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Cosmetic Dentistry – Brecksville, OH

Transforming Your Smile Using the Latest Cosmetic Treatments

At Brecksville Dental Excellence, we offer a variety of smile-improving procedures to help boost your confidence and encourage you to show off your grin more often! We understand that imperfections like dental damage, misaligned teeth, and tooth discoloration can weigh heavily on our patients’, which is why we offer cost-effective, high-quality cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about the treatments we offer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Saleh today to discuss your options for cosmetic dentistry in Brecksville, OH!

Why Choose Brecksville Dental Excellence for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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Veneers are thin, durable shells that are custom-crafted from dental porcelain to fit over the visible surface of your teeth. They can be customized to enhance one damaged tooth or an entire row of teeth that you’d like to have restored. Veneers are a great option for patients who suffer from several cosmetic flaws at once, like dental discoloration, damaged teeth, and even slight misalignment. Once they’re secured onto your teeth, you’ll be able to enjoy them for up to 15 years with the proper maintenance.

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Two Lumineer samples prior to placement

Lumineers offer similar results as porcelain veneers, but they’re a better option for patients who are looking for a more temporary change. The primary difference between these two procedures is that Lumineers are significantly thinner, meaning that our team won’t need to remove any of your natural tooth structure to accommodate for the thickness of the restorations, like we would need to with veneers. While they don’t last as long, they also don’t require permanently altering your teeth to achieve a beautiful and bright smile.

Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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At Brecksville Dental Excellence, we take pride in not making our patients choose between having a healthy or beautiful smile. By using the latest dental techniques and technology, we’re able to offer you both! Our metal-free crowns are made from durable, protective materials that are customized to flawlessly blend with the rest of your smile. In addition to repairing damaged teeth, our crowns can also be used to refine undersized or otherwise imperfect teeth to create a more uniform smile. 

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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If you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, cosmetic bonding is a fast, cost-effective way to repair it. Using a biocompatible composite resin (the same resin used for tooth-colored fillings), Dr. Saleh will rebuild the broken-off portion of your tooth. He’ll use a color-matching chart to make sure that the shade of the resin matches your natural tooth enamel, allowing you to enjoy a refreshed smile.

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Teeth Whitening

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Are you tired of wasting your money on store-bought teeth whitening kits that haven’t provided you with the results that they promise on the packaging? If so, safe and effective professional teeth whitening at Brecksville Dental Excellence is perfect for you. We offer in-office and customized, take-home teeth whitening that uses highly concentrated ingredients that can break apart even the most stubborn dental stains.

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Gum Recontouring

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Countless patients come to us wanting to make their smile more proportional, showing less of their gum tissue and more of their teeth. We offer laser gum recontouring to reshape your gumline and make your smile more aesthetically pleasing. Thanks to our advanced soft tissue dental laser, you won’t have to worry about us using a scalpel or sutures. This device emits a concentrated beam of light that precisely and gently removes excess tissue and cauterizes the area on-contact, minimizing bleeding while drastically reducing recovery time.

Virtual Smile Design

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Is the one thing that’s keeping you from investing in a cosmetic dental treatment the fact that you won’t be able to see the results you’re paying for until after you receive treatment? We can use Virtual Smile Design technology to develop a lifelike, digital blueprint of your mouth and create a mock-up of what you'll look like after receiving one of our cosmetic services. This means that you'll be able to see the results before you make the decision to invest in a treatment, eliminating any anxiety or concerns you may have.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Even if you’re interested in enhancing your teeth, you’ll probably want to know as much as you can about the overall cost of your treatment options. After all, the last thing you want is to have surprises in your financial expenses. Fortunately, our team at Brecksville Dental Excellence understands the importance of having a smile you can be proud of and can help you navigate your financing options. We can also discuss the different treatments available and their unique price points. Read on to learn more about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Brecksville!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right For Me?

