Cosmetic Dentistry – Marietta & West Cobb, GA
Giving You the Smile of Your Dreams
Do you long for a beautiful smile? One free from flaws and imperfections? A smile that reflects your beauty, vitality, and enthusiasm for life? We invite you to experience modern cosmetic dentistry at Leading Edge Dentistry. Dr. Howard is a skilled esthetic dentist who uses premium therapies to create stunning smiles.
At your consultation, we'll discuss your ideal smile. Dr. Howard will examine your teeth and suggest therapies to deliver lasting beauty. He may recommend Zoom! Whitening to restore brilliance and luster, porcelain veneers to transform a flawed smile, or a cosmetic gum lift to recontour a low or uneven gum line. Your cosmetic dentist will explain your choices and may create a digital preview to give you a glimpse of your new look. In just a few visits to our Marietta dental office, you can have the smile of your dreams!
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
All-ceramic restorations blur the line between cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They offer superior cosmetic results that blend seamlessly into the natural smile. However, high-quality ceramics also effectively restore damaged smiles, providing long-lasting repairs. In addition to blending seamlessly into patients’ smiles, all-ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges are usually crafted from a single block of tooth-colored ceramic, significantly reducing the risk of cracks, chips, or fractures over time. With proper care, all-ceramic restorations can outlast even the most durable restorative materials, and they look as good as they feel.
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If you’re looking for a way to say goodbye to yellowish tinge on your teeth that’s keeping you from showing off your smile, look no further than Zoom! Whitening. Based on your individual needs, your cosmetic dentist in Marietta can provide fast and effective in-office whitening or take-home teeth whitening kits for patients who want a more gradual treatment. No longer do you need to waste your money on store-bought products that promise much and deliver very little. Zoom! Whitening will blast away those stubborn surface stains and discoloration, leaving you with a healthier, more beautiful (and brighter) smile in no time at all.
If your goal is to have a smile like the Hollywood stars, porcelain veneers will be the closest you can get to a perfect smile. Whether you’re having problems with chips, cracks, gaps between your teeth, stains, discoloration, or even a minor misalignment, this solution will not only last for up to 20 years, but it will fully transform your smile. These thin coverings fit comfortably over your natural teeth, hiding your imperfections and enhancing your smile’s appearance. You’ll walk away from Leading Edge Dentistry with increased confidence, a natural-looking smile that is customized to your specific wants and needs, and veneers that are more resistant to stains!
Do you have a small chip or crack in your tooth? While this minor problem may not seem like much of an issue, it can quickly worsen if left untreated. That’s why cosmetic bonding is a great way to seal the damaged area. This tooth-colored composite resin is the same substance used to fill cavities. Not only is it cost-effective, but the procedure is completed in one appointment. Dr. Howard will shape the resin while it’s on the enamel of your tooth, ensuring it blends nicely and seals the tooth from further infection or damage. This is a great alternative for patients looking for a less costly, less invasive cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic Gum Lifts
When you smile, it’s not just your teeth that people see. Your gums play a big role in the overall appearance of your smile, so if you’re unhappy with the way your gums look, you’re probably wondering what you can do about it. Luckily, with cosmetic gum lifts, Leading Edge Dentistry can safely and easily reshape your gum line using a diode laser that limits the amount of bleeding and swelling, effectively reducing the amount of time you spend recovering. Whether you have uneven gums or a “gummy” smile, this quick and painless procedure can give you the smile of your dreams.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re not in love with your smile, you don’t need to live with imperfect teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Marietta can give your confidence a boost using elective procedures catering to your needs. Although you’re excited to achieve your picture-perfect smile, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to a treatment. Dr. Howard will take the time to address them during your consultation. While you wait for your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions he is asked about cosmetic dentistry.
What are common cosmetic treatments?
Thanks to new innovations in dentistry, you have more options than ever to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Howard will evaluate your smile and discuss your concerns to create a personalized plan. Depending on your specific needs, you can benefit from one or more common procedures, such as:
- All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Cosmetic Gum Lifts
Can my teen benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Believe it or not, even teens can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. There are several treatments suitable for adolescents, like all-ceramic crowns, cosmetic bonding, or teeth whitening. Although there are many options available, there are other treatments that require them to wait until after they have all their permanent teeth. Dr. Howard will evaluate your teen’s smile and discuss their concerns to ensure they are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
How long will the process take?
There isn’t any way to know how long your treatment will take without first having your consultation. The number and types of procedures you’re having will determine how long you can expect the process to take. Some treatments can be performed in a single visit while others might require multiple appointments.
Our office understands your time is valuable, which is why we use the latest technologies to streamline your care. A member of our team will explain how long the process is expected to take when reviewing your personalized treatment plan.
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
There isn’t a set fee for cosmetic dentistry because the cost is based on several factors, like your treatment plan. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options. A member of our team will help you find the solutions you need to achieve a flawless smile without breaking the bank.
Can I use my dental insurance?
In the past, it was unheard of for a dental insurance company to cover cosmetic dentistry. Although it’s still rare, there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic treatments also offer restorative benefits. Therefore, if a treatment is necessary to your oral health, your dental insurance might cover a portion of the cost, such as an all-ceramic restoration.
Since every policy differs, dental insurance can be pretty confusing. Don’t worry because we will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket.