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Cosmetic Dentistry - Grapevine, TX

Creating Beautiful Smiles

If you're less than 100% happy with the way your smile looks, it's time to consider cosmetic dentistry in Grapevine, TX from Smiles by Martin. Grapevine cosmetic dentist, Dr. Greg Martin has years of extensive cosmetic dentistry training and the experience to create dramatic dental transformations that leave patients with flawless smiles. Our skilled dentistry team works with state-of-the-art dental labs using the highest quality materials to create flawless porcelain veneers and metal-free restorations. We also work with Invisalign labs to precisely plan each step of the orthodontic treatment process and craft each set of alignment trays to ensure patients meet their goals.

If you’re ready to achieve the smile of your dreams, contact our dedicated team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We welcome patients from Grapevine, Southlake, and other nearby communities to visit us. Whether you want to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening or undergo a complete smile makeover, Dr. Martin and his Grapevine dental team offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services, and we partner with patients to create a personalized cosmetic dentistry plan that will deliver the flawless smiles of their dreams. 

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Many patients visit our dental office each year who wish they had straighter teeth, but their schedule, professional image, or discomfort has kept them from seeking traditional orthodontic treatment with metal bracket and wire braces. Luckily for these patients, we offer a unique alternative solution – Invisalign. The alignment tray orthodontic system allows patients to gently shift teeth into their ideal position over the course of about a year with less frequent, shorter checkup appointments which is great for busy patients. Additionally, the clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye, meaning Invisalign is a discreet way to achieve your smile goals. Best of all, patients don’t need to make dramatic changes to their diet and oral hygiene routines. Simply remove the alignment trays during meals and while cleaning teeth and replace them after. Invisalign orthodontics is effective in treating a number of more advanced alignment concerns including over, under, and crossbite.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that attach to the front surfaces of teeth. These high quality cosmetic solutions are effective in concealing the majority of smile flaws including chips, cracks, stains, and gaps. The placement procedure is fast and minimally invasive. The entire treatment takes place over two short appointments. During the initial visit, a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of teeth. We then capture digital impressions of the prepared teeth that are sent to our dental lab where a custom porcelain veneer is crafted. Finally, we place a temporary veneer to protect teeth until the custom restoration is completed. Once we receive the final veneer from the lab, patients return to exchange the temporary for the custom porcelain veneer.

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Metal-Free Dental  Restorations

As part of our ongoing dedication to providing a wide variety of treatment options that exceed even the highest patient expectations, we offer cosmetically flawless, metal-free crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays. These all-ceramic restorations not only restore the full shape and strength of patients’ smiles, they also look completely natural. Tooth restorations are available in a number of materials and each of them has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Gold offers the most durable and least abrasive option, but it is also the least natural in appearance. Porcelain bonded to metal looks more natural, but it is more abrasive and the color darkens as the porcelain wears down over time. All-ceramic restorations look completely flawless even as they begin to wear, and they’re the only option effective for patients with allergies or sensitivity to metal.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

A stroll down the oral hygiene aisle of your local pharmacy will make it abundantly clear that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services. There are countless whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels all claiming to provide brilliantly white results. Unfortunately, these products are not usually able to deliver on these promises. Professional teeth whitening from Smiles by Martin actually provides predictable results up to ten shades brighter. The difference is in the higher dosages of active whitening agents, and the custom application trays that prevent saliva from seeping in and neutralizing the whitener. Over the course of two weeks of daily application, patients are able to achieve the bright, beautiful smile of their dreams.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Since dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic dentistry, one of the biggest concerns patients have about these types of treatments is the cost. However, Smiles By Martin is happy to go over your financing options and help you determine which services can best fit into your budget. With so many treatments to choose from, all of which have unique price points, there’s likely a cosmetic plan that fits your needs.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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More often than not, patients are trying to accomplish one or more of the following improvements: whitening, straightening, or changing the shape or size of their teeth. The most common options include:

