored Materials for Better Esthetics
- Take-Home Whitening for Added Convenience
- Metal-Free restoration Options Available
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive and natural-looking restorations you can use to hide imperfections in teeth. These ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic are customized to fit over your existing teeth and blend in with your smile. After minor modifications are made to your tooth or teeth, we can create a series of restorations that hide everything from permanent discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and even slightly rotated teeth!
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
When your tooth is damaged, you don’t want your restorations to be so noticeable that you feel embarrassed to smile. To make sure that your next restoration looks as natural as possible, we use Emax dental crowns. We use them because they are the most durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking crown on the market to date, making them ideal for solving both your restorative and cosmetic concerns simultaneously.
Opalescence® Teeth Whitening
In many cases, patients simply want to give their smile a minor boost, usually to remove stains that brushing cannot. That’s where take-home whitening from Opalescence comes in. With a pair of custom-made whitening trays and professional-grade whitening solution, you can easily brighten teeth on your own time in the comfort of your own home. Simply wear the bleaching gel-filled trays for a set period of time every day over the next two weeks, and you can achieve a truly whiter smile.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you worried about the cost of your cosmetic dental treatment? Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, so patients are often hesitant to commit to treatment. Because everyone’s smile goals are unique, we won’t be able to determine the cost of your treatment until you can see us for a consultation. We have a wide array of cosmetic solutions and are happy to help you navigate their cost. For now, here are some things for you to take into consideration.
What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?
Patients are usually trying to achieve a smile that is whiter, straighter, or shaped differently. Here are a few of the treatments that we offer that can help you achieve these goals:
- Teeth Whitening – Teeth can become discolored in a variety of different ways, but with professional teeth whitening, you can see noticeable results in a short period of time. This is a relatively affordable procedure, and results last anywhere from a couple of months to several years depending on how well you care for them.
- Veneers – Veneers aren’t the most affordable option out there, but they are the easiest way to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes color, shape, and minor misalignment.
- Metal-Free Dental Crowns – If you have a tooth that is broken, cracked, or badly chipped, a dental crown may be the solution you need to restore the appearance and function of your tooth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
Cosmetic treatment may seem like a huge commitment, but it’s an investment that will pay off over time. If you are feeling self-conscious about your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can lead to significant improvement in your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. To determine whether cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you, it’s important to take a look at the entire picture.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be left completely on your own. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, talk to one of our friendly team members.
To find out exactly how much you can expect to pay for your treatment, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your smile goals!
Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Do you still have questions about cosmetic dentistry? The best way to learn whether our smile-improving treatments can benefit your unique needs is to schedule a consultation. We’ve also answered some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients below for your convenience.
What are the most common cosmetic procedures?
Dr. Vanik offers a variety of cosmetic procedures that are each customized to fit unique patients’ needs. Depending on what types of results you’d like to achieve and what cosmetic imperfections you’re faced with, we’ll discuss each of your options with you during your consultation. However, the most common treatments that our patients get include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Professional teeth whitening
- Metal-free dental restorations
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of my cosmetic treatment?
Unfortunately, dental insurance companies typically don’t cover the cost of cosmetic treatments because they’re not considered essential to maintaining or improving your oral health. However, some procedures overlap into both the restorative and cosmetic categories, so there is a chance that those may be covered. The best way to find out is to contact your insurance provider directly. We also offer additional financing options for our patients through CareCredit so you can break up the cost of your treatment into easy-to-manage payments.
Can teens benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Although cosmetic dentistry seems like it primarily benefits adults who are looking to brighten or improve their smile, it can also benefit teens. Dr. Vanik offers tooth-colored fillings and natural looking crowns for teens who need to repair damaged teeth but don’t want to draw attention to them.
How long do cosmetic dental procedures take?
Every cosmetic service that we offer is customized to fix the unique imperfections that you face. That’s why you have to schedule an initial consultation so we can examine your mouth before we can provide you with a detailed treatment timeline. Depending on the treatment that you choose to get and the extent of your dental flaws, your treatment can take anywhere from a single appointment to several visits over the course of multiple weeks.