Generally speaking, most patients would like to improve the color, size, and shape of their pearly whites. To help you become more familiar, here are several of our cosmetic options and what you can expect from them:

  • Teeth whitening : This is one of the most popular and cost-effective treatments out there. With either an in-office or at-home whitening treatment, you’ll be able to dramatically brighten the shade of your teeth in a relatively short time. You’ll also be able to enjoy your results for a couple of years with proper care.
  • Dental bonding : By using composite resin, we can address minor dental flaws like chips, stains, or gaps in your teeth in just a single appointment. While the results are durable and lifelike, they’ll only last around 3 to 10 years with proper care.
  • Gum recontouring : Unlike other treatments, this procedure doesn’t change the teeth. Instead, if your pearly whites appear short or stubby, we’ll remove the excess gum tissue to reveal more of your smile. This process permanently alters your gum line, so your results will be long-lasting.
  • Veneers : This cosmetic option typically comes with a higher initial price, but it offers the most comprehensive solution for your smile. These porcelain shells can correct most dental imperfections over the course of two weeks, and you can expect the results to last 15 years or more with good dental care.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be a Worthwhile Investment

Although cosmetic dentistry might seem like a major commitment, the advantages you can enjoy from improving your teeth can make it a worthy investment. The last thing you want to do is live with a smile you aren’t proud of. By making changes to your teeth, you’ll be able to enjoy better oral health as well as a boost in your self-esteem. Since you’ll feel confident and comfortable smiling often, you can even improve your social and professional relationships. With all the changes to your quality of life, it’s easy to see how worthwhile your cosmetic treatment can be!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Most dental insurance companies won’t provide coverage for cosmetic dentistry since these treatments aren’t considered “essential.” Even so, this doesn’t mean you’ll be completely left on your own. Our team understands the importance of being able to afford dental treatment for a healthier and more confident smile. That’s why we’re proud to partner with CareCredit—a third-party financier that offers plans that can break up the cost of your procedure into monthly installments with little-to-no interest. This way you’ll be able to improve your smile without having to break the bank.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry? We’ve got answers! Our knowledgeable team has collected some of the most common questions we hear from patients about cosmetic treatment and answered them below. We hope you find this FAQ section helpful as you consider whether or not to boost the appearance of your smile. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office!

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are not 100% happy with the smile you see in the mirror, you could likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Every person’s motivations for choosing cosmetic treatment will vary depending on their unique needs and goals. If you want whiter teeth, for example, you will likely discover that over-the-counter whitening products cannot get rid of deep stains on your teeth. Professional teeth whitening, however, can definitely get the job done! Meanwhile, dental chips or cracks can expose the center of a teeth to dangerous bacteria. If you have a damaged tooth, you may benefit from a crown or veneers. Of course, the only way to definitively know whether you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry is to schedule an initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Brecksville.

How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) doesn’t actually recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty, so any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. This can make it tricky when it comes to determining which dentist has right skills and experience to meet your smile needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for a cosmetic dentist: 

  • What have past patients said? Check out a dentist’s reviews, specifically those regarding cosmetic treatments.
  • Does the dentist use advanced technology? State-of-the-art equipment and software like virtual smile design lets patients preview their cosmetic results before starting treatment.
  • What payment options are available? Since cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by insurance, you may want to choose a dentist with other payment options, such as CareCredit financing.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

How long the results of your new and improved smile last will depend on which cosmetic treatments you’ve completed. In general, more extensive treatments like veneers tend to last longer than quick and easy treatments, such as teeth whitening and direct bonding. Meanwhile, gum recontouring almost always produces permanent results since gum tissue doesn’t grow back. Regardless of which treatment you choose, the better you care for your oral health, the longer you can likely expect your results to last. Good oral hygiene includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting a cosmetic dentist in Brecksville every six months for a checkup.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

Countless patients have remarked on how their daily lives have significantly improved thanks to cosmetic dentistry. They feel more attractive and confident, and that self-esteem in turn has a positive impact on their personal, social, and even professional lives. If you’re confident in your smile, you’ll naturally smile more often, giving the impression that you’re a friendlier person. People will flock toward your positivity, leading to more meaningful relationships. In fact, it may even lead to meeting your new best friend or the love of your life! Scientific research backs up the anecdotal evidence: a study by Kelton Global found that white and straight teeth are often associated with the idea that a person is attractive, in good health, friendly, smart, and successful in their career.

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