Dr. Arthur Glosman’s Cosmetic Dentistry Guide For Patients


With more and more people wanting to create the perfect look more and more in today’s society, cosmetic dentists are becoming increasingly popular with more patients turning to the physicians.

Unlike a normal dentist who simply works on your teeth to add fillings and what not, an experienced cosmetic dentist strives to give the perfect smile and improve your overall appearance. They can straighten your teeth, remove years of stain from them and give them that light white glow, and reshape your teeth so that you feel confident in yourself and your appearance.

Not only that but if you are self-conscious with the way you look or you don’t like your teeth or smile, then they can help you change that and gain confidence back in yourself and your day-to-day activities.

Most Popular Procedures

A cosmetic dentist can offer a range of different treatments, addressing all types of concerns an individual can have about their teeth, their smile, and their appearance. Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures today:


Dental Bonding is a procedure used to fix those small imperfections in a tooth. Such imperfections can include restoring chips in the tooth, filling gaps, and covering stains. The procedure works by applying a thin coat of composite resin on the tooth. The resin is then shaped and colored to suit the patient. This is a very quick procedure and is perfect for those patients who require minor cosmetic dentistry.


Dental veneers are becoming more and more popular as a cosmetic dental treatment. Used to restore chips and cracks in the tooth, or to remove that natural yellow stain or graying to achieve the result of a natural white smile. The procedure involves creating a thin, custom-made covering that is placed over the tooth. It is then shaped and colored as best as possible to suit the patient's natural smile. Lastly, they also make the tooth stronger and better protected.


Dental bridges are used to fill gaps left behind by a missing tooth. The procedure involves a prosthetic tooth being placed in the gap to fill and create a beautiful smile. There are many types of dental bridges that a patient can have, so it’s best to consult with your Cosmetic Dentist and find the one that will best suit you.

Crowns/Tooth Caps

Dental crowns and tooth caps are used by Cosmetic Dentists to fix chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth. They are also used to fix misshaped and discolored teeth. A very quick and simple procedure that can be completed in two sittings. Available in several different materials including porcelain fused to metal, resin, metal, and ceramic. Each has varying prices, so it will depend on how much you choose to spend regarding which material you will receive.

Teeth Whitening

Dental teeth whitening is the most popular choice among the list of cosmetic procedures, with hundreds getting the procedure done each day. Though there are over-the-counter whitening products, it is safer to go with professional whitening of the teeth. This procedure fixes teeth that have lost their shine, have stains or a yellow discoloration to them. By undergoing this procedure with a Cosmetic Dentist, you will see the best results as quickly as possible.

White Tooth Filings

Dental white tooth fillings are also another common procedure among patients. Many individuals feel self-conscious when getting a filling as they are worried that when they smile someone will be able to see it. White tooth fillings are used to eliminate this issue and provide the patient with the confidence they deserve. The white fillings are designed to be the same color as your tooth, whilst blending in and restoring the tooth as best as possible.

Cost and Insurance

Many people choose to not go to the dentist because they are either too afraid, or they cannot afford the procedures. The price of cosmetic dentistry will vary depending on the procedure you want to get done. Some procedures can be more expensive than others. Influences on the cost of the procedure may include where you live, which cosmetic dentist you choose to see, and the severity of your dental concern.

Sometimes, the cosmetic dental procedures can be covered by insurance; however, this will all depend on your individual circumstances, and the insurance provider in which you are through and the policy they offer. If you would like to know whether your cosmetic dental procedure is covered insurance, then you should call your insurance provider or you can visit www.arthurglosmandds.com for more information.

Arthur GlosmanDr. Arthur Glosman’s Dentofacial approach to dentistry marries the form and function of the face to the shape, size, and color of the teeth. 

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