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Richardson Cosmetic Dentist Transforms Smiles

woman smiling off in distanceHave you always dreamed of having a more dazzling or attractive smile? You’re far from alone. Every year, we help patients achieve beautiful results through cosmetic dentistry. Call our Richardson dental office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Nathan Coughlin or Dr. Christine Coughlin. In addition to completing a full oral exam, we’ll talk to you about the results you’d like to achieve and answer any questions you might have about the services we offer. We’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve results that are beautiful and tailored to their unique smiles.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

Teeth Whitening

woman with white smileTo help patients create a whiter smile, we offer two popular teeth whitening services: in-office and at-home whitening. In-office teeth whitening works so quickly it can be completed in one visit. At-home whitening is completed over the course of one or two weeks in the comfort of your own home using a pair of whitening trays and professional-strength whitening gel.  To learn which option is right for you, call us today to schedule your consultation.

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Porcelain Veneers

woman with porcelain veneersIf you’re looking for a more dramatic smile transformation, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. These thin restorations can cover up the front side of an imperfect tooth -- remaking the appearance of chipped teeth, stained tooth enamel, slight gaps, and other cosmetic flaws that may make you want to hide your grin. Specifically made for the teeth that show when you smile, porcelain veneers are completed over the course of two visits to our office and can last for a decade or more with proper care.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

man in lavender shirtFor many years, dentists used metal fillings to treat cavities. These fillings, known as amalgam fillings, are known for their durability, but they’re also infamous for their dark, unattractive color. Today, amalgam fillings have largely been replaced by an alternative that’s also durable but vastly more pleasing from a cosmetic standpoint—tooth-colored composite resin fillings. With tooth-colored fillings, you can enjoy the restorative benefits of traditional fillings with an added cosmetic dimension. Call our office to learn more.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

woman with sunhat smilingDo you want your cosmetic dentist in Richardson to help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile? Are you tired of looking at teeth that appear dull or damaged by multiple imperfections? The good news is that at Breckenridge Dental & Orthodontics, our team of dentists can offer the right method of treatment no matter your cosmetic flaws. But will it be covered by insurance? Will it do more than just improve my appearance? To answer these questions and more, we’ve compiled a list of cosmetic dentistry FAQs. Spend some time reviewing the following questions, and if you have more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Will my cosmetic treatment do more than improve my appearance?

Yes! Although cosmetic dentistry is designed to focus on the aesthetics of your smile, it also works to improve your oral health. When cracks, chips, stains, or gaps exist, this can make you more susceptible to serious dental problems (i.e. tooth decay, gum disease, tooth sensitivity). By choosing to seek treatment to cover these imperfections or even eliminate them, you are not only putting yourself on the fast track to a more beautiful smile but a healthier one, too!

Is my teen eligible to receive cosmetic dentistry?

This is strongly dependent upon the type of cosmetic treatment they wish to receive. Teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are two types of cosmetic dentistry they will most likely be able to receive, as these are great for blasting away stains and discoloration or filling in cavities. It will be necessary for you to bring your teenager into our office and allow one of our highly-trained dentists to review their smile and make a determination regarding the form of treatment.

Why should I see a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry requires additional training and experience to perform. From porcelain veneer placement to filling in teeth with a color-matched composite resin, it takes a skillful hand and artistic eye to help someone achieve an even and well-blended smile. Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin are both able to provide cosmetic consultations to patients looking to improve the look and health of their smile. Their background and expertise in crafting new and improved smiles will have you feeling confident about the future of your own.

Will dental insurance cover my cosmetic treatment and/or procedure?

It is highly unlikely that your dental insurance company will agree to cover your cosmetic treatment. These are often not considered a “necessity,” which is why you will need to look at other options when it comes to paying for your new smile. However, if your dentist believes you would benefit from a form of restorative dentistry in addition to cosmetic services (i.e. dental crown), your insurance company might make an exception and agree to pay a portion of the cost.

If you are unsure what to do about paying for your cosmetic dental care, our helpful staff can assist in identifying other ways to pay for your treatment, including a possible payment plan through a third-party financier like CareCredit.

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