While we’ll always prioritize dental health for our valued patients, the Weber Family Dentistry team is also very familiar with the lasting power of attractive, confident teeth. If you’re interested in achieving a stunning smile that showcases your enthusiasm and personality more successfully than ever before, Dr. Weber would love to help you explore our available cosmetic services here in Lincoln, NE. He and the rest of our team can match certain services to your specific goals, preferences, and available budget for a customized smile makeover plan that’s sure to exceed expectations. Contact us today to schedule a visit!
Many older patients feel like they’ve missed the boat on achieving a straighter smile – after all, metal braces seem better suited to middle school hallways than the working world. Today, though, there’s a much more professional and image-friendly orthodontic service available: Invisalign® Clear Braces. Instead of wires and brackets, patients wear a series of clear aligners that blend right in with the rows of teeth, making them barely noticeable in everyday life. They’re also easily removable, which means you can continue to enjoy the same diet and brush and floss like normal without any inconvenient restrictions.
Stains, chips, gaps, cracks – all of these dental flaws and more can build and build on teeth over time, leading to patients feeling overwhelmed about how to address their desired smile makeover in the most effective way possible. In this situation, our team may recommend porcelain veneers. Veneers are crafted from the same lifelike materials as metal-free dental crowns, but they’re specifically designed to be extremely thin in nature. This allows Dr. Weber to place them over just the visible surfaces of certain teeth, hiding years and years of frustrating imperfections behind a brand-new appearance.
When rebuilding teeth with dental crowns or similar restorative solutions, patients no longer have to choose between improving their oral health and maintaining a natural, confident appearance – our metal-free materials accomplish both goals! Dr. Weber utilizes state-of-the-art Emax ceramic and durable zirconia for new smile additions that appear seamlessly lifelike while still maintaining high levels of function and longevity. Their 100% biocompatible nature is also ideal for patients who may have struggled with sensitivities to traditional dental metals in the past.
Are you hoping to correct a minor dental flaw (like a dark spot or a chipped tooth) fast? Direct bonding can be completed in just one appointment usually, and the beautiful improvements should last for several years at a time. The process is simple – Dr. Weber will apply tooth-colored composite resin to your smile and sculpt it into a pleasing, subtle addition that hides the issue safely from view. While not as permanent as porcelain veneers or metal-free restorations, the results should still be confident and functional.
Over time, tooth enamel is likely to become stained, discolored, or simply duller in color. This gradual process can happen for a wide variety of reasons, from the food and drink choices we make (like coffee and red wine) to unavoidable factors like old age and simple genetics. Instead of grabbing a lackluster whitening product off the shelf at your local pharmacy, talk to Dr. Weber about receiving a professional-strength Opalescence take-home kit instead. We’ll provide you with the powerful bleaching gel and customized oral trays you need – the patient’s only job is to wear both together each and every day as directed. Within a few weeks, you should achieve a noticeably brighter smile.
Committing to extensive cosmetic treatment can understandably lead to hesitation sometimes among our patients – after all, what if you go through all of this treatment only to not like the results? At Weber Family Dentistry, we can put these worries to rest. Prior to treatment, we will plan your smile by taking impressions and waxing up the expected results. You will have the opportunity to see the final results before you ever start. It’s like having your own personal sneak peek into the future.
Your cosmetic dentist in Lincoln, Dr. Weber, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with treatments that focus on improving the aesthetic elements of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is often used to improve the shape, size, color, and alignment of your pearly whites to boost your self-confidence. While you may be excited to invest in your smile, it’s perfectly normal to have some questions about the process. That’s why we’ve gathered some of our most frequently askes questions about cosmetic dentistry and answered them below for you.
In general, dental insurance companies do not cover purely cosmetic procedures, but there are some exceptions. For instance, some cosmetic services, such as metal-free restorations, may overlap into the restorative category, which insurance companies may cover up to 80%, depending on your individual plan. This occurs if your treatment is deemed necessary to improve your oral health, such as a dental crown to repair a damaged tooth.
Our office is more than happy to work with your insurance company to help you pay as little out-of-pocket as possible in order to achieve your best smile. We also offer a yearly dental savings plan and partner with third-party financing options like CareCredit to pay off your treatment at little or no interest.
Certain cosmetic treatments are absolutely suitable for teenagers, such as Invisalign to discreetly correct misaligned teeth and teeth whitening to brighten up their smile. We know that teenagers can be incredibly self-conscious about their image, especially in this age of social media, so we can work with you and your teen to determine which treatment would best benefit their smile.
In some cases, even younger children can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, like direct bonding to correct a chipped tooth. The best way to find out whether cosmetic dentistry is right for your child or teeth is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Lincoln.
There isn’t a definitive answer to this question because every patient and every treatment is different. Some services, like direct bonding and teeth whitening, can easily be completed in just one appointment. Others, like porcelain veneers and metal-free restorations, might take a few weeks and two or more visits to our office. Invisalign even takes a year or more to fully straighten your smile. We’ll go over a more detailed timeline for your smile makeover at your consultation.
If you are not fully satisfied with the teeth you see smiling back at you in the mirror, you might be able to benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Generally, you are eligible for most treatments if your teeth and gums are infection-free. This means that if you have cavities or gum disease, we’ll simply have to address those issues prior to fixing the aesthetic elements of your smile.