Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways cosmetic care can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, stained or discolored teeth, and “gummy” smiles. Dr. Alhadef creates a customized treatment plan just for you, based on your age, your goals, and your financial comfort level.
Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe a variety of different dental procedures that you can elect to have performed in order to improve one or two teeth, even your entire smile.
Not every dentist is a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on both the appearance and function of your teeth. Cosmetic dentists, like Dr. Alhadef, have been through additional training and have furthered their knowledge of dentistry beyond dental school at exclusive cosmetic dental institutions.
Dr. Alhadef is a alumni of the world’s premier post-graduate cosmetic dentistry center, The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). At LVI, Dr. Alhadef has learned about all of the most advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques, as well as how to treat and stabilize Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).
There are many different procedures that Dr. Alhadef performs in his Dallas, Texas cosmetic dentistry studio, including:
- Teeth Whitening – also called “tooth bleaching,” teeth whitening can brighten your smile giving you the beautiful, white teeth you desire
- Porcelain Veneers – porcelain shells that can be permanently bonded to one or two teeth, or all of your teeth, correcting everything from crooked and chipped teeth to discolored or broken teeth
- Dental Bonding – composite bonding that is used to correct a variety of different problems, like chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Dental Implants – used to replace missing teeth, dental implants are implanted in the jaw to fill the entire space your missing tooth has left
- Dental Crowns—durable, life-like ceramic and Zirconia crowns can be used to restore the look and function of teeth that have been damaged and cannot be corrected with white fillings
- White Fillings – beautiful alternatives to the dark, metal fillings of the past, white fillings restore both the look and function of decayed teeth
If you have a variety of issues that you would like to correct, Dr. Alhadef may suggest a smile makeover. During a smile makeover, Dr. Alhadef will use one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can solve many dental problems you have. In most cases, Dr. Alhadef can provide you with a beautiful new smile in just a few visits to his Dallas, Texas cosmetic dentistry spa.
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
When choosing a cosmetic dentist, there are four steps that you can follow to put you on the right track for making a selection that is right for you.
Will my cosmetic dentistry results look natural?
Every person’s smile is different. Dr. Alhadef has had extensive, post-graduate dental school training to ensure that your results will look as natural as possible.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Alhadef takes many factors into account when determining the best course of treatment for the results you would like to see. Depending on your facial proportions, lifestyle, age, gender, complexion, and even hair and eye color, Dr. Alhadef will design a treatment plan just for you.
After their cosmetic dentistry procedures, our patients usually receive compliments about how wonderful they look. Since your smile will look natural, most people will wonder whether you have lost weight, or maybe have a new hairstyle!
How long will it take for me to complete my cosmetic dentistry treatment?
No matter what procedures Dr. Alhadef is performing on your teeth, from dental bonding to a complete smile makeover, your treatment will usually be finished within one to three visits, depending on the complexity of the treatment.
We want to make sure that your visit to our Dallas, Texas studio is as comfortable and convenient as possible. For most of our procedures, your first visit will be a simple consultation where you will learn more about the procedures you will undergo, what you can expect, and when your next appointment will be.
Some procedures, like porcelain veneers or smile makeovers may require two or three additional visits, while others, like dental bonding, teeth whitening, or white fillings will only require one more visit to Dr. Alhadef’s office.
No matter what type of treatment you are receiving for your teeth, you should have a bright new smile in just a few weeks. After your treatment, you will be able to smile with confidence because you will have the teeth you have always wanted.
If I receive porcelain veneers, what will my temporaries look like?
For many of our patients, temporaries provide such a drastic improvement that they feel like they’ve already accomplished the goals they had for their smile. Although your temporaries may look great, they are just temporary, and the final results from your custom-made porcelain veneers may astonish you.
How long can I expect my results to last?
With today’s long-lasting ceramics and bonding, many cosmetic dentistry treatments and materials are stronger than the natural tooth tissue they are affixed to. With proper daily maintenance, and regular visits to Dr. Alhadef’s Dallas, Texas studio for checkups, your new smile can last for many years.
I'm looking for a cosmetic dentist, what questions should I ask them?
To make sure you select a cosmetic dentist that will provide you with the beautiful results you are looking for, you want to make sure the dentist you are considering has the training, education, and experience to perform your procedure flawlessly.
Cosmetic dentistry, just like other medical fields, is a constantly changing and advancing science that incorporates new technologies, treatments, and materials all the time. You want to make sure the cosmetic dentist you choose has extensive post-dental school training in cosmetic dentistry.
As a alumni, Dr. Alhadef has completed numerous courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), one of the world’s premier cosmetic dentistry training centers. Dr. Alhadef continues to further his knowledge in cosmetic dentistry so that you can be sure you will receive the results you desire.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid of the dentist. Can Dr. Alhadef help me with this?
Yes. Dr. Alhadef has undergone numerous courses to ensure that your cosmetic dentistry procedure will be completed as quickly and easily as possible. He is also equipped to provide you with relaxation dentistry so that you can visit his cosmetic dentistry office without fear or anxiety, allowing you to have your appointment while being completely relaxed.
If you would like to learn more about relaxation dentistry and how Dr. Alhadef can accommodate you, contact our Dallas, Texas cosmetic dentistry office.
How will my new smile have an impact on the rest of my life?
All too often, we have patients that burst into tears at the sight of their new smile because Dr. Alhadef has made such a drastic improvement to their teeth. For many of these patients, they are so proud of their new smile that they cannot help showing it off!
We see patients that were once shy, blossom into social butterflies, professionals having greater success in their careers, and older patients who look and feel like they are years younger! A beautiful new smile can have a huge impact on your self-confidence as well as your appearance, allowing you to live and look the way you have always wanted.
Will my procedure be paid for by my dental insurance?
For the most part, cosmetic treatments are considered elective, no matter how desperately you feel you need them. As a result, dental insurance will not always pay for the cost of the procedure.
Dr. Alhadef and his team will help you review your dental insurance plan and determine if your procedure will be covered by your policy. Sometimes, your insurance will pay for part of the cost, but you should be prepared to pay for most, if not all, of the procedure yourself.
Dr. Alhadef is proud to offer all his patients with financing options so that their cosmetic dentistry procedure fits comfortably within their budget.
What kind of payment options does Dr. Alhadef provide?
Dr. Alhadef provides all his patients with a variety of payment options so that they can pay for their cosmetic dentistry procedure as easily as possible.
Whether it is check, credit card, or even third party financing, Dr. Alhadef will help you find a way to pay for the cosmetic dentistry procedure you want. You can discuss all your financing options with Dr. Alhadef and his team during your consultation.
What results can I expect?
The results you can expect from your cosmetic dentistry treatment will depend on your unique dental situation and the procedures Dr. Alhadef suggests you undergo. If you would like to correct multiple teeth, porcelain veneers can provide you with a completely new smile, whereas dental bonding is usually used to correct just one or two teeth.
Dr. Alhadef will discuss the results you will see during your consultation, but for the most part, our patients benefit from wonderful new smiles that they can be proud of, giving them a boost in self-confidence.
Dr. Alhadef alumni of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and has the experience and training to assess your smile and determine the treatment that will best accomplish your cosmetic dentistry goals.
We want to see your smile!
If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your smile, contact cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alhadef today to schedule your initial cosmetic dentistry consultation.