As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rabia Kaur can help you overcome any aesthetic problem with your smile. From stains to misshapen teeth, to extensive makeovers, we’re here to bring your best smile to life in West Hartford.
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the aesthetics of your smile. Rather than treating oral health issues, it’s used to make your smile look better than ever before! Common treatments include whitening to remove stains, veneers to reshape teeth, and even Invisalign to create a more even, pleasing smile.
Your first consultation is where Dr. Kaur will develop your treatment plan. Here’s a quick overview of the process at our West Hartford dental practice.
To begin your appointment, Dr. Kaur will examine your mouth. Cosmetic dentistry must be done on healthy teeth, so she must make sure your mouth is in great condition. If it isn’t, you may need to undergo additional treatments before your cosmetic treatment can begin.
You and Dr. Kaur will discuss how you feel about your mouth. What makes you feel self-conscious? How do you want your teeth to look? What is your budget? How soon do you want to restore your smile? This discussion will help guide her as she creates your treatment plan.
With your input, Dr. Kaur will make treatment recommendations and begin planning your cosmetic treatment. Together, you’ll develop a plan that makes sense for your own unique case.
After your initial consultation, our front office team will take care of appointment scheduling, payment, and any other things that need to be handled after your consultation. Then, you’ll come into our office as planned to get your cosmetic treatments in West Hartford!
Wondering what treatments may be included in your plan? Every patient is different, but here are a few common cosmetic treatment options.
Take-home teeth whitening uses a custom-fitted set of dental trays and professional whitening products to deliver amazing results in the comfort of your own home. It’s a great option if you don’t want to spend a lot of time at the dentist.
In-office whitening from Dr. Kaur in West Hartford can boost your smile by 5-10 shades of brightness in just one appointment. It’s a great option if you want your teeth whitened for a special occasion.
Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to sculpt, reshape, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Shaping & contouring is often used along with bonding. This involves gently removing some enamel to improve the appearance and evenness of your smile.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped shells of porcelain. They are placed on your front teeth to cover them up and treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues like stains, misshapen teeth, gaps in your smile, and more.
Lumineers are just like traditional veneers. However, they’re much thinner. This means they can often be placed on your teeth without any drilling of your enamel, which some patients prefer.
Invisalign uses clear plastic “aligners” to gently correct the position of your teeth and jaws, similarly to braces. However, these aligners are removable, invisible when worn, and are typically much more comfortable compared to braces.
A cosmetic dental makeover can involve any of the above treatments, and may even incorporate some restorative treatments like dental crowns. If you have complex problems with your smile, a cosmetic dental makeover from Dr. Kaur and the team at Arch Dental of West Hartford may be right for you.
Cosmetic dentistry is intended to treat problems with how your teeth look. Rather than treating oral health issues, it is concerned with improving your appearance and your self-confidence. The most common problems treated by cosmetic dentistry include stained teeth, teeth with minor chips, misshapen or uneven teeth, and gaps between the teeth.
If you have a healthy mouth, you are likely a good candidate for cosmetic dental treatments. Anyone who has problems with how their teeth look can get cosmetic dentistry at Arch Dental of West Hartford.
However, if you have oral health problems like cavities, infected teeth, or gum disease, these will typically need to be resolved before you get treatment. Cosmetic dentistry should only be done on patients with healthy mouths.
This depends entirely on your treatment plan. Some procedures can be done at the same time, such as dental bonding and enameloplasty (shaping & contouring). But others, like veneers and teeth whitening, will require separate appointments.
Dr. Kaur will do her best to minimize the number of visits you must make to our office, but it may take several appointments for you to restore the appearance of your smile. She’ll let you know what to expect during your initial appointment at our office.
Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance. Insurance typically covers treatments that are a “medical necessity,” so this usually excludes cosmetic dentistry. Your plan may offer some kind of partial coverage, but this is uncommon. For more details, we recommend consulting with your insurer directly.