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Is a ridge augmentation considered purely cosmetic? I lost a couple teeth in an accident, and have some pretty noticable indentaitons where the teeth were. I'm interested in have a ridge augmentaiton performed, but if insurance won't cover it i probably w
Functional Problem: Traumatic avulsion of teeth usually is accompanied by some degree of bone loss. If treatment of your initial injuries were covered by insurance, your dentist or surgeon should submit a supporting letter, photos and x-rays to the insurance carrier detailing the loss of teeth and bone and why reconstruction of the lost bone to its correct anatomical state and function is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Tooth whitening, cosmetic re-contouring, orthodontic straightening, tooth colored cosmetic bonding, porcelain laminates (veneers), all porcelain crowns, periodontal grafting and other gum procedures, crown lengthening, or combinations of these procedures. Each case is completely different and requires an individual one on one consultation to discuss the appropriate options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: That question cannot be answered without a one on one visit to your dentist for an examination, x-rays and discussion of your treatment options. ...Read more
YES!: Without seeing you in person, i would say yes! most likely there are dental health issues, i.E cavities, that are supporting the unhappiness of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry will not only give you a great smile, it will remove harmful bacteria, that not only hurt your teeth they can affect your overall health. Not to mention you will have more confidence with your new bright smile! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i removal 4 canine teeth for cosmetic purposes? What effects will this have on me later on?
Usually not: When a patient presents with severe crowding and has no growth expected teeth often must be removed. The teeth selected for removal depends on many factors but the choice is usually between first or second bicuspids. An orthodontist should be consulted before considering cuspid removal as the cuspids are cornerstone teeth that protect your other teeth while chewing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my smile is unattractive because of my teeth, should I go for cosmetic dentistry?
Yes: See a cosmetic dentist for an evaluation. However, most general or family dentist do consider themselves a cosmetic dentist. It is more important to look at their work (before and after pics of patients) and talk to patients (friends or family) who have been treated by the dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My smile is unattractive because of my teeth, i feel ashamed of my teeth. Should i go to get some cosmetic dentistry?
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