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Merrimack Cosmetic Dentist

Regain A Confident Smile

What does ‘cosmetic dentistry’ mean to you? To us, it means anything that will make you look and feel better about your teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry also means we’re here to help you get the dream smile you have been waiting for! No one has ever said, “Gee, I wish I waited longer to get this done.” Everyone says, “I can't believe I waited this long to do it!”

Cosmetic dentistry doesn't have to be like the extreme makeovers that you see on TV. Maybe you just want whiter teeth or don't like the crowding that you see. Maybe an old crown has black lines around it, or it doesn't match your other teeth. Or, maybe you don’t like your old silver fillings. Simple things like white fillings, all-porcelain crowns, and Six Month Smiles® can make a huge difference in your overall appearance.

What if you need something more extensive? We can do that too! From consultation to final visit, we will help you every step of the way to bring your perfect smile to life! Contact us today to get started!

Why Choose Dental Designs of New England for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Smile Makeovers

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Do you wish you could simply hit the “redo button” when it comes to your smile? Do you have multiple aesthetic flaws that make you think twice before smiling, speaking, or even taking a bite of food? With a smile makeover, our team can put together a comprehensive plan to give you a flawless set of teeth designed to last a lifetime. With us, no smile is too forgone, and we’ll ensure that you’ll love who you see in the mirror every morning.

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Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today, and the reason for that is simple: they’re able to eliminate a wide variety of imperfections all at once, including:

They are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded directly to the front of the teeth, and they are custom-made for every patient. Whether you want a minor touch-up or a dramatic transformation, we can use veneers to do it in as little as two visits to our office.

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Metal-Free Restorations

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We’re often tasked with repairing teeth that show prominently in a patient’s smile, and in this kind of situation, the new tooth can’t just be strong, but it must be a thing of beauty as well in order to preserve the smile. This is when we like to use metal-free restorations, which are made of 100% dental porcelain. This material is well-known for its ability to resemble natural enamel in every way imaginable, from its color to its strength to even how it reflects light.

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Direct Bonding

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Want a quick fix for that pesky chip, stain, or gap that has bothered you for years? Now you can get it with direct bonding! Dr. Shetty will simply apply a color-matched composite resin to your problem tooth, and she’ll sculpt it to make any imperfection disappear. This treatment can usually be completed in as little as an hour, and the results can be trusted to last for at least 10 years.

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Teeth Whitening

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Need a whiter smile in a hurry before an upcoming special event? Or, want the option to brighten your teeth while you sit and relax at home? We can help you do either one with our selection of professional-grade whitening treatments. Whether in our office or at home, we can help make your teeth six, seven, or even EIGHT shades whiter! Which treatment would be best for you? Click on the link below to learn more!

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Gum Recontouring

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Many patients have what we call a “crowded smile,” in which the gum line is so prominent that it makes the teeth look short and stubby by comparison. If this sounds familiar, then we can give you that perfectly proportioned look in just one visit using our soft tissue laser. With it, Dr. Shetty can painlessly remove excess gum tissue to reveal beautiful, previously hidden dental structure underneath. She can then shape the gum line along the teeth to create the perfect frame for the perfect smile.

Digital Imaging / Smile Designing

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Before getting any cosmetic treatment, we can help you see your results thanks to digital imaging. Using a photo of your current smile, we can alter it to show you the outcome of any procedure that you are interested in. You’ll be able to see your new smile from the world’s perspective, and if you would like any adjustments to be made, we can do it in seconds. This way, we can make sure you get exactly what you’re expecting right from the start.


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Want gorgeous, wrinkle-free skin to go with your new smile? We can make it happen using one of the quickest and most well-known treatments in the world: BOTOX®. With just a few strategic and painless injections, we can make wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes, nose, lips, and neck disappear. The treatment itself takes less than 10 minutes, but the results can last for months at a time. In just one appointment, we can literally take a decade or more off of your appearance.


Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental treatments aren’t typically covered by dental insurance, so it’s normal to be concerned about the overall costs. That said, it isn’t necessarily the case that these services will go outside of your budget. Our team will walk you through your various options, what to expect from each treatment, and discuss which ones may be best for your situation. We can also give you details on our alternative financing options that can help make the cost of cosmetic dentistry more affordable.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Firstly, you’ll want to find out exactly what your smile goals are. This will help us determine which cosmetic dental work is ideal for you. Whether you want to brighten your smile or reshape your teeth, our team will develop a plan to help you achieve your desired results. Here are some of the services we offer as well as their varying price points:

  • Teeth whitening – Have you been wanting to show off a brighter set of pearly whites? If so, professional teeth whitening can offer dazzling results that you can be proud of! With either an in-office or at-home treatment, you can be sure to enjoy a simple and effective cosmetic procedure. Though this service is one of the most affordable options, it won’t change the size or shape of your teeth.
  • Direct bonding – One of the most cost-effective and quickest ways to address minor dental flaws is with composite resin. Our team can mold this substance to create the ideal size, shape, and color for your teeth, and the process can be completed in just a single appointment. The results, however, will only last several years before needing touchups.
  • Gum recontouring – If your teeth look short or stubby due to excess gum tissue, then gum recontouring might be the simplest solution. This involves removing a small amount of the gums to reveal the beautiful teeth underneath. This treatment is permanent, as your gum tissue won’t regenerate on its own, and the price will vary based on the extent of your procedure.
  • Veneers – This all-encompassing treatment can improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth by placing porcelain shells in front of them. The treatment involves removing a tiny amount of enamel to make room for the veneers. While this procedure comes with a higher upfront cost, the results can be completed in just two appointments and can last 15+ years with proper care!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be a Worthwhile Investment

While it might seem like cosmetic dentistry takes a toll on your wallet, you should remember the numerous advantages you’ll enjoy after undergoing your chosen procedure. By achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, you’ll likely experience a boost in your confidence and overall well-being. Not only will you feel good about your appearance, but others may even perceive you as more outgoing and attractive simply by the way you carry yourself afterward!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Since dental insurance won’t likely cover your cosmetic procedures, you’ll want to explore alternative financing options to help you. Our team offers an in-house membership plan that gives you significant discounts on multiple dental services with just one low annual fee. We are also partnered with CareCredit—a third-party financier that can help split up the cost of your treatment into monthly installments, which come with little to zero interest! When it comes to improving your pearly whites, you won’t have to break the bank to achieve your dream smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, so it's normal to have a few concerns before you're ready to move forward. Your cosmetic dentist in Merrimack at Dental Designs of New England understands you might be a little apprehensive. They'll take the time to explain exactly what you can expect on the road ahead. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry is attributed with a hefty price tag, but you don't have to be a movie star or celebrity to benefit from it. Contrary to common belief, cosmetic dentistry is affordable for people from all walks of life. There are more treatments than ever before, which means there's a solution to fit your budget. Not to mention, our office offers various financial solutions to keep an attractive smile affordable, like a monthly payment plan using CareCredit. You can pay for your new smile using monthly installments with little to no interest in financing based on your credit approval.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Your cosmetic dentist will keep your comfort as their top priority. If necessary, they'll use a local numbing agent to block any pain signals so you won't feel anything during your procedure. Depending on your treatment plan, your mouth may be a little tender for a couple of days after your treatment. You can manage any discomfort using an over-the-counter pain reliever. Your cosmetic dentist may also recommend eating soft foods until any tenderness subsides.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Every procedure has a different life expectancy, and many factors will affect the duration of your results. Your cosmetic dentist will explain how long you can expect your results to last and what you can do to get the most from your investment, like committing to your oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist twice a year for cleaning and checkup will protect your new smile. It's best to eat a diet that's limited in sugars, and moderate hard or chewy foods. Don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. You can ensure nothing compromises your results by breaking any bad oral habits, like chewing on your fingernails or using your teeth to loosen bottle lids.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Cosmetic Dentistry?

It's not common for dental insurance to cover elective procedures, but there are exceptions. Various cosmetic services also offer restorative benefits, like dental bonding or crowns. If your dentist determines a treatment is medically necessary, you can use your coverage to lower the amount you'll pay out-of-pocket. Not to mention, your coverage may also include other aspects of your treatment plan, like your consultation or any preparatory procedures. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage. A member of our team will explain how your benefits are being used and your payment options for any remaining balance.

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