Enhancing Aesthetics, One Patient at a Time
To ensure the successful longevity of our cosmetic treatments, Drs. Kenneth and Marnie Collins will first establish a healthy dental environment. With your initial consultation involving a thorough examination, we determine optimal oral health before recommending any course of action.
Combining Education and Passion for Achieving Your Best Smile Yet
In addition to their many previous years of training, Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins attend on-going training courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Our Spokane dentists have constant access to the most cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques. Aside from being dedicated learners, they are also clinical instructors at LVI. They utilize their experience in the treatment of every patient with customized excellence in cosmetic dentistry.
Beauty + Function + Health = Your Dream Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is often thought of as purely about the appearance of your teeth, and it is, but when you choose Collins Dentistry as Aesthetics, you get more than just a beautiful smile. You’ll get beauty, function, and health wrapped up in one.
Our philosophy has always been that beautiful teeth are healthy teeth. And on top of that, we focus on function, too. What good are teeth that are too sensitive to chew with? That’s why we will only perform cosmetic dentistry that makes your smile more beautiful and more functional and healthy. For example, when whitening teeth, we won’t continue to whiten when your teeth are too sensitive, and the treatment is no longer lifting stains. In this case, we’ll offer another solution, porcelain veneers.
You can always be sure that you’re getting the best dentistry has to offer. That means you’ll love your appearance, be healthy, and have teeth that function.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Neuromuscular Dentistry
If you are considering anything more than simple teeth whitening, you should make sure your provider is also a neuromuscular dentist. Neuromuscular dentistry is the discipline of studying how your bite system works together, including your teeth, muscles, jaw joints, and nerves.
Since restorations like veneers, crowns, and implants can alter the shape of your teeth, they can also alter the way this system works together. If your dentist doesn’t understand the relationship between the elements, they can inadvertently cause negative changes.
Working with a neuromuscular dentist can help ensure that your cosmetic dentistry:
- Is comfortable
- Lasts longer
- Doesn’t damage teeth
- Doesn’t lead to bite conditions like TMJ
You should never have to choose between a beautiful smile and a healthy bite: it is possible to have both.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ
Do you have further questions about a treatment to improve your smile? Here’s some of the most commonly asked questions.
Is it covered by insurance?
Typically, no. However, there are some instances where the defects in your teeth, gums, or jaw are causing poor health. In this case, your insurance might partially or fully cover the cost. Contact your insurance provider to see what is covered if you have insurance questions.
What can cosmetic dentistry do?
Cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile to beauty and health. We can whiten stained teeth, straighten crooked teeth, close gaps and spread crowding, replace missing teeth, protect teeth with crowns and veneers, and more. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, we can fix it.
Is cosmetic dentistry safe?
Cosmetic dentistry is very safe. As medical professionals, our staff and we would never perform a procedure that isn’t needed or safe for your health. Some procedures might cause some discomfort, such as the sensitivity of shifting teeth with orthodontics, but in the end, the services are always in the interest of your health and smile goals.
How long does cosmetic dentistry take?
Cosmetic dentistry can take a varying time because different procedures are longer than others. If you need orthodontics to straighten your smile, it’ll take months. If you only have minor crookedness, we may be able to correct it with porcelain veneers which only takes a few weeks.
Can you have cosmetic dentistry with gum disease?
If you have gum disease, we’ll treat it before pursuing any cosmetic dentistry because just like it damaged your natural teeth, it’ll damage any cosmetic work we do. Once your gum disease is healed, we’ll get started on the smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Are You Looking for Cosmetic Dentistry in Spokane?
If you are in the Spokane, WA area and interested in improving your quality of life with cosmetic dentistry, please contact Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins at (509) 532-1111. You can also book an appointment online.