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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Cosmetic Dentistry can include teeth whitening and much more. Dr. Oanh Le, D.D.S. offers patients in San Mateo, CA the chance to achieve the gorgeous smile they've always wished for.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants and dental crowns are all popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. The ultimate goal for cosmetic dentistry procedures is to enhance the smile as a whole. Many people even opt for more than one cosmetic dentistry procedure at a time.

Will Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?

This may vary according to the insurance company. In most cases, dental insurance will not cover dental procedures done purely for cosmetic reasons. However, there may be some dental procedures that may be both functional and cosmetic. In these types of situations, it is possible that the dental insurance will cover at least part of the procedure. For example, a dental implant is often a structural necessity to keep the rest of the teeth in their proper places. However, it also has considerable cosmetic benefits since a dental implant will create a full smile again. Patients should talk to their insurance company about any potential cosmetic procedures to find out if they qualify for coverage. Even if dental insurance won't cover cosmetic dentistry, there may be a dental finance plan that will allow payments to be split up over time available.

What is Included in a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover includes several different cosmetic procedures. The procedures are often performed at the same time. However, the smile makeover may have to be done in stages in cases where teeth need to be removed. This will allow time for healing between procedures. Smile makeovers often include veneers, crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening, and any other dental procedures needed to make the patient's smile bright, white, and beautiful. Once the smile makeover procedures are completed, a patient will have a gap-free smile that looks completely natural.