What is cosmetic dentistry?
While general dentistry is concerned with the prevention and treatment of common oral disorders, cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetic appearance and function of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry utilizes state-of-the-art technology to help improve the appearance of your smile and helps restore self-confidence as well as strength to either a single tooth or multiple teeth.
What are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures?
Common cosmetic procedures include:
Some cosmetic dental procedures, such as white fillings, serve both cosmetic and general dental purposes. Often porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are used to improve the function and health of your teeth as well.
What problems can cosmetic dentistry treat?
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance and function of teeth that are:
- Cracked or broken
- Severely discolored
During your initial consultation with Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald W. Konig, your smile with be thoroughly evaluated and your options for cosmetic procedures will be discussed.
How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?
You want a dentist who is experienced, up-to-date with any advancements in cosmetic dentistry, and someone you can trust to do excellent work. Your choice of cosmetic dentist will impact the final aesthetics of your procedure.
Dr. Konig is an experienced cosmetic dentist who received his cosmetic training at L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dentistry, and the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He is a Fellow at the latter as well as a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Konig is entirely devoted to every patient he sees and will work with you on a personal basis to help ensure you are provided with the most effective cosmetic services to suit your needs.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?
Insurance may pay for cosmetic dental procedures that serve a dual purpose such as crowns, inlays and onlays, or white fillings – basically anything that is needed to help improve your bite and health. However, cosmetic procedures that serve only to improve the appearance and not the function of your smile will most likely not be covered by your insurance company. The cosmetic dentistry staff at our Houston office can discuss your options for treatment and financing your procedure during your initial consultation.
If you live in or around Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, or The Woodlands, Texas and have questions about cosmetic dentistry, please contact the Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry to schedule an initial consultation by calling (713) 668-2289 today.