Cosmetic Dentist – Topsham, ME

Helping You Achieve a Brighter Smile

Woman admiring her smile in mirror after cosmetic dentistry in Topsham

Whether it’s to leave a better impression at work or aid you with your social life, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to improve your smile. There’s often more than one way to enhance your grin, and our team at Androscoggin Dental Care is here to help you explore your options. Are you bothered by teeth that are slightly damaged or duller than you would like? Call our dental office today to find out what steps can be taken to help you achieve the grin that you have always wanted with cosmetic dentistry in Topsham.

Why Choose Androscoggin Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • State-of-the-Art Virtual Smile Design
  • Customized Smile Makeover Plans
  • SureSmile Clear Aligners for Straighter Teeth

SureSmile Clear Aligners

Hand holding a SureSmile clear aligner

Straightening your smile doesn’t have to mean wearing metal braces; SureSmile clear aligners offer a more image-friendly way to correct alignment issues. The removable aligners will gradually shift your teeth toward more ideal positions by putting a small amount of pressure on the teeth. Since the aligners will be made out of transparent material, most people won’t realize that you’re wearing them. On top of that, taking care of your teeth during your SureSmile treatment will be simple since you can just take your aligners out when it's time to brush and floss.

Gum Recontouring

Close up of smile before and after fixing gummy smile

An excessive amount of gum tissue can leave you feeling embarrassed about smiling, and it could even increase your risk for gum disease. Luckily, the gum recontouring process allows us to remove the tissue that you don’t need. Our team will carefully sculpt your gumline so that it is more even and does not cover too much of the structure of your teeth.

Smile Makeovers

Close up of person with straight white teeth smiling

Even if you have multiple aesthetic dental imperfections to worry about, our team can still help you achieve your smile goals. Sometimes we may suggest a smile makeover, which is a process where we take a look at your mouth, consider the goals you want to accomplish, and come up with a treatment plan that combines the appropriate cosmetic dentistry services. Are you ready to reclaim a beautiful, confident grin? We’re ready to help you take the right steps! Feel free to reach out to us today to begin the smile makeover process.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

happy patient looking in a mirror and the dentist pointing to her smile

With so many variables to consider, it is impossible to provide a one-size-fits-all estimate for anyone seeking cosmetic treatment. To get a clearer idea of the cost involved in your specific case, you’ll need to meet with Dr. Lina in person. After inspecting your mouth, she can discuss all your options and provide a quote just for you. Then, our team can work with you and make financial arrangements that make everyone happy. It all starts with your consultation!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Not all cosmetic procedures cost the same amount. In fact, even two patients receiving the same treatment may pay different amounts, depending on the extent of treatment, the procedures involved, and several other factors. During your consultation, together we will put together a treatment plan designed with your specific smile in mind and let you know how much each part will cost so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

If your teeth and gums only have aesthetic issues, you may wonder if it’s worth the trouble and expense of fixing them. However, having a smile you feel proud of comes with priceless benefits, especially confidence in your appearance. When you like how your smile looks, you’ll be more likely to show it often, which gives your mood a positive boost.

Your smile also can brighten others’ moods, leave a powerful and positive impression on those around you, and open opportunities in both social and professional situations. In fact, research has found that people tend to trust those who have attractive, confident smiles and view them as more successful and competent than those with less appealing smiles.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Unfortunately, dental insurance plans generally do not include benefits for cosmetic procedures. As a result, you’ll be responsible for paying the full amount on your own. However, you may not necessarily have to pay the entire total upfront. Through CareCredit financing, you can make smaller monthly installments over time, which will be easier in your budget, toward your perfect smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

If you’ve read through the above information and still have a few questions on your mind, don’t worry – our Topsham dental team is here to provide the answers! So, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule a consultation with our exceptional cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lina. If you can’t get on the phone right now, then you can also read on to learn the answers to FAQs on the topic!

What Can I Do About My Gummy Smile?

If you feel like your smile is too “gummy,” then we recommend meeting with Dr. Lina to see if you’re a candidate for gum recontouring. With this cosmetic dental treatment, we can remove the excess tissue and meticulously sculpt your gumline to be more proportionate. The end result will be a balanced, beautiful smile!

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?

The aesthetic benefits of smile-enhancing treatments are obvious. However, there are other ways services like gum recontouring and smile makeovers benefit you. SureSmile clear aligners are a great example because they improve the alignment of your teeth and your bite, reducing your chances of premature wear, TMJ dysfunction, tooth decay, and other dental problems. With all of that said, investing in cosmetic dentistry is so much more than simply investing in your confidence!

What Should I Expect at an Initial Consultation for a Smile Makeover?

If your initial consultation is rapidly approaching, you might be wondering what to expect. First, one of our friendly team members will welcome you into our office, take you to your treatment room, and help you get comfortable in the treatment chair. Then, you’ll meet with Dr. Lina. In addition to learning all about your smile goals, she will perform a full assessment. Only then will she be able to review the available treatment options that can achieve the result you’re looking for in a way that benefits your oral health as well.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

There are two main factors that impact the longevity of your results: the treatment itself and how well you care for your smile. The reason the treatment matters is that some simply last longer than others. For example, the results from SureSmile clear aligners have the potential to last a lifetime if you consistently wear your retainer.

The second factor was how well you care for your smile. That’s important because stains, chips, cracks, and other imperfections will arise if you don’t implement good habits like brushing twice a day and getting a checkup and cleaning twice a year.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

There are actually several ways cosmetic dentistry can change your life! To begin, smile-enhancing treatments can transform your self-esteem. This can create a domino effect that can boost your confidence whether you’re giving a presentation at work, networking for your new business, or going on a first date.

As we touched on above, cosmetic dentistry can also improve your oral health by improving the position of your teeth and the alignment of your bite. It can also benefit the health of your teeth and gums in another way: by giving you a newfound commitment to brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash consistently.