Everyone wants a beautiful, dazzling, healthy-looking smile, but very few of us are lucky enough to have naturally perfect teeth. For the rest of us, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on correcting aesthetic issues so you look your best and feel more confident. At First Impressions Dental Care, Dr. Rick Sodergren and Dr. Deborah Gur-Arie help patients from Renton, Washington get the results they’re looking for with customized treatments based on their specific needs and goals. Have more than one issue that needs attention? No problem - ask about a smile makeover.
Cosmetic dentistry includes any treatment that helps improve the way your smile looks. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
Replacement of dark metal fillings
Replacement of porcelain inlays or onlays
Bridges, dentures and implants to replace missing teeth
If you have several cosmetic issues you’d like to have corrected or a combination of cosmetic and restorative issues, you might benefit from a smile makeover. A smile makeover is a multi-step treatment plan that Dr. Sodergren or Dr. Gur-Arie will develop specifically for your needs and your treatment objectives. The steps in a smile makeover are performed in a specific sequence to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, it’s important to discuss all your concerns and goals to ensure your makeover meets your needs and your expectations. Before your consultation, you might want to spend a little time smiling in front of a mirror and making a list of all the issues and concerns you have to assist you when discussing your goals.
That depends on your insurance plan and the types of procedures you’re having performed. Generally, procedures that are purely cosmetic - like teeth whitening and veneers, for example - are not covered by dental insurance. Procedures that offer a restorative benefit as well as a cosmetic enhancement (like bridges and dentures) may be covered at least partially. When your insurance doesn’t cover all or any costs, our staff can help you set up a payment plan or identify financing solutions that can make the cost of your treatment more affordable.
Many cosmetic treatments can improve your oral health by making it easier to clean your teeth or by improving your bite balance. Plus, having a great-looking smile is an amazing confidence booster, which means it can improve your overall quality of life.