Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetics
for the smile of your dreams
in santa barbara &
montecito, ca

is cosmetic dental treatment for me?

Everyone wants a movie star smile but few people realize just how easy it is to achieve a flawless smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry. The majority of those coveted movie star smiles are achieved with veneers. When completed by an aesthetics expert like Dr. Hlavaty, porcelain laminate veneers can provide an instant smile makeover like no other method can. He has helped all kinds of patients create the smiles of their dreams. If you find yourself holding back from smiling, laughing, or even speaking in front of others because of your grin, you might be the ideal candidate for cosmetic care. Dr. Hlavaty and his team deliver cosmetic dentistry that will undoubtedly give you the smile you’ve always wanted. At our dental office in Santa Barbara, we provide a full range of cosmetic treatments and services to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Did you know…

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Veneers can provide protection to your teeth’s natural enamel

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What to expect at your cosmetic consultation

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Initial Conversation

To start things off, your dentist will ask you how you feel about your face & smile. We encourage you to be candid and honest about any issues or imperfections that make you feel self-conscious, and express to us what you would change about your smile. We don't just look at your teeth, but at your entire face, including the lips, jawline, & skin of the face & neck. The teeth are the main attraction, but all the areas that frame them are important too.

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Comprehensive Exam

During your oral exam, your dentist will find out if you’re a good candidate for the cosmetic treatments you desire. Since cosmetic treatments have the best long term success when starting with healthy teeth as a foundation, your dentist will let you know if any restorative treatments are necessary before beginning your cosmetic care.

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Personalized Treatment Plan

After your consultation and exam, your doctor will sit down with you to discuss all of your treatment options and create a customized cosmetic treatment plan based on your unique needs and desired outcome. The outline will help you understand every step of your treatment.

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Explore Your Options

To assist in your decision, your dentist will provide you with a variety of different options. Together, you’ll choose the right cosmetic treatment for your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Scheduling & Payment

Once you and your dentist have decided on the right cosmetic treatment plan, we’ll schedule your next appointment and provide guidance on how to best pay for your treatment including available financing options.

Did you know…

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A single in-office whitening session can brighten your smile by up to 10 shades.

Interested in cosmetic services?

Call (805) 564-3600 to book an appointment

Have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Find answers here.

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What issues can cosmetic dentistry/Aesthetics solve?

With cosmetic dentistry, we can solve almost any aesthetic issue you can think of. Patients with yellow or stained teeth can whiten their teeth for a brighter smile.  Dental bonding, shaping can transform the shape of teeth to fix minor cracks and chips, or to even out your smile to get it back to a natural, aesthetically pleasing look. Recontouring of the teeth can make older worn down smiles look young again. Veneers can close gaps, cover severe stains, and fix the look of slightly crooked or crowded teeth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, though they are reserved for teeth that have experienced more extensive decay or damage.  Skin resurfacing can reduce fine lines & wrinkles as well as helping pigmentation issues & acne scarring.

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Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dental treatments?

If you’re in good oral and overall health, chances are that you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.

If you’re struggling with oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, or occlusal issues, you may require restorative or orthodontic treatments before beginning any cosmetic procedures.

Opus Plasma facial skin treatments are available to all skin types, unlike the laser treatments of the past which are typically limited to lighter skin types.

Can I get more than one cosmetic dental procedure done at the same time?

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Yes! It’s not uncommon to undergo multiple cosmetic dental procedures at the same time. Some services, like dental bonding and enameloplasty, are almost always performed in tandem. Cosmetic makeovers involve the using a combination of a variety of cosmetic treatments to completely transform a patient’s face & smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry covered by dental insurance?

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Every insurance plan is different, but most do not cover cosmetic dental care, as cosmetic cases are often listed as elective, or unnecessary to your oral health, by insurance companies. Some treatments, like veneers or dental crowns, may be partially covered by some insurance plans, but this is not very common. Because of this, you will likely need to pay for cosmetic treatment out-of-pocket. To get an idea of the scope of your dental insurance coverage, contact your insurer directly, or get in touch with our team to see if we can assist you with discounts, payment plans, or financing options so you can get the smile you deserve.

Did you know…

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A person’s smile has a powerful effect on their Confidence as well as how others perceive them.