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Cosmetic Dentistry – North Naples, FL

Light Up the Room with Every Smile

Even perfectly healthy teeth can have bothersome cosmetic flaws like stains, chips, cracks, and gaps, causing people to feel self-conscious whenever they eat, speak, or smile. If you’re ready to have a smile you can be proud to show off, Dr. Hoop can help you achieve it using personalized cosmetic dentistry in North Naples, FL. Whether you want to enhance a single tooth or get a dramatic makeover, he’s ready to turn your dream look into a reality one comfortable appointment at a time. To get started, contact Total Dental Solutions today.

Why Choose Total Dental Solutions for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

If you’ve ever watched a movie or TV show, then you’ve definitely seen veneers. They are what give many actors their impossibly perfect smiles. This treatment involves placing extremely thin porcelain coverings over the front of the teeth to improve their shape, size, color, and spacing all at the same time. Now, you can get them right here in North Naples, custom-made by Dr. Hoop so you can have your own red-carpet-ready smile.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Woman's smile compared with metal-free dental restoration shade chart

Thanks to advancements in dental materials, crowns can now be made of 100% porcelain, which resembles real enamel down to the finest detail (like how the slightly translucent surface reflects light). In addition to using these restorations to repair damaged teeth, Dr. Hoop can also place these crowns to enhance the appearance of misshapen or undersized teeth, giving the smile a more uniform and attractive appearance.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Patient receiving cosmetic dental bonding

With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Hoop can make a small chip, stain, or gap disappear in as little as an hour. He simply applies a color-matched composite resin to the flawed tooth, shapes it to cover the imperfection, and then hardens it with a curing light. The procedure is fast, painless, and the natural-looking results can be trusted to last for about 10 years. This is a much more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers and perfect for those who only want slight adjustments to their smile.

Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants to have a pristine white smile, but maintaining one is quite difficult, and most whitening products on store shelves today are woefully underpowered. If your teeth are stained due to coffee, wine, aging, or genetics, Dr. Hoop can easily make them six to 10 shades brighter with our professional whitening treatments. Our in-office options are great for patients who want results as quickly as possible, but if you’re in less of a rush, he can give you a customized take-home kit so you can complete the process on your own schedule.

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Gum Recontouring

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Many patients have what is commonly referred to as a “gummy” smile, in which the gum line overshadows the teeth and makes them appear short and stubby in comparison. Does this sound familiar? If so, Dr. Hoop can quickly and easily take care of this using our diode laser. He can painlessly remove unneeded gum tissue to make the teeth instantly appear longer and fuller. The entire process can be completed in one appointment, and thanks to the gentleness of the laser, most patients require practically no recovery time.

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Smile Makeovers

Woman looking at smile after smile makeover treatment

Eager to change something about your smile, but don’t know what? At a consultation with Dr. Hoop, he can discuss your smile goals with you and then put together a personalized plan designed to make them real. He can also use pictures of your teeth to digitally simulate what you’ll look like after undergoing various treatments so you can get a preview of the results and ensure the final product is exactly what you want.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Many people desire a brighter and whiter smile but are discouraged or deterred by the assumption that it’ll break the bank! But the cost of cosmetic dentistry in North Naples might not be as expensive as you think, and the benefits go well beyond simply making your smile look more attractive. Keep reading below to get a better understanding about what you can expect to pay for cosmetic dentistry.

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Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Generally, patients who seek out cosmetic dental services are hoping to make one or more of the following improvements to their smile: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or reshaped teeth. We’re happy to offer a wide range of treatments that are certain to deliver the results you desire:

  • Veneers – Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the surfaces of teeth; they’re natural-looking and immediately improve the shape, color, and size of your teeth.
  • Metal-free dental restorations – These restorations offer the same level of repair and protection as their metal counterparts and look completely natural.
  • Cosmetic dental bonding – For minor flaws, a small amount of tooth-colored resin can be molded to teeth to mask and improve their appearance.
  • Teeth whitening – Surface staining and deep discoloration can be quickly and effectively reduced, brightening your smile by several shades.
  • Gum recontouring – Excess gum tissue that causes your teeth to look short or uneven can be comfortably removed or reshaped to eliminate “gummy” smiles.
  • Smile makeover – If you feel as though your smile needs a lot of work, a smile makeover utilizes any combination of procedures to revamp and restore a compromised smile.

