Cosmetic dentistry can help any patient feel more confident with a more attractive smile, with techniques designed to address a wide array of aesthetic concerns. Dr. Isaac Kashani leading cosmetic dentists at Northridge Advanced Dentistry, combining professional expertise with artistic skill to help patients in the greater Los Angeles area feel like their best selves.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the way the teeth, gums, and smile appear, both in terms of aesthetics and balance with other facial features. Dr. Kashani, both trained in cosmetic dentistry, combine the latest techniques with artistic skills to help patients achieve beautiful smiles, so they can achieve their goals and feel more confident about the way they look.
What treatments or procedures can be used to improve the look of my smile?
Cosmetic dentists are skilled in many different procedures to improve the way the teeth, gums, and smile appear, some of which can also provide a preventive or restorative benefit as well. Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments include:
- dental implants
- crowns and bridges
- tooth-colored fillings
- Invisalign orthodontic treatment
- teeth whitening
- gum contouring to correct a “gummy” smile
What is a smile makeover?
With a smile makeover, Dr. Kashani uses a series of treatments and procedures to address multiple issues that may detract from the appearance of the teeth or smile. Smile makeovers can be an ideal solution for patients who have several concerns about the way their smiles appear, and each treatment plan is carefully tailored and designed to address those concerns and achieve the patient’s specific objectives.
What is gum contouring?
Gum contouring uses lasers or excision to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the natural tooth to achieve a more attractive balance between the gums and teeth, especially when smiling.
Does dental insurance cover cosmetic care?
That depends on the individual policy. Most dental insurance plans don’t provide coverage for work performed purely for cosmetic purposes. However, when a procedure also achieves a restorative or preventive benefit, such as a crown used to treat a broken or chipped tooth, insurance may cover all or at least a portion of the cost. Our office staff will review insurance benefits prior to any treatment to determine how much coverage is available. We can also help patients identify financing plans that can help make the cost of their beautiful new smile more affordable.