Beautiful Smiles by your Worthington Cosmetic Dentist

woman with pink lipstick smilingResearch has shown that when you have a beautiful smile, other people will view you as smarter and more successful. If this is true, don’t you want to have the most beautiful smile possible? With a single smile, you have the power to make a great impression – as long as your smile looks fantastic. But what if the power of your smile has been weakened by stains, chips, cracks, or other cosmetic problems? Don’t worry. At the Worthington dental office of Dr. Carolyn Molzahn, we offer cosmetic dentistry services that can turn your damaged smile around.

Smile Consultation

woman in yellow smilingSmile makeovers start with a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Molzahn has experience providing various cosmetic dentistry procedures including dental bonding, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. She will take great care to discuss each option in detail, helping you decide what your smile needs to look its best. No two smiles are the same, and the personalized service you’ll receive in our office will help your smile showcase your unique look.

Direct Bonding

woman smiling at dentistDirect bonding is commonly used to correct or conceal minor cosmetic flaws. The process makes use of the versatile composite resin material we use for tooth-colored fillings. Shaded to closely match the natural color of your smile, composite resin can be directly applied to your teeth without removing healthy dental structure. Unlike other cosmetic and restorative treatments, direct bonding is completed in just one appointment, it’s affordable, and the minimally invasive treatment is virtually pain free. 

Teeth Whitening

woman smiling into blue mirrorBrighten your smile up to ten shades, with minimal sensitivity using professional grade teeth whitening from Dr. Molzahn and her Worthington, OH dental team. We offer professional teeth whitening that provides patients with results that are predictable and effective, and completely outshine those over-the-counter teeth whitening products you may have tried in the past.

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Porcelain Veneers

woman smiling over shoulderIf you’d like to conceal several cosmetic flaws with just a few treatments, porcelain veneers may be your best option. To complete this treatment, you’ll need to schedule two appointments with our team. During your initial visit, we’ll remove a small amount of surface enamel, capture bite impressions, and place a temporary. You’ll need to return to our office to have the porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth. 

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woman putting in invisalignStraighten your smile without a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. The Invisalign alignment tray system allows us to use a progression of clear, plastic aligners to gently shift teeth into their ideal alignment over the course of about twelve months. Best of all, there’s no need to change your diet or oral hygiene routine.

If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area – Worthington, Dublin, Westerville, Lewis Center, or surrounding towns – and would like to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Molzahn, give our office a call today.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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As you may be aware, cosmetic dentistry is typically not covered by insurance. This often makes people worried about whether it’s going to be difficult to pay for their treatment, or what that process will entail.

You’ll be happy to learn that cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. There are plenty of ways to get a beautiful smile that won’t break the bank. If you’re curious, here’s what you should do to pursue that.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

Smile being compared to a shade guide

Typically, the procedure that you select has to do with what you’re looking to achieve, whether you’re interested in whitening, straightening, or changing the size of your smile. However, each of the cosmetic treatments available to you will incur a different cost, meaning that picking the procedure you want will come down to balancing your budget along with your needs.

Direct bonding and teeth whitening are on the inexpensive side, and each procedure can produce incredible results. However, procedures that make more sweeping changing to your smile, you may need slightly more expensive treatments, like veneers or Invisalign.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be An Investment Worth Making

Smiling young professional

When thinking about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, it’s important to remember that you’re making an investment in not just your smile, but your overall confidence. Having a smile that you can be proud of will allow you to be more sure of yourself, both at work and in your personal life. Once you feel firsthand the benefits that can provide you, you’ll realize that this is an investment that can absolutely pay off.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable 

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However, it’s fair to be a little bit intimidated by the prospect of paying for your dental care entirely out of pocket. Thankfully, we have financing options that can make the care you receive from us much more affordable.

We work often with CareCredit, which is a health and wellness financing firm that can allow you slowly pay off the cost of your dental treatment. Patients who qualify can split their cost of treatment into several affordable payments, often with low interest. If you want to learn more, give us a call and we’ll talk to you about your options.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, so it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. There isn’t any reason to worry. Whether you’re interested in teeth whitening or a more complex procedure, like veneers in Worthington, your dentist will explain everything during your cosmetic consultation. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions to ease your concerns.

Which cosmetic procedure is right for me?

Everyone has different goals based on their specific needs, so a cookie-cutter treatment plan just won’t do. You have more options than ever to achieve a picture-perfect smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Worthington will examine your mouth and learn more about your preferences to create a personalized strategy, which can include one or more procedures, such as:

  • Direct Bonding
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign

How long will my results last?

Every procedure has a different lifespan, which is also influenced by multiple factors. Depending on the treatment you choose, your results can last for many months to several years. Your cosmetic dentist will explain the longevity of your investment and how to care for it properly. You can ensure your new smile thrives for years by committing to your oral hygiene at home, maintaining a healthy diet, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. It’s also best to avoid anything that may damage your smile, like using your teeth as tools, chewing on inedible objects, or smoking.

How can I fix multiple issues quickly?

If you have numerous aesthetic concerns, like gaps between teeth, stains, or chips, you may be a candidate for veneers. Attaching custom-made shells to the front surfaces of the teeth hides a variety of imperfections at once. They improve the overall size, shape, and color of your teeth using a minimally invasive procedure. You won’t have to wait several months to enjoy the smile of your dreams. You can have the results you want in as few as 2 appointments.

Can I use my dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry?

It’s rare for dental insurance to cover cosmetic dentistry because the procedures are elective; however, there are some exceptions. Some cosmetic treatments also provide restorative benefits, like direct bonding. Therefore, if your dentist deems a procedure medically necessary, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. We know dental insurance is confusing, but you don’t have to navigate your policy alone. If applicable, a member of our team will work on your behalf to file any claim forms to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket.

How can I pay for cosmetic dentistry?

Besides using your dental insurance, our office accepts multiple payment methods to keep a beautiful smile within your budget. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards, but we also work with third-party financing. You can pay for your beautiful smile in monthly installments using a third-party financing company. We will discuss all your financial options to find the solutions you need to achieve your goals without draining your wallet.  

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