What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Unlike general dentistry, which focuses on your oral health maintenance, cosmetic surgery aims to improve and preserve the appearance and feel of your smile. Some common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Teeth whitening
● Bridges
Dental implants
● Tooth-coloured fillings

When Should I See A Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic dentists undergo the same training as general dentists, but with additional training in treatments designed to improve your smile. If you wish to enhance the look and feel of your teeth or have missing teeth, a cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the look you desire.

My Teeth Are Healthy, But They’re Stained. How Can I Achieve A Whiter Smile?

If you have slightly discoloured but otherwise healthy teeth, you may benefit from teeth whitening. Typical whitening treatments mainly target external discolouration resulting from food and drinks, such as coffee and wine. At KR Dental, we offer several convenient and safe options, including at-home whitening trays and professional-strength whitening strips. Click here to learn more!

I Have Heard A Lot About Veneers And Lumineers. What Is The Difference And Which One Should I Get?

Veneers and Lumineers are both used to treat discoloured, crooked or broken teeth. They will make your teeth look whiter and straighter. However, some key differences between the two may determine which treatment is more suitable for you.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that permanently covers the front of your teeth. They are incredibly durable, stain-resistant, and feel just like your natural teeth. However, the preparation and application process can be lengthy, and your teeth will often need to be ground down to make space for the veneers.

Lumineers are also called “no-prep” veneers. They are made of ultra-thin laminate and require little dental work before application. However, because they are thinner, they appear more translucent and are unsuitable for people with severely discoloured teeth.

Will My Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dental Care?

Insurance coverage for cosmetic treatments varies between different policies. At KR Dental, we are dedicated to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. We accept all insurance and dental plans and help you file your claims electronically if your provider allows. You will always receive a breakdown of total costs before treatment so that you can choose the best payment option for your budget.

If you’re self-conscious about your smile, KR Dental can help. Whether it is teeth whitening, bridges, or veneers, our experienced cosmetic dentists are here to help you smile with confidence. Contact our Oshawa dental clinic to get started today!