If you’re uncomfortable with how your smile looks, cosmetic dentistry is worth the investment. At Perkasie Dental Loft, Dr. Cerdas can provide you with a wide variety of treatment options to meet any need and any budget.
With our help, you treat issues like chipped teeth, stains, misshapen teeth, and other problems that may prevent you from smiling, laughing, and speaking with confidence. Contact us now for a consultation.
Preventive dentistry if your foundation for a healthy smile. With regular cleanings and exams, small dental issues can be caught before they turn into large and costly problems. Preventive dental care along with a diligent at-home brushing and flossing routine can help prevent dental issues all together. It’s these small investments in your oral hygiene that lead to a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dental plaque is made up of more than 300 different types of bacteria.
Regular flossing allows you to clean an additional 40% of your tooth surface.
Over 90% of American adults have had a cavity at some point in their lives.
80% of Americans aged between 18-49 want a brighter smile. Teeth whitening is a great way to get started with cosmetic dentistry in Perkasie.
To begin the process, Dr. Cerdas will meet with you to discuss how you feel about your smile. This honest conversation allows her to learn more about your teeth and your cosmetic challenges.
An oral exam allows Dr. Cerdas to assess your oral health and the overall state of your smile, ensuring she chooses the right treatments for your unique case.
After your discussion and oral exam, Dr. Cerdas will discuss her recommended treatment plan, as well as alternative options that may be right for you. Together, you’ll choose the treatments that are right for you.
Once you’ve finalized your treatment plan, you’ll schedule your cosmetic treatments and make any necessary payments. Then, just come back to Perkasie Dental Loft to restore your smile and your self-confidence.
At Perkasie Dental Loft, we offer take-home teeth whitening. Dr. Cerdas will make you a set of custom-built whitening trays, and you’ll be able to whiten your teeth on your own terms, and in the comfort of your own home.
With teeth whitening, you can eliminate stains, enjoy a more youthful appearance, and feel confident about how you look once again. Best of all, this treatment is fast, convenient, and affordable.
Dental bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin, which is applied directly to the tooth to cover up flaws like stains, chips, misshapen and uneven teeth, and more. This treatment is non-invasive and requires no enamel removal, and can be used to restore multiple teeth at once. It’s a great alternative to veneers, particularly if you are on a budget.
Shaping & contouring (enameloplasty) is also sometimes used along with bonding. This uses a special sanding tool to remove chips, points, and other imperfections from the surface of your teeth, creating a more even smile.
Veneers are the strongest, most durable, and most long-lasting method of cosmetic restoration. They are made of tooth-like porcelain ceramic, which is completely stain-resistant and looks and feels completely natural.
However, they are irreversible, since your teeth must be trimmed to accommodate them. But with an amazing, life-like appearance and a lifespan of 10-20 years, they are still an excellent choice if you’re ready to commit to a brand-new smile.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a cosmetic treatment that causes temporary paralysis of the facial muscles, and is typically used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is sometimes used to treat symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders). A dentist's familiarity with the mouth and facial muscles make them ideal administers of Botox for patients seeking relief from TMJ pain or a more appealing frame for their smile.
Fillers are used to enhance parts of the face, such as the lips and cheeks, to better compliment their smiles. Patients who have thinning lips due to smoking or aging, and who want to feel more confident in their appearance and smile, can now achieve a look that makes them feel more like themselves.
If you need multiple cosmetic treatments to restore your smile, or even require restorative care to repair damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Cerdas is here to help. We offer comprehensive cosmetic makeovers that will restore both your smile and your oral health. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.
Teeth can be brightened up to 10 shades in a single in-office teeth whitening session. It’s also the most popular cosmetic dental treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry can solve just about any dental issue that’s related to the appearance of your teeth. Teeth whitening is obviously used to treat stained teeth and can help you look younger. Bonding, shaping, and contouring can repair misshapen and uneven teeth, or treat minor tooth damage, such as chips or breaks. Dental crowns are occasionally used for cosmetic purposes, too. Treatments as versatile as veneers or Lumineers can often be used to treat all the previously mentioned issues as well as correcting gaps between teeth, more severe tooth staining, and slightly crooked or crowded teeth.
As long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you’re free of any major orthodontic issues, you’re likely a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Oppositely, cosmetic treatment is not right for you if you have oral health problems like gum disease or cavities, or if you have major issues with the alignment of your teeth or jaw. You’ll need restorative care or orthodontic treatment to resolve these problems before you can get cosmetic dental treatment. But often, restorative care and orthodontics can give you a healthier and more beautiful smile.
Yes. While this does depend on the type of treatment that’s right for you, it’s quite common to have multiple cosmetic dental procedures done at the same time. Dental bonding and enameloplasty, for example, are often done in the same appointment. Ask your dentist for more information, and to find out if you can have multiple procedures done at once.
It’s rare for cosmetic dentistry to be covered by dental insurance. These procedures are often listed as elective and not necessary to the health of your smile. In some cases, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost of treatments like cosmetic crowns or veneers, but this is not common. In most cases, you will need to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. Contact your insurer for more details on your dental insurance coverage. Then contact our practice to see if we have any available discounts or payment plans to help you cover treatment.
Cosmetic treatments and restorative dentistry are often used in combination to transform patients’ smiles.