Cosmetic dentistry is a field of care that allows a dentist to focus on the aesthetics and function of your smile, in order to achieve the best overall appearance possible. These procedures are usually not medically necessary, but their value comes in achieving patients’ goals to look their absolute best. If you’ve ever wondered about cosmetic dentistry, you may have asked one or more of the following questions:  
1. What Are Some Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?  
Cosmetic dentistry is the tool by which your dentist helps you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. Any procedure will help you get closer to reaching this goal.
2. Can I Use My Dental Insurance?
In our experience, dental insurance has a very low benefit each year, and they usually only cover regular checkups or preventative procedures, like teeth cleaning. This means that they do not usually cover cosmetic procedures.   
3. How Long Will It Take to Improve My Smile?
Because there is such a wide array of services available to help you achieve your goals, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. It depends on which services you need, when you come in for your treatments, and what your end goals are. Patients should plan on the process taking many months to complete for in depth needs.
4. Is Cosmetic Dentistry Permanent?  
With proper care and regular visits to your dentist, our smile can last for decades. However, even with excellent care, materials wear out and need to be replaced after a decade or two.
 5. What Does a New Smile Cost?
The cost of services may vary greatly depending on the intricacies of each procedure and how many procedures are deemed necessary to reach your end goal. This means that one person can achieve their results after just one or two visits while another person may require much more extensive work. The cost difference can be sizeable.
You don’t have to live with a smile that doesn’t feel like your own. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Kennewick, WA, contact Dr. Mohlman’s office.