Your Smile Wish

You may ask yourself…

How do I find the best Lincoln cosmetic dentist in my area for completing a cosmetic smile makeover?

When considering a cosmetic smile makeover or cosmetic dentistry, how do I find the best cosmetic dentist near me?

Where is the best place to get a cosmetic smile makeover or cosmetic dentistry near me?

Is a cosmetics smile makeover covered by dental insurance?

What dental concerns can cosmetic dentistry fix?

Looking for a cosmetic smile makeover? We are lucky to have Dr. Kathryn Alderman in Lincoln, NE who is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Lincoln, NE and wrote the nationally known cosmetic book “Your Smile Wish.” Your Smile Wish was created to help patients understand their choices for a cosmetic smile makeover.

This experienced and caring Lincoln cosmetic dentist says:

“I love cosmetic dentistry as it involves some of the more creative aspects of dentistry, rather than the simple, straightforward and routine mechanical procedures. There are so many things to evaluate when trying to remake someone’s smile. The challenge of figuring out the puzzle, so that the patient will look their best is really intriguing and fun. The results are wonderful and highly satisfying. The finished product of a smile design is the result of a lot of work with excellent communication and cooperation between our dental office, the lab, and the patient.”

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More and more these days, instant types of makeovers are shown on television shows and in the news. It seems that once a person makes the commitment to proceed, they want to get moving quickly. Our practice has noticed that too, and we are doing many more “makeovers” where we finish the entire treatment in a short period of time. My partners are experienced dentists that do wonderful cosmetic smile makeovers and would be happy to help you to get that smile makeover you desire.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me and Instant Cosmetic Smile Makeovers

Here is what we do when someone presents with some aesthetic concerns and is ready to do something about them:

 First of all, we interview the patient to determine their true desires, needs, and wants. Every cosmetic smile makeover starts with getting a good understanding of what the patient wants and expects.

 We have to do a complete exam to understand the underlying health of the teeth, gum, and bone. We also need to know how the bite, or occlusion, is working.

 We take photographs and impressions of the teeth for what we call study models. Sometimes we ask the dental lab to create the desired appearance in an ideal wax smile. This is a pretty amazing and fun process!

Once we know where we want to be at the finish, the process of getting your Cosmetic Smile Makeover is usually just a couple of appointments.

In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and impressions are taken; the patient leaves with plastic temporary restorations that are an actual preview of the desired end point. These provisional restorations allow us to personalize shape, size, and color so that before the final porcelain restorations, we know that the patient is going to love their new smile. This works really well, relieving much of the anxiety of someone not knowing how they will look. The patient generally receives final restorations during the second visit when we take off the temporary crowns/veneers and try the permanent ones. If the permanent ones fit and look like we want, these restorations are permanently bonded to the teeth. Subsequent visits are made as necessary for any follow-up or adjustments. Below are common Smile Wishes for Instant Cosmetic Smile Makeovers. Our team of highly trained cosmetic dentists would love to help make Your Smile Wishes come true.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

A Whiter, Brighter Smile

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As you age, you may begin to notice that your teeth are not quite the same shade of white as they were when you were younger. Typically, noticeable discoloration begins in the late 20s and early 30s. A variety of factors can speed up the discoloration process, including chemical staining from drinking dark-colored liquids and smoking, a genetic predisposition to early yellowing, trauma to the teeth, illness or certain medications. The good news is that most teeth can be returned to a whiter shade with professional whitening treatments as you can see in the above before and after of cosmetic dentistry photo.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Correcting Misaligned, Crooked Or Overlapping Teeth

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It is important to correct misshapen and crooked teeth so you can have a beautiful smile that will give you more confidence. It is also important to have straight teeth in order to have good oral health. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to keep clean, which may lead to cavities, gum disease, receding gums, bad breath, and an abnormal bite. If you are unsure about what options you may have, just search for “smile makeover near me.”

Patients that want to fix crooked or overlapped teeth, can get the desired results with dental veneers or crowns.

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Correcting Gaps Between Front Teeth

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A diastema is a gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. There are several ways to close gaps between your teeth. The best treatment for you depends upon the severity of the gap, the number of gaps, and how quickly you desire results.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Correcting Chipped Front Teeth

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Chipped teeth are a frequent occurrence. They are a cause of serious concern due to their unsightly appearance, as they mainly involve the upper central incisors, the most visible and aesthetically important teeth in a person’s smile. In fact, they play a major role in one’s self-esteem, and even a small chip can alter one’s image.

It is easy to fix a chip, however, either by polishing or fixing it with a dental filling.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Correcting Stained or Discolored Fillings on Front Teeth

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All dental restorations (fillings) may need to be replaced as they get stained, cracked, chipped or start looking grey. If a dental restoration changes color, that process can occur because of the surrounding tooth structure developing decay. This problem must be treated immediately because if left untreated, it may result in the need for a root canal (endodontic treatment).

