Cosmetic Dentist Rocky Hill

Improving Your Grin and Your Self-Esteem

Are you satisfied with the smile you see in the mirror? Chances are there’s something that has been bothering you for a long time about the way your teeth look, but you can put these worries to rest by calling Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill and scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation! With our advanced training, we can provide you with natural-looking solutions through cosmetic dentistry in Rocky Hill, CT, that will dramatically enhance your smile while leaving casual observers none the wiser about your treatment.

Why Choose Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Bioclear Restorations for Quicker, Easier, & Minimally Invasive Treatment
  • In-Office and At-Home Whitening Options Available
  • Experienced, Trustworthy Dentist with Years of Experience


Woman smiling while being fitted for veneers by her cosmetic dentist in Rocky Hill

When you want to make multiple corrections to your teeth at once, you should ask about veneers. These versatile sheaths of dental ceramic can completely cover the front of your teeth, hiding everything from cracks and chips to stains and even small gaps from view. Not only are veneers an excellent comprehensive solution for a variety of flaws, but they can last for years, and resist discoloration better than natural teeth do, meaning you’ll enjoy your new and improved appearance for many years to come!

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Several white dental crowns and veneers on tray next to dental mirrors

A silver filling or metal crown can draw the wrong kind of attention to your teeth. The good news is that the materials used to make these restorations have become more diverse over the years, and today there are plenty of metal-free, tooth-colored options that can restore the size and strength of your teeth while maintaining a natural appearance. Fillings can be made from a composite resin that directly bonds with the enamel, while crowns are often composed of custom-shaded ceramic. We also use Bioclear restorations for a more minimally invasive treatment that allows you to keep more of your natural tooth structure. It’s also reversible!

Dental Bonding

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As long as a crack or chip doesn’t put a tooth at risk or stop it from safely being used to bite or chew your food, we can quickly fix the flaw with direct bonding. In just one visit, we will mold composite resin around your tooth, carefully shaping it so that it blends right in with the existing structure. This is a very efficient and cost-effective way to make small but noticeable improvements to your smile

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Sometimes, stains from coffee or other dark-colored beverages become deeply embedded in your enamel and are difficult to remove through conventional means. To brighten your teeth again, we can use the Ultradent or KOR in-house teeth whitening systems to break up these stains using a powerful, professional-grade bleaching solution. These treatments can leave your teeth looking several shades whiter in only an hour, making them the perfect answer for patients who need to look their best for an upcoming event!

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At-Home Teeth Whitening

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We offer professional teeth whitening kits for patients who would rather have the procedure done at home. The kits contain custom-made trays, which you’ll fill with the whitening solution and wear on your teeth every day as instructed. This treatment will take about 2 to 3 weeks in most cases (although the severity of the stains in your mouth will of course be a factor), but the results will be just as brilliant as an in-office method!

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Virtual Smile Design

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There are so many different cosmetic dentistry treatments that you might find yourself at a loss when it comes to deciding which one is best for you. With virtual smile design software, we can show you exactly what your teeth will look like after a given procedure, giving you a very concrete idea of what you can expect afterward. We can even give you a printout to take home with you if you need some extra time to make up your mind.

Smile Makeovers

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Multiple aesthetic imperfections can leave you feeling dissatisfied and embarrassed by your appearance. Instead of addressing each one separately, a smile makeover can be an easier, more streamlined way to achieve the smile you desire. We’ll combine multiple cosmetic dentistry services into one plan so that we target problem areas more cohesively and generate results that stand the test of time.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance, so it’s understandable that you are concerned about the cost of your treatment. Since everyone’s smile goals are different, we won’t be able to determine the exact cost of your treatment until you see us for a consultation. We have a variety of cosmetic solutions available and are happy to help you navigate the cost. In the meantime, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

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What Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

Patients are usually trying to achieve a smile that is straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here’s how some of your options can help meet these goals:

  • Dental Bonding - This minimally invasive procedure can be completed in just a single visit to the dental office, and it is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments out there. Cosmetic bonding can correct many minor imperfections, like chips and stains. Depending on how well you maintain the results, dental bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years.
  • Teeth Whitening - Teeth can become discolored in a variety of different ways, but with professional teeth whitening, you can see noticeable results in a short period of time. This is another more affordable option, and results last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you care for them.
  • Veneers - Veneers aren’t the cheapest options out there, but they are an easy way to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time. This includes the color, shape, and minor alignment issues.
  • SureSmile - If you have alignment issues, SureSmile is a great solution. This treatment typically costs several thousands of dollars, but it is an effective way to correct crooked teeth and bite problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

Cosmetic dental treatment may feel like quite a commitment, and it is! However, it is an investment that will pay off over time. If you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can lead to significant improvement in your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. To determine whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you, it’s important to take a look at the whole picture.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by dental insurance because it is considered to be elective. However, that doesn’t mean that you will be left completely on your own. We work with 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, talk to one of our friendly team members.

To find out exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We’re eager to help you achieve your dream smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry is attributed with a hefty price tag, but it's more affordable than many people realize. The diversity of treatment options means there's a solution to fit everyone’s budget. Not to mention, you have several payment options, like monthly installments with CareCredit.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

Cosmetic dentistry isn't a single procedure. Instead, it involves various treatments, each with different timelines. Some procedures can be performed in a single appointment, while others can take multiple visits. We know your time is valuable, which is why we use the latest techniques and technologies to streamline the process without compromising your results.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

You don't have to worry about a painful day in the dentist’s chair. Your comfort is our top priority. Your dentist will use a local numbing agent to block any pain signals, but it isn't always necessary. While you won’t feel anything during your procedure, some treatments can make your mouth tender for a few days. You can manage any discomfort with an OTC pain reliever. It's best to eat softer foods for a few days until your discomfort improves. Your dentist will review any additional aftercare instructions before you head home.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Cosmetic dentistry involves various treatments that have different lifespans. Some services can last for several months, while others can thrive for years. Your dentist will explain how to get the most from your investment, like adopting a solid oral hygiene routine at home and regular dental care. It's also best to break any habits that can shorten the lifespan of your new smile, like smoking, using your teeth to loosen bottle lids, or chewing on your fingernails. Don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks to protect your smile from decay. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, ask your dentist for a nightguard.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance to Pay for Cosmetic Dentistry?

It's not common for dental insurance to pay for elective treatments unless they are medically necessary, like fixing a chipped tooth. You may also use your coverage to offset the cost of certain steps in your plan, like any preparatory procedures. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable benefits. We will explain how your coverage is being used and your payment options for any remaining balance. We will help you find the solutions you need to achieve your best smile without breaking the bank.