Cosmetic Dentist in Rochester
Creates Dazzling Smile Transformations
A mouthful of attractive, confident teeth can transform your life in countless ways – maybe you feel brave enough to speak up at that big meeting, or maybe you finally have plenty of family photos with your smile front and center. No matter what your reasons are for improving your look, we hope you’ll trust in our team at Vollo Dental Group to guide you through this process smoothly. Dr. Katherine Vollo and Dr. Joseph Vollo offer several cosmetic services that can create beautiful, lasting improvements – all you need to do to get started is schedule a consultation! Please contact our Rochester, NY practice today.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin restorative shells that are designed to cover just the front surfaces of your teeth instead of the overall structure. Our team typically recommends this service to patients who are struggling with several smile imperfections and are interested in refreshing their appearance all at once instead of undergoing several different, time-consuming cosmetic procedures. Veneers are lifelike, comfortable, and extremely durable – in fact, they even resist staining better than your natural tooth enamel!
When you have a tooth that needs a new dental crown or other restoration, the last thing we want our patients to worry about is how unnatural this addition will look. That’s why our doctors are happy to primarily use E-max ceramic restorations to repair smiles with virtually seamless results. This type of material is durable, clinically proven, and highly esthetic.
Do you have a tiny dental stain or a chip in your tooth enamel? These cosmetic imperfections may seem small, but they can still be a drain on your self-esteem over time. Thankfully, direct bonding is an easy and fast way to say goodbye to them. This procedure only takes one appointment of your time – our doctors will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the affected tooth and sculpt into a lifelike addition that blends right in while hiding the flaw. The results you achieve through this process should last for a handful of years with the right amount of maintenance at home and regular checkups.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Do you have a wedding or a graduation coming up where you’d love to look your best? ZOOM! teeth whitening can give your smile a dramatic makeover in record time. Once you’re finished, you’ll be able to look at a smile in the mirror that’s several shades whiter! We’ll provide you with a take-home kit too so that you can give your new look touch-ups over time.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
If you’re looking for a more gradual and flexible way to boost your smile’s bright shade, a customized at-home kit can work wonders here in Rochester. We’ll provide you with the professional-strength whitening gel and oral trays, and all you need to do is wear them together as directed each day. This can be done in the morning when you’re getting ready for work, or late at night when you’re relaxing after the kids have gone to bed – it works around your schedule! After a few weeks of regular use, you should see beautifully dramatic results.
Do you feel like your smile is too “gummy” or short? Do your teeth seem frustratingly stubby? An excess of gum tissue may be the problem. At Vollo Dental Group, correcting this cosmetic issue isn’t difficult at all with the help of our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser. We’ll use the precise wavelength to comfortably eliminate any unnecessary growths and smooth out the gum line so that it appears neater and more symmetrical. As a result, previously hidden tooth structure will be revealed for a brighter, more attractive smile!
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry does not have a set-in-stone price tag since it can involve a wide variety of treatments. All of the cosmetic services that we offer – from veneers to gum recontouring – have their own individual costs to consider, and even those costs can vary based on your specific needs. Committing to cosmetic dentistry is a big step, so before you take it, talk to our team members to discuss how much you’ll likely need to pay for the desired improvements to your smile.
Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?
Figuring out the cost of cosmetic dentistry involves narrowing down the kind of treatment that you need. We have a number of cosmetic services to choose from, and you might be eligible for more than one depending on the changes you have in mind.
- Veneers: Veneers allow you to make many types of corrections to your smile at once, and they have a longer lifespan in comparison to teeth whitening and direct bonding. They tend to be on the costlier side, with the exact price depending on how many veneers you get.
- Direct Bonding: Direct bonding provides a quick way to fix small yet noticeable flaws. It is a very cost-effective option, but it also isn’t as durable as veneers.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is generally an affordable treatment, and it’s highly effective for improving the color of the teeth (but can’t be used to change their shape, size, or position). In-office whitening and at-home whitening have separate costs to consider.
- Gum Recontouring: Some recontouring procedures are more extensive than others, which can affect the cost. The procedure is recommended in specific circumstances, such as showing an excessive amount of gum tissue when you smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making
You should only commit to a cosmetic procedure when you feel like it’s a good investment. Some of the benefits that can make cosmetic dentistry worthwhile include:
- Improved confidence thanks to no longer being worried about the flaws in your smile.
- Maintaining a more approachable and youthful appearance overall.
- Being able to make a better impression at important life events like job interviews.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
If you’re wondering whether you can use dental insurance to help pay for cosmetic dentistry, the answer is most likely no. The majority of insurance plans do not cover any purely elective services. Certain forms of cosmetic dentistry might be covered only if they have a health benefit.
Fortunately, there’s another way to make paying for cosmetic dentistry easier: financing. Our practice works with trusted third-party financier CareCredit; you can pick from one of several plans that divide the cost of a given treatment into installments that you can pay over the course of a number of months. We can provide more details about CareCredit if you call our office.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Here at Vollo Dental Group, we understand that you might have questions about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for your pearly whites before you’re willing to commit to treatment. We’ve gone ahead and gathered some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about cosmetic dental work, along with their respective answers, so that you can put your concerns to rest and achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If you have any additional questions about a particular treatment, or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to give us a call!
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry has several different applications, but all of them are geared towards improving the appearance of your smile. Issues like staining and discoloration, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, misaligned teeth, and more can all be addressed with a variety of innovative and effective solutions. Simply put, if you’re unhappy with the look of your teeth, you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry! Your first step is visiting us; after discussing your smile goals, we can determine which treatments are viable for you.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Some patients are understandably a little hesitant about any sort of dental work due to concerns about pain. However, the majority of cosmetic treatments are actually quite comfortable and relatively pain-free—most of the time an anesthetic isn’t even necessary! Options like teeth whitening and direct bonding are so quick and non-invasive that you won’t have to worry about pain at all. And while treatments like veneers can sometimes cause some residual soreness, it’s very minor and temporary. In any case, our team will take steps to ensure that you’re comfortable and without any pain during your appointment.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are two primary factors that determine the longevity of the results: the procedure that was performed, and excellent oral hygiene following the treatment. Teeth whitening, whether it’s performed in our office or with a take-home kit, often yields results that last anywhere from a few months to a few years. However, veneers can last for up to 15 years if you take great care of them—and they can vastly improve the look and feel of your smile, too! In any case, routine preventive care and consistent oral hygiene will keep your results intact.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Many patients assume that cosmetic dental work will break the bank, but that’s not necessarily the case! Even though it’s true that most cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental insurance, there are still ways to lessen the financial burden. We’re proud to offer financing options through CareCredit that allow you to pay for your dream smile in affordable monthly installments. In some cases, cosmetic dental work that also offers long-term oral health benefits might be partially covered by your insurance, but you’ll need to check with your provider beforehand.