Why Cosmetic Dentistry Is an Investment Worth Making

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Although cosmetic dentistry can often feel like a big financial commitment, it’s also a long-term investment that will pay off as the years go by! For patients who feel embarrassed about their smile, it can yield an impressive and unparalleled boost in confidence and sense of self-esteem. Needless to say, this can make navigating social situations much easier and vastly improve one’s overall quality of life.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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It’s worth mentioning that most dental insurance plans do not cover purely aesthetic dental care—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways of making cosmetic dentistry more affordable! In certain cases, a cosmetic procedure might be eligible for partial coverage if it also yields restorative benefits, but most patients should expect to pay out-of-pocket for cosmetic treatment.

That said, we’re happy to work with you to ensure that you’re able to easily afford your desired results! With our Direct Dental Savings Plan, you pay one flat, annual fee to instantly gain access to various discounts covering a wide variety of treatments—including many of which that aren’t covered by traditional insurance! We’re also proud to offer financing through CareCredit to help you break your treatment into affordable installments. Our team is happy to assist you with any questions you have about a particular treatment or how to make it more affordable, so feel free to give us a call with your questions or to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions - Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently asked questions for a cosmetic dentist.

If you’re ready to stop hiding behind your aesthetic imperfections, cosmetic dentistry can give you a beautiful smile. Although you’re ready to give your confidence a boost, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to start the transformation process. We’ll explain what you can expect during your initial consultation. To help ease any apprehensions until your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry.

Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

In the past, it was exceptionally rare for dental insurance to cover cosmetic dentistry; however, it’s a little more common these days. Cosmetic and restorative treatments often overlap. As a result, if a treatment is necessary for your oral health, your insurance company may cover a portion of the cost, like direct bonding or a dental crown.

A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to maximize your benefits to help offset the cost. If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll explain your payment options to keep your dream smile within your budget.

I want to fix my smile but don’t know where to start?

If you’re ready to invest in a beautiful smile, your first step is to contact our office to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Before your appointment, make notes of your concerns and of what your ideal smile looks like. Bring images with you of smiles you admire, so we can see what you’re envisioning.

How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?

You have unique needs and expectations, which is why it’s best to take the time to find the right dentist to enhance your smile. To ensure the right dental team is by your side, here are a few tips to follow to choose the best one:

Dr. Hoop earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Emory University School of Dentistry. He has completed advanced training at leading institutions, like the Dawson Academy and the Pankey Institute. He offers the advanced solutions you need to achieve your picture-perfect smile.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Honestly, there’s a particular treatment available for anyone unhappy with their smile. If you want whiter teeth, professional teeth whitening is an option you can explore. If you have chipped or cracked teeth, talk to us about getting veneers or dental bonding. Rest assured – there’s a cosmetic solution for almost every problem! The only way to know for sure whether you’re eligible for the treatment you seek is to attend a consultation with our team. We’ll recommend specific procedures based on the changes you want to make.

Am I Eligible for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Not everyone makes a good candidate for cosmetic dental work. To qualify, you must be free of cavities, gum disease, and other health-related issues. Once your dental health troubles have been addressed, we can revisit cosmetic treatment options. To see if you are eligible for cosmetic dentistry, you’ll first need to meet with our cosmetic dentist in North Naples for a consultation. After a thorough examination, he can tell you whether you are clear to move forward, and it offers the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have!

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to receive cosmetic treatment because they’re worried it will be painful. Just know that we’ll prioritize making your experience as comfortable as possible! Some services like teeth whitening are noninvasive, meaning you shouldn’t even need a local anesthetic. However, treatments like veneers require Dr. Hoop to numb your mouth beforehand. Although you might feel mild soreness and discomfort in the first few days following your procedure, you can easily manage it by taking over-the-counter pain medication or using a cold compress.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

It depends on the type of cosmetic treatment you choose. Some options last much longer than others, such as veneers or metal-free dental crowns, which have a lifespan of 15 years or more with proper care. With at-home teeth whitening, once you reach your desired shade, you use your kit every 3-4 weeks for touchups to maintain your bright smile. In-office teeth whitening can last up to three years with proper oral hygiene and avoiding foods and beverages that stain. The lifespan of dental bonding is generally 5-10 years. You can expect the results of gum contouring to last for several years before needing any touchups. It’s key to remember that oral hygiene, health, and lifestyle habits all impact the lifespan of any cosmetic dentistry option.

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