Cosmetic Dentistry - Ormond Beach, FL
How Can I Improve the Way My Smile Looks?
Even if your teeth are healthy as can be, it isn’t guaranteed that they actually look that way to those around you. If you find yourself constantly frowning at the mirror because of noticeable staining, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, or other flaws, you don’t have to settle for this new normal. Instead, trust in our team at Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry to give your smile a much-needed rejuvenation with quality cosmetic services. Our practice is located in Ormond Beach, FL, and we also welcome new patients from the surrounding areas of Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL and beyond. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Nawrocki.
How Do I Fix Chips and Cracks in My Teeth?
Damaged teeth are likely to require restorative care to fully treat, but that doesn’t mean cosmetics have to fall by the wayside. Our metal-free dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, porcelain veneers and other restorations are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials, and they blend flawlessly with the surrounding teeth. Metal-free restorations even have the same translucent qualities as tooth enamel, in addition to being surprisingly durable and biocompatible.
If you’re experiencing a minor chip or crack that’s noticeable but otherwise relatively harmless to your oral health, direct bonding is another potential treatment solution. The treatment can be completed in a single appointment, during which one of our doctor will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for fillings) to the tooth and sculpt it into a pleasing addition that effectively covers the imperfection. Direct bonding can also correct severe dental staining, small gaps, and misshapen teeth.
How Can I Lighten Dark and Stained Teeth?
Teeth whitening gives smiles a much-needed boost of brightness, and both in-office and take-home options are available depending on your personal preferences and timeline.
Are you interested in achieving results as soon as possible? Do you have a big event coming up (a wedding, a graduation ceremony, etc) where you would love to look your very best? In-office teeth whitening is fast and highly effective. The procedure only takes a single appointment, and patients can expect to see a smile that’s several shades brighter afterwards. Do you prefer more gradual and natural results for your teeth whitening? Is your busy schedule in need of some flexibility? Take-home whitening kits provide the same great improvements, just revealed more gradually. All you need to do is wear your high-grade whitening gel and personalized oral trays together for a prescribed amount of time each day, whenever you have the time to do so. Many patients see a change after the very first application, with the most beautiful improvements showing up after a few weeks of use.
How Do I Fix Gaps Between My Teeth?
You may expect to find that the answer is “traditional braces,” but we understand that this option isn’t right for every patient. Wearing noticeable wires and brackets for months or even years on end may not be feasible for teenagers and adults who value their appearance. That’s why our practice offers Invisalign as an alternative. This treatment plan uses clear aligners customized for your unique smile. They’re also conveniently removable and typically faster than traditional orthodontic treatment. If the gap is very small, our doctor may also recommend direct bonding as a quick and cost-effective solution.
What Will My New Smile Look Like?
The prospect of committing to a cosmetic transformation is exciting for many patients and daunting for others. After all, it’s possible that your new look won’t be what you were hoping for. Thankfully, our Ormond Beach location can alleviate these worries with our virtual smile design technology. All we need is a current picture of you, which can be manipulated to show the results of certain cosmetic treatments that you may be interested in. Our goal is to show you a glimpse of the future and help you move towards it with greater confidence.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Dr. Andrew Nawrocki, your cosmetic dentist in Ormond Beach, understands the impact that damaged teeth can have on your self-esteem. That’s why he develops custom-tailored treatments plans for each of his patients to repair the size, shape, color, and alignment of their teeth. Most patients that come in for consultations have several questions about the process, cost, and timeline of restoring their grin, which is completely normal. That’s why we’ve collected some common questions we get below to help you make the right choice for your smile.
What are the most popular cosmetic dental procedures?
At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer several treatment options depending on the damage that your mouth has sustained. We want you to leave our office dawning a smile that you’re proud to show off and that fills you with confidence. Depending on your needs and what desires you have for your grin, some common procedures patients get include:
- Invisalign clear braces. This is a metal-free, modern orthodontic treatment that can straighten your smile in a shorter time than traditional braces.
- Professional teeth whitening. Instead of wasting money on store-bought kits that aren’t safe for your mouth, we use ADA-approved products that can provide you with results in a single appointment.
- Porcelain veneers. For patients that need to tackle a variety of imperfections, veneers can conceal chips, cracks, fractures, minor alignment issues, and even crowding.
Will my dental insurance cover cosmetic treatments?
Typically, dental insurance providers won’t help pay for cosmetic dental services. However, it’s worth a call to double-check. If the treatment helps prevent oral health problems from developing, it may be covered. Many restorative services like direct bonding overlap into cosmetic treatments, but if it’s deemed necessary to optimize the health of your teeth and gums, they may pay for as much as 80 percent of it.
We don’t want our patients to have to put off necessary dental treatment because of cost. That’s why we’re more than happy to help you find out if your insurance provider will cover the procedure you’re looking to have completed. We also offer additional financing options that will work with your monthly budget to develop a manageable payment plan. These include CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage.
Can my teen benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Some cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign clear braces and direct bonding can be beneficial for younger patients who are in their teens. For example, to repair a chipped tooth, direct bonding is a fast, cost-effective procedure that can prevent them from sustaining further damage. The best way to learn whether or not they can benefit from a procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nawrocki, your dentist in Ormond Beach. He will discuss possible treatment options and help you and your child choose the best solution.
How long does the process take?
Depending on what treatments you’re looking to have completed and the extent of the damage to your mouth, every patient’s treatment timeline varies drastically. With teeth whitening and direct bonding, the procedure could be completed in a single hour-long appointment. With other treatments like porcelain veneers, it may take a couple of weeks or longer. If you want fast results, Dr. Nawrocki can discuss the different options available to you to help you choose the right one for your smile.