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Cosmetic Dentist – Fort Smith, AR

Boost Your Smile and
Confidence Simultaneously!

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The health of your mouth is important, of course, but no less important is the beauty of your smile. Your smile can speak volumes without your even speaking a single word. To ensure that you show your best smile to the world, Dr. López can provide the cosmetic dentistry treatment you need.

Cosmetic dentistry aims to beautify the appearance of the teeth, bite, and the gum line. Our services include teeth whitening, crowns, fillings, bridges, and veneers. Cosmetic dentistry in Fort Smith not only improves the appearance of the mouth, but it also increases confidence and improves the overall health of the mouth.

Why Choose New Smile Dental: Gilberto Lopez, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Natural-Looking Ceramic Materials
  • Gum Treatments to Address Excessive Tissue
  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations


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Those with multiple imperfections in their smile can have all of them addressed in one single treatment. Dental veneers use an ultra-thin sheath of dental porcelain to cover your visible teeth. After making mild adjustments to your tooth enamel, the veneers are bonded to your teeth directly, hiding permanent discoloration, chips, cracks, and even gaps and rotated teeth! Treatment only takes two appointments to complete and about two weeks to design, fabricate, and place the veneers.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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Part of creating a beautiful smile is utilizing materials that naturally blend in with your existing teeth. Our dental crowns are all-porcelain, meaning they contain no metal materials whatsoever. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice long-term durability just to have a long-lasting smile. Each crown is customized to restore your smile’s appearance and look incredibly lifelike. Dr. López will go over your options prior to treatment in order to determine the best restoration for your tooth.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Even if most of your smile looks completely fine, having a minor chip or crack as a result of injury can be incredibly frustrating. Shaping your cosmetically damaged tooth or hiding a simple crack doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to hide imperfections in a matter of minutes! After the material is blended to match your tooth enamel, our team will mold it and harden it instantly using a special curing light.

Teeth Whitening

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When we don’t remove stains from teeth, whether they be from coffee, wine, tea, or richly pigmentated foods (i.e. berries, sauces, etc), it can cause our teeth to turn a dull yellow tint. If you need an easy and convenient method for whitening teeth, our take-home whitening kits make that process incredibly simple! By wearing either ZOOM! or Crest brand whitening trays at home, you can get your smile multiple shades whiter in just two weeks!

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Gum Recontouring

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Typically due to genetics, some patients have additional gum tissue covering their teeth, resulting in what some would call a “gummy” smile. To show more of your smile, our dental office can gently remove small fragments of gum tissue gently and precisely. This treatment only takes one visit to complete and we do everything possible to make your treatment as comfortable as needed.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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We understand that cosmetic dentistry can feel like a significant financial commitment. However, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! During your consultation, our team at New Smile Dental: Gilberto Lopez, DDS will explain which treatments are available and how much you can expect to pay for them. Rest assured – we’ll work closely with you to put together a plan that’s right for your smile and budget.

What Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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To calculate how much you’ll need to pay for cosmetic dentistry, you first need to determine which service is right for you. Depending on the changes you want to make, there are several options to choose from. Each cosmetic treatment comes with its own price point to consider.

Some of the most popular choices include:

  • Teeth Whitening: This service normally falls in the mid-range when it comes to cost. It’s the ideal solution for patients wanting to brighten their smiles. Of course, you must keep in mind that it can’t help with tooth position or shape.
  • Dental Bonding: If you only want to make minor improvements to your smile, you may want to consider dental bonding. While it doesn’t last as long as veneers, it’s one of the cheapest cosmetic options.
  • Veneers: Although this option is the most expensive, it’s the only one capable of improving multiple different aspects of your smile at once. With proper care and maintenance, they can easily last over a decade!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Choosing to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry will pay off in many ways in the long run. Not only will you feel much happier with your appearance, but having a more attractive grin will do wonders for your overall quality of life. It can lead to better relationships and even benefit your career by helping you make a strong first impression when it matters most!

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Most dental insurance plans do not offer coverage for any dental treatments performed purely for aesthetic reasons. That means you’ll need to find an alternative way to pay for your care. Fortunately, our practice offers CareCredit financing to help make your cosmetic treatment more affordable. With this option, you can split up the total cost into smaller monthly installments, allowing you to stay within

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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If you’re unhappy with the current appearance of your smile, you’re in luck! We offer a wide variety of cosmetic solutions to help you achieve your smile goals, but it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about cosmetic dentistry. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, just give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but this isn’t always the case. Its costly reputation likely stems from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so you typically need to pay out of pocket. Improving your smile might seem costly at first, but you need to consider the investment that you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life! Talk to one of our friendly team members about your different financial options.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

As long as you are under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dental treatments are perfectly safe for most patients. However, not all treatments are right for every patient. Dr. López will examine your mouth beforehand to determine which treatment(s) may and may not be right for you. Some cosmetic treatments can be risky if there is an oral health issue currently present. For example, placing a veneer on a tooth with tooth decay may make the tooth more difficult to treat later on, so these issues will need to be addressed ahead of time.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

One reason why many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment (of any kind) is fear of pain. The good news is that we do everything we can to make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. Most cosmetic treatments are non-invasive. For example, teeth whitening and bonding shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, your mouth will be numbed beforehand. There may be some residual soreness for the next few days, but this should be mild and temporary.

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you aren’t completely confident when looking at your smile in the mirror, you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. If you have discoloration, professional teeth whitening can help to lift stains much better than anything you can find over the counter. Chipped or cracked teeth can often be taken care of with bonding, veneers, or dental crowns. If you’re hoping to look more youthful, cosmetic treatment can turn back the clock by taking years off your smile! The best way to find out if you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry is by scheduling a consultation with us. This way, we can discuss what we can do to help you achieve a smile that makes you feel confident.