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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you are considering our Hermitage dental office for your family's dental care, we want you to feel confident and informed.

Choosing a dentist is a big decision, and having questions is completely natural.

Here are some of the most common questions we hear from patients. Please feel free to read them below. If you do not see yours listed, just give us a call or email us from our Contact Us Page.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Most dental procedures that improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth can be considered cosmetic dentistry. 

And we offer a wide variety of procedures and services that fall under the wide umbrella of cosmetic dentistry!

These are just some examples:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Braces or clear aligners
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Implants

Despite what some people may think initially, cosmetic dentistry does more than improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and smile. Many of these options are multi-function.

For example, braces and clear aligners can enhance the look of your smile by straightening teeth. They will also help correct bite patterns to prevent wear and damage to teeth.

There are many ways cosmetic dentistry can help you live a healthier life and give you a smile you can't help but show off.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Hermitage PA

If you are looking for a local Hermitage, PA dentist who can help you achieve the smile you dream about, contact the team at Thomas Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. 

Schedule a time to come into our office for an examination and discuss your dental wants and needs, and together we can create a dental plan to achieve your smile goals.

Dental Anesthesia | Hermitage, PA | Thomas Family Dentistry Most dental local anesthetics will wear off within a couple of hours. Generally, anesthesia will last one hour on the top and up to four hours on the bottom. If you must eat before your anesthesia wears off, choose something soft, avoid hot beverages and try to chew on the opposite side you had work done on!

Veneers are indicated for several different reasons:

  • Teeth that have diastemas (gaps) in between them
  • Teeth that are broken
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Decayed teeth 
  • Discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down

 Veneers are custom-made and designed to cover the front of teeth. They are commonly used to fix esthetic problems.

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Cosmetic dentistry is defined as dental treatments that are considered to enhance one's smile. That being said, however, when you're repairing your smile, you're also improving it. So cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry often go hand-in-hand.

Some dental treatments that fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry in Hermitage, PA, are:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers and crowns
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • ClearCorrect aligners for straightening teeth
  • Dental implants
  • BOTOX®

If you're considering making changes to the appearance of your smile, the first step is to schedule an evaluation to discuss your smile goals with one of our dentists. They'll use this time to gather information through x-rays, photos, and an examination so they can tailor a customized treatment plan based on your needs. 

They'll review the procedures, discuss your options, estimate timelines for finishing your treatment, and go over the cost with you. Some treatment plans can be divided into phases, making it easier to fit into your schedule and budget. 

Our Hermitage dentists believe that having a smile you're confident about and proud of is just as important as having a healthy smile, and cosmetic dentistry can help you have both. Contact Thomas Family Dentistry at (724) 347-2722 to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

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