Cosmetic Dentistry – Tyler, TX
Come Get The Smile You Deserve
Would you like to enhance the beauty of your smile? With cosmetic dentistry treatments from Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury, you can transform a lackluster look into a bright and radiant beam. Our Tyler dental office is equipped to perform a variety of these procedures, and our exceptional cosmetic dentist can help you select which services to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stansbury for cosmetic dentistry in Tyler, TX.
Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- All-Porcelain Materials for Outstanding Restoration
- Customized Smile Makeover Plans
- Decades of Proven Cosmetic Expertise
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of the teeth, and with them, Dr. Stansbury can correct/disguise a number of imperfections all at the same time, including:
- Permanent Stains
- Misshapen Teeth
- Undersized Teeth
- Slightly Crooked Teeth
They are always custom-made, so they can give you everything from a minor touch-up to a dramatic makeover. Which option is best for you? Click on the link below to learn more!
Reliable Dental Restorations
We’re now able to offer our patients with damaged teeth a solution that combines the best when it comes to both strength and beauty. With 100% dental porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays, we can repair teeth in such a way that it looks like nothing bad ever happened to them. This material is well-known for its strength, durability, and its capability to perfectly mimic the appearance of real enamel, even down to how it reflects light.
Minor stains, chips, and gaps are no match for direct bonding. Dr. Stansbury will start by applying a naturally-colored composite resin to your affected tooth, and he’ll use it to literally sculpt the tooth to perfection, hiding any flaw you can imagine. In just an hour or less, you can finally get rid of that one blemish that has bothered you for years. This treatment is quick, painless, and the results can be trusted to last for a decade.Learn More About Dental Bonding
Have your teeth become discolored due to your morning cup of coffee, your glass of wine in the evening, or simply because of natural aging? Whatever the case may be, we can restore that youthful glow to your smile using one of our proven whitening treatments. They’re designed to break up even the most stubborn stains in record time, and you have the option of getting a quick treatment in-office or using one of our take-home kits to whiten on your own schedule. Either way, the result will be the same: a pristine set of white teeth!
Do you have a gum line that overpowers your smile? Do your gums make your teeth appear too short or “stubby” for your face? This is an issue many people are dealing with, and Dr. Stansbury can help you overcome it in just one quick appointment. He can painlessly remove excess tissue to reveal beautiful, previously hidden dental structure, and then he can sculpt your new gum line so that it perfectly complements your teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
While many patients tend to worry about the cost of cosmetic dentistry because dental insurance rarely offers coverage for it, Stansbury Dental is happy to help you understand your costs, determine which services will best address your needs, and create a treatment plan that fits your budget. With so many different cosmetic treatments to choose from, you’ll want to speak with us before making a final decision on your care!
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
When people visit our office asking for ways to enhance their smile, it’s rare that they only have one issue they want to address. For example, we often hear people say they want a smile that’s brighter, straighter, or teeth that are shaped differently (especially when large chips are present). Explore your options below ahead of your next appointment!
- Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are generally the most costly, but are capable of addressing the most amount of imperfections at a time (not to mention they look beautiful and last for many years).
- Lumineers – For those who want to cover imperfections like veneers but don’t want to modify existing tooth enamel, Lumineers are thin enough to sit flush on teeth while still looking natural. They also cost less than traditional veneers.
- Invisalign/Six Months Smiles – While Invisalign is more ideal for addressing esthetic and functional issues with your smile (i.e. misalignment and uneven bites), Six Month Smiles focuses specifically on the teeth visible in your smile (and costs less because treatment time is shorter).
- Dental Bonding – When you want to address tiny imperfections in your smile at an affordable price, it’s difficult to recommend anything other than dental bonding.
- Teeth Whitening – One of the most popular services thanks to its relative affordability, teeth whitening brightens your smile multiple shades either in-office or at home with on-the-go solutions.
- Gum Recontouring – Removing excess gum tissue is not only effective at making your smile look fuller and more even, but you can expect the results to be permanent.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry is a Worthy Investment
Cosmetic dentistry can feel like a big financial commitment, and that’s because it typically is one! But it’s important to think of it as a long-term investment for your smile, confidence, and self-esteem as well. If you believe you could largely benefit from having a beautiful smile, whether it be in your social, romantic, or professional life, it’s worth it! You just may notice a dramatic change in your overall mood and quality of life once you feel comfortable showing your smile off.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Cosmetic dentistry is purely esthetic in nature, which means it’s very unlikely (but not always) that dental insurance will offer any coverage for it. However, there are other options available to you that can help make your care budget-friendly. This includes third-party financing like CareCredit, a service that lets you pay for care in monthly installments with little to no interest attached.
