Cosmetic dentistry has also improved preventative care and how people are treated overall. In the past, old fashioned metal tools were used for everything. Now, as a cosmetic dentists, we look for ways to improve the patient experience and leverage technology in order to do so. By identifying ways to improve the experience of every patient, our team will continue to make visiting the dentist easier and more enjoyable. From painless teeth cleanings to performing major dental work in comfort, we make the patients our top priority.
The second most common disease in the United States is cavities. The first is the common cold. Ask us about esthetic filling options.
Dr. Stucki understands that when patients have healthy teeth, their teeth will be less likely to sustain damage or fall out. With over 70 percent of U.S. adults experiencing some form of tooth loss, preventative care is crucial to overall oral health. We recommend that patients schedule an appointment with our local office for a teeth cleaning at least twice a year. During these regular appointments, we can remove surface stains, bacteria, and plaque that like to hide in hard to reach places. We can also look for signs of gum disease and cavities to treat the signs right away. Keeping teeth healthy is important because healthy teeth are strong teeth, and strong teeth are at less of a risk for falling out.
While we are passionate about using cosmetic dentistry as a way to create a beautiful and perfect smile, taking the time to focus on preventative care is something that we are equally passionate about. The entire staff at our practice takes the time to educate patients about what they can do at home to stay in good oral health. As a result, we are able to help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease in patients. Sometimes, taking these few extra minutes can make a positive impact on our patients’ oral health.
If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry in St. George, Utah, schedule an appointment to visit our dentist, Dr. Scott Stucki. You will be delighted with the level of patient care that you receive along with the stunning results. You can schedule an appointment by calling Common Sense Family Dentistry at 435-628-5001.
Tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride and old fillings are just a few reasons why teeth appear dark.
ST GEORGE COSMETIC DENTAL FAQ
Q: I don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do?
A: A wide variety of options are available to improve tooth function and how your smile looks. Ask us about what options are available.
Q: How much does it cost to get a great smile?
A: Like most services, the cost varies on the amount of time necessary and the difficulty of the procedure(s). Generally, improving a smile requires a combination of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of the teeth. A great way to start is by having a consultation with our dentist to determine how you can reach your goals.
Q: I have dental insurance. Will it pay for my new smile?
A: Most dental insurance has very low total benefits per year. Most insurance companies may offset the cost for regular checkups but probably will not pay toward cosmetic services. We will work to maximize your benefits and may have suggestions for alternative methods of financing so you can obtain the treatment of choice. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.
Q: What are some benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
A: A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and materials are available for back teeth as well as those seen when you smile.
Q: How many office visits will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?
A: This varies with each individual, depending on the need. Sometimes, you can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance in just a couple of visits. Discuss your goals and concerns, so that we can develop the best plan for your individual situation. If you start today, a new smile can be yours sooner than you think.
Q: What will my new smile look like?
A: Our dentist will work with you in choosing the right look for you. A smile enhancement can look both dramatic and natural. We can use photographs (in a process called cosmetic imaging) and models to show you what to expect. Sometimes, we can place trial material directly on your teeth to help you visualize the change.
Q: Is my new smile permanent?
A: With good home care and regular visits, modern materials can last for many years, and possibly decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations.
To learn more about preventive care, we invite you to call or visit us today!