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Cosmetic Dentist – Aurora, IL

Boost The Confidence You Have in Your Smile

“How do you feel about your smile?” This is one of the first questions we ask all our new patients. It helps us learn what is most important to you. Feeling bad about your smile can deeply impact your self-confidence and even change the way that you interact with people. Instead of letting this happen, you can achieve your beautiful, dream smile by addressing dental imperfections with one of our cosmetic treatments that we offer at Grand Dental - Aurora. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Aurora
for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Metal-Free Restorations

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In the past, dentist frequently used metals, including gold, silver and nickel when restoring dental work. These metals can cause side-effects like dental sensitivity, discoloration or even allergic reactions. At Grand Dental – Aurora, we offer custom color-matched dental porcelain and ceramic to make crowns that naturally blend in with your smile. You can have a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile without compromise.

Teeth Whitening

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Professional tooth whitening can diminish the appearance of flaws in your smile, make you look younger, and brighten up your entire face. We offer Opalescence take-home whitening kits with custom trays to help you look your best. This take-home option is effective and can whiten your smile several shades in a short period of time. We custom make trays to fit you comfortably. Just fill them with our professional whitening gel and pop them in your mouth. Your smile will reach its full whiteness in about two weeks. Contact us today to learn more about our teeth whitening services!

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If you’re looking to transform your appearance with a new smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Fabricated from fine dental porcelain, veneers are thin, semi-translucent shells, custom-made to fit precisely over your existing teeth. Durable and stain-resistant, porcelain veneers are the perfect way to restore the natural function and beauty of your teeth so that you can smile with confidence.

Cosmetic Bonding

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Cosmetic bonding is the artful application of a composite resin, perfectly shaded to match and enhance your smile. With cosmetic bonding, we can fix defects or imperfections such as chips, cracks, small gaps, and stains on your teeth. The process is non-invasive because the resin is applied directly to your natural teeth. Cosmetic bonding is a fast procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. You’ll leave with a smile you can be proud of with no waiting for labs or temporaries.

Gum Recontouring

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If too much gum is covering your teeth, it can cause your smile to look dull, uneven or unattractively small. Gum contouring allows our doctors to gently sculpt your gums to perfect your smile and show your pearly whites to their best advantage. We use a soft tissue laser to reshape the gums and seal the tissue. It is easy and convenient – ask us about gum recontouring at your next visit.

Crown Lengthening

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Crown lengthening is a procedure to remove excess gum tissue, to expose more enamel in preparation for restorative or cosmetic procedures such as ceramic crowns or veneers. This allows us to attach restorations such as veneers, crowns, and bridges even when a tooth is broken or worn below the gumline.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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When it comes to the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Aurora, patients must understand that no two cases are alike. Each individual will have their own price to pay that will likely be much different than someone else. When meeting with the dental team at Grand Dental Group – Aurora, we provide our patients with a clear understanding of what they can expect to pay out of pocket, as dental insurance will be unlikely to help with the cost. From there, we can discuss alternative ways to pay and keep expenses low.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Cost of cosmetic dentistry in Aurora

At Grand Dental Group – Aurora, we offer a range of cosmetic dental treatments so that patients can have a better idea of what is available and how much they can expect to spend:

  • Veneers: Veneers are thin sheath coverings that fit over the front surface of a person’s teeth. Designed to conceal multiple flaws, they are customized and can be placed in two visits. Because they are semi-permanent and require a small removal of tooth enamel, they are costlier than other options.
  • Metal-Free Restorations: When a tooth is decayed or damaged, a metal-free restoration can be created to help not only seal the tooth from future reinfection but also create a more pleasing aesthetic. If used for restorative purposes, dental insurance may help cover part of the cost. Otherwise, it will be necessary for you to pay the full amount upfront or apply for flexible financing.
  • Cosmetic Bonding: Considered to be a more affordable cosmetic solution, cosmetic bonding uses composite resin to hide small flaws. Unlike veneers that remove a part of the tooth enamel, there is no altering of a person’s natural teeth when using cosmetic bonding, making it a less expensive and equally as beautiful option.
  • Teeth Whitening: If stains and chips are the only problems a patient experiences, teeth whitening is a great way to eliminate the problem without changing the size or shape of a person’s teeth. Affordable and quick to produce results, it is popular among all dental patients.
  • Gum Recontouring: When excess gum tissue is the problem, we can remove it with gum recontouring. Although a pricier treatment option, its results are permanent, giving the patient a more balanced and uniform smile for a lifetime.
  • Crown Lengthening: Similar to gum recontouring is crown lengthening. When a tooth needs additional structure for the placement of a customized restoration, we can remove additional tissue from the gumline. This creates more exposure to the tooth’s structure and allows for safe and effective restorative treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

Woman seeking veneers in Aurora

Patients who view cosmetic dentistry as only capable of generating more aesthetically pleasing smiles are forgetting how it can also improve a person’s oral health.

While the investment might be high in the beginning, the payoff in the future remains long-lasting by boosting confidence levels that positively impact a person’s professional and personal outlook. By choosing cosmetic treatment, a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health can improve. This is evident in their self-esteem, their work ethic, and their more positive approach to life.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Because dental insurance companies are unlikely to cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry, it is essential for patients to identify alternative ways to pay. When meeting with a cosmetic dentist in Aurora, they will discuss other payment options to keep expenses low, such as the Grand Advantage Plan that offers uninsured patients who enroll a 20% discount on cosmetic services. It is also possible to enroll in flexible financing through CareCredit, as it allows individuals to apply for low-to-no-interest payment plans.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Having questions about cosmetic dentistry is normal. Anytime a patient plans to undergo any type of dental treatment, it’s important that they have the opportunity to ask questions while also having any concerns addressed by the dental team. This is why at Grand Dental – Aurora, we have created a list of some of the most common questions asked by our patients about cosmetic dentistry. Review the following answers and call our office should you need further explanation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry can be expensive depending on how a person plans to pay as well as the type of treatment they choose to receive. During an initial consultation, our team will discuss potential options for cosmetic care, allowing the patient to review the available services and decide which one is right for their needs.

Once a personalized treatment plan is created, a formal cost estimate is provided, making it easy to plan for the financial side of dentistry. And since dental insurance is unlikely to cover the costs, alternative payment options are available, such as flexible financing through CareCredit and our in-house membership plan.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

There are many ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve various aspects of a person’s life. Apart from aesthetic improvements, a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health can also improve. When teeth appear straighter, whiter, and fully functional, they make it easier for individuals to take better care of their smiles. This positively impacts their overall health as well.

Also, a person’s mentality can improve when they see positive changes in their smile. When they feel good about looking their best, they’re more apt to take advantage of opportunities and embrace social gatherings once again.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

The only way to find out if an individual is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry is to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. It is during this appointment that discussions regarding oral and overall health will be required. If signs of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease are present, it will be necessary to treat those issues before moving forward with cosmetic dental care.

Otherwise, if chips, cracks, stains, misshapen teeth, misaligned teeth, or those with gaps are evident, there is a good chance cosmetic dentistry is a viable solution.

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

The major difference between a dentist and a cosmetic dentist is the additional training that a cosmetic dentist must complete. Many general dentists claim they can provide certain services, but someone who can place veneers, administer teeth whitening, and perform gum recontouring needs to complete advanced training to understand how to execute these services appropriately.

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