Cosmetic Dentist – Falmouth, ME

Creating Brighter, More Aesthetically Pleasing Smiles

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Healthy teeth can still have stains and other cosmetic imperfections. As important as oral health is, you also deserve a grin that you can be proud to show others. Dr. Chadbourne and the rest of our team at Falmouth Dentistry care about creating a smile you love, so if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth or gums in any way, please reach out to us to set a date for your first consultation for cosmetic dentistry in Falmouth.

Why Choose Falmouth Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Veneers and Lumineers Available
  • Fully Personalized Smile Makeovers
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology


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When you’re bothered by multiple aesthetic issues with your teeth, fixing them all at once can sound like a tall order – but it’s actually often much simpler than you might think. Dental veneers can completely cover the fronts of the teeth they’re placed on, essentially making stains, cracks, and other imperfections disappear. For your convenience, we offer Lumineers in addition to traditional veneers. Lumineers can be used to make the same kinds of changes as veneers, but they can be placed without removing enamel first.

Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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Metal dental crowns may be durable, but as far as appearances are concerned, they leave much to be desired. The EMAX crowns available at Falmouth Dentistry are much more aesthetically pleasing, being made from lithium-disilicate-based ceramic. This material has the same translucent color as your natural enamel, so the average person won’t be able to tell which tooth the crown has been placed on. Fortunately, there’s no need to trade quality for aesthetics; metal-free crowns can last for over 15 years.

Direct Bonding

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Sometimes, the only thing separating you from your dream smile is one or two minor imperfections. With direct bonding, we can fix minor cosmetic problems in one visit. We can apply and mold composite resin to make all kinds of improvements to the shape, size, and color of a given tooth. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments, direct bonding is very straightforward, and you can get the results you want in a relatively short amount of time.

Teeth Whitening

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How would you describe the color of your smile? Is it a gleaming white? Or is it more of a dull yellow? A brighter grin can help make a more powerful impression, so don’t be afraid to consider teeth whitening if you’re unhappy with the current shade of your teeth. Be sure to ask about the different kinds of whitening and the advantages they offer; an in-office treatment yields results in less time, but a professional-grade whitening kit can be used at home.

Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening

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Your gums can sometimes affect the way the rest of your smile looks. In particular, too much gum tissue can cause your teeth to look shorter, stubbier, or more uneven than they should. We can take care of this type of issue with gum recontouring, which is where we reshape the gumline by removing the tissue you don’t need. Thanks to our soft-tissue laser, we can painlessly complete the gum recontouring process.

Virtual Smile Design

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Before we even get started with your cosmetic dentistry treatment, we can give you a quick look at the expected outcome. All we need to do is use our virtual smile design software to modify a digital model of your smile, letting you see for yourself the kinds of improvements that veneers, direct bonding, and various other cosmetic procedures can make. This helps ensure that you have all the information you need to decide on a treatment plan.

Smile Makeovers

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When you come to us for help to transform your teeth, we will base our recommendations on the kinds of improvements you want to make. If we find that more than one type of cosmetic dentistry treatment is needed to bring your dream smile to life, then we may start planning a full smile makeover. Simply put, we can combine any number of cosmetic services to address every aspect of your grin that you want to change.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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A lot of the time, patients are nervous about the cost of their upcoming cosmetic treatment. This usually stems from the fact that cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance. However, we would be more than happy to help you navigate the cost of your treatment and determine what’s best for you. There are a variety of services to choose from, and we will discuss all of the financial aspects during your consultation. Until then, here are some things to consider.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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There are multiple different cosmetic services that we offer. Here are some of the most common.

  • Direct Bonding: This is a quick, noninvasive procedure that is ideal for smaller changes. This includes repairing chipped teeth and filling in small gaps. This is usually the most affordable cosmetic option available, but it only lasts a few years before you need to have it replaced.
  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening can be completed quickly and works much better than anything you can find over the counter. This is another one of the more affordable cosmetic solutions we offer.
  • Gum Recontouring: If you feel like your smile is too “gummy,” gum recontouring can help to expose more of the enamel and improve the proportion between your teeth and gums. The cost varies depending on the number of teeth you are having treated, but the results are almost always permanent.
  • Veneers: This is a more costly cosmetic solution, but it is the easiest way to transform multiple aspects of your smile simultaneously. Veneers can last for more than a decade when cared for properly.
  • Smile Makeover: If you are interested in multiple restorative and cosmetic treatments, a smile makeover is likely the best way to completely transform your smile in the best possible timeframe. Depending on the procedures you choose, this is often more on the costly side.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry might sound expensive up front, but it’s important to remember that it is an investment in the future of your smile. If you aren’t currently happy when you look at your grin in the mirror, cosmetic treatment can likely make an incredible difference in your confidence and self-esteem. This can result in better relationships, an improved social life, and more professional achievements.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Dental insurance doesn’t usually cover cosmetic treatments because most of them are considered “elective.” However, this doesn’t mean that you are completely on your own. We 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. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members. We are eager to help you achieve your smile goals!