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Cosmetic Dentistry – Barton City, MI

Making Your
Smile Shine

You don’t need to resign yourself to living with a smile that you are dissatisfied with; instead, call Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Barton City to find out about the improvements you can make! There are many different cosmetic flaws that might catch your eye in the mirror every morning – such as minor cracks and stains – and we can help you find the ideal solution for your unique grin thanks to our wide variety of cosmetic treatments. Between lifelike veneers, simple yet effective cosmetic bonding, and brilliant teeth whitening, your dream smile doesn’t have to stay a dream with custom cosmetic dentistry in Barton City, MI.

Why Choose Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Barton City for Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Porcelain Veneers

Man's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

Thanks to porcelain veneers, we can correct a wide variety of oral health issues with just one procedure. Each veneer is a thin shell that fully covers the normally visible surfaces of your teeth. You can receive a single veneer or multiple veneers depending on what kind of corrections need to be made. Veneers can hide chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, small gaps, discoloration, and a number of other flaws, making them an excellent solution for patients who simply don’t know where to start in improving their smile.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Woman showing off smile after metal free dental restoration

At one time, metal was the preferred material for dental crowns, largely because its durability allowed it to easily withstand the forces of your bite. However, metal crowns do have an unfortunate tendency to stick out like a sore thumb in any smile. If you’d rather have a dental restoration that could be mistaken for a real tooth, we can use dental porcelain to make your crown instead. Porcelain mimics the color of real teeth as well as the way they reflect light yet is still strong enough to let you chew your favorite foods.

Dental Bonding

Man's flawlesssmile after dental bonding

Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make the biggest difference. Direct bonding is somewhat similar to placing porcelain veneers since it can be used to make a wide variety of improvements, but it’s generally used for addressing smaller issues. The main advantage of direct bonding is that it can be done in just one visit; we simply place composite resin over the area in question, then harden it in place with a curing light.

Teeth Whitening

Woman's bright smile after teeth whitening

It might seem like a bright white smile is out of reach, but what you may not realize is that the kind of whitening offered at dental offices tends to yield far better results than the whitening products you find in stores. Both in-office and at-home professional whitening treatments rely on the use of special gels containing powerful ingredients that you wouldn’t be able to buy over the counter. The ingredients will enter the tooth itself and get rid of the various particles that are causing the tooth stains.

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Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening

Woman's gorgeous smile after gum recontouring

Have you been thinking that your teeth look unnaturally short? In many cases, this might not have anything to do with the actual teeth; instead, your gums might be covering up too much of your enamel, leaving you with a very unbalanced-looking smile. Gum recontouring is the process of removing the gum tissue that isn’t needed, leaving you with a more natural-looking gum line and a better-proportioned smile. Crown lengthening is a similar procedure, but it’s performed specifically to make room for dental crowns and other restorations.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Some patients are concerned about the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Barton City because in most cases, insurance companies won’t cover these treatments because they aren’t deemed essential to maintaining your oral health. Fortunately, with the right team by your side, like ours at Healthy Smiles Dental Care, you can repair dental damage and erase discoloration while trusting that you’re receiving a competitive and fair price to achieve priceless benefits.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Most patients who are looking into cosmetic dental services are trying to achieve one or more of these common imperfections: dental staining, misalignment, or damaged teeth. Our experienced dentists offer an array of personalized services that can transform your smile into one that you love.

  • Veneers can address multiple imperfections at once by concealing the visible surface of damaged, discolored, and slightly misaligned teeth with durable, thin sheaths. Once secured onto prepared teeth, veneers can last for up to two decades with the proper care.
  • Metal-Free Restorations. In the past, dentists would craft fillings and crowns from noticeable metal. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, we offer a natural-looking alternative made from porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin.
  • Dental Bonding. Bonding is a cost-effective and fast solution to teeth that have been chipped, broken, or damaged. Using a composite resin, your cosmetic dentist in Barton City can restore the natural appearance of your tooth.
  • Teeth Whitening. We offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening that can brighten your smile by up to eight shades within two weeks or one hour-long visit to our office.
  • Gum Recontouring. If your smile is disproportionately gummy, we can remove excess soft tissue and reveal more of your natural tooth structure, making your smile appear more symmetrical.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth the Investment?

The only person that can decide whether the investment in cosmetic dentistry is worth it is you! Our team takes a personalized approach to care and listens to your needs during the initial consultation. This will allow us to provide you with all of your treatment options so you can choose the best one to fit your desires. We will say that we have witnessed some beautiful smile transformations thanks to cosmetic services that have provided patients with priceless benefits, like self-esteem boosts.

Helping Make Cosmetic Dentistry More Affordable

Because dental insurance typically doesn’t cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry, we also offer additional financing to help break up the cost into monthly payments as well as a 20% discount for patients who are members of our Dental Savings Plan. If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

man seeing his new smile in dental mirror

Even after reading about all of the cosmetic dentistry services our practice has to offer, you might still have some questions about how the process works or whether any of these treatments are right for you. That’s normal! Our team will be more than happy to address your concerns either over the phone or during an in-person consultation. For your convenience, we’ve gone ahead and answered many of our most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry on this page. Contact us when you’re ready to schedule your visit!

Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

As long as there is some aspect of your smile’s appearance that you would like to correct, it’s likely that you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. However, before we begin any treatments focused on aesthetics, your cosmetic dentist in Barton City will need to verify that your mouth is in good health. This is why an initial consultation is important. After we’ve treated any existing tooth decay or gum disease, then we can determine which cosmetic dentistry services would be best suited for bringing your dream smile to life.

How Long Do the Results of Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of your new and improved smile generally depends on how well you take care of your teeth afterward. When you brush and floss daily, you’re less likely to have plaque buildup on your teeth that causes staining, wear, and decay, all of which could compromise the results of your cosmetic results. Of course, each service has its own average lifespan. Fast and easy treatments like teeth whitening and bonding tend to not last as long as more customized, durable solutions like veneers. Our dentists can give you an estimate for how long your results will last, as well as tips for extending their lifespan, at your consultation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

In general, dental insurance does NOT cover cosmetic treatments since they’re considered elective and unnecessary for your oral health. However, there might be some exceptions in your plan. For instance, a metal-free crown might qualify for some coverage if it’s being placed over a broken tooth. Since it protects against damage, the crown may be eligible for partial insurance coverage.

Our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Barton City is more than ready and willing to take a look at your specific insurance policy. We’ll let you know whether your plan covers any part of your cosmetic treatment and handle the claims-filing process. In addition to insurance, we can discuss alternative options for making your care affordable, such as our in-house savings plan or third-party financing.

How Long Does the Cosmetic Dentistry Process Take?

As with the lifespan of your results, the timeline of your smile transformation will vary based on the specific services you’re receiving. Some treatments, like in-office whitening and dental bonding, can be completed in a single appointment. Others, like veneers and crowns, may require two visits to our office. Orthodontics, whether through traditional braces or Invisalign, can take a year or longer to finish delivering results. At your initial visit, we’ll plan out your treatment and give you a clear idea of how long the process will take.


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