Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

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Shelton Dentist

Dentist located in Shelton, CT

Dr. Sean Lee is a board-certified dentist who serves the residents of Shelton, Connecticut and other nearby towns. The dentist and his staff at Shelton Dentist specialize in all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves any procedure that does not have to do with the structural integrity of the mouth or the teeth. Cosmetic procedures are used to enhance and beautify a person's smile by whitening, straightening, or otherwise altering the appearance of the teeth. Braces, veneers, lumineers, and teeth whitening procedures are all considered to be cosmetic in nature. People who have teeth that are abnormal in size or shape, crooked, or badly stained may opt for cosmetic procedures to help them correct the issues they are experiencing. Cosmetic procedures can correct a wide variety of abnormalities of the teeth, especially if they have been damaged by medications or injuries to the mouth.

What Types of Services are Offered in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry offers many different types of procedures to correct any number of abnormalities. Veneers, for example, are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of a tooth in an attempt to perfect its shape or improve the size. Teeth whitening systems that are used to remove stains and brighten teeth are also considered to be cosmetic in nature. Lumineers are much like veneers in form and function. The Invisalign® system, while corrective in nature, helps to correct the positioning of the teeth while remaining practically invisible to others. Cosmetic procedures are often considered to be elective procedures and not covered by many insurance policies.

Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

If it can be proven that a cosmetic procedure is being performed for a corrective or restorative purpose many insurance companies will cover its cost. This includes replacing a broken or lost tooth after an accident or injury. It can also mean correcting a problem that is a result of a proven medical condition. Other procedures that are performed solely for cosmetic purposes will not be covered by the patient's insurance. Cosmetic procedures that serve a dual purpose may be covered but it will be up to the discretion of the patient's insurance company. Patients who choose to have a cosmetic procedure performed should first talk to their insurance carrier to find out what portion, if any, will be covered by their insurance plan.

Insurance Providers

Shelton Dentist accepts most dental insurances. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please contact our office.

Assurant Health
Connecticut Dental Health Partnership
Delta Dental
Meritain Health
MetLife Dental
Principal Dental
United Healthcare