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Cosmetic Dentistry – New Haven, CT

Renew Your Smile & Confidence at the Same Time

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Do your teeth force you to think twice every time before you smile or say a word? If so, you’re far from alone. Many of our patients, even those with healthy teeth, feel self-conscious about their smiles because of noticeable flaws, but a solution is easily available thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Using the treatments detailed below, we can make any imperfection disappear and help you achieve the big, bright, and beautiful teeth you’ve always wanted, usually in just one or two appointments. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! Give us a call to learn more.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group
for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

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“How are their teeth that perfect?!” If you’ve ever thought this while watching TV or a movie, you were likely looking at porcelain veneers. A go-to treatment for famous actors and singers alike, this procedure involves placing thin ceramic coverings over the teeth that can change their shape, size, and color to whatever you want. They are always custom-made to deliver the best results, and you can get one or an entire set in just two easy appointments.

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Dental Bonding

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Want to fix an annoying chip, stain, or gap, but don’t want to break the bank doing it? Direct bonding is the perfect balance of affordability and effective treatment that can dramatically improve your smile’s appearance. A composite resin is applied to your flawed tooth, and then we’ll sculpt it in such a way that it completely hides any blemish. The procedure only takes about an hour, is 100% painless, and the results can last for up to 10 years.

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In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Have a wedding, date, or job interview that will be here before you know it, and you’re worried that people will notice your stained teeth? You can brighten them in just an hour or less thanks to our Zoom! Whitening treatment. Combining a powerful bleaching gel with a special low-UV light, we can break up and eliminate even the most stubborn stains in record time. This one procedure can easily make your teeth 6-8 shades brighter!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Our at-home whitening kits allow you to literally brighten your smile while you surf the web or binge your favorite show. We’ll provide you with a set of mouth trays specially-made for your smile as well as a bleaching gel that is much more concentrated than anything you’ll find at the store or online. All you have to do is use our kit for about 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks, and right before your eyes, you’ll watch as the glow is restored to your smile.

Gum Contouring/Crown Lengthening

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Do you have an overly-prominent gum line that causes your teeth to look short and stubby? This is known as a “crowded” smile, and it’s a very common issue we can fix here at New Haven Dental Group. Using our soft tissue laser, we can painlessly remove any excess gum tissue to instantly make the teeth appear longer. We can then reshape the new gum line along the teeth or place a crown or veneer over a tooth to completely transform its appearance.

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Smile Makeovers

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For some patients, just one procedure isn’t enough to help them achieve their smile goals, and for them, we would recommend our smile makeover plan. For this, we put together a fully personalized collection of multiple procedures designed to work together that will dramatically enhance the look and health of your teeth at the same time. Over the course of a few appointments, we’ll turn the smile of your dreams into a beautiful reality you’ll be able to enjoy for a lifetime to come.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Many of our patients are interested in enhancing their smiles, but they hesitate due to concerns about cost. If that is true of you, you can be confident that we will be upfront with our pricing information. We will do our best to respect your budget, and we will make sure you understand your payment options, including low-interest financing.

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Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Whether you want to achieve whiter teeth, straighter teeth, and/or different sized/shaped teeth, our team is ready to serve you. We offer a variety of treatments at various price points. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • Direct bonding – Also known as dental bonding, this service uses a special resin to hide aesthetic imperfections in teeth. It usually costs just a few hundred dollars per tooth and produces results that can last up to 5 years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening can get rid of even stubborn dental stains. It is also relatively affordable, often costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a thousand dollars or more.
  • Veneers – Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that disguise flaws in teeth. Depending on how many you get, your treatment might cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Although their have a relatively high price, they present a great value because they have the potential to last for up to 20 years.
  • Orthodontia – Braces and Invisalign can cost several thousand dollars. They are an excellent option for patients whose dental misalignment is threatening their oral health.
  • Smile makeover – This service combines several treatments. It is the most expensive option, but it is also the most efficient way to achieve desired results.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry can cost a significant amount of money, so you might wonder if it is worth your hard-earned dollars. That is up to you to decide. Many patients have no regrets about investing in their smile due to the many benefits they experience, such as:

  • Increased confidence
  • Expanded career opportunities
  • A more youthful, attractive appearance
  • Increased motivation to care for their oral health
  • An improved overall quality of life

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Dental insurance almost never covers treatments that are deemed to be purely elective. Therefore, you should not expect your plan to help you pay for teeth whitening, veneers, or other services whose primary purpose is to enhance your appearance. However, your insurance might cover metal-free restorations or other treatments that can both improve your look and benefit your oral health. Our team can help you figure out how your benefits might apply.

Here are a few other provisions that might make it easier to afford your new look:

  • A FREE smile makeover consultation. You can get started on the path to a fresh smile with nothing out of pocket.
  • Essential Dental plan. This discount plan comes with reduced fees on many of the services available in our office.
  • We accept third-party financing through both CareCredit and Sunbit.

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and its cost? Get in touch with our New Haven team today to request an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Our team of cosmetic dentistry experts would love to help you achieve a smile that you are proud to show off. Before you book your consultation, though, you may want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what to expect from it. Below, you will find answers to some common questions. If you do not see the specific information that you are curious about, give us a call. We will be happy to speak with you!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

While cosmetic dentistry is often labeled as “expensive,” the truth is that cosmetic services are available at a range of price points. For example, teeth whitening starts out at just a few hundred dollars. Dental bonding is also relatively affordable, with treatment starting at a few hundred dollars per tooth.

Other services cost more. For example, a full set of veneers can run tens of thousands of dollars. However, they present an attractive value because of their beauty, longevity, durability, and other benefits.

If you are concerned about paying for your cosmetic services, talk to our team. We offer a variety of provisions that may make it easier to afford your dream look.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

Patient safety is one of our top priorities, so we never recommend any treatment where the risks outweigh the potential rewards. We will carefully screen you for any oral health conditions that might interfere with the success of your cosmetic treatment, and we are happy to answer your questions about the pros and cons of any given service. As long as you receive care from a qualified cosmetic dental team, you can be confident that you will enjoy a safe and low-risk experience.

Cosmetic dentistry is only dangerous when unsafe methods are used or when treatment is performed by someone without the proper level of experience and training. For example, we strongly recommend against many DIY treatments, such as the use of household items to straighten teeth in place of braces or clear aligners.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The lifespan of cosmetic dentistry depends on which service you undergo and how well you care for your smile. Teeth whitening usually lasts anywhere from a few months to a few years, dental bonding can last 5 years or so, and veneers may last for up to 20 years or longer.

To help your treatment stand the test of time, you should:

  • Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.
  • Attend regular dental checkups.
  • Stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine.
  • Eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet.
  • Minimize your intake of staining foods and beverages, such as coffee and red wine.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Most cosmetic treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive, so if you experience any discomfort, it should be minimal. We administer local anesthetic when necessary.

After your treatment, you might notice an increase in dental sensitivity. This issue is usually temporary; in fact, it tends to wears off within a few days. You can minimize any discomfort by avoiding hot and cold foods, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and following other posttreatment instructions provided by our team.

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