Cosmetic Dentistry is a wide field today, and it is continually expanding as new solutions for improving cosmetic teeth issues are discovered. Nearly anything that can improve the overall appearance of the smile will be included under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, but the treatments have health benefits as well.. Dental teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental crowns, teeth bonding, correction of teeth alignment, and correction of gum tissue may all be considered cosmetic dentistry procedures by most dentists and insurance companies.
In most cases, insurance does not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, it is always best to discuss the reasons for the procedure with the dentist to determine whether there may be a medical reason it is needed. If a medical need for the procedure can be demonstrated, some insurance companies may cover certain cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, this is very rare. Patients may want to consider financing the procedure if they are unable to pay for the entire cosmetic dentistry procedure at one time.
Teeth whitening is among the most popular of all cosmetic dentistry procedures today. Professional in-office teeth whitening like the Zoom system can produce dramatic results that are far beyond what an over the counter whitening gel or product could ever produce. Zoom whitening can improve the color of teeth in under an hour, making them as much as nine shades whiter. Zoom combines a proprietary gel with a blue light laser. There are also several other options for cosmetic teeth whitening, including tray bleaching systems that are taken home and worn for about two weeks. The trays are customized for the patient's mouth, which ensures the maximum amount of contact between the whitening gel and the teeth that need to be whitened.
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