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Cosmetic Dentistry – Crystal River, FL

Enjoy a Truly Gorgeous Smile

Very, very few of us are born with perfect teeth. Even relatively healthy ones can have noticeable aesthetic flaws like stains, chips, cracks, and gaps, but fortunately, these don’t have to be permanent thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Using the treatments detailed below and her artistic touch, Dr. Lisa Schnell can enhance single teeth and even entire smiles all at once to help patients achieve their ideal look. Getting the smile you’ve always wanted is much easier than you might think, and we’d love to show you how you can do it! To learn more about your options and schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Crystal River, FL, give us a call today.

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Why Choose Signature Dental Care of Crystal River for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Porcelain Veneers Makes Multiple Flaws Disappear at the Same Time
  • Teeth Whitening Gets Rid of Stains Caused By Coffee, Wine, & Tobacco
  • Cosmetic Bonding Fixes Minor Imperfections in Just an Hour

Porcelain Veneers

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With porcelain veneers, a patient’s teeth are covered by thin ceramic restorations that act like tiny masks to improve their shape, size, color, and spacing all at the same time. This enables them to fix a wide array of flaws with just one treatment. They can even be applied to slightly crooked teeth to help them appear straighter! In just two appointments, a patient can have their own custom set of veneers made and placed, and from there, they can be trusted to last for about 20 years.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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If you need a broken or decayed tooth repaired, we won’t simply give you a silver crown that will instantly stick out in your smile. Instead, we can provide a restoration that is made of 100% dental ceramic. This material, in addition to being extremely strong, is also able to replicate the appearance of real enamel down to the finest details, creating a lifelike result that easily blends into any smile. With this type of crown, only you and Dr. Lisa Schnell will be able to tell which tooth isn’t your own!

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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For thin gaps, minor stains, and small chips, nothing takes care of them faster than cosmetic bonding. Using a color-matched composite resin, Dr. Lisa Schnell can build up the enamel on flawed teeth and then sculpt it to perfection to hide any blemishes, often in as little as an hour. After the material has been hardened with a curing light, it will look like nothing was ever wrong with the tooth in the first place, and a patient can look forward to the results lasting for about 10 years.

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Teeth Whitening

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If obvious stains and discoloration on your teeth force you to hide them every day, then our professional whitening treatments can quickly change that. We use a bleaching gel much stronger than anything you’ll find at the store, meaning it’s able to eliminate stains that others always leave behind. At Dental Care of Crystal River, we offer custom-made take-home kits you can use whenever and wherever you want. The end result will be a brilliant set of teeth you’ll always be eager to show off!

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Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

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If you have a healthy smile but aren’t fully satisfied with the image it presents to the people around you, then cosmetic dentistry could be the right step forward. These transformative services can correct problems like:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Overly “gummy” teeth
  • Minor chips/cracks in the tooth enamel

Dr. Lisa Schnell will be happy to work with you to help determine which treatment or treatments is the right fit for your personal goals. We can’t wait to exceed your expectations! Follow the link below to learn more.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Since cosmetic dentistry isn’t typically covered by dental insurance, many patients worry that enhancing their smile will cost them an arm and a leg. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! At Signature Dental Care of Crystal River, we’re more than happy to help you navigate your financial needs. Our goal is to help you select a treatment that’ll work best for your smile and wallet. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect, continue reading or reach out to our friendly team today!

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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First, you have to think about what you’re trying to accomplish with cosmetic dentistry in Crystal River. Different services can transform your smile in unique ways – and they all come at different price points. Some popular treatments we offer include:

  • Dental Bonding – Do you have a minor chip, stain, or gap? Dental bonding can mask those flaws in no time. It’s a quick and cost-effective way to address dental imperfections! However, the treatment will need to be redone every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – If you want to improve the color of your smile, professional teeth whitening is the way to go. It’s relatively fast and inexpensive, making it a great option for patients who don’t care about changing the shape or position of their teeth.
  • Veneers – While this option is more costly than the ones listed above, it’s the only one capable of transforming several different aspects of your smile at once. Not only will you get instant results, but you can enjoy your beautiful new grin for well over a decade with proper care and maintenance!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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We understand that cosmetic dentistry can feel like a significant financial commitment. However, many patients find it to be an investment that pays itself off in the long run. It can boost your confidence and improve your overall quality of life! Studies show that an attractive smile can lead to better relationships, social life, and professional achievements. The incredible life-changing benefits are certainly worth every penny!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Most dental insurance plans only cover treatments that are considered “medically necessary”, meaning you’ll have to find an alternative way to pay for cosmetic services. Fortunately, our practice can make your treatment much more affordable with CareCredit financing. It allows patients to split up the total cost of treatment into smaller monthly installments. Best of all, these plans often come with little-to-no interest attached! They’ll help make even the most expensive service fit just about any budget.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Are you eager to transform the appearance of your smile? There are a variety of cosmetic options to pick from, and it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about cosmetic dentistry in Crystal River. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Its pricey reputation likely stems from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so you typically have to pay out-of-pocket. Improving your smile may seem costly at first, but it’s important to consider the investment that you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

When under the care of a trained professional, then yes, most cosmetic dentistry treatments are perfectly safe for most patients. Of course, not every treatment is right for every patient. That’s why your dentist examines your mouth beforehand and gives you an honest assessment of which procedures may or may not be right for you. Some cosmetic services may pose a risk if an underlying oral health issue isn’t treated first. For example, placing a veneer over a decayed tooth might make the decay more difficult to treat later on. However, your dentist will plan to address problems like these before starting a procedure.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you aren’t 100% confident in the smile you see in the mirror, you could most likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Stained or discolored teeth often can’t be fixed with over-the-counter whitening products, but professional whitening can get the job done. Chipped or cracked teeth could expose the center of the teeth to dangerous bacteria. If your tooth is damaged in any way, you may be able to protect it with a crown or veneer. If you want to look younger, cosmetic dentistry can help with this too! The best way to find out if cosmetic treatment is right for you is by attending a consultation.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that their procedure will be painful. That’s why we do everything in our power to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Most cosmetic treatments are non-invasive, like whitening and bonding. They shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, where your tooth must be reshaped, your mouth will be numbed beforehand. You may experience residual soreness for a few days, but this should be mild and temporary.