Additionally, our in-house membership plan can make it easier to pay for routine preventive care compared to an insurance plan depending on your circumstance. That way, you can put more out-of-pocket funds towards your smile makeover if you’d like.
To learn more about your options and speak with our team, give our office a call to schedule a consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions – Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you have a few questions before moving forward? Our team at Stansbury Dental is one phone call away! We would be happy to answer any specific questions you have and schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stansbury. However, if you would simply like a bit more information before contacting our dental office, keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?
Typically, insurance providers don’t cover procedures that have absolutely no medical necessity. However, dental services that combine restorative and cosmetic dentistry, may be partially covered on your dental plan! Since each policy is unique, don’t hesitate to double-check the fine print on your coverage.
When Is a Service Considered Cosmetic?
When a service is conducted to address aesthetic imperfections, rather than dental damage, it is considered cosmetic. Examples of these procedures include dental bonding to address a minor chip, teeth whitening to remove stubborn discoloration, and gum recontouring to fix a “gummy” smile. While each of these treatments can do wonders for your smile and confidence, they aren’t medically necessary, making them a cosmetic service.
What Is the Quickest Way to Improve My Smile?
Thanks to innovations in dentistry, you can perfect your smile in record time. For example, the powerful brightening gel used in professional teeth whitening treatments allows you to say goodbye to years of unsightly stains in just one hour. Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic procedure that can address everything from a minor touch-up to a complete smile makeover in relatively no time at all since they can be placed in as little as two visits!
Will Cosmetic Treatments Improve My Oral Health?
While the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic treatments are substantial, many patients forget how it can benefit their oral health as well. Therefore, it is important to remember that improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry can have added advantages, such as:
- Protecting cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth
- Straightening your teeth to prevent bacteria from hiding in the crevices of misaligned teeth
- Providing you with a smile you are proud to take care of
- Fixing misshaped teeth that cause issues with your bite
Will People Know I’ve Had Cosmetic Treatments?
If you are undergoing a complete smile transformation with porcelain veneers, then each tooth is involved in the flawless end result. But what if you are only fixing one tooth? Will people know you’ve had cosmetic treatment? The answer? Absolutely not! Each procedure, from full smile restorations to dental bonding, is designed to provide our patients with natural results that look and feel like the real thing. In fact, after your treatment, even you may have a hard time spotting the difference!
Is Everyone a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you are looking to straighten, brighten, or otherwise perfect your smile, you’ll be happy to know that almost everyone is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, to ensure you meet the requirements, Dr. Stansbury will start your initial consultation with a thorough dental exam. If there are any outstanding issues, like untreated gum disease, then he will administer treatment before using cosmetic dentistry to perfect your smile. That way, you can safely get the bright, beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
Absolutely! With the guidance of a skilled professional, most procedures are perfectly safe for patients. Before moving forward with any treatment, Dr. Stansbury will assess your mouth and provide an honest evaluation of which cosmetic services are suitable for you. It's important to address any underlying oral health issues beforehand, as certain treatments may pose risks if not properly treated.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Truthfully, almost any healthy adult is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. In fact, if you're seeking an improvement in your smile, you are likely to qualify for these services.
Specifically, ideal candidates often experience:
- Stained or Discolored Teeth: Over-the-counter products may fall short, but our professional whitening treatments can effectively restore your grin’s brightness.
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth: Concealing damaged teeth is possible with options like veneers, dental bonding, and more.
- Misaligned or Misshapen Teeth: We can straighten even the most crooked teeth with Invisalign and reshape teeth with veneers.
The only way to know for sure whether or not you’d benefit from cosmetic dentistry is by attending a consultation with our team! We’ll assess your case and determine which options are best for you. Together, we'll create your personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your dream look.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
It depends! The longevity of your new smile will depend on the specific cosmetic treatment you choose. Each method and its effects vary in terms of durability.
For instance, treatments such as teeth whitening and dental bonding are relatively simple but not long-lasting. Typically, their results may last for about three years, needing occasional touch-ups.
In contrast, complex procedures like veneers and dental crowns offer extended lifespans. On average, these prosthetics can maintain their functionality and appearance for around 15 years.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
We get it – you might be worried about experiencing discomfort during your smile transformation journey. At Stansbury Dental, we strive to ensure a comfortable treatment experience for you. The good news is that most cosmetic dental treatments are non-invasive and typically don't require local anesthetic. Procedures like whitening and bonding are painless and shouldn't cause any discomfort.
In cases where tooth reshaping is involved, such as with veneers, Dr. Stansbury will administer numbing agents to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. While you may experience mild soreness or sensitivity in the following days, it is usually temporary and easily manageable.
We offer additional amenities to enhance your comfort, like nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation. These options will help alleviate any anxiety or discomfort! Our team will do everything we can to ensure a pain-free and relaxing experience.