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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

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Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.


Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

July 30, 2022 @ 07:56 AM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

patient with an attractive smileCosmetic dentistry is a popular field of dental care. Cosmetic dentistry treatments correct aesthetic flaws so that people enjoy a more attractive smile. While many individuals want to enhance their smile, they may be hesitant to undergo cosmetic dentistry treatment because they aren’t sure if it can address their needs, how much treatment will cost, or if treatment results will last.

It is natural to have questions about cosmetic dentistry. Here, Dr. Jean E. Barthman, whose dental practice serves the Redwood City, CA, area, provides answers to cosmetic dentistry FAQs, so that individuals can make an informed decision regarding whether they can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatment.

What Flaws Can Be Corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are a variety of dental treatments that fall under the realm of cosmetic dentistry, so this field of dental care is extremely versatile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can essentially address any blemish or imperfection that affects the appearance of the smile, including:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Dental stains
  • Chips, cracks, or fractures
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Excessive gum tissue, or a “gummy” smile

What Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Are Available?

Numerous dental treatments are able to address cosmetic flaws to create a more attractive smile. Some of these treatments are geared toward one specific issue, while others are able to correct a wide range of imperfections with a single dental procedure. Dr. Barthman works with her Redwood City patients to customize a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that meets their unique needs. Potential cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Invisalign®
  • Gum contouring
  • Microabrasion
  • Smile design or smile makeover

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry treatment varies based on the procedure and the extent of alterations that are needed. While it is impossible to say how much cosmetic dentistry treatment will cost without undