Cosmetic Dentist Meridian

Changing the Way You See Your Smile

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If you’re like most people, a stained or chipped tooth can make it difficult to see anything else when looking in the mirror. You become fixated on one particular problem area, resulting in frustration and the need for a solution. At RidgeGate Dental, we are pleased to provide cosmetic dental solutions that range from veneers and teeth whitening, smile makeovers, and more. With two dentists who are experts in aesthetic dentistry, we can build a balanced, beautiful smile just for you. Call our office to schedule a consultation today for cosmetic dentistry in Meridian!

Why Choose RidgeGate Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • See Results Beforehand with Virtual Smile Design
  • We Enhance Smiles & Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Two Dental Experts with a Focus on Aesthetic Dental Care

Veneers

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As thin tooth coverings that are custom-made to conceal all types of imperfections, dental veneers are ideal cosmetic dentistry treatments that are crafted to look and feel natural. Bonded to teeth after removing a small portion of tooth enamel, they not only boost your appearance and confidence, but they can remain in place for decades, helping you to enjoy looking in the mirror again.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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To repair damaged or decayed teeth, we can use metal-free restorations that provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Capable of providing strength, support, and visual appeal, these crowns, fillings, and other similar restorations offer durability against wear and tear, making it possible to enjoy these cosmetic improvements for longer. Also, because of the commitment to creating a blended look, no one will ever know the difference between your real and artificial teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Dental patient receiving cosmetic bonding on front upper tooth

When treating minor stains, chips, and gaps, invasive treatment does not have to be necessary. Instead, with cosmetic bonding, we can easily hide the imperfections using composite resin that is applied quickly to the enamel and shaped into place. In just one appointment, we can identify, treat, and produce beautiful results so that you can walk away ready and eager to show off your new and improved smile to everyone you know.

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Teeth Whitening

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Professional teeth whitening is regarded as one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment options available. While over-the-counter products are readily available in countless drugstores, they do not produce the high-quality results you deserve. At RidgeGate Dental, though, we offer at-home teeth whitening kits that allow you to brighten your smile when it’s most convenient for you. With regular use, you can expect to see results in just two weeks! We also provide chairside teeth whitening to brighten your grin in a single visit.

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Gum Recontouring/ Crown Lengthening

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Excessive gum tissue not only causes a lack of self-esteem but also increases the risk of gum disease. To eliminate the potential problem and produce a more balanced gumline, we can perform gum recontouring. By removing the added tissue, we can expose more of your natural teeth, creating a more beautiful and even smile. We can also perform a similar procedure known as crown lengthening should you require a custom restoration but lack the essential tooth structure for proper placement.

Virtual Smile Design

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When preparing our patients for cosmetic dentistry treatment, we take the guesswork out of it by offering virtual smile design. Dr. Ahern provides facially generated treatment planning so that the uncertainty of what results will look like is no longer a mystery. Instead, we make it possible for all patients to see a realistic and lifelike representation of what the smile will look like after any one of our treatments is digitally applied.

Smile Makeovers

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As skilled aesthetic dentists, Dr. Ahern and Dr. Arnold can combine two or more restorative and/or cosmetic dentistry services into one comprehensive smile makeover. With a personalized plan crafted by our team, we will determine how best to enhance and revitalize your teeth, gums, and facial skin so that you experience what it feels like to enjoy greater confidence than ever before.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Getting cosmetic dental treatment is exciting, however, many patients worry about the cost of their treatment. This is often due to the fact that dental insurance doesn’t usually cover cosmetic services. We won’t be able to tell you exactly how much your treatment will be until we can examine your smile in person. Until then, here are some things to take into consideration.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for You?

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There are a wide range of cosmetic services out there, and they are all at different price points. Here’s what they consist of:

  • Dental Bonding: This quick, non-invasive procedure is great for making smaller changes. This includes repairing chipped teeth and filling in small gaps. Most of the time, cosmetic bonding is the most affordable option available, but it needs to be replaced every 3 to 10 years.
  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening can be completed quickly, and it works much better than anything you can find over the counter. This is another one of the more affordable cosmetic solutions that we have available.
  • Veneers: Veneers aren’t a cheap option, but they are an easy way to transform numerous aspects of your smile simultaneously.
  • Smile Makeover: A smile makeover combines restorative and cosmetic procedures to completely makeover your smile. It is the most costly option but will show the most dramatic results.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry may sound costly at first, but it’s important to consider the outcome of it as well. It is an investment in the future of your smile. If you don’t currently feel confident when you smile in the mirror, cosmetic dentistry may be able to make a big difference in the way you see and portray yourself. This can result in better relationships, and improved social life, and more professional achievements.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Cosmetic dental procedures are rarely covered by dental insurance because most of them are elective. However, this doesn’t mean that you will be left completely on your own. Currently, we have specials for both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. We are also happy to accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members.