Cosmetic Dentistry
in Modesto

We can give you the smile you’ve always wanted!

Dr. Corey Acree has the skills to take care of your cosmetic dental needs. At Downey Park Family Dentistry in Modesto, we can provide you with the care you need to solve any common cosmetic issue with your smile. Some of the problems we treat include crooked teeth, stained and yellowed teeth, gaps in your smile, as well as uneven and misshapen teeth. Schedule a consultation with our Modesto dentist to learn more about how we can help you enhance your smile.

Convenient Treatment

Take-Home Whitening

We offer take-home teeth whitening at Downey Park Family Dentistry. With this method of whitening, you can get professional-grade results in the comfort of your own home, without spending much time in the dentist’s chair at all! Dr. Acree will create your set of custom whitening trays, then provide you with instructions for their use at our Modesto office.

You’ll whiten your smile gradually over a period of a few weeks. By the end of your treatment, your smile will be bright and beautiful, reversing years of staining and yellowing caused by aging, tobacco use, and drinking beverages like coffee and tea.

Modesto dentist speaks with patient
doc matching tooth shape

All-Ceramic Crowns

We use all-ceramic crowns that are shaped just like natural teeth. Crowns are designed to cover up and replace your existing tooth structure after your enamel has been trimmed. Crowns are designed to be placed over a tooth after the damaged tooth structure is removed. All-ceramic crowns are used similarly for cosmetic treatments. For example, if you have a tooth that is severely stained or extremely misshapen, an all-ceramic crown may be the best treatment option for you.

Teeth that can be improved with cosmetic dentistry

Bonding, Shaping,
& Contouring

Dental bonding is a treatment that involves applying a special type of dental resin to your tooth. Dr. Corey Acree reshapes the resin and trims it to enhance the shape, color, and overall appearance of an imperfect tooth. Bonding at our Modesto dental practice is fast, affordable, and non-invasive.

Shaping and contouring (also known as enameloplasty) is often used alongside bonding. This consists of the removal of a thin layer of enamel from surrounding teeth to correct issues like minor chips, uneven teeth, and pointed teeth. Along with dental bonding, this treatment can completely change your smile.

Benefits of
Cosmetic Dentistry

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, we can help! Our cosmetic treatments in Modesto can correct and cover imperfections to enhance your confidence and make it easier to care for your smile. Patients are more likely to care for their teeth with proper oral hygiene if they are proud of their smiles, so we’re here to give you a bright, beautiful grin! Benefits of cosmetic treatment at Downey Park Family Dentistry include:

Enhanced Confidence

After cosmetic treatment, you’ll feel great about your smile. Whether stains, chips, misshapen or uneven teeth are keeping you from a proud smile, our wide range of treatments will put a pep in your step. Cosmetic treatment will ensure that you feel comfortable smiling, eating, speaking, and laughing amongst others.

Easier Smile Maintenance

A straight, evenly spaced smile is easier to maintain with brushing and flossing. In addition, after investing in cosmetic treatment, you’ll be more likely to take better care of your teeth, which leads to better overall oral health. Ready to get started with cosmetic care? Book a consultation in Modesto today! And remember to ask about our dental discount plan to save money on your dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my options if I have stained or discolored teeth?

If you're dealing with stained or discolored teeth, you're not alone. Many people seek cosmetic dentistry solutions to enhance the color and appearance of their teeth. Fortunately, there are several effective options available to address this common concern:

Professional Teeth Whitening: This is one of the most popular and quickest ways to brighten your smile. At Downey Park Family Dentistry, we offer take-home whitening, in which we will provide you with a customized take-home whitening kit for gradual improvements over a few weeks.

Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can effectively cover up stains and discoloration, giving you a brighter and more even smile. Veneers are also an excellent option if you have other cosmetic issues like chipped or misaligned teeth.

Dental Bonding: Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resin to the affected teeth. This material is then sculpted and polished to improve the appearance of discolored or damaged teeth. It's a cost-effective and non-invasive way to enhance your smile.

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

The coverage for cosmetic dentistry varies significantly from one dental insurance plan to another. While some dental insurance policies may provide partial coverage for certain cosmetic procedures that also have a restorative purpose, such as crowns or bridges, most insurance providers do not typically cover purely aesthetic treatments like teeth whitening or veneers. It's always best to thoroughly review your specific insurance plan or speak directly with your insurance provider to understand what is and isn't covered. Remember, investing in your smile is not just about appearance, it's about maintaining a healthy, confident lifestyle. 

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can benefit many people, but whether you're a good candidate depends on your individual oral health and goals. A consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Corey Acree at Downey Park Family Dental in Modesto is the best way to determine your candidacy. However, here are some general considerations:

Good Oral Health: Before undergoing cosmetic treatments, it's important to have a healthy mouth. Any underlying dental issues, such as cavities or gum disease, should be addressed first.

Realistic Expectations: It's essential to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of cosmetic dentistry. While it can greatly enhance your smile, perfection may not always be achievable, and Dr. Acree will discuss what can be realistically achieved.

Commitment to Oral Care: Maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups is crucial after cosmetic procedures to ensure the longevity of your results.

Are cosmetic dental treatments painful?

Cosmetic dental treatments are designed to minimize discomfort as much as possible. Many procedures, such as teeth whitening and veneer placement, are relatively painless. Dr. Acree will use local anesthesia when necessary to ensure your comfort during procedures that involve tooth preparation, like crowns or bonding.

After a cosmetic treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, but this is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Dr. Acree will provide you with post-treatment care instructions to help you manage any discomfort.

Is cosmetic dentistry worth it?

The value of cosmetic dentistry is subjective and varies from person to person. For many, the boost in self-confidence and improved quality of life that comes with a beautiful smile is priceless. Cosmetic dentistry can positively impact your personal and professional relationships, as well as your overall well-being.

Ultimately, the decision to pursue cosmetic dentistry is a personal one. If you're unhappy with your smile and it affects your self-esteem, discussing your options with a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Corey Acree can help you determine whether the benefits outweigh the costs for you. Downey Park Family Dentistry also offers manageable no-interest payment plans through Care Credit, a medical, dental credit card. It's important to remember that a beautiful smile can have a lasting impact on your self-image and quality of life.

Get The Smile You Deserve!