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Replacing Old Silver Fillings

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Amalgam (silver) fillings can last for many years before they need to be replaced. Some amalgam fillings look unsightly and you may choose to replace them with tooth-colored fillings for aesthetic reasons. It is also important to know that as amalgam fillings age, they develop cracks that serve as an entrance for bacteria, leading to your teeth developing recurrent decay. Decay left untreated could result in the need for a root canal. Worn amalgam fillings should be replaced to prevent decay and cracks, as they can lead to more complicated and expensive treatment.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Eliminating Long or Uneven Front Teeth

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It is not uncommon for a tooth to be slightly longer or have a different shape than its neighbors. With a procedure called recontouring, your tooth can be reshaped to match the rest of your teeth. Recontouring can help eliminate minor imperfections such as teeth that are too long, uneven, or teeth that have small chips. 

Recontouring is one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures as it involves the removal of small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the length, shape, or surface of a tooth. It is a relatively quick and painless procedure. Recontouring, however, is not a substitute for veneers or bonding. Recontouring is also not the best option if your tooth has a major imperfection such as a deep chip or fracture. Searching for a “smile makeover near me” will help you explore all of your options.

Your Smile Wish for the Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Eliminating Short Teeth and a Gummy Smile

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Many people show small teeth with a lot of red gum tissue. They frequently think that they have short teeth or that their gums have grown over their teeth. From their perspective, they see their smile as a gummy smile. Those people usually do not have short teeth, but rather too much gum tissue. Gum tissue removal exposes more tooth structure making them appear normal in length. Excessive gum tissue can be caused by genetics or certain medications. In either case, a minimal surgical procedure can be done to produce a cosmetically pleasing smile.

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Replace A Missing Tooth

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If you are missing teeth, your confidence level could be affected. Besides affecting your confidence level, missing teeth may require you to chew on one side, putting too much pressure on other teeth and your jaw joints. Missing teeth can also cause your lips and cheeks to “sink,” aging you prematurely. Finally, missing teeth can lead to other teeth shifting, compromising your ability to chew. Check out some of the best options for teeth replacement, which are provided right here in Lincoln, NE. Just search for “smile makeover near me.”

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Having a Younger Smile

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As we age, our teeth age, too. If your smile shows worn, discolored, chipped or missing teeth, you will look older. If your smile stays attractive and healthy looking, it will take years off of your appearance.

Dental treatment can help you have a younger smile and an overall younger appearance. Searching for a “smile makeover near me” can offer many options for various forms of dental treatment such as professional teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental crowns or simply replacing missing teeth.

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Your Smile Wish

Looking for options to restore or enhance your smile?

How do I find the best Lincoln cosmetic dentist in my area for completing a cosmetic smile makeover?

Everyone has their own definition of “best,” but still today one of the most reliable ways to find a great dental or medical provider of any kind is to ask for referrals from family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors. Checking credentials, looking at before and after of cosmetic dentistry photos, and scheduling a consultation to meet your potential Lincoln cosmetic dentist are all excellent ways to find skilled dental care.

When considering a cosmetic smile makeover or dentistry, how do I find the best cosmetic dentist near me?

Using online resources such as Google reviews and the American Dental Associations Find-A-Dentist tool you’ll be able to narrow down a few dentists in your area. From there, you can ask family or friends for their recommendations. Word of mouth is also another excellent way to find a top-notch medical provider of any kind.

Where is the best place to get a cosmetic smile makeover or cosmetic dentistry near me?

The “best” place to get cosmetic dentistry, or a cosmetic smile makeover, does vary, but without a doubt cosmetic dentistry should be done in a dental office. For example if you are seeking dental implants you would want to find a Lincoln cosmetic dentist who has placed a number of implants. The same would go for dental veneers or any other form of cosmetic dentistry.

The bottom line is to make sure that the Lincoln cosmetic dentist you are seeking is skilled in the area of dentistry you are considering. Ask friends, family, or coworkers for their opinion and referrals. Oftentimes, that’s one of the top ways to find top-notch dental care to complete Your Smile Wish.

Is a cosmetics smile makeover covered by dental insurance?

Almost all cosmetic dentistry cases, including a cosmetic smile makeover, are often done to improve the appearance of your smile and are therefore considered elective. Being an elective procedure means that it is not medically necessary, which in turn, means dental insurance won’t cover the cost. Luckily, however, our team at Nebraska Family Dentistry offers affordable dentistry and great dental payment plans to make your smile wishes obtainable.

What dental concerns can cosmetic dentistry fix?

Cosmetic dentistry can fix many dental concerns – everything from misaligned, stained, cracked, or chipped teeth can be fixed. Any of our skilled Lincoln cosmetic dentists can review options that would benefit you.

This page was written and prepared by your Lincoln cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kathryn Alderman. This “Lincoln cosmetic dentist near me” has written and published “Your Smile Wish,” which is sold nationally. You can request a free consultation with her or other cosmetic dentists at Nebraska Family Dentistry. If you are looking for a “cosmetic smile makeover near me” schedule online 24/7 for a free consultation.

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