Helping You Achieve a Smile
That Boosts Your Confidence
The health and appearance of your smile impacts your mental health as well as your physical well-being, which is why our patients who are committed to improving their lives also take advantage of our various cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Parét offers several solutions to erase smile imperfections, like dental damage, discoloration, and even disproportionately gummy smiles. To learn more about our options for cosmetic dentistry in South Portland, ME and how they may be able to benefit you, schedule a consultation today!
Why Choose Mind Your Mouth for Cosmetic Dentistry?
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Laser Gum Recontouring
If you have several different cosmetic imperfections, such as severe discoloration, broken teeth, or even slight misalignment that affects your confidence, porcelain veneers may be the best treatment option for you. Instead of needing to get several different procedures, porcelain veneers are a one-stop-shop that allows you to address multiple problems at once. They’re custom-crafted shield-like restorations that are made to fit over the visible surface of your teeth to conceal flaws. Once placed, they reveal a completed, bright, and even smile in place of your old one.
In the past, dentists would use metal to craft dental crowns and fillings. Not only did this draw attention to damaged and decayed teeth, but it also caused tooth discoloration and other cosmetic issues. At Mind Your Mouth, we utilize materials that are aesthetically pleasing and gentle on your gums and teeth, such as ceramic, zirconia, and porcelain. That way, you can smile with pride while remaining confident that your oral health is in great shape.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Accidents that leave your teeth broken or damaged can happen. Even if it’s a small amount of damage, it can still make your smile look different and uneven. In these cases, we offer cost-effective, fast, and custom-tailored cosmetic bonding to restore the original appearance of your smile. Using a custom-shaded composite resin that bonds with your tooth enamel, we’ll re-sculpt the missing portion of your teeth so it looks as though you never had an accident to begin with!
Are you tired of purchasing store-bought teeth whitening kits that don’t provide you with the beautiful results that they promise? Then it’s time to invest in professional take-home treatment. We utilize custom-tailored teeth whitening kits to help you achieve noticeable results in just two weeks. They utilize highly concentrated ingredients that have been clinically tested and proven to be safe and effective. To learn more about our Phillips Zoom! Day White and Nite White take-home kits, contact our dental office today.
When you look in the mirror at your smile, does it seem like all of your teeth are hidden behind a curtain of gums? After working so hard to make sure that you have healthy and beautiful teeth to show off, this can be a let-down. Fortunately, Dr. Parét offers laser gum recontouring that can help. Using a small beam of light, she’ll re-sculpt your gumline to reveal more of your teeth, creating a smile that looks even and healthy.
Is the one thing that’s keeping you from getting cosmetic dental treatment the fact that you can’t know for sure what the results will look like? At Mind Your Mouth, that’s a problem of the past. We utilize advanced digital imaging software to create a detailed blueprint of your smile to show you how it looks like now compared to what results a certain cosmetic treatment will yield. That way, you can confidently invest in a treatment that provides you with the results you’re looking for.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Before deciding on a particular cosmetic procedure, you should know all the facts—including the cost of treatment. However, it’s only after Dr. Parét has had the chance to take a closer look at your unique smile that we can give you a specific estimate on your options. That’s why you need to have a consultation with us first! We can find the procedure that will not only provide the results you want but also help you stay in budget.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
At Mind Your Mouth, we understand that the price can be a major determining factor when you choose your cosmetic procedure. Not all treatments address the same problems and, therefore, cost different amounts. For example, a simple procedure like teeth whitening, which only addresses the coloration of your teeth, tends to cost less than porcelain veneers. Cosmetic bonding doesn’t involve permanently altering your teeth or ordering restorations from the dental lab, which is why it usually is less than veneers or metal-free crowns. At your consultation, we can break down the pricing of your various options, so you can make the right decision for you.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
When you don’t feel secure about your smile’s appearance, it can hold you back from enjoying life fully. Studies show that the act of smiling can alter the hormones triggered in the brain, leading to a more positive, happy mood. Research also finds that being more friendly and confident can make you seem more trustworthy, approachable, and attractive, which could especially come in handy in the workplace or in your dating life. All this to say that the time, effort, and money you spend on your self-confidence is definitely worthwhile!
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Although dental insurance works for many other types of treatment, it often doesn’t apply to cosmetic procedures, which are usually considered elective. As a result, you’re responsible for paying the entire amount out-of-pocket. However, if you don’t have dental insurance, you can take advantage of our Mindful Dental Membership Plan, which includes preventive care in addition to a 15 percent discount on every other service. You can also apply for third-party financing with CareCredit to have smaller monthly payments instead of a one-lump sum.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
With so many cosmetic procedures, you may find yourself with several questions about your options or about how to move forward. Below, we have responded to common inquiries our patients have had in the past. Please take a minute to see if they answer your questions. If not, feel free to schedule a consultation and ask us in person. We’ll be happy to address your concerns and help you identify the treatment that is best suited for your goals and needs.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
At Mind Your Mouth, we make sure you are comfortable, regardless of the procedure. If your treatment involves steps that could cause you discomfort, such as removing tooth enamel for porcelain veneers or crowns, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area first. That way, you can sit back and relax completely while we perfect your smile. In addition, gum recontouring is basically pain free because we use a gentle soft tissue laser. With some other forms of teeth whitening treatment, tooth sensitivity is a potential issue, but not with our take-home whitening kits. You get the same amazing, dramatic results without the discomfort!
Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most patients who would like to improve the look of their smile qualify for cosmetic treatment. The only requirement before starting is that your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy. If you have gum disease, tooth decay, or another issue, we must resolve that first prior to considering a cosmetic procedure.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
With the exception of cosmetic bonding, which may be completed in just one appointment, most other cosmetic procedures require two visits over several weeks. The first appointment, in the case of porcelain veneers and metal-free restorations, allows us to “prepare” the teeth by removing a little bit of enamel and take impressions. We then attach the veneers or restorations at the subsequent visit a few weeks later. Even take-home whitening takes two weeks to get the final results, which means that if you are interested in a cosmetic procedure for a special event, you need to plan well in advance.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
The length of time that cosmetic results last will depend on several factors. The type of procedure you get can determine how long your new smile continues to look amazing. Veneers, for instance, tend to last for about 15 years before needing to be replaced, while teeth whitening typically must be repeated every few years. However, one of the most important factors is how well you take care of your teeth and gums. Through regular maintenance visits as well as oral hygiene at home, you can extend the lifespan of your brilliant smile.