Cosmetic Dentist – Tulsa, OK

Kiss Your Smile’s Imperfections Goodbye

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Do the flaws in your teeth make it difficult for you to genuinely smile around other people? In this day and age, it has never been easier to remedy issues like stains, cracks, gaps, and more with cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stephanie Flinchum, a skilled cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, OK, can help you kiss your smile’s imperfections goodbye with our variety of options here at My Dentist Midtown. To learn more about what our team can do for your grin, call us today!

Why Choose My Dentist Midtown for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Gentle Cosmetic Dentist with an Eye for Detail
  • Technology to Virtually Preview Your Future Smile
  • Traditional Veneers & Conservative Lumineers Available

Veneers

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Many of your favorite Hollywood stars have attained their dazzling smiles using veneers. With this treatment, practically any problems – from chips and cracks to stains to gaps to slightly rotated or misaligned teeth – instantly disappear behind thin, customized ceramic shells that resemble pristine teeth. Veneers are designed to perfectly complement your overall appearance, and they can last for 15 to 20 years or even longer!

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Lumineers

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While veneers are incredibly durable, they are considered an irreversible procedure; a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the teeth prior to placing veneers. There is, however, a more conservative and reversible option: Lumineers. These porcelain coverings are much thinner than traditional veneers, meaning they can be placed without altering your natural tooth structure. Although, they tend to not last for quite as long as veneers.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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If you only need to make a couple of small corrections to your teeth, such as closing a tiny yet noticeable gap or covering a stubborn stain, then cosmetic dental bonding can be a great option. A faster, more affordable alternative to veneers and Lumineers, bonding is a simple and painless process that rarely takes more than one appointment. Dr. Flinchum simply molds composite resin over the flaw in question until it basically disappears. The results can last for several years to come!

Teeth Whitening

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One of the easiest ways to turn back the clock on your grin is by removing discoloration with professional-grade teeth whitening. My Dentist Midtown offers ZOOM! Whitening that can give you dramatic results in as little as one hour, or we can send you home with custom-fit Opalescence trays with bleaching gel. Either way, you’ll be achieving a brighter smile in practically no time at all!

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Gum Recontouring

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Your teeth should be the star of your smile, but if your gumline is higher, lower, or more uneven than average, it can draw attention away from your pearly whites. Fixing overgrown or unbalanced gum tissue is possible with gum recontouring. Dr. Flinchum uses her ultraprecise soft tissue laser to carefully trim strategic areas of the gum line until the entire grin looks even and attractive.

Virtual Smile Design

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Maybe you’re still on the fence about whether a particular cosmetic service is right for you. To help you in making the right decision, we can take a photo of your teeth as they currently are, and then digitally alter it with our virtual smile design technology. This will give you a glimpse of how your smile will look after any of our cosmetic treatments. With it, you can begin your smile makeover with the knowledge that you’ll be more than happy with your results!

BOTOX®

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Signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles can affect how you view yourself, gradually wearing down your confidence with time. Fortunately, you don’t have to just endure these flaws, especially if they have a drastic effect on you. At My Dentist Midtown, we offer fast, cost-effective BOTOX injections to turn back the clock so you can regain your youthful glow. It’s also a fast and effective way to find relief from persistent jaw aches and head pain stemming from TMJ issues.

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Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Patients are typically apprehensive about the cost of their dental care, particularly when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. The fact that you can't expect insurance to pay for aesthetic care may make you apprehensive but don't worry, we make it as easy as possible to afford treatment.

We'll give you a complete estimate for the cost of care when we meet you for your consultation, but here's what you should know about budgeting for this care before then.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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One of the main factors that will determine the cost of your cosmetic dental care is the treatment you wind up using. There are several available to you, meaning that there are plenty of routes for you take.

If you're on a budget, there are plenty of treatments that can help you. Cosmetic dental bonding, for example, can easily patch up chips and cracks within a single appointment. Teeth whitening can brighten your smile by up to eight shades, and gum recontouring can be used to address a gummy smile.

For patients willing to pay a bit more, there are greater opportunities to change the appearance of your teeth. Veneers and Lumineers can be used to alter the size, shape, color, and even alignment of your teeth all within two appointments!

When we meet you for your consultation, we'll give you a better sense of which of these treatments could address your needs and fit within your budget.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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If you're intimidated by the price of your cosmetic treatment, it's worth keeping in mind that you're getting something substantial for your money. The self-esteem that a beautiful smile affords you will dramatically improve your confidence, allowing you to be your best in every area of your life. Whether you're looking for an edge at work or a leg up in your social life, the right aesthetic treatment can absolutely do that for you. That's more than worth what you'll pay for care.

How To Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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That said, we understand any trepidation you may have regarding paying for your cosmetic treatment, which is why we offer options to make your treatment affordable.

Given that insurance isn't going to help you, you might be interested in pursuing financing. We frequently work with CareCredit, a financier that offer low to no interest terms to patients who qualify. If you have questions about this or any other method of paying for your treatment, give us a call and we'll talk you about them.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The longevity of your results depends heavily on two things. The first is the smile-enhancing service you choose. This is important because some simply last longer than others! Teeth whitening and veneers are the perfect example because the former usually lasts 3-6 months while the latter often lasts for a decade or more.

The second factor that contributes to the longevity of your results is how well you care for your smile. In other words, if you don’t floss consistently, skip your biannual dental checkups and teeth cleanings, and adopt unhealthy habits, like smoking, then there’s a good chance that stains, chips, and other imperfections will resurface quickly.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?

Patients are often surprised to hear that cosmetic dental services, like veneers, can have a positive impact on their oral health. The reality is that even services like BOTOX® can benefit the look, health, and function of your smile. That’s because many of the services that fall under this category improve the alignment of your teeth, alleviate tension in your jaw, and help prevent premature wear and tear on certain teeth. It’s also worth noting that many patients who have invested in the appearance of their smile have a renewed motivation to adopt healthy habits like brushing and flossing consistently. Simply put, cosmetic dentistry can improve your oral health in more ways than one!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

Since dental insurance providers often don’t cover cosmetic dental treatments, many patients assume that pursuing their dream smile will be expensive. That’s not the case at our Tulsa dental office because there is more than one way to save! For example, we welcome flexible financing plans with CareCredit, which allows you to break up the total cost of your treatment into smaller monthly chunks. We also offer periodic specials that help keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. So, if you want to enhance the appearance of your smile but you’re a bit concerned about the price, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to provide you with further details!

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If your self-esteem is hindered because you aren’t happy with your smile, then you should definitely consider scheduling an appointment with us! Once we know a little more about your dental history, your oral health, what imperfections you’d like to address, and what your dream smile looks like, we can determine the best way to move forward. For some, that’s an in-office teeth whitening treatment to lift stubborn surface stains. For others, it’s 10-12 veneers for a dramatic smile makeover. Don’t worry – we will review all of your options in-depth and answer any questions you have before creating your custom treatment plan so you feel fully confident moving forward.