Cosmetic Dentistry in Brookfield, WI

Should I get cosmetic dental treatment?

Patients with dental issues of all kinds can dramatically improve their appearance with cosmetic dentistry, so they can smile with confidence. Before you decide if cosmetic dentistry is right for you, take some time to think about how satisfied you are with your smile. If you find yourself holding back from smiling, laughing, or even speaking in front of others because of your grin, you might be the ideal candidate for cosmetic care. At our office, we provide a full range of cosmetic treatments and services to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

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Did you know…

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Veneers can provide protection to your teeth’s natural enamel.

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What to expect at your cosmetic consultation

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Initial Conversation

To start things off, Dr. Russo will ask you how you feel about your smile. We encourage you to be candid and honest about any issues or imperfections that make you feel self-conscious, and express to us what you would change about your grin.

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Comprehensive Exam

During your oral exam, Dr. Russo will find out if you’re a good candidate for the cosmetic treatment you desire. Since cosmetic services require healthy teeth, he will let you know if any restorative treatments are necessary before starting your cosmetic care.

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Personalized Treatment Plan

After your consultation and exam, Dr. Russowill sit down with you to discuss all of your treatment options and create a customized cosmetic treatment plan based on your unique needs and desired outcome. The outline will help you understand every step of your treatment.

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Explore Your Options

To assist in your decision, Dr, Russo will provide you with a variety of different options. Together, you’ll choose the right cosmetic treatment for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Scheduling & Payment

Once you and Dr. Russo have decided on the right cosmetic treatment plan, we’ll schedule your next appointment and provide guidance on how to best pay for your treatment.

Cosmetic Treatment Options

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening

To achieve a brighter smile from the comfort of your own home, we offer take-home whitening. With our take-home whitening kits, your grin will gradually be whitened over the course of a week or two.

To create your reusable custom whitening trays, we will take impressions of your teeth and gums to ensure your trays fit perfectly.

Once the trays have been crafted, we’ll give you our whitening product and a full set of instructions for proper use. As long as you follow your Brookfield dentist’s instructions, you’ll get the professional results you deserve, right at home.

Dental Bonding, Shaping & Contouring

Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure in which your dentist will apply a dental resin (that matches the shade of your smile) to your teeth. They will carefully sculpt the resin before curing it with a special UV light to restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. The whole process usually takes between 30-60 minutes for each tooth.

Shaping & contouring, also known as enameloplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is often used in tandem with dental bonding. The treatment involves the removal of a thin layer of enamel from uneven, chipped, or sharp teeth to achieve the desired shape.

Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells made from durable porcelain that are affixed to the front side of your teeth. This cosmetic treatment can eliminate small gaps between teeth, as well as cover up the appearance of severe staining, misshapen or uneven teeth, and much more.

To place veneers, your dentist will shave down the enamel so the porcelain shells don’t bulge or protrude from your smile. This is an irreversible procedure, so it’s an important consideration to make before committing to the treatment. However, veneers can completely transform your smile and will last for years before needing to be replaced, as long as they are cared for properly.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional orthodontics that utilizes a series of clear aligners made from a durable plastic called SmartTrack. If you lead an active lifestyle, or don’t want to deal with the discomfort and look of metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

With advances in Invisalign technology, we can now utilize the treatment to correct more complex orthodontic issues than ever before. Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation and find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Explore our answers.

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What dental issues can cosmetic dentistry solve?

With cosmetic dentistry, we can solve almost any aesthetic issue you can think of. Patients with yellow or stained teeth can receive teeth whitening treatments for a brighter grin. Dental bonding, shaping, & contouring can transform the shape of teeth to fix minor cracks and chips, or to even out your smile to get it back to a natural, aesthetically pleasing look. Veneers or Lumineers can fill gaps, cover severe stains, and fix the look of slightly crooked or crowded teeth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, though they are reserved for teeth that have experienced more extensive decay or damage.

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Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dental treatments?

If you’re in good oral and overall health, chances are that you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

If you’re struggling with oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, or occlusal  issues, you may require restorative or orthodontic treatments before beginning any cosmetic procedures.

Can I get more than one cosmetic dental procedure done at the same time?

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Yes! It’s not uncommon to undergo multiple cosmetic dental procedures at the same time. Some services, like dental bonding and enameloplasty, are almost always performed in tandem. Cosmetic makeovers involve the using a combination of a variety of cosmetic treatments to completely transform a patient’s smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?

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Every insurance plan is different, but most do not cover cosmetic dental care, as cosmetic cases are often listed as elective, or unnecessary to your oral health, by insurance companies. Some treatments, like veneers or dental crowns, may be partially covered by some insurance plans, but this is not very common. Because of this, you will likely need to pay for cosmetic treatment out-of-pocket. To get an idea of the scope of your dental insurance coverage, contact your insurer directly, or get in touch with the Russo Dental team to see if we can assist you with discounts or payment plans, so you can get the smile you deserve.

How many office visits will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?

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The number of office visits required to fix your teeth and improve your smile depends on the specific cosmetic dentistry procedures you need. Every patient is unique, and the treatment plan will be tailored to address your specific dental concerns and goals.

For some patients, minor cosmetic improvements can be achieved in just one or two office visits. This may include teeth whitening, dental bonding, or minor reshaping of the teeth. These procedures are relatively quick and can often be completed in a single appointment.

However, if you require more extensive cosmetic dental work, such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, or Invisalign treatment, it may take multiple office visits to complete the process. These procedures typically involve careful planning, preparation, and customization to ensure the best possible results.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Nick Russo at Russo Dental, he will evaluate your dental health, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan. He will also provide you with an estimate of the number of office visits required to achieve your desired smile transformation.

Can cosmetic dentistry help improve the functionality of my teeth?

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Yes, cosmetic dentistry can not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also improve the functionality of your teeth. Many cosmetic dental procedures are designed to address both aesthetic and functional concerns.

For example, dental crowns can be used to restore damaged or decayed teeth, improving their strength and function while also enhancing their appearance. Dental implants, which are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, not only fill in the gaps but also provide stability and functionality similar to natural teeth.

Orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners can correct misaligned teeth, improving both the appearance and function of your bite. By aligning your teeth properly, you can avoid issues such as difficulty chewing, jaw pain, and uneven wear on your teeth.

During your consultation at Russo Dental, Dr. Russo will assess your dental health and discuss how cosmetic dentistry can not only enhance your smile but also improve the functionality of your teeth.

Does cosmetic dentistry hurt?

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Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to be as comfortable as possible for patients. Dentists use various techniques and tools to minimize discomfort during treatments.

For most cosmetic dental procedures, local anesthesia is used to numb the area being treated, ensuring that you feel little to no pain during the procedure. The dentist will also take steps to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment, such as providing a comfortable chair and offering distractions like music or television.

After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Any post-treatment discomfort is usually temporary and should subside within a few days.

Dr. Russo and his team at Russo Dental prioritize patient comfort and will take every measure to ensure your cosmetic dentistry experience is as pain-free as possible.

How long does cosmetic dentistry last?

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The longevity of cosmetic dentistry treatments depends on several factors, including the specific procedure, your oral hygiene habits, and your overall dental health.

Some cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, may need to be repeated periodically to maintain their results. The duration of teeth whitening results can vary depending on your lifestyle choices, such as smoking or consuming staining foods and beverages.

Other cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers or dental implants, are designed to be long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, these restorations can last for many years, providing you with a beautiful smile for a significant amount of time. To ensure the longevity of your cosmetic dentistry treatments, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Dr. Russo and his team will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your new smile and make it last.

Remember, every patient is unique, and the lifespan of cosmetic dentistry treatments can vary. During your consultation at Russo Dental, Dr. Russo will provide you with more information about the expected longevity of the specific cosmetic dental procedures you are considering.

Did you know…

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A person’s satisfaction with their smile has a powerful effect on their mental health.