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Cosmetic Dentistry – Fort Myers, FL

Refine Your Smile, Boost Your Confidence

The power of an attractive, confident smile can’t be understated in today’s world, which is why Dr. Hoop provides a comprehensive range of services specifically designed to enhance the overall look of the teeth. From removing stains to covering cracks to providing dramatic makeovers, Dr. Hoop has the knowledge and artistic touch you need to achieve your dream look and light up every room you enter. To learn more about your options and get started on the path to your perfect smile, contact Total Dental Solutions today for cosmetic dentistry in Fort Myers, FL.

Why Choose Total Dental Solutions for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin sheath of porcelain placed over the front of a tooth, and with this simple restoration, Dr. Hoop can cover a stain, chip, crack, gap, and many other aesthetic imperfections at the same time. Veneers allow him to improve every aspect of the teeth at once, helping patients achieve “red-carpet-ready” smiles in as little as two appointments. Once in place, veneers can easily last for 20 years with minimal maintenance. 

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Woman's smile compared with metal-free dental restoration shades

Dr. Hoop now offers 100% porcelain crowns that must be seen to be believed. He can shape and shade these restorations to the point that they can’t be distinguished from real enamel, even down to how their slightly translucent surface reflects light. In addition to using these crowns to repair damaged teeth, they can also be fitted over misshapen or undersized teeth to give the smile a more uniform and desirable appearance.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Patient receiving cosmetic dental bonding

For minor chips, cracks, or gaps, Dr. Hoop can take care of them in as little as an hour with cosmetic bonding. The flawed tooth is covered with a custom-shaded composite resin, and Dr. Hoop uses this to literally sculpt the tooth to perfection and make it look like nothing was ever wrong with it. After a patient approves the final look, the resin is quickly hardened with a special light. In addition to being fast, this procedure is entirely painless, and the lifelike results can easily last for 10 years or more.

Teeth Whitening

While you’ll find many whitening products on store shelves these days, most of them are woefully underpowered and can’t deliver the results they promise. At Total Dental Solutions, however, Dr. Hoop offers a range of professional strength products, including Zoom!, Kor, and Opalescence whitening that can easily make your smile up to 10 shades lighter in a single treatment. You can have the process completed in our dental office or at home depending on your schedule, but the end result will be the same—a dramatically whiter grin you’ll be eager to show off!

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Gum Recontouring

Woman smiling after gum recontouring treatment

Whenever you smile, what do you see? If your teeth are being overshadowed by your gum line, which is causing them to look short and stubby, then you may benefit from gum recontouring. This fast and comfortable procedure involves Dr. Hoop using a dental laser to remove excess gum tissue and unveil previously hidden enamel, making the teeth appear longer and fuller. The results are immediate, and thanks to the laser, the recovery time is so quick that you may miss it!

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Smile Makeovers

For many patients, they know they want to do something about their smile, but they aren’t exactly sure what. Rather than guessing which procedure would be right for someone, Dr. Hoop can use imaging technology to take a picture of a patient’s smile and then digitally simulate what they would look like after getting veneers, whitening, or any other treatment. This allows him to put together comprehensive smile makeover plans where he can combine multiple approaches to achieve a patient’s dream look.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman saving for cosmetic dentistry in Fort Myers

Are you worried about the cost of your cosmetic treatment? Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by insurance, so patients are often hesitant to commit to treatment. Since everyone’s smile goals are unique, we won’t be able to determine the cost of your treatment until you see us for a consultation. We have a wide array of cosmetic options available and are happy to help you navigate their cost. Until then, here are some things for you to keep in mind.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Usually, patients are trying to achieve a smile that is straighter, whiter, or shaped differently. Here’s how some of our options can help:

  • Direct Bonding – This procedure can be completed in a single visit, and it is one of the most affordable options out there. Direct bonding is able to correct many minor imperfections, like chips and stains. Depending on how well you maintain the results, direct bonding can last from 3 to 10 years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth can become discolored in a variety of ways, but with professional teeth whitening, you can see noticeable results in a short period of time. This is another more affordable cosmetic option, and results can last anywhere from a couple months to a few years depending on how well you care for them.
  • Veneers – This is certainly a more costly option, but it is one of the easiest ways to transform numerous aspects of your smile at one time. This includes the color, shape, and minor alignment issues.
  • Invisalign – If you have alignment issues, Invisalign could be an ideal solution. This treatment costs several thousands of dollars, but it’s an excellent way to correct crooked teeth and bite issues.
  • Gum Recontouring – This treatment can improve the appearance of your smile without the need to alter your teeth. By reshaping the gum line, we can reveal your beautiful, natural smile. While this procedure can have dramatic results on a gummy smile, it will not necessarily change the size, shape, or color of your teeth in the end.
  • Smile Makeover – A smile makeover combine multiple treatments for a more dramatic change. It isn’t the most affordable option out there, but it’s a comprehensive way for you to achieve your smile goals.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

Bride smiling after cosmetic dentistry in Fort Myers

Cosmetic treatment may seem like quite a commitment, but it’s an investment that will pay off over time. If you are feeling self-conscious about your smile, making changes with the help of your dentist can lead to significant improvement for your confidence and self-esteem. Ultimately, this can mean better relationships, a more vibrant social life, and a higher quality of life. Take a look at the entire picture to determine whether or not cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for you.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

Woman calculating cost of cosmetic dentistry in Fort Myers

Cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance because it is usually seen as elective. Fortunately, there are other options available that can help you save on treatment. With our Direct Dental Savings Plan, you can save 20% off on cosmetic treatment. We also work with CareCredit, a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more about your options.

