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Reno, NV Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile for the Better

In today’s world, patients don’t have to settle for having a smile that doesn’t reflect the confident, beautiful image they want to share with the world. At Sage Dental Care, we’re proud to offer a wide array of cosmetic services that can positively transform your teeth, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim will work with you to understand your unique needs, and then help you select the services to create the dazzling results you have in mind. If you’re ready to get started, don’t wait – our practice has two convenient locations in South Reno and North Reno, NV, and our team can’t wait to help you feel right at home in our friendly, family-owned atmosphere. Contact us today!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored restorations. Their ultra-thin width allows veneers to fit over the front surfaces of imperfect teeth, hiding years of dental stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and more under a new, flaw-free appearance. Our doctors typically recommend veneers for patients who want to give their smile a full makeover all at once instead of having to pursue multiple procedures. In addition to being lifelike, veneers are also highly durable, and they’re actually more resistant against staining than your natural enamel.

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Metal-Free Restorations

When you’re pursuing restorative work to correct damaged or decayed teeth, the last thing you want to worry about is how the new crown, bridge, or other restoration will affect your naturally beautiful smile. At Sage Dental Care, we take pride in offering tooth-colored materials (including high-quality ceramic and composite resin) so that our patients can maintain an aesthetically-pleasing appearance throughout the years. In addition to being seamless in appearance, these options are also highly comfortable and biocompatible, which is good news for people who’ve suffered from serious sensitivities to common dental metals in the past.

Direct Bonding

We understand that even the smallest dental flaws can loom large in an otherwise confident smile. If you’re in need of a quick and cost-effective solution, talk to our team about direct (cosmetic) bonding. This service uses the same lifelike composite resin material as tooth-colored fillings, and our doctors will apply it to the tooth and sculpt it into a pleasing shape that hides the offending issue from view. The treatment process is completed in a single, convenient appointment, and the results we help you achieve can last for several years with proper maintenance.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic services available today, and it’s not hard to understand why! Most of us will experience dental staining or gradual yellowing of the enamel over time, and when that happens, you deserve a brilliant refresher. At Sage Dental Care, we offer high-grade Ultradent teeth whitening kits that can be used in the comfort of your own home, creating dazzling results over the span of just a few weeks. If you’re in need of faster changes, in-office whitening is also available.

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Gum Recontouring

Sometimes, teeth aren’t actually the culprit when you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks – it’s your gums. Excessive or uneven soft tissue can create an overly “gummy” appearance, hiding perfectly healthy and beautiful dental structure unnecessarily. Thankfully, our doctors make use of a soft tissue laser to precisely and safely contour the existing gum line, creating a visually-pleasing appearance you’ll be able to take pride in. 

Invisalign®

If you’re unwilling to commit to traditional orthodontic treatment because of the cosmetic disadvantages, Invisalign could be the perfect option for you and your smile! This system does away with wires and brackets and replaces them with clear, custom-made aligners. They’re also easily removable, which means you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods throughout the treatment process. You’ll switch between aligners every few weeks with our doctors’ guidance, and your teeth will gradually move into a more pleasing and beautiful positioning.

Virtual Smile Design

Committing to a smile makeover plan here at Sage Dental Care can be a little nerve wracking – that’s why we want to show you your beautiful results before any treatment even begins! Our doctors will be happy to alter an existing picture of your teeth to show you the results of porcelain veneers, gum recontouring, Invisalign, or other cosmetic services. This imaging helps patients better understand what they can expect from their care and gives them more confidence about the changes that are to come here in Reno, NV.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Any one of the cosmetic services described above can dramatically improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life by giving you a smile you can be proud of. It’s perfectly normal to have a few questions before you proceed with treatment. To set your mind at ease, your dentist in Reno has answered a few of our most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry in the section below. If your question isn’t answered on this page, just give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What Is the Average Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Because numerous factors affect the cost of your treatment, cosmetic dentistry does not come with a “fixed” cost. The price is primarily influenced by how much you’d like to improve your smile and which service(s) you choose to accomplish that goal. While fast services like in-office teeth whitening and direct bonding are typically less expensive, personalized options like porcelain veneers and metal-free restorations can correct more imperfections and last significantly longer.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?

In most cases, no. However, there are always exceptions. For instance, a dental crown that is also used to correct a severely chipped tooth may overlap into restorative dentistry, which is at least partially covered by dental insurance.

At Sage Dental Care, we accept most insurance plans and are happy to file paperwork on your behalf. If you don’t have insurance or still need help financing your care, we also partner with CareCredit to help you fund your new smile with a low-to-no interest loan.

How Long Will My Results Last?

We offer a variety of services, each with their own average lifespan. For example, gum recontouring is permanent, and the results of Invisalign treatment can last a lifetime if you wear your retainer as prescribed. For most other services, your results will last longer the better you take care of your teeth. This involves diligent brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, as well as avoiding bad oral habits like consuming staining foods and drinks, smoking, or biting hard objects such as popcorn kernels or pencils.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is the Best?

No cosmetic service is universally the “best.” Each patient has their own individual smile goals, so everyone will require different services to achieve those goals. The perfect treatment for someone who wants to quickly brighten their smile will differ from someone who wishes to correct several crooked teeth. During your initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Reno can examine your smile and determine which service would be best to give you your dream smile.

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