Cosmetic Dentistry |4 min read

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Worth It?

A man and woman sitting and smiling after a cosmetic dentistry procedure at Aesthetica Contemporary Dentistry

If you’re dreaming of a smile makeover, you may be wondering, “Is cosmetic dentistry worth it?”

Put simply:

Most people will agree that cosmetic dentistry is well worth it because it has the power to correct many types of dental issues plus improve a person’s confidence.

A more attractive appearance – that’s one significant benefit.

But the self-esteem boost is priceless. When you feel comfortable in our skin, you feel unstoppable!

With today’s modern dental technology, there’s no reason why anyone should feel self-conscious about their teeth.

Be honest:

Have you dreamed of a smile makeover but are too afraid to get started or just don’t know where to begin?

Then we’ve got some great news for you:

Aesthetica Contemporary Dentistry helps patients of all ages maintain and improve their smiles, and in this blog, we’ll answer some of the top questions about cosmetic dental work.

Let’s start by defining the term.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes dental procedures performed by a dentist to improve the appearance of a smile, including the teeth (shape, size, position, and color), gums, and/or bite.

A dentist can do as much as a full smile makeover or as little as a single tooth improvement.

Cosmetic dentistry corrects many smile imperfections, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If you have any of the above, the first step is to go in for a dental consultation where your general or cosmetic dentist reviews your current smile and oral health, and you’ll both discuss what you’d like to improve.

What can cosmetic dentists do?

Your dentist will recommend the best treatment plan to achieve your perfect smile, considering your goals, time, and budget. This may include one treatment or a combination of treatments called a smile design.

Cosmetic dentists perform the following procedures:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Alignment corrections
  • Gum contouring

While most cosmetic dentistry procedures are done for aesthetics and are considered elective, some of these treatments are restorative (meaning they repair teeth for purposes of function and aesthetics).

You may be wondering, “Is cosmetic dentistry safe?” The answer is yes.

Any dental treatment performed by a well-trained and experienced dentist is safe and reliable. An initial consultation and review of medical history are vital to the success and safety of these procedures.

It doesn’t end there.

If you have any concerns about cosmetic dentistry treatment, you should voice them. When you meet with your dentist, don’t be afraid to speak up with any questions.


Part of your safety is making sure you feel comfortable, and your dentist is there to help you get a stress-free, pain-free, and effective treatment.

A question we get often is:

What is the cost of cosmetic dentistry?

While we’d love to give you all the answers you need, this one is just too broad. There is no one-size-fits-all solution in cosmetic dentistry, and the cost of your procedure depends on the extent of work to be done.

To get the most accurate price for a treatment, please schedule a consultation with your dentist.

Looking for cosmetic dentistry in Seattle, WA?

Our team at Aesthetica Contemporary Dentistry genuinely cares about your oral health and is here to help you maintain your smile and fix any smile flaws quickly and effectively.

But that’s not all.

Our modern office has state-of-the-art equipment to make treatments more effective and comfortable because life is crazy enough – your dentist visit shouldn’t be.

We offer many services under one roof for your convenience, including cosmetic, restorative, preventive, and general dentistry.

If you’re still considering if cosmetic dentistry is worth it, just look at before-and-after cosmetic dentistry work, and imagine how it could change your life for the better!

Schedule your visit today:

Our dental office is located in Seattle, WA… opens in a new window to Google Maps…, and we serve the following neighborhoods:

  • Eastlake
  • Fremont
  • Wallingford
  • U District
  • Capitol Hill
  • Westlake

Our cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments include: