Your smile is probably one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s no wonder that people feel self-conscious if they have noticeable chips, cracks, gaps, or stains. If you feel like your smile is preventing you from making the right first impression, then Dr. Kobza is ready to help with cosmetic dentistry. Using the treatments outlined below and a plan specially-designed to create your dream smile, he can eliminate any flaw you can imagine to give you a set of teeth you’re always proud to show off. To learn more about what he can do to improve your smile, contact us today.
Porcelain veneers are truly amazing, because with them, we can mask a wide variety of aesthetic imperfections with just one simple procedure, including:
They are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are fitted to the front of the teeth. They are always custom-made, so they can give you everything from a minor touch-up to a complete makeover. With veneers, the only limit is your imagination.
One of the worst things that can happen to a smile is a damaged front tooth, and many dentists don’t help with the situation because they try to repair it with a fake-looking restoration. At Kobza Dental, in cases where strength and beauty matter, we’ll only use metal-free, all-porcelain dental crowns. With dental porcelain, we can create a restoration that is so lifelike, so indistinguishable from nature, that even patients have trouble telling where their real tooth ends and the crown begins!
Direct bonding gives Dr. Kobza the opportunity to literally sculpt a tooth to perfection, getting rid of minor stains, chips, and gaps in less than an hour. After applying a naturally-colored composite resin to your compromised tooth, he’ll artistically mold it into the ideal shape and size. The end result will look completely natural, and you can trust it to last for about 10 years. This is an excellent option for patients who want dramatic results as quickly as possible.
Want to make your smile up to EIGHT shades whiter while you just sit and relax at home? Now you can thanks to our professional whitening treatment! We’ll provide you with your own custom-made kit consisting of specially-designed mouth trays and a powerful bleaching gel, one that is much stronger than anything you can buy in stores. Simply use the kit daily for two weeks, and your smile will be dramatically whiter just like that! We also offer the option of single-tooth whitening for specific trouble spots using our micro-abrasion machine, a quick and painless way of removing even the toughest stains.
A straight smile is not only more attractive but also much easier to keep clean and healthy. But traditional metal braces can make you feel even more self-conscious about your appearance. Luckily, at Kobza Dental we offer Invisalign, the modern solution to address mild to moderate teeth misalignment. This subtle, comfortable treatment uses clear, removable alignment trays that progressively move your teeth into the desired position. This system can fit in with your lifestyle and allow you to maintain your current aesthetics.
Cosmetic dentistry generally isn’t covered by dental insurance, so it is understandable to be concerned about the cost of your treatment. Since everyone has unique smile goals, we won’t be able to determine the exact cost of your treatment until we examine your smile and speak with you. We have a variety of cosmetic options available and would be more than happy to help you navigate the cost. Until then, here are a few things for you to think about.
Patients are often trying to achieve a smile that is straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here is how some of our options can help:
Cosmetic dentistry may feel like quite a commitment. However, it is an investment in the future of your smile, and it will pay off over time. If you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can lead to significant improvement in your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. To determine whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you, take a look at the entire picture, including all of the benefits.
Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance because it is usually considered to be elective, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be left completely on your own. With our In-House Membership Plan, you can save 15% on select cosmetic treatments. We also work with CareCredit and Lending Club – third-party financing companies that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly team members!
To find out exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We’re eager to help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off!
You can love the smile you see in the mirror with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Falls City, Dr. J. Travis Kobza. He can turn the smile of your dreams into reality using the latest advancements in dentistry. However, cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, and it's normal to have a few concerns. Dr. Kobza will explain everything during your consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Dr. Kobza keeps your comfort his priority from start to finish. He may use a local numbing agent to block any pain, depending on your treatment. You will not have any discomfort during your procedure, but your mouth can be tender for a few days after certain procedures. You can manage it using an over-the-counter pain reliever and applying a cold compress. Eat soft foods until any discomfort improves.
Cosmetic dentistry isn't a single procedure. Instead, it's a category for various elective services used to enhance aesthetics. Each procedure has a different time frame. Some treatments can be performed in a single appointment, like dental bonding or teeth whitening. Other procedures may take multiple appointments, like veneers or Invisalign. Dr. Kobza will explain exactly how long you can expect it to take to reach your goals.
Every procedure has a different life expectancy, and many factors affect the duration of your results. Dr. Kobza will explain the average lifespan of your procedure and what you can do to get the most from your investment, like brushing and flossing. It's best to break any bad habits that can damage your smile, like smoking, chewing on your fingernails, or using your teeth in place of scissors. Choose nutritious foods limited in sugars and starches. Besides caring for your smile at home, visit our office twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Ask your dentist for a nightguard if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth to safeguard your new smile.
It's uncommon for dental insurance to pay for elective procedures, but there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic services offer restorative benefits, like dental bonding and all-ceramic crowns. If Dr. Kobza determines a treatment is medically necessary, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. Your insurance may also cover your consultation or any preliminary procedures. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable benefits. They'll explain how your coverage is being used and your payment options for any remaining balance, like monthly installments through a third-party financing company. They will help you find the solutions you need to keep a picture-perfect smile within your budget.