Cosmetic Dentist Serving Southlake
Confidence Starts with a Beautiful Smile
You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their smile, which is why it’s usually one of the first things people notice about each other. What do you think your smile is saying about you? Is it putting the right message out into the world, or do you think it could be holding you back?
To help you know that you’ll always make the right first impression, we can offer you a variety of cosmetic treatments that can improve every aspect of your smile. With just one or two simple treatments, Dr. J. Lee Pettigrew can give you the kind of smile that will make you feel confident in any situation.
This one procedure can:
- Instantly whiten your teeth
- Fix and mask small chips and cracks
- Close large, obvious gaps
- Make slightly misaligned teeth appear straighter
That’s right, just one treatment can do all of this, and you can get it right here in Southlake. Every set of porcelain veneers is custom-made for each patient, so whether you’re looking for a minor touch-up or a complete smile makeover, they can give you exactly what you want. To learn more about how they work, simply click on the link below.
When a patient has a damaged front tooth, we know that they need a special kind of solution, one that combines the best aspects of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. For these kinds of cases, we will only use natural-looking metal-free restorations. These all-ceramic crowns are able to restore a tooth both aesthetically and functionally, giving a patient a complete solution that will revitalize their smile for years to come.
Do you have a small chip or crack on a tooth that is bothering you? Would you like to close a gap between your teeth that's too noticeable? For these kinds of problems, we have a quick and easy treatment called direct bonding.
Dr. Pettigrew will apply a putty-like composite resin to your tooth and use it to sculpt away any imperfections. After a few minutes under a curing light, the material will be rock hard just like your natural teeth. With that, you’re finished, and your new smile will be ready for the world! Typically, this treatment only takes about an hour, but the results can easily last for 10 years or more.
If your smile is looking a bit dull and yellow lately, we can help it shine brightly again with our in-office laser whitening treatment. Using a highly-concentrated bleaching gel combined with our Biolase dental laser, we can make your teeth look up to 8 shades whiter in less than an hour. It’s the perfect treatment for the person who wants to look their best on the go. With consistent brushing and flossing, the results can easily last for several months!
Tired of not getting results using store-bought whitening treatments? We can help you by providing our own custom-made take home kit. With one easy appointment, we can make a set of mouth trays specially designed to comfortably fit you. They will keep our potent whitening gel in the perfect place while protecting your lips and gums. After two weeks of daily use, your smile will be dramatically whiter. Our kits only use professional-grade products, so they will guarantee you fantastic results that will stand the test of time.
Thanks to Dr. Pettigrew’s artistic touch, he can give you a set of teeth that will make you feel just as good on the inside as you look on the outside. All it takes is just one or two appointments to get the smile of your dreams.
If you’re ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted, please contact our office today for a cosmetic consultation.
Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry
Everyone can experience the benefits of a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry; however, many people believe it’s too expensive. This couldn’t be further from the truth because there are more options than ever to achieve the results you want. Therefore, there’s a solution to fit your budget. Various factors affect the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Southlake, but we have the payment options you need to achieve a picture-perfect smile.
What Cosmetic Services are Right for Me?
No two smiles are the same and every situation differs. As a result, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to create the ideal smile. Instead, your cosmetic dentist in Southlake designs a personalized strategy to transform your teeth. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, they will recommend one or more procedures, which can include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Metal-free restorations
- Direct bonding
- Teeth whitening
Your cosmetic dentist will also consider your budget when recommending a procedure. They’ll explain your options and the fees, so you will know exactly what you will have to pay before committing to anything.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?
Not all cosmetic issues are only aesthetic concerns. Some problems can be the result of an oral health issue. Correcting the imperfections can restore a healthy, functional smile. With the right maintenance and aftercare, you can maintain your oral health to lower your overall dental expenses.
Not to mention, you can put a price on the confidence and quality of life you’ll gain. Attractive teeth are attributed to youth, intelligence, and success. You may even have better career prospects with an appealing smile. You’ll ensure your smile is giving the right impression.
How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable
Cosmetic dentistry is often associated with a hefty price tag, but there are several ways to keep it affordable. A member of our team will review all your payment options during your consultation, which can include:
- Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
- Dental Insurance: It is rare for dental insurance to pay for elective procedures, but there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic procedures offer restorative benefits. If a service is deemed necessary for your dental health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. Although every plan differs, your benefits can pay up to 80% of common restorative procedures, like bonding or crowns. After meeting your annual deductible, you can use your yearly allowance to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your yearly benefits.
- Third-Party Financing: Based on your credit approval, you can pay for your new smile using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
If you have any questions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, or you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today. We’ll help you invest in the stunning smile you deserve without spending your life’s savings.