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Cosmetics

A bright, properly aligned, proportionate smile can go a long way in making a good first impression in a number of arenas in your life, from dating to employment. If you are dissatisfied with your smile, it can negatively affect your self-esteem in addition to your oral health.

Your path to a more beautiful smile begins with a standard dental exam to determine how healthy your teeth and gums are. At that session, you can discuss your smile goals with your dentist in greater detail. The dentist will gather information that will shape your treatment plan, and will make recommendations about the specific interventions that will be most beneficial to you. Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments:

Zoom!® whitening

zoomWant to get a whiter, brighter smile in a jiffy? Consider the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system, which uses a specialized laser to stimulate bleaching gel, allowing it to achieve the desired results in about an hour-long appointment at our office. This is an ideal treatment option for patients who want to whiten their teeth and find themselves in a time crunch, perhaps in preparation for a big event like a wedding or reunion.

KOR® deep bleaching

Kor WhiteningSome stains don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments, and in these cases, KOR deep bleaching can help you improve your smile. This innovative intervention, which is also provided in our office setting, helps your teeth to absorb oxygen, which helps the bleaching elements reach the depths of the tooth and release stains there.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are bonded on top of your biological teeth to hide flaws like chips and cracks. They’re often made of porcelain, which shares a number of optical qualities with biological tooth enamel, giving these devices a remarkably lifelike appearance. A certain type of veneers, known as Lumineers, are so thin that they don’t even require your biological teeth to be altered. They can be designed and placed on your teeth in a matter of weeks, so that you can improve your smile dramatically with minimal investment of your time.

Snap on Smile

Snap On SmileAre you self-conscious about the condition of your teeth when you smile? Are you reluctant to consider treatments that might be expensive and time-consuming? Don’t despair, because we have a fantastic solution for you! Snap-On Smile™ is made of thin, strong resin that fits right over your teeth. It’s easy and more affordable than veneers or implants. It can cover stains, chips, gaps, and missing teeth. But best of all, it requires no drilling, so it’s completely painless!



Patient Reviews

  • Efficient and thorough exam and cleaning with minor necessary special treatments recommended and provided. Also took time to discuss potential new patient

    - Paul R.
  • I have been getting excellent care from Dr. Prieston and his staff for more than 20 years. I continue to come to him even though we have moved from Norwalk to Trumbull.

    - Mark M.
  • Always a very good experience. I had my teeth whitened and they look great!! Appointment reminders, scheduling, staff,etc superior.

    - Edward L.


FAQs


How can cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?

Cosmetic dentistry can give patients a star-quality smile in a variety of ways. Regardless of whether your aesthetic problems involve the color of your teeth, their alignment, or their shape or proportion, cosmetic dentistry can help you feel proud to flash your pearly whites. Cosmetic dentistry includes treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, or orthodontic treatment, among others. Depending on your specific needs, multiple cosmetic dental treatments can be combined into a complete smile makeover. Alternatively, if your smile goals can be achieved with just one or two interventions, that is an option as well.

Can I whiten sensitive teeth?

Some patients who undergo teeth whitening report some tooth sensitivity following the treatment. However, if you already have sensitive teeth, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t take advantage of teeth whitening treatments. During your initial consultation, ask your dentist if there are any steps that you can take to reduce your risk of increased sensitivity as a result of teeth whitening. For example, you may be able to start using a specially formulated toothpaste in advance of your teeth whitening treatment or bleach your teeth less frequently in order to address sensitivity issues.

What are veneers?

Veneers are tremendously versatile devices that can conceal any number of defects in your teeth, such as chips, cracks or deep stains. Veneers can also be used to create the illusion of proper alignment in slightly crooked teeth or to make a slightly undersized tooth look proportionate to the rest of the smile. These thin, tooth-shaped shells, which are often made of porcelain, are attached to your biological teeth using a dental bonding material. Depending on the thickness of the veneer, some enamel may need to be removed to accommodate the veneer. Veneers are custom-designed to blend in with the rest of your unique smile for as natural an appearance as possible.

Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

In general, dental insurance does not cover procedures that are strictly cosmetic in nature. However, many treatments that enhance your smile’s appearance also have structural benefits and boost your oral health. You should provide us with your dental insurance information, and our knowledgeable office staff will work to take advantage of any coverage that you may have. For any out-of-pocket costs not covered by insurance, we accept a number of payment options, including cash, check and all major credit cards. We can also connect you with financing through Care Credit so that you can make payments on any cosmetic dentistry costs that are your responsibility. You can speak with a member of our billing staff to discuss your financing options or ask any questions you may have about this aspect of your care.