Dr. DiBenedetto has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry techniques aimed at helping his patients from Little Silver, NJ, and the surrounding areas improve their smile aesthetics and feel more confident about the way their teeth and their smiles appear
What kinds of procedures are considered cosmetic?
Broadly speaking, cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered any procedures that help improve the aesthetics of your smile. Some common cosmetic procedures include whitening, veneers, and Invisalign®. Procedures are available to remove stains, close gaps, improve alignment, hide surface imperfections like uneven wear and chips, improve the appearance of “toothy” or “gummy” smiles, and address other issues that detract from the appearance of your smile.
What types of cosmetic procedures are available?
We offer a complete array of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:
Many patients have multiple procedures performed to achieve a “smile makeover” that helps them address several issues while improving the way they feel about their smile and themselves.
Can a cosmetic procedure do more than make me feel better about my appearance?
Yes. Many cosmetic procedures also have a restorative component that can improve the way your mouth functions and prevent future problems. For instance, crowns that are used to improve the appearance of teeth with large, dark fillings also provide additional strength that can help prevent breakage or tooth loss. Replacing lost teeth with bridges or implants restores normal bite mechanics and prevents uneven wear and shifting that can cause additional tooth loss or decay.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of my cosmetic procedures?
Generally, procedures that only provide a cosmetic benefit such as teeth whitening or veneers will not be covered by dental insurance plans. However, procedures that restore teeth, such as crowns or bridges, may be covered, at least partially. Our staff can help you determine your plan’s coverage as well as identifying financing plans to make treatment more affordable.