  • Teeth Whitening – While teeth whitening is a relatively fast process and can remove stains that over-the-counter whitening products cannot, it does nothing to address the shape or position of teeth.
  • Invisalign – If you have mild to moderate gaps in your smile or misaligned teeth, Invisalign is a great option, especially if you don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. However, it not only carries a high cost for patients, but it requires a fair amount of commitment and dedication to wearing aligner trays for several months (and even over a year). Invisalign also won’t address the color or shape of your teeth.
  • Veneers – Veneers are the most costly option to enhance teeth, but they may be worth it depending on your specific needs. By using ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic, we can cover stains, chips, cracks, and even small gaps in between teeth, all with a single treatment. Not only can this help you save on other cosmetic services, but give you a beautiful smile more quickly.

Why Cosmetic Dentistry is a Worthwhile Investment

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Cosmetic dentistry can feel like a financial commitment, but seeing it more as an investment in your self is a better descriptor. For one, if you’ve always felt self-conscious about your smile’s appearance, cosmetic dentistry can lead to major improvements for both your self-esteem and confidence. This can make it easier to express yourself, build relationships with more people, invigorate your social life, and have a better quality of life overall. Dr. Martin cherishes the opportunity to help others feel good about their smile, and sometimes that starts with cosmetic dentistry.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Dental care that is purely esthetic is unlikely to be covered by dental insurance. However, there are options available to you that make your treatments more affordable. One of the most common options we recommend is a third-party financing service like CareCredit or Citi Health. Both allow you to make monthly installments to cover the costs of procedures that don’t receive insurance coverage with little to no interest attached. Additionally, Smiles By Martin is happy to provide special offers specifically on certain cosmetic treatments.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about covering the cost of cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to transforming your smile while helping you stay within your budget.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Although you’d love to have the smile of your dreams, cosmetic dentistry is a big investment. It’s normal to have a few concerns about the road ahead, but you have nothing to fear. No matter if you’re interested in a whitening treatment or veneers in Grapevine, we’ll explain everything during your consultation for cosmetic dentistry. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions to ease your nerves.

Which procedure is right for me?

Every smile is unique, and everyone has different goals. As a result, a cookie-cutter approach isn’t acceptable. There’s no way to determine which procedure is right for you without first examining your mouth and learning more about your concerns. Based on your needs and goals, you may be a candidate for one or more procedures, such as:

  • Invisalign: Fix bite and alignment issues without brackets and wires.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Cover several aesthetic flaws using one treatment.
  • Metal-Free Restorations: Tooth-colored crowns and fillings blend in with your natural teeth.
  • At-Home Teeth Whitening: Get teeth up to 8 shades whiter using a professional kit.

Dr. Martin will explain all your options to find the solutions that accommodate your needs and budget.

Why are porcelain veneers popular?

Veneers continue to be a popular cosmetic procedure because they improve the overall color, size, shape, and proportion of the teeth. Their versatility allows them to correct several issues simultaneously, like discoloration, chips, and gaps. The minimally invasive procedure offers drastic results that can last for a decade or longer with the right care. Your new smile will look natural without needing several procedures or a lengthy recovery.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

There’s not a flat fee for cosmetic dentistry because no two treatment plans are the same. Your cosmetic dentist in Grapevine, Dr. Martin, will create a personalized strategy to enhance your smile. Various factors influence the cost, such as the number of teeth you’re improving and the complexity of your case. A member of our team will provide you with an estimate and explain the fees associated with your plan. You’ll know exactly what you’ll have to pay, so you aren’t surprised by any expenses. We offer several solutions to keep a beautiful smile within everyone’s budget. Besides traditional payment methods, we also accept third-party financing.

Can I use my dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry?

It’s rare for dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry because the procedures are elective; however, there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic treatments also offer restorative benefits, like metal-free restorations. Therefore, if Dr. Martin determines a procedure is crucial to your dental health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. After reaching your annual deductible, your dental insurance can cover up to 80% of the cost until hitting your yearly limit. Don’t worry, a member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable benefits. We will explain how your coverage is being used and any remaining balance.

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