Young child with beautiful smile after cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry – Papillion, NE

Creating Radical & Healthy Smiles

Surfers break their teeth all the time, and we’re just the ones to call when it happens! We offer several fast and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures to help your little one’s smile shine as bright as a wave’s crest, like natural-looking restorations. If your little one has an incomplete smile that’s driving their confidence down, our experienced team is happy to help with cosmetic dentistry in Papillion, NE.

Why Choose Surf's Up Pediatric Dentistry for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Board-Certified
    Pediatric Dentist
  • Dental Office That’s Involved
    in the Community
  • We Love Seeing Children
    with Special Needs

Dental Bonding

Child receiving dental bonding

Whether your child chips a tooth learning how to ride a bike or falls on the playground, there’s no need to panic. We can repair it with a non-invasive, fast cosmetic treatment called direct bonding. Using composite resin, which is the same material we use to fill cavities, we can sculpt and texturize a putty replica of the missing portion of their tooth and adhere it to their damaged one. By the time the resin is hardened, it will be hard to tell where their natural tooth ends and where the repair begins.

Dental Bonding

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Mother and child brushing teeth after at home teeth whitening treatment

For children who have severely discolored teeth in certain situations, Dr. Bryce may recommend over the counter low-concentration bleaching products to brighten their grins. These treatments have been clinically tested and proven to break down even the most stubborn, deep stains, revealing a bright pearly white underneath. 

Amalgam-Free Dental Restorations

Two kids with healthy smiles after metal free dental restorations

We are an amalgam-free pediatric dental office!

Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Dental insurance does not typically cover elective procedures, and many pediatric cosmetic treatments fall into this category. However, there are exceptions where coverage may apply if the procedure offers oral health benefits. For example, if your child requires amalgam-free restoration to protect a damaged tooth, there may be partial coverage available. Of course, each individual policy may vary. Our team at Surf’s Up Pediatric Dentistry can assist you in navigating your child’s specific insurance plan, handling paperwork, and ensuring you maximize the benefits available!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

Absolutely! Most cosmetic dental treatments are considered safe for young patients, especially when overseen by a skilled pediatric dentist. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that not every procedure suits every child. That’s why our dentists conduct thorough examinations beforehand. We aim to guide parents on which treatments may be unsuitable for their child's unique oral condition.

Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening products, which may contain abrasive or harmful ingredients, our professional whitening treatments utilize clinically proven, safe ingredients. Parents can trust that their child's cosmetic dental care is in expert hands, ensuring both safety and satisfaction with the results!

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

Parents often wonder if cosmetic dental procedures will be painful for their children. Rest assured – our priority is ensuring a comfortable experience for every young patient undergoing cosmetic enhancements.

Many cosmetic treatments for children are non-invasive, such as whitening and bonding, which typically do not require local anesthetic. In cases where tooth reshaping is necessary, our dentists use numbing agents to minimize discomfort.

While some children may experience mild soreness or sensitivity in the days following treatment, this is usually temporary and easily managed. Our team works diligently to alleviate any discomfort and ensure that your child's journey to a brighter smile is as pain-free as possible.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The durability of your child's newly enhanced smile depends on the specific cosmetic treatments received. Some treatments naturally have longer lifespans than others. For instance, quick fixes like teeth whitening and dental bonding may not last as long as more extensive procedures.

Keep in mind that the longevity of your child’s cosmetic results will increase with good oral hygiene practices, regular dental checkups, and protective measures like wearing mouthguards or nightguards. Additionally, avoiding habits like using teeth as tools and limiting consumption of staining foods and beverages can help your child’s smile last as long as possible.