Cosmetic Dentist – Hoover, AL

Detailed, Personalized, and Comprehensive Smile Transformations

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Dr. Moulton works hard to help patients achieve positive oral health, but that doesn’t mean he can’t give their smile an aesthetic boost in the process. For many, having good oral health isn’t enough if they can’t even feel confident showing their smile to others. With the help of personalized teeth whitening treatments, lifelike dental materials, and advanced gum tissue procedures, you can transform your smile and achieve a look that makes you feel confident! To get started, contact our dental office and schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry in Hoover!

Why Choose Moulton Dentistry of Hoover for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits Available
  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations with Emax and Zirconia
  • Soft Tissue Laser Provided for More Comfortable Gum Recontouring


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When you have multiple imperfections in your smile, dental veneers can offer an all-in-one solution that is comprehensive at its core. Veneers utilize ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic in order to hide chips, cracks, discoloration, and even gaps all with one treatment. Because of their incredibly lifelike appearance, veneers blend in perfectly with your existing teeth and remain indistinguishable from natural enamel. With proper care, they can remain in good condition for well over a decade.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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For relatively minor dental imperfections, cosmetic dental bonding can give your smile a new boost of confidence in just one appointment. We simply sculpt tooth-colored composite resin into place to hide stubborn stains, chips, gaps, or even misshapen dental structure. While this method isn’t as convincing or permanent as veneers, many patients prefer its affordability and speed.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

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Part of achieving the most natural looking smile possible is incorporating materials that effectively blend and mimic tooth enamel. Instead of relying on the metal materials of the past, our dental office designs and creates crowns with Emax and zirconia materials in mind. These natural-looking and durable dental ceramics are proven to stand the test of time, while still ensuring that your smile looks incredibly natural. Whether you need a dental crown or set of veneers placed, you can rest knowing that we make your appearance a priority.

Teeth Whitening

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If you’ve been disappointed with over-the-counter whitening products because they didn’t help you achieve your ideal smile, then you’ll enjoy what our take-home teeth whitening solutions have to offer. Ultradent’s whitening trays are ideal for whitening teeth when you’re on the go, allowing you to whiten your smile entirely on your own time. Simply fill the trays with bleaching gel, wear them for a set period of time, then remove and rinse them until you’re ready for their next use!

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Gum Recontouring

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In some cases, it’s not actually the teeth themselves that need modifications. Instead, it’s the gum tissue covering up tooth enamel that needs to be adjusted. Through precise and detailed laser gum therapy, it’s easy to remove excess gum tissue, which can easily result in a what some refer to as a “gummy” smile. Not only can we remove this tissue, but we can make sure that your gum line is significantly more even.

Understanding the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Many people may find the idea of paying for cosmetic dentistry to be daunting since it isn’t usually covered by dental insurance and mostly addresses aesthetic concerns. However, having a beautiful smile can deliver priceless benefits for your career and social life and it may be more affordable than you would think. Our office offers a variety of services at different price points, and our staff will be more than happy to help you find a way to beautify your smile that fits within your budget.

Which Cosmetic Dental Service Is Right for Me?

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Generally speaking, people turn to cosmetic dentistry to achieve one or more of three things: Whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or teeth with better sizes or shapes. Luckily, Dr. Moulton can provide a variety of cosmetic dental treatments such as:

  • Veneers: These thin ceramic shells can cover flaws like chips, cracks, and stains to completely transform a smile. While a more costly option, veneers can last for a decade or more with excellent care.
  • Cosmetic dental bonding: Using a small amount of composite resin, Dr. Moulton will cover up or fill in chips, cracks, or stains. This is an affordable option that can last for several years with proper care.
  • Metal-free dental restorations: These dental crowns can transform teeth into beautiful new states. While they are moderately expensive, they may also be covered by about 50% by dental insurance.
  • Teeth whitening: If you’re looking for a whiter and brighter smile, these treatments take about two weeks and are mid-range in terms of cost.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be an Investment Worth Making

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While cosmetic dentistry can be a large financial commitment, it can also be thought of as an investment that will pay dividends over time. Many people are self-conscious about flaws in their smiles, and cosmetic dental treatments can give significant boosts to their self-esteem. Those who are proud of their smiles are more likely to show them off, which makes them appear to be friendly, more confident, and more trustworthy to the people around them. This can help open up all sorts of opportunities in the professional world and the social scene.

How to Make Cosmetic Dentistry More Affordable

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While cosmetic dentistry is not usually covered by dental insurance, there are ways to make the bill more manageable. Our office offers payment options such as:

  • In-office dental membership: Our in-house membership plan from Kleer allows you to pay a flat monthly or annual fee to gain access to a series of treatments to address your basic oral health needs.
  • CareCredit financing: Through CareCredit, our office offers payment plans that involve little to no interest. These plans break your bill into smaller monthly installments that can be easily managed.

To learn more about the costs of cosmetic dentistry, book a consultation at our office. We’ll be more than happy to help you understand your estimated bill as well as your financing options.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Your cosmetic dentist in Hoover can give you the picture-perfect smile you desire; however, it’s normal to feel apprehensive. Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, but there’s no reason to worry. Dr. Moulton will explain everything during your cosmetic dentistry consultation to calm your nerves. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.

Who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

If you are embarrassed by your teeth, you’re likely a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Most people who have healthy teeth and gums can benefit from elective procedures. Your dentist in Hoover, Dr. Moulton, will examine your mouth and learn more about your concerns to determine if cosmetic dentistry can help you. If he finds any oral health issues, like tooth decay or gum disease, they’ll have to be treated before revamping your smile. A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile. Once your oral health has been restored, Dr. Moulton can correct many aesthetic imperfections, including:

  • Stains and discoloration
  • Gummy smile
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Shorter than average teeth
  • Abnormally shaped teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Bite and alignment concerns

Will my cosmetic dentistry results be permanent?

Every mouth is unique, which means specific procedures will be used to improve your smile. Each cosmetic dentistry procedure has a different lifespan, so it’s impossible to determine how long your results will last without first creating your treatment plan. Unfortunately, most procedures don’t offer permanent results; however, your smile can thrive for months to years with the right aftercare. You can protect your investment by committing to your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a teeth cleaning and dental checkup. It’s best to skip anything that might harm your new smile, like using your teeth as tools or chewing on inedible objects.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

There isn’t one flat fee for cosmetic dentistry services because everyone has different needs and goals. We don’t want you to pay for anything you don’t need. After creating a treatment plan, a member of our team will review your estimate and payment options. You’ll know exactly what you’ll have to pay before committing to any procedure. We will help you find the solutions you need to enhance your smile without draining your bank account, like third-party financing with CareCredit.

Can I use my dental insurance for cosmetic dentistry?

It’s rare for dental insurance to pay for cosmetic treatments because the procedures are elective; however, there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures also provide restorative benefits, like all-ceramic crowns and dental bonding. If Dr. Moulton deems a treatment necessary for your oral health, such as fixing a chipped tooth, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to file any applicable claim forms to maximize your annual benefits. Although every policy differs, your insurance can pay up to 80% of the cost after reaching your deductible.