Achieve a Newly Rejuvenated Smile
Your smile is a valuable asset, and one of the first things people notice about you. If you feel self-conscious about the look of your teeth or certain dental issues, visit our Oelwein and West Union, IA, dentist, Dr. Adam Kruger for cosmetic dentistry solutions. Our team offers a variety of services designed to enhance the natural appearance of your smile and renew your teeth. Browse our helpful guide to learn more about which cosmetic procedures may be right for you.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our cosmetic dentistry procedures focus on addressing issues with the look of your teeth through mainly aesthetic services. At Oelwein Dental Associates, we use the latest technology and techniques to give you the best care possible. Dr. Kruger will evaluate your smile at your initial consultation to create a treatment plan that’s best for you. What’s great about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s less invasive compared to restorative dentistry.
Dental bonding improves the appearance of your smile by applying a composite resin to a particular tooth. For example, dental bonding can help fill in minor chips or cracks in your smile. During the procedure, your cosmetic dentist will match the composite resin to the existing shade of your enamel to ensure it bends perfectly with your surrounding teeth.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic solution that eliminates the pain and embarrassment of straightening your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners straighten teeth quickly and discreetly, allowing you to show off your smile throughout your treatment. Invisalign aligners are easy to remove and care for, so you won’t have to worry about special maintenance.
We provide professional teeth whitening treatments to instantly brighten your smile in just a single appointment. Teeth naturally discolor as we age, and can pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, and medications. Unlike store-bought whitening kits, Dr. Kruger uses a special gel to drastically reduce the number of stains with our teeth whitening process.
Porcelain veneers are thin “shells” that are affixed to the front surfaces of your teeth. Our dentists in Oelwein and West Union offer dental veneers as a natural, convenient solution to conceal minor cosmetic dental issues, including misalignment, gaps, and damage. Dr. Kruger will customize each of your veneers to help give patients a pristine smile to improve their confidence.
Candidacy for Cosmetic Dentistry
Most cosmetic procedures are simple and straightforward. A majority of our patients are candidates based on the fact that they want to improve the appearance and beauty of their teeth. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kruger will examine your oral health to determine which treatment is right for you. If you’re suffering from more serious dental issues including tooth decay, your smile may benefit more from restorative dentistry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are cosmetic dental procedures painful?
Not at all! Most cosmetic procedures are virtually painless since your dentist will apply a local anesthetic before your treatment. This will ensure you stay comfortable and pain-free while your dentist will work on your smile. At most, you may feel some slight sensitivity after having your dental procedure, but this will subside on its own after a couple of hours.
How can my smile benefit from a cosmetic procedure?
Cosmetic procedures provide easy solutions for fixing any number of minor imperfections, including cracked, misaligned, or misshapen teeth. During your initial consultation, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and issues to determine which cosmetic procedures are best for you. Best of all, these treatments are affordable, minimally invasive, and effective.
Can I replace my missing teeth with cosmetic dentistry?
Unfortunately, patients with missing teeth benefit more from restorative procedures including dental implants to complete their smile instead of cosmetic dentistry. Since cosmetic dentistry concerns minor to moderate dental imperfections, severe issues that negatively affect your oral health can only be addressed with more comprehensive dental care. Your dentist will evaluate your smile and determine which form of treatment is right for you.
Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of cosmetic procedures unless they’re considered to be medically necessary. Contact your insurance provider anyway to get an accurate understanding of your coverage and benefits. Your dentist can also discuss with you their financing options to make your treatment affordable.
Transform Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
You shouldn’t have to go through life with teeth that have been damaged or discolored over time. Regain your confidence and achieve a perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry options by Dr. Adam Kruger. Our caring dentists can help you achieve your dream smile with procedures tailored to your needs. Call our Oelwein, IA office at (319) 283-4222 or our West Union, IA practice at (563) 422-6292. We also serve patients in Hazleton, Fairbank, Douglas, and Eldorado, IA.
*Porcelain veneers are only available at our Oelwein, IA office.