Bogota Dental Center is the place to go in Bergen County, Passaic County, Bogota and Totowa, New Jersey for cosmetic dental procedures that can improve both the appearance and function of your teeth.
Technically, cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that will improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. In actual fact, some of these procedures go beyond mere appearance. While tooth whitening doesn't affect function, placing a crown over a broken tooth does. The latter procedure also helps improve your oral health by preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Tooth whitening (bleaching) may be the first thing many people think of when they hear the term cosmetic dentistry. Other procedures used in the field include placing a crown over a broken or badly worn tooth or applying veneers over one or more teeth. Your dentist can also contour teeth that are misshapen, close spaces between the teeth, restore worn or short teeth and alter the length of your teeth, as well as fix teeth that are chipped or misshapen.
All dentists learn some basic cosmetic procedures in dental school. For example, using a color-matched porcelain crown is both a routine dental procedure and a cosmetic dental procedure. The best cosmetic dentists complete extensive additional training after they graduate from dental school. Many become certified in the field, which means they must show proof of additional training and experience, and provide evidence of their work to the certifying body.
The cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on a number of factors. If you need extensive work for multiple broken teeth, serious stains or other cosmetic problems, it will certainly be more expensive than simply whitening your teeth. Depending on your insurance, you may have to foot all or a good part of the bill. If a procedure offers functional improvements as well as improving your appearance it is more likely to be covered by insurance. Most dentists will work with you on this issue and offer financing or other payment options.