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Cosmetic Dentistry – Trumbull, CT

Changing Your Life with a Great Smile

Everyone should be able to say that they love their smile. These elective procedures may not have a direct effect on your oral health, but they can leave you feeling more confident about yourself and give you a dazzling grin that can help you find success in your career and your social life. If you have a chipped, stained, or irregularly shaped tooth that has always caught your eye whenever you’ve looked in the mirror, call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Cappello to take the first step towards a brighter smile.

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Why Choose Cappello Family Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?


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Veneers can be used to make many different corrections. They can close small gaps, hide discolored teeth that don’t respond to whitening procedures, cover minor chips and cracks, and improve the appearance of a misshapen or slightly misaligned tooth. Each veneer is carefully designed so that when it is placed on the front of your teeth, it blends right in so as to keep your smile looking as natural as possible. Also, veneers are not as porous as tooth enamel, so they do not stain easily.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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A crown is normally used to restore a tooth’s size, strength, and function. With a metal-free crown, you can add “appearance” to that list. Today’s crowns are made out of a hard porcelain that can last for a very long time even with the daily stress of biting and chewing. Every crown is carefully personalized so that it fits comfortably in the mouth and blends right in with the rest of the natural teeth in terms of both size and color.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Cosmetic bonding is a quick answer for a small chip, crack, or stain that might have appeared on your tooth. The process is done with a special dental composite that matches the appearance of enamel. Composite resin is often used to fill cavities, but it also has a number of cosmetic applications. Unlike veneers, cosmetic bonding can be done in just one visit, leaving you with a dramatically improved smile in much less time.

Teeth Whitening

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Teeth often appear darker because of stain molecules that have become trapped with the enamel and dentin over time. Conventional whitening products like the kind you might buy at the grocery store won’t remove these troublesome molecules. The peroxide gel used during a professional KoR whitening treatment, on the other hand, can penetrate the tooth and seek out the stains wherever they are. Whether you choose an in-office treatment or an at-home kit, the brilliant results will speak for themselves.

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Gum Recontouring

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If your teeth look short or asymmetrical, it could be a problem with the gum line. Ideally, little of your gum tissue should be visible whenever you smile. If too much can be seen whenever you pull back your lips, we can use gum recontouring to get rid of whatever isn’t needed. Some people may naturally develop a gummy smile, but it can also be a side effect of braces; whatever the cause, you’ll need professional help to correct the problem.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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If your smile has flaws, you’d likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Still, you may fear it’ll be too expensive. (After all, you can’t buy something you can’t afford.) However, the cost of cosmetic dentistry varies by patient; you’ll need to consult Dr. Cappello for a precise estimate. After he’s tallied the price, our team will work to make your care affordable. We’ll even guide you through our cosmetic procedures and financing options. For more details, continue reading or call our office today!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth whiter, straighter, or differently-shaped. That said, its treatments don’t have these effects in equal measure. The procedures’ prices also vary from one another. So, review our cosmetic dental services before deciding anything.


In particular, our office offers the following:


  • Gum Recontouring – Via dental laser, gum recontouring removes excess gum tissue from your mouth. Thus, the process is ideal for treating patients with “gummy smiles.” Best of all, this procedure is low-cost but offers permanent results.
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Using tooth-colored resin, cosmetic dental bonding hides a patient’s minor smile flaws. (These include small chips, cracks, stains, etc.) While the procedure is quick and cheap, its effects are short-lived; you’ll need a touchup every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening (per its name) brightens up a patient’s smile. It works by bleaching away the tooth stains on your enamel. The treatment is high-quality and easy to implement, but it’s moderately priced and only affects tooth color.
  • Metal-Free Restorations – Thanks to their porcelain material, non-metal crowns protect teeth and help them look nice. That means they can treat your cavity while blending seamlessly with your smile. These personalized crowns, though, can get pricey.
  • Porcelain Veneers – A veneer is a carefully designed shell placed on a tooth’s front. As such, its main use is to hide various smile flaws. Its porcelain makeup also ensures pretty results. Given these features, veneers tend to be expensive.


Cosmetic Dentistry: An Investment Worth Making  

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Indeed, cosmetic dentistry can involve high costs. Even so, the field represents a great investment that pays off over time.


You see, cosmetic dental procedures have priceless benefits. One such perk is how it boosts confidence by beautifying your smile. This effect leaves most patients calmer and more assured in social settings. Meanwhile, cosmetic dentistry also helps with first impressions. By giving you pretty teeth, it’d let you make new friends, ace job interviews, and find many exciting opportunities!


How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Cosmetic dentistry isn’t covered by dental insurance, but other ways exist to make it affordable. Perhaps the best of these are a dental practice’s financing options. Your gorgeous grin could easily fit your budget if you select a good one.


For instance, just look at Cappello Family Dental. We work with CareCredit – a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for a cosmetic procedure with low-interest monthly installments. You’d thus cover your dream smile’s cost gradually rather than all at once.


Cappello Family Dental can give you a pretty smile that doesn’t “break the bank.” Therefore, learn more about financing one by booking a consultation soon!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Cosmetic dentistry can create a smile to be proud of, but it's a big investment. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. William J. Cappello, understands you might have a few concerns, which is why he'll explain everything during your consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry to determine if it's right for you.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry may have been expensive in the past, but it's affordable for people from all walks of life. There are more treatments than ever before, so you don't have to be rich or famous to revamp your smile. There are solutions to fit all budgets, and our office offers various payment methods to keep the smile of your dreams affordable, like a monthly payment plan through CareCredit.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

Cosmetic dentistry isn't a single procedure. Instead, it's a category for elective services. Every procedure has a different timeline, and every mouth is unique. Many factors will affect the duration of your treatment, like if you need any prep work and the type of procedure. Some treatments can be performed in a single visit, while others may require multiple appointments. Our office uses the latest technologies and techniques to streamline our services. We will explain how long you can expect your transformation to take during your consultation.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Your comfort is our top priority. Depending on your procedure, you may benefit from a local numbing agent to block any pain. You won't have any discomfort while in the dentist’s chair, but you might feel some unusual sensations or pressure. Some procedures can cause temporary tenderness after the effects of any numbing agents dissipate. You can manage it using an over-the-counter pain reliever and eating soft foods.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

Every procedure has a different lifespan and several things affect the duration of your results. Some treatments can last for many years, while others can thrive for decades. You can ensure you get the most from your investment by committing to good oral hygiene at home. Besides brushing and flossing, break any habits that may damage your smile or gums, like smoking, chewing on your fingernails, or using your teeth like scissors. Don't forget to visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Cosmetic Dentistry?

It's not common for dental insurance to pay for elective services, but there are some exceptions. Your benefits may cover your consultation or any diagnostic services, like X-rays. Your insurance may also cover any preparatory procedures, like a filling or gum disease therapy. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable benefits to lower the amount you'll pay out of pocket. A member of our team will explain how your coverage is being used and your payment options for any remaining balance.

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