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Cosmetic Dentist Creating Perfect Petaluma Smiles

woman in white smilingCosmetic dentist,Bob Koenitzer, DDS, wants your smile to be healthy, but he also wants you to have a smile you're proud of. For many of my patients, flaws in their teeth keep them from feeling confident. That's why he offers a range of cosmetic dentistry options to correct imperfections. Best of all, you'll receive the individual attention and detail-oriented care as you would with any of my services.

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Cosmetic Dentistry and You

Your smile has the potential to look and feel amazing. Even if you're missing teeth, I offer advanced tooth replacement procedures to complete your smile. If you're concerned about cracks, chips, stains, or misaligned teeth, I provide a full menu of cosmetic dentistry options to fit your needs. Many of these options take just one or two office visits so that we can continue to give you the convenient service you've come to expect from my practice.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Before moving forward with cosmetic dentistry, you probably want to know how much it’ll cost. Since it’s not covered by dental insurance, you may be worried it’ll cost you an arm and a leg. At our practice, we’re more than happy to help you navigate your financial needs. Not only do we offer different services at different price points, but we offer several financing options to make your care as affordable as possible. With our help, achieving the confidence you deserve doesn’t have to break the bank!

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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To find the right cosmetic service for your smile, you must think about what changes you’re trying to accomplish. Whether you want whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth, there’s an option that can help you achieve each of those things. Let’s take a look at a few cosmetic treatments we offer:

  • Veneers – Even though this option is more costly, it’s the only one capable of transforming multiple aspects of your smile at once. Best of all, your results can easily last over a decade with proper care and maintenance.
  • Cosmetic Bonding – Do you have minor dental imperfections? If so, cosmetic bonding is a great way to make small changes and reshape damaged teeth. Although it’s a cost-effective service, it will need to be redone every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – If you want to brighten your smile, professional teeth whitening is an effective way to change the color of your teeth. However, keep in mind that it can’t help with tooth shape or position. That said, you may need to explore other options if those are changes you want to make.
  • Invisalign – This modern orthodontic treatment is a worthwhile investment that’s great for patients with significant gaps and misaligned teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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We understand that cosmetic dentistry can feel like a significant financial commitment. However, many patients find it to be worth every penny! Not only does it boost your confidence, but it can improve your overall quality of life. A more attractive smile can lead to better relationships, social life, and career prospects.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Since cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance, you’ll have to find an alternative way to pay for your treatment. That’s largely because cosmetic dental treatments are not considered “medically necessary”. Fortunately, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit to make your care more affordable! It allows you to split up the total cost of your treatment into smaller monthly installments. With this option, we can make even the most expensive cosmetic service fit just about any budget!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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A beautiful smile is possible with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Petaluma. Whether you are embarrassed by chips, gaps, discoloration, or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can create the smile of your dreams; however, it is a big investment. We will explain everything during your consultation to have 100% confidence about the road ahead. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

If you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Most patients with good oral and general health can benefit from elective procedures, but your dentist will ensure it is right for you. They’ll examine your mouth and learn more about your goals to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your best smile. Based on the examination, you may require preparatory procedures before any cosmetic services, like a cleaning or gum disease therapy.

How long does cosmetic dentistry take?

There’s not a one-size-fits-all procedure for an attractive smile because every mouth and situation differs. As a result, there isn’t any way to tell how long the transformation process will take without first creating a treatment plan. Some procedures can be completed in 1 or 2 appointments, like dental bonding, teeth whitening, or veneers. Other treatments can take several months, like braces, bridges, or dental implants. Your dentist will explain the timeframe it will take to reach your goals. Our office embraces the latest technologies and techniques to streamline the process without compromising quality.

How long will my results last?

The lifespan of your new smile depends on which procedures are used. Your dentist will explain how long you can expect your results to last at your consultation. You can get the most from your investment by committing to your oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing, and using a daily mouthwash will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Besides caring for your smile at home, don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will also recommend a healthy diet limited in sugars. It is best to break any bad habits that can damage your results, like smoking, using your teeth to open packaging, or chewing on inedible objects. Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Ask your dentist for a nightguard if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth.

Can I use my dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry?

Most dental plans don’t cover elective treatments, but there are exceptions. Many cosmetic procedures also provide restorative benefits. Therefore, if a procedure is necessary for your dental health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. After meeting your deductible, your policy may pay 50% to 80% of the expense for certain treatments. A member of our team will work on your behalf to maximize any appropriate benefits to keep a picture-perfect smile within your budget.