To find out exactly how much your treatment will cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your smile goals!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Are you thinking of enhancing your smile with cosmetic dental treatments? Dr. Hoop and his team would love to help you determine the best option for you and create a personalized treatment plan! Considering the number of treatments we offer, we understand if you have some questions about your next smile makeover. For that reason, we’ve included a small list of some of the most common questions we hear (as well as our detailed responses) for added convenience.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic treatment?

In most cases, dental insurance does not offer coverage for cosmetic dentistry because the treatments associated with this type of care are not medically necessary. However, there are some instances where a treatment to restore a tooth for oral health reasons could receive coverage, even though it also works to restore your tooth’s appearance. The best example of this is tooth-colored fillings, which blend in with existing enamel quite effectively.

During your consultation, we’ll go over other financing options to make your cosmetic treatment more affordable. This includes CareCredit, a third-party financing option that allows for monthly installments and little-to-zero interest attached.

How long can I expect my results to take?

The length of your treatment truly depends on how complex your oral health needs are. For example, some treatments can be completed in a single visit, such as teeth whitening or cosmetic dental bonding. In other cases, you will need to complete at least two appointments to achieve your dream smile. This includes metal-free restorations, veneers, and sometimes gum recontouring. Dr. Hoop has years of experience performing cosmetic treatments for patients and an artistic eye, so he’ll be able to break down the length of your plan after he confirms what your expectations are from treatment.

Are metal-free restorations as durable?

Silver amalgam crowns and fillings are known for their durability, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your smile’s appearance just to ensure it’s well-protected. Not only can you eat your favorite foods with new confidence, but you can expect them to stay in good condition for many years without worry. Of course, you’ll still need to perform daily oral hygiene to keep them free of plaque, tartar, and food debris. Unlike metal restorations, you shouldn’t have to worry about increased sensitivity either.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When administered by a dentist, strong bleaching agents contained in professional-grade teeth whitening products are completely safe to apply to teeth. Whether you choose our in-office whitening treatments or take-home solutions, you can expect a treatment plan that’s highly personalized to you and your needs. What cannot be guaranteed is the safety or efficacy of certain store-bought solutions. If you want to address all levels of tooth stains and/or discoloration, professional whitening is going to be your best option. We have multiple products to choose from, so you can find out which one is best for you. This is particularly ideal for those who struggle with teeth sensitivity.

Can anyone get cosmetic dentistry?

If there’s something you don’t like about the way your smile looks, cosmetic dentistry is probably a great option for you! Most patients qualify as good candidates for various cosmetic services right away. There is no upper age limit and some treatments can work well for children and teens! However, it’s important that you are in good oral health before we begin. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can interfere with the success of a cosmetic dental treatment, so we’ll make sure your smile is healthy before focusing on its appearance.

What’s the best cosmetic dental treatment?

At Total Dental Solutions, we’re proud to offer a wide range of treatments that can improve your pearly whites. Just as no two smiles are exactly alike, the service that will be best for you will depend entirely on your personal preferences and circumstances. When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for your smile and evaluate your teeth to determine which treatments could most effectively help you achieve the results you’re interested in. From there, we’ll fully explain how each treatment works, how it compares to your other options, and its estimated cost. With this information, we’ll help you discover which cosmetic dental service is best for you.

How long will my results last?

The lifespan of your new-and-improved smile will depend on which type of treatment you’ve completed, since some are designed to last longer than others. Quick and more cost-effective options like teeth whitening and dental bonding will typically last between one and three years. Alternatively, custom-made solutions like veneers or metal-free restorations can last 5-15 years or more!

However, how long your results last will also depend heavily on how well you care for them. A few healthy habits like regular oral hygiene, no chewing on hard objects, and seeing us for routine checkups can dramatically extend the lifespan of your beautiful smile! On the other hand, poor choices like infrequent brushing, tobacco use, and bad chewing habits can make your results last much shorter than expected.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Many people worry that cosmetic dentistry is expensive since it’s not covered by dental insurance. We believe that everyone should be able to get a beautiful smile they’re proud to show off without breaking the bank! That’s why we offer a few options for making the treatments you’re interested in more affordable:

  • Complimentary cosmetic consultation: Do you want to improve your smile, but you’re not sure how? Are you wondering if cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Come see us for a no-obligation FREE cosmetic consultation, where we can determine which services would be best for you.
  • Direct Dental Savings Plan: Our in-house savings plan works similarly to dental insurance plans, except with more perks! For one flat annual fee, not only will you get all the preventive care that you need, but you’ll receive 20% off any cosmetic treatment you get at our office!
  • Flexible financing available through CareCredit: CareCredit is a third-party financing company that offers numerous low- to no-interest payment plans. Qualifying patients can choose a plan that works best for them to break up the cost of their treatment into smaller chunks that easily fit into their monthly budgets.
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