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Cosmetic Dentistry – Belmont, NH

Transform Your Teeth, Transform Your Look

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The entire team of cosmetic dentistry professionals at The Center for Contemporary Dentistry believe that improving the way a patient’s smile looks has a positive impact on overall appearance and self-confidence. Our dentists also believe that creating your perfect smile should be totally comfortable and pain free, which is easily accomplished through sedation dentistry. This philosophy motivates our team to go the extra mile to make every visit for cosmetic dentistry in our Belmont, NH dental office an enjoyable experience.

Why Choose The Center for Contemporary Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that we permanently attach to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. The veneers closely mimic the look and feel of natural tooth enamel, and they are able to disguise a broad range of aesthetic flaws, including cracks, chips, discoloration, and more. A set of veneers has the potential to maintain its original beauty for a decade or longer. We can usually transform a patient’s smile with porcelain veneers in as few as two appointments.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Woman with flawless smile after metal free dental restorations

In the past, metal restorations were the only option when it came to treatments like bridges, crowns, and fillings. Such materials are quite strong, but they clash with the natural color of the teeth around them. Today, a more aesthetically pleasing alternative is available — metal-free restorations. They are made out of tooth-colored materials that blend in seamlessly with a patient’s natural smile. No one is likely to notice that you have had some dental work done!

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Dental Bonding

Animated porcelain veneer placement

So you want to enhance your smile, but you are not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Cosmetic bonding may be the perfect solution! Conservative and quick, dental bonding can be used for a variety of enhancements, including whitening discolored teeth (it can even disguise tetracycline stains), repairing chips, and closing gaps between teeth. The procedure is simple: a composite material is placed on the tooth, then shaped to the desired result. Finally, the material is hardened and polished to produce a natural-looking appearance.

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Teeth Whitening

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Have daily habits like coffee and wine consumption robbed your smile of its luster? Do your stained teeth make you self-conscious? If your teeth look yellow and dull, visit us to talk about professional whitening. We offer a fast in-office treatment that can dramatically brighten your teeth in a single appointment. Or, we can provide you with a take-home kit that will provide results over the course of a few weeks.

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Digital Imaging/Virtual Smile Design

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Would you like a realistic preview of the results of your cosmetic treatment before you begin it? We use advanced technology to take images of your teeth and face. Then, we simulate the results of your procedure. After an in-depth discussion about what we see, we can make adjustments to your treatment plan with the goal of helping you achieve the best possible results. Virtual smile design is particularly useful for patients who are undergoing multiple or complex cosmetic procedures.

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Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening

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Even, well-proportioned gums make your smile look healthier and more attractive by framing and complementing your teeth. Conversely, uneven or large gums can detract from your appearance. They may cause your teeth to look too small or too short because of their disproportionate size. If you suffer from such issues, then gum contouring may be the solution for you. Gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue and give you the consistent, even gumline you need to achieve a smile that you are proud to show off.

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Smile Makeovers

Woman with flawless smile after smile makeover

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to improve a patient’s oral health and the appearance of their teeth. It may be a complex process that takes place across multiple appointments and requires several different procedures. Imperfections from decay, trauma, discoloration, or misaligned teeth requiring TMJ treatment can all be corrected with smile design.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Since cosmetic dentistry is not usually covered by insurance, many patients are concerned about being able to afford their new look. We understand such feelings, which is why we offer straightforward pricing, periodic specials, and multiple payment options. We want the financial aspect of your care to be as easy and stress-free as possible!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Many people decide to undergo cosmetic dentistry because they want to achieve whiter teeth, straighter teeth, and/or differently sized or shaped teeth. Our Belmont team offers services at a range of price points that can help with all those goals:

  • Teeth whitening. This is one of the most affordable cosmetic services, often costing just a few hundred dollars. It has the potential to brighten teeth by several shades in a short period of time. Often, the results can last for months or even a few years.
  • Direct bonding. Also known as dental bonding, this treatment may cost just a few hundred dollars per tooth. It can disguise numerous imperfections. However, its results may last for just a few years.
  • Veneers tend to cost several thousand dollars. Despite their relatively high price, they offer an excellent value because they can hide numerous aesthetic flaws, and they have the potential to last for 15 – 20 years or longer.
  • Gum recontouring. This minimally invasive surgery reshapes the gum tissue so it creates a flattering frame for the teeth. Its cost varies greatly depending on the details of the procedure.
  • Smile makeover. This service combines multiple cosmetic procedures. It is the most expensive option, but it is also the best value for patients who want to achieve their ideal smile in the shortest time period possible.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Because cosmetic dentistry can cost quite a bit of money, you might wonder if it is worth it. That is up to you to decide. Many patients do believe that cosmetic care is a smart investment because it may:

  • Boost your confidence.
  • Help you make a powerful impression in the workplace (and on the dating scene).
  • Make you look younger.
  • Motivate you to take excellent care of your teeth.
  • Contribute to an improved overall quality of life.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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In most cases, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic services. However, there are some exceptions. Often, if a service has substantial oral health benefits and a cosmetic aspect, it is covered. This is frequently the case with metal-free restorations. Our team welcomes insurance, and we can help you figure out how your benefits might apply in any given situation.

Beyond insurance, there are a few provisions that might make it easier to afford your new look:

  • Most patients are eligible for a low-interest payment plan through a third-party lender.
  • Essential Dental plan. This discount plan provides reduced fees on most of the services we offer.
  • We offer a FREE smile makeover consultation.

Are you eager to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and its cost? Our team is ready to answer your questions. Get in touch with us today to request a consultation.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Committing to cosmetic dentistry can feel like a big step! We completely understand if you want to gather as much information as possible before you visit us for a consultation. Below, you will find some relevant information. If your specific questions are not included in this FAQs section, feel free to call our office. A member of our friendly team will be happy to speak with you.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dental services are available at many different price points. If you are keeping a close eye on your budget, you might choose to get dental bonding or teeth whitening, both of which start out at just a few hundred dollars. If you want to make a bigger investment in your smile, we might recommend that you get veneers, which can cost several thousand dollars.

When you visit us, let us know if you have concerns about the cost of your treatment. We will help you understand your payment options and do our best to design a treatment plan that works with your budget.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

If you receive care from a qualified dental team, there is very little risk that your cosmetic treatment will lead to major problems. Our team combines knowledge, skill, experience, and technology to perform services that consistently lead to good results. We care deeply about our patients’ oral and overall health and take all necessary precautions to protect them.

Cosmetic dentistry only carries significant risks if it involves an unqualified provider or questionable techniques. For example, some DIY cosmetic techniques, such as using household objects to straighten teeth or using extremely abrasive ingredients to remove dental stains, can cause major damage to the teeth.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The results of cosmetic dentistry can last anywhere from a few months to many years. For example, teeth whitening may give you a brighter smile for just a few months or years because teeth naturally incur new stains over time. Veneers may last for 10 – 15 years or longer. Gum recontouring often provides permanent results.

Our team will give you tips to help you extend the results of your treatment. Thorough oral hygiene, a reasonable diet, and regular dental visits are always beneficial.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

We want our patients to be comfortable, so we provide local anesthesia during cosmetic treatments when the situation calls for it.

After your treatment, you might experience a degree of discomfort. For example, teeth whitening may cause a temporary increase in dental sensitivity. The preparation process for veneers and metal-free crowns can lead to some temporary soreness.

Mild pain relievers and dietary modifications can do much to relieve post-treatment discomfort.

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