Cosmetic Dentistry – New Bedford, MA

We Can Help Your Smile Shine Bright

Two women with beautiful smile after cosmetic dentistry

After you’ve made sure that your smile is free of decay and disease, you can turn your attention to any imperfections that have been bothering you whenever you see yourself in photographs. Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth or the way a visible crack draws unwanted attention? At Sound Dentistry, Dr. El-Ghadi has numerous options for fixing and hiding the flaws that make patients self-conscious about their smiles. Call us today to set up your first consultation to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry in New Bedford, MA.

Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Beautiful Long-Lasting EMAX Crowns
  • Digital Imaging for Advanced Planning
  • State-of-the-Art Take-Home Whitening

Porcelain Veneers

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A veneer is often the first solution to come to mind when there’s more than one correction to be made. Placing a thin shell over the teeth can immediately hide stains, cracks, chips, misshapen teeth, and small gaps simultaneously. You can get a veneer for a single tooth, but full sets for the entire visible smile are available. Each veneer is fully personalized to look like a natural part of your mouth; casual observers will only see your new flawless smile and won’t even realize that any changes have been made.


Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Closeup of smile after metal free dental restoration placement

Emax crowns are available in cases where you have a tooth that needs protection or repairs but don’t want to compromise your appearance. We can control the shade of an Emax crown so that it matches the other teeth; that way you can keep smiling with confidence while you continue eating your favorite foods. Metal-free crowns can sometimes be placed for purely cosmetic reasons depending on the exact nature of the changes that you want to make.

Dental Bonding

Patient receiving dental bonding treatment

Direct bonding (sometimes called cosmetic bonding or dental bonding) can be thought of as a quick, more cost-effective alternative to veneers when you only need to make a few improvements. In just one short appointment (usually less than an hour), chips, stains, and other flaws are covered up with a small amount of composite resin that is subsequently shaded and molded until it looks like it is just a natural part of the tooth’s enamel.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Model smile with at home teeth whitening kit

You can find plenty of products promising whiter teeth at the supermarket or the drug store, but none of them match the reliability of our professional-grade whitening kits. Each kit contains a special whitening gel and trays custom-fitted for your mouth. For a certain amount of time each day, you fill the trays and wear them in order to gradually break down the particles causing your dental stains. Your teeth will be notably brighter after just two weeks of treatment!

SureSmile Aligners

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Not everyone needs braces to straighten their smile. Many changes can be made with clear, removable SureSmile aligners. The see-through plastic is nearly invisible against the teeth, so you can smile without the embarrassment that metal brackets and wires can sometimes cause. Teens and older adults also find SureSmile to be extremely convenient compared to more traditional forms of orthodontics because it doesn’t stop them from eating anything they want or brushing like they normally would.

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Digital Imaging

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What can you realistically expect from veneers and professional whitening? We can give you a brief peek into the future with digital imaging. A quick photograph of the teeth is taken, and we can modify it to show the possible outcomes of a variety of cosmetic treatments. When you have an idea of what the results will look like, it is easier to make a commitment to a procedure that could potentially take multiple visits.

Gum Recontouring

Closeup of smile after gum recontouring

Would you describe your smile as “gummy”? A little too much gum tissue can throw off the balance of your smile, but luckily the problem can be easily corrected with laser dentistry. A small amount of tissue is gently removed to re-sculpt the gumline and expose the parts of the tooth that were previously covered up. With the precision of our dental laser, we can easily shape your gums in order to give your entire smile a perfectly proportioned appearance.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Many patients are concerned about the cost of cosmetic dentistry because it’s not usually covered by dental insurance. We are always happy to help you navigate the financial aspects of your procedure and come up with a plan that’s right for you. There are a variety of cosmetic services available at all different price points. We can discuss the cost of your treatment in detail during your consultation. Here are some things to take into consideration until then.

What Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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There are several different treatment options out there that can help you to feel more confident about showing off your teeth. Here are some of the most popular options that we offer:

  • Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is great for small changes, reshaping damaged teeth, masking small flaws, and more. This is often the most affordable option, but it usually needs to be replaced after a few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening can be completed quickly and is relatively affordable when it comes to the cost. This treatment is ideal for patients who want to achieve a smile that’s brighter but don’t want to change anything about the shape or position of their teeth.
  • Veneers – Veneers are a more costly option, but they have the ability to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time.
  • SureSmile Aligners – Clear aligners can make a huge difference for patients who have bite issues or misalignment. This is a big-time investment, but the best way to address misalignment issues.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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Cosmetic dentistry is a huge commitment, but it’s also an investment that will pay off over time. For those who are insecure about their smile, cosmetic treatment can lead to an increase in confidence. When you feel happier about how you look, this is likely to translate into other areas of your life. For example, greater confidence can help you to experience better relationships, a more vibrant social life, better professional achievements, and a better overall quality of life.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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In the majority of cases, cosmetic dentistry isn’t covered by dental insurance, but this doesn’t mean that you need to stress about the cost of your treatment. 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 reach out to one of our friendly team members.

To find out the exact cost of your cosmetic treatment, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off!