Cosmetic Dentistry |5 min read

Answering the Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs!

Smile makeover information you need to know.

When your smile embarrasses you, it can take away your self-confidence, lower your mood, and negatively affect your social life.

Whether you’re dealing with anything from stained or chipped teeth to an uneven or gapped smile, there’s a great deal cosmetic dentistry can do to improve your smile.

At Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry… This text opens a new tab to our website…, we compiled a list of the top 10 cosmetic dentistry questions people ask us most.

Tap into the knowledge of our top-tiered cosmetic dentists as we answer these common cosmetic dentistry questions:

  1. What is a cosmetic dentist?
  2. What are some things a cosmetic dentist can do?
  3. Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
  4. Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
  5. Where can I find a cosmetic dentist near me?

Let’s start from the top with the basics:

1. What is a cosmetic dentist?

Cosmetic dentists don’t just replace or restore damaged teeth; they use a creative and artistic approach to enhance the beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentists, like our amazing doctors… This text opens a new tab to our meet our doctors page…, have the job of positively improving your smile’s aesthetics while complementing your oral health.

Infographic showing the benefits of cosmetic dentistry

2. What are some things a cosmetic dentist can do?

Cosmetic procedures beautify your smile while making your teeth look uniform, natural, and healthy.

There are many procedures a cosmetic dentist can do or are considered cosmetic dental procedures… This text opens a new tab to our office’s cosmetic procedures page…. Some are purely for aesthetics (like teeth whitening), and others fix damaged and missing teeth (like dental implants).

More common examples include veneers, dental bonding, and smile design.

3. Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

Cosmetic dentistry is more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Using advanced, minimally-invasive techniques and using anesthesia as needed means you shouldn’t feel pain during your procedure. You might be sore for a day or two after, but often, OTC pain medications are all that’s needed to relieve your discomfort.

There’s no need to worry. Our spectacular doctors will take excellent care to keep even unavoidable discomfort to a minimum.

4. Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Dental insurance usually doesn’t cover cosmetic dentistry procedures.


Different situations blur the line between elective dental procedures and ones that are medically necessary.

The best way to determine what procedures are covered is to speak to your dentist. They have a whole team dedicated to making your smile dreams come true.

Cosmetic dentistry's positive influence on your smile.

5. Where can I find a cosmetic dentist near me?

A simple internet search will bring up (the sometimes many) dentists in your area offering cosmetic dentistry. So finding one isn’t hard. It’s choosing the right cosmetic dentist that’s difficult.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the right cosmetic dentist for you:

1. Make sure they offer the services you’re looking for
2. Review their education & training
3. Evaluate their skills & experience
4. Review their before-and-after examples
5. Evaluate how comfortable the practice makes you feel

Bonus step: Look for cosmetic dentists that offer complimentary consultations. You’ll get a feel for the dentist, the practice and discover your options to move forward with getting the smile of your dreams.

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Schaumburg, IL?

Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry is a top-tier cosmetic dentistry practice with a relationship-based focus that customizes dentistry to your wants and needs.

We break out the red carpet for every patient because we’re dedicated to helping people like you. It’s time to get your Hollywood smile by booking a complimentary consultation today.

We’ll discuss your goals and options, and you’ll preview your new smile. Then we’ll find the best way to make it happen financially.

Schedule your appointment… This text opens a new tab to our office appointments… today so our cosmetic dentists can focus on YOU while giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

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