Cosmetic Dentistry – York, PA
Keeping Your Smile in Top Condition
Whether it’s by closing gaps or getting rid of stains, Dr. Cyriac loves the chance to improve the appearance of his patients’ teeth. During your initial consultation, we’ll ask you what kind of changes you want to make so that we have a clear idea of what you’re expecting. Then, we can begin the process of building your dream smile by selecting the right service(s) for your needs! Call us today to schedule your appointment to discuss options for cosmetic denitstry in York, PA.
Why Choose York Smile Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Unmatched Results with Whitepearl Extreme Whitening
When the entire smile needs to be reshaped and redesigned, veneers can be a great solution. A veneer is a thin shell that covers the front part of your teeth to hide stains, cracks, spaces, chips, misalignments, and other flaws. This way, you can correct many serious issues at once with a single procedure. You can easily take care of veneers with regular brushing and flossing, and you can expect them to last up to 15 years or longer with the right maintenance.
Looking for a gentler alternative to veneers that doesn’t require making permanent changes to your teeth’s structure? Lumineers by Cerinate are extremely thin compared to regular veneers – in fact, their thickness is about on par with a contact lens. As such, they can be placed on the teeth right away without needing to remove any enamel first. This makes them a better option for patients with particularly sensitive teeth, and the procedure can be reversed later if need be.
We believe that the restorations used to protect and strengthen your teeth should be durable and attractive. We offer BruxZir® brand crowns, which are made from dazzling, long-lasting zirconia. Studies have shown these crowns to be highly durable and unlikely to fracture. They also provide dramatic improvements for your smile; many patients greatly prefer them over metal restorations for this very reason. We also have metal-free fillings as an image-friendly way to repair cavities.
Like veneers, direct bonding is a versatile method for improving the appearance of your teeth. It’s mainly suitable for making smaller changes and can be completed in one visit. By placing composite resin on your teeth and appropriately shading and sculpting, we can eliminate small gaps or cracks; we can also hide stains that professional whitening wouldn’t be able to remove. This safe, affordable, and attractive procedure can last for up to 10 years as long as you’re performing proper maintenance.
If you’ve tried do-it-yourself teeth whitening options at home, you might have been disappointed with the results. To brighten your smile as much as possible, Dr. Cyriac has spent countless hours researching different techniques. After much effort, he has developed an extremely effective treatment known as “Whitepearl Extreme Whitening.” This unique approach combines the immediate results of an in-office procedure with the longer-lasting results of a take-home kit. We can also offer a traditional at-home treatment with custom whitening trays.
Do your teeth appear shorter than normal? In reality, they could be partially covered by your gums. A gum recontouring procedure removes unnecessary tissue to expose more of your enamel and bring balance to your smile. A similar procedure called crown lengthening can be used to make room for a new restoration on a broken or decayed tooth. If you have a “gummy smile,” call our dental office to see if gum recontouring could be the answer you’re looking for.
Over time, all of your teeth could become worn down or discolored. It’ll take careful planning and expertly chosen treatments to make your smile gleam again. For your smile makeover, we’ll perform a thorough examination before devising a treatment plan that combines veneers, Lumineers, crowns, dental implants, direct bonding, teeth whitening, and other treatments as needed. The results can be dramatic, and in the long run, will give your self-esteem (and your oral health) a much-needed boost!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
You can't put a price on the benefits of having an attractive smile. Cosmetic dentistry can revamp your pearly whites. However, it's a big investment. Dr. Biju Cyriac will explain exactly what to expect on the road ahead. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
You don't have to be rich or famous to invest in a flawless smile. There are more treatment options than ever before, which means there's a solution to fit your budget. In addition, our office offers various financial options to keep our services affordable, like monthly payments. Based on your credit approval, you can enjoy little or no interest in financing for any out-of-pocket expenses. You can achieve the smile of your dreams without it costing you an arm or a leg.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
Cosmetic dentistry isn't a single treatment. Instead, it involves various elective procedures. Each procedure has a different timeline, so there's no way to know how long the process will take without first creating your treatment plan. Some procedures can be performed in one appointment, like teeth whitening or dental bonding. Others may require more than one visit, like all-ceramic crowns or veneers. We will explain exactly how your transformation will take during your consultation. We know your time is valuable, which is why we embrace the latest technologies and techniques to save time in the dentist's chair.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
No two mouths or situations are identical and many factors affect the duration of your results, like the procedure used. You can get the most from your investment by committing to your dental hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every night. Practice a healthy lifestyle that's limited in sugars and starches. Break any bad habits that may compromise your results, like chewing on your fingernails or using your teeth like tools. Visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. With the right care at home and regular dental appointments, your new smile can last for years.
Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most dental plans don't cover elective services, but there are some exceptions. Your benefits may include your initial consultation and diagnostic services. Many cosmetic treatments also provide restorative advantages. If your dentist determines a procedure is medically necessary, you can use your dental insurance after meeting your annual deductible. A member of our office will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any appropriate coverage. They will explain how your benefits are being used and your payment options for any remaining balance, like monthly installments.