Between countless parties and endless photographs being taken, there’s no better time than the holidays to show off a beautiful smile. But if you find yourself covering your mouth because you’re embarrassed of your teeth, chances are you won’t be flashing your pearly-whites too much! The good news is that it’s easier than you would expect to get a gorgeous smile you can be proud of this holiday season. Keep reading to learn about the procedures a cosmetic dentist in North Kingstown might recommend to give you fantastic results and make your smile shine its brightest. You’ll also find out how to take advantage of your insurance benefits before you ring in the New Year!
What Are the Most Popular Procedures For Transforming Your Smile?
- Same-Day Crowns – With a same-day crown, you get great cosmetic results and convenience from one procedure. Traditional crowns require two appointments, messy impressions, and weeks of wearing a temporary. With a same-day crown, you can restore the strength and appearance of a damaged tooth in just one day, which is especially nice during the busy holiday season!
- Invisalign – Many people opt for Invisalign in North Kingstown because they want a discreet way to straighten their teeth, but that isn’t the only advantage. The trays are removable, so it’s easy to brush and floss. You also don’t have any dietary restrictions and the treatment time is usually shorter (typically between 6 -18 months instead of 24 months for braces).
- Porcelain Veneers – These thin, strong “shells” are adhered to the front of the teeth to give them a brand new appearance. This one cosmetic procedure can (practically) do it all and is perfect for any of the following flaws: chips, gaps, minor crowding, severe staining, and small or oddly shaped teeth.
How Can You Take Advantage of Your Insurance?
Maximizing your insurance benefits can help you start the New Year off with a whole new smile. Since each plan is different, be sure to check your benefits to find out what specific coverage it provides.
You can also ask a dentist to file a preauthorization before any procedure to get a formal estimate of the coverage your plan will provide. With that said, most plans cover between 50%-80% of the cost of dental crowns and between 20% -70% of orthodontics.
Remember, your benefits are lost if they aren’t used when your plan year ends, so you may as well take advantage of them to help you achieve a healthy smile.
With one of these cosmetic treatments, you’ll be giving yourself the holiday gift of a beautiful smile that you’ll love to show off. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
About the Author
Dr. John Verbeyst is a general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Kingstown who wants all of his patients to have the self-confidence they need to enjoy the holidays to the fullest. During every consultation, he always thoroughly evaluates his patients’ needs so he can recommend the best treatment plan for their smile. If you’d like a brighter smile this holiday season and have any other questions, he can be contacted via his website or at (401) 295-5511.