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Frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry

Our dentists in Parramatta are often asked questions about cosmetic dentistry. A lot of people have heard the term, but don’t really know or understand what cosmetic dentistry is, what it involves, and whether it’s something that is for *them*.

Thankfully advancements in technology have led to technological advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Dentistry has come a LONG way in the last few years, and our dentists in Parramatta are able to provide a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures.

To help you understand more about cosmetic dentistry, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions, to help you know cosmetic dentistry and to help you decide if any of these procedures are suitable for you.

What IS cosmetic dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry is used to help enhance the appearance of your natural teeth. This could include dental bonding, tooth whitening, fillings, restorations, porcelain veneers, dental implants, orthodontics and more. Cosmetic dentistry can help give your smile a *make-over* if you’re not happy with how your teeth look there are procedures that can give you a whiter, brighter smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive? This depends entirely on the procedure you want or need. Some procedures are costlier than others as some procedures are more complicated – while others might involve just one or two sessions, and this plays a role in pricing. If you are considering having work done, it is best to discuss your options with your dentist who will be able to give you a better estimate.

What problems can be treated by cosmetic dentistry? Chipped and broken teeth can be helped using restorative dentistry. For aesthetic purposes, if you have problems or issues with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help with –

  • Teeth that have been worn down
  • Excess gum tissues
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Teeth that are uneven
  • Teeth that have been stained or are discoloured

Will my health insurance cover the costs? This is something you would have to discuss with your health insurance provider. It would then depend on what cover you have, often health insurance covers general dentistry – check-ups, x-rays, fillings etc., and is often just enough to cover your check-ups. You may find you have to pay for the gap. You would need to contact your provider to discuss what you are covered for and how much that gap might be.

For more information about all the help we can provide you with call us on 800 400 55 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you!

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