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Cosmetic Dentistry – Sparta, NJ

Artistically Creating Beautiful Smiles

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When was the last time you smiled with complete confidence? Can’t remember? Is this because you constantly feel self-conscious about your imperfect teeth? If so, you’re far from alone, and Dr. Zelia Cannon is more than capable of giving you the smile of your dreams using cosmetic dentistry. With a full mouth makeover, she can even help people with several broken, decayed, and missing teeth achieve that perfect Hollywood grin. Then, using the services below, she can ensure those results look great and last for decades to come. The smile you’ve always wanted is much closer than you might think! To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Sparta, NJ, contact us today.









Why Choose Gentle Dentistry Sparta for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Dentist with More than 30 Years of Experience
  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oraspa™ Theraputic Dental Treatments Offered

Porcelain Veneers

If you’ve ever watched TV or a movie, then you’ve likely seen porcelain veneers. They’re responsible for most of the big, bright, and beautiful teeth shown off by actors, singers, and models alike. If you want to enjoy the same look along with the confidence that goes with it, then porcelain veneers are easily available through our dental office. These thin coverings of ceramic are applied to the front of the teeth and can mask a wide variety of flaws at the same time, from stains to chips/cracks to gaps and much more. In just two appointments, they can easily transform your smile.

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Metal-Free Dental Crowns

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Traditional gold and silver crowns are extremely strong, but they aren’t exactly natural-looking. For patients who want a better kind of smile repair, Dr. Cannon can offer them custom-made, all-porcelain restorations she’s designed herself to look and function exactly like natural teeth. Not only are these crowns extremely strong and reliable, but they’re able to replicate the appearance of enamel down to the smallest detail as well, even reflecting light the same way.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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Cosmetic bonding allows patients to quickly get rid of minor chips, stains, and gaps in as little as an hour. Dr. Cannon simply applies a composite resin to a tooth that’s been color-matched to someone’s smile, and she uses this to build up the enamel. Then, she can literally sculpt the tooth to perfection while covering the blemish. Once the resin is hardened with a curing light, patients can trust their results to look great and last for well over a decade.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Do you have multiple or complex dental issues that are robbing your smile of its full potential? You do not have to put up with such problems forever. We can use our full mouth reconstruction to address all the issues that affect your teeth’s appearance and function. This customized treatment plan can include a variety of procedures that are both cosmetic and restorative in nature. For example, it may include dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other treatments as necessary.

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Zoom! Teeth Whitening

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If your teeth are stained due to coffee, wine, tobacco, or natural aging, then don’t waste your time and money on an underpowered whitening treatment from the store. With Zoom! our team can dramatically whiten your smile both in our dental office as well as at home. Combining a highly-concentrated bleaching gel with a special light that helps it break up dental discoloration even faster, it can easily make your smile six to eight shades brighter right before your eyes.

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Gum Recontouring

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Whenever you smile, does more of your gum line show than your teeth? Or, do your teeth look short and stubby due to overly prominent gums? These are very common problems, and at Gentle Dentistry Sparta, Dr. Cannon can take care of them in just a few minutes using a soft tissue laser. The laser’s highly-concentrated beam of light is able to painlessly and precisely remove excess gum tissue to help the teeth appear longer and the smile more balanced. Patients are able to enjoy their results right after the procedure!

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Virtual Smile Design

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With Virtual Smile Design, you can see the outcome of your smile makeover before you ever sit in the treatment chair! This system allows us to take a photo of your current smile and digitally edit it to reveal how any cosmetic procedure you’re interested in will affect your appearance. Want to know what you’ll look like with porcelain veneers or after getting teeth whitening? We can show you! Thanks to this technology, by the time we actually start working on your smile, you’ll already know you’ll love your results.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Before you get cosmetic dentistry, you likely want to know its price. That’s only natural – you can’t buy a treatment outside your budget. Luckily, our dental team can help you navigate the expense. We’ll gladly work to make the cost of cosmetic dentistry more affordable. To that end, we’re ready and able to walk you through our treatments and payment options. Simply keep reading to learn more, or call our office for other relevant details!

Which Cosmetic Dental Service is Right for Me?

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Cosmetic dental work aims for one (or more) of three things: whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or differently shaped teeth. That said, its procedures don’t all have the same effects and prices. You’d thus be wise to compare them before you settle on anything. Doing so will make your care cost-effective.


Here at Gentle Dentistry Sparta, our cosmetic services are:


  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Using tooth-colored resin, cosmetic dental bonding hides a patient’s minor smile flaws. Its results are effective but don’t last as long as other options; you’ll likely need touchups every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening brightens your smile by removing tooth stains. However, it comes at a moderate price and won’t help tooth shape or position.
  • Metal-Free Dental Crowns – Our office’s dental crowns use porcelain instead of metals. As a result, they both protect teeth and blend with your smile. They’ll hide your cavities and damage even as they keep such things from getting worse.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers are shells put on the fronts of teeth. Once placed, they can transform several aspects of your smile at once. Still, their materials make them pricey.
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction – Rather than a distinct treatment, a full mouth reconstruction combines several cosmetic services at once. It’s the most expensive form of cosmetic dentistry.


Cosmetic Dentistry: A Worthwhile Investment

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True, cosmetic dentistry can be a major financial commitment. Even so, it serves as a great investment in the long run.


In reality, the best perks of a gorgeous grin are priceless. Cosmetic work will help you feel confident in your smile instead of awkward or anxious. From there, you’ll be more likely to form good connections with friends, family, coworkers, etc. Your quality of life will thus see some major improvements! Given such benefits, your final bill is a small price to pay.


How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry Affordable

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Dental insurance usually won’t cover cosmetic dentistry. Regardless, there are other ways to make its procedures affordable. For example, Gentle Dentistry Sparta has:


  • Special Offers – Right now, our office is running a special on smile makeovers. We’ll give you a complimentary evaluation and $500 off your treatment plan.
  • Flexible Financing – Our practice works with CareCredit, a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for cosmetic dentistry in monthly installments.


Our dental team is ready to enhance your smile while fitting your budget. So, learn more about financing cosmetic dentistry by booking a consultation soon!

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

In the majority of cases, cosmetic dentistry is not covered by dental insurance. However, there could be some exceptions if the treatment you are getting also provides oral health benefits. For instance, if you are getting a new crown or veneer to cover a damaged tooth, you might receive partial coverage. Clear aligners, like Invisalign, might be covered to some extent if your dental insurance plan includes orthodontic coverage. Our team is happy to help you understand your specific plan, file your paperwork, and maximize your benefits!

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you aren’t completely confident with your smile, you could likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, professional teeth whitening can help you achieve the brighter results you’re looking for. If you have teeth that are chipped or cracked, you may be able to protect them and improve their appearance with a veneer or crown. If you want to appear more youthful, cosmetic dentistry can help with that too! The best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you is to schedule a consultation with us.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Many people avoid dental treatments because they are worried that they will be painful. We will always do everything we can to make your procedure as pleasant as possible. Most cosmetic dental treatments are non-invasive. For instance, teeth whitening and dental bonding should even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, the area will be numbed beforehand so that you don’t feel a thing. You could experience some residual soreness for a few days after some treatment, but this should be mild and temporary.

What Causes the Discoloration of a Tooth?

There are a variety of different causes of tooth discoloration. Here are the most common ones:

  • Foods and Drinks: Dark-colored foods and beverages, like tomato sauce, red wine, and coffee, can stain your tooth enamel over time.
  • Tobacco: Tobacco products, like cigarettes and chewing tobacco, cause the teeth to appear yellow and even brown.
  • Age: Teeth naturally become more yellowed as you get older. This can happen due to enamel erosion, making the yellow dentin layer of the teeth more visible.
  • Injury: If your tooth has become damaged due to an injury, it could change colors. This should be addressed by a dentist right away.
  • Antibiotics: If you took antibiotics as a young child, it could have resulted in tooth discoloration.