Need to find a specialist in cosmetic dentistry in Vancouver?
Dr. Aminzadeh is the city’s top choice if you are looking for a complete smile makeover.
What Services Do Vancouver Cosmetic Dental Clinics Offer?
Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of treatments and procedures, for both medical and aesthetic reasons. Some common services are:
Tooth Whitening treatments are some of the most popular in the Vancouver area, and there is a vast array of options. Professional whitening can offer better results in less time than over-the-counter versions. Our PureSmile system allows us to completely customize your colouration whether you are looking for simply whiter teeth, or need to match implants, veneers, or tooth augmentation.
Dental Implants or All-on-4 Implants
The loss of one or more teeth can be devastating. Cosmetic dentists are specialists in restoring tooth and bite functionality and comfort. Our services include single implants as well as All-On-4 for multiple missing teeth. Our clinic is a leading provider of prosthodontic treatments with some of the highest success rates in Canada.
Veneers are an alternative to braces that can even out mouth symmetry and appearance. A cosmetic dentist can assess whether this would be a suitable option. Many clients looking for veneers see this as an easy option for straighter, larger, or whiter teeth, but veneers so much more than simply an attractive layer that sticks onto a tooth. They are a complex dental procedure that is permanent and will need to be maintained and replaced over the years.
Reconstructive and Surgical Planning
A cosmetic dentist will consult with other medical and dental providers to create a plan to restore bones, teeth, and soft tissues in the mouth to optimal functionality and visual characteristics. Our clinic offers Board-Certified Prosthodontic case management as well as modeling and fabrication services. We work in tandem with your general dentist to ensure the best outcomes for extensive or invasive surgical requirements.
Do Regular Dental Clinics Offer Cosmetic Dentistry in Vancouver?
A traditional dental clinic may offer some cosmetic services such as teeth whitening; however, they will most often refer out to specialist clinics for more complex procedures, or cases that require special equipment or materials. Some factors that affect this are:
Dental equipment can range in size, and most clinics do not have the capacity to have all possible machines and fabrication facilities on site. Cosmetic dentists can work with the primary provider or the lab to provide specialty items, including:
- Fabrication equipment
- Digital and physical modelling
- 3-D Printing
- 3-D Printable Blueprints
- X-Ray and CBCT Scanning
Specialty Training and Certification
Cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics require additional schooling and a high degree of knowledge. Board certification for prosthodontics is an additional process that takes years of proven expertise, and that is an important differentiation at our clinic. So, while a clinic may be able to accommodate a procedure, they will often work with or refer to a cosmetic specialist to ensure the patient receives the best possible results. Take a peek at Dr. Aminzadeh’s full biography to learn more about the values and extensive training that makes him a global leader in the industry.
What is the Difference Between Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?
It might seem strange to delineate between different types of dental procedures, especially since our teeth and oral health are such an important part of our mental, physical, and emotional well being. So why are some procedures considered cosmetic?
Most traditional dental procedures are considered medically necessary, including cleanings, cancer screenings, and of course emergency care. These are generally more likely to be covered by insurance companies even if they do not contribute to physical aesthetics.
Cosmetic procedures are usually considered as “nice-to-have” instead of needed to maintain a reasonable quality of life. You might be shocked at some of the reconstructive procedures that are considered cosmetic instead of medically necessary.
Often, cosmetic dentistry falls outside of a regular dentist’s expertise. It is important to know that if you have been told your dental treatment may be considered cosmetic, you can ask for a second opinion. You also do not require a referral to visit our dental clinic, and we will be happy to provide an assessment.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance in Canada?
Some cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance, and the dentist will be able to provide you with information on exactly how it works, including the possibility of direct billing.