Cosmetic dentist in Corona, CA

Cosmetic Dentistry in Corona, CA

Enhance Your Smile & Self-Confidence

If you hide your smile because you’re self-conscious about how your teeth look, Dr. Martinez is here to help with cosmetic dentistry in Corona. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, he can help you address the problems with your teeth and provide you with cosmetic treatment that fits your schedule, your preferences, and your budget. Call us at (951) 444-7010 to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Corona.

The Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry

The most important benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it helps you improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. You’ll never have to hide your teeth again, and you can feel proud of your appearance when you smile, laugh, eat, and speak around others.

Cosmetic dentistry also helps you look and feel younger while providing long-lasting results. We can help you develop a plan that’s right for you at Corona Smile Shoppe. 

man smiling after receiving dental treatment

Teeth Whitening Treatment Options

Take-Home & In-Office Teeth Whitening

We offer both take-home whitening and in-office whitening at Corona Smile Shoppe. In-office whitening provides fast results for special occasions, while take-home whitening is ideal if you have a busy schedule or just want to whiten your teeth on your own terms.

The in-office Whitening Process

Dr. Martinez will clean your teeth, protect your gums with a special liquid, then use retractors to keep your cheeks and lips away from your teeth. He will apply a powerful whitener, activate it with a UV light, then rinse it away. This process will be repeated until you reach your desired level of brightness.

The take-home Whitening ProcesS

In this process, you’ll come into our office to have a set of custom whitening trays built. After you’re fitted for your trays, it will take a few weeks for them to arrive at Corona Smile Shoppe. Once they arrive, you’ll pick up your trays and receive instructions on how to use your whitening kit from Dr. Martinez. Follow his instructions for a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home!

What to expect at your cosmetic dentistry appointment

Your cosmetic dental process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Martinez, who will examine your teeth to rule out oral health problems. X-rays may also need to be taken if signs of tooth decay or gum disease are identified. 

You will then have an open and honest discussion with Dr. Martinez about your aesthetic concerns and goals. Here, we will discuss what you would like to get out of cosmetic treatment and what issues, in particular, you want to correct.

We will discuss an array of options that can address these problems. With your feedback, we can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs, preferences, budget, and schedule. 

Impressions will be taken of your teeth for various cosmetic treatments to fabricate tooth restorations, whitening trays, and veneers. Some treatments require filing down your enamel slightly and we will place temporary restorations over your teeth while your official restorations are being fabricated. 

We extensively review your treatment at every stage. We will hold fittings so that you can check that you are happy with the appearance, feel, and fit of tooth restorations or veneers or that your bonding feels right and is the correct shade. We will make any necessary adjustments until it is just the way you want it.

man smiling after receiving dental treatment

Dental Issues Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix

Common dental issues that are treated by cosmetic dentists include minor orthodontic problems such as misaligned teeth and gaps, damage to the teeth in the form of enamel erosion, chips & cracks, or replacement of missing teeth. One of the most common issues that patients want to fix is tooth discoloration and we offer many different treatments that can correct this.

Some patients may be insecure about the size or shape of their teeth, wanting to make them bigger, less sharp, or longer. Some treatments are so versatile that they have the power to address most, if not all, of these issues in a single treatment.

However, if you have multiple cosmetic concerns, we recommend that you come in for a cosmetic makeover consultation. This can combine multiple treatments for a comprehensive approach to your smile. If you have a cosmetic issue that you would like to address, contact us at Corona Smile Shoppe today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Juan Martinez.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Covered By Insurance?

Unfortunately, cosmetic dentistry is largely uncovered by dental insurance because it is considered an elective treatment that is not medically necessary. Dental insurance does not want to pay for treatments that are not vital for the restoration, repair, or prevention of oral health problems. 

With that being said, some cosmetic treatments offer both cosmetic and restorative properties, such as dental bonding, which can repair damaged teeth. Depending on how your insurance classifies this treatment, it may fall under restorative treatment and be partially covered. 

Since there is a lot of overlap between restorative and cosmetic dentistry, you will need to contact your insurance provider directly to find out if they will cover certain treatments and to what extent.

Am I A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

As long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you don’t have any major orthodontic problems, you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about your options and get started, just contact Corona Smile Shoppe for an appointment with Dr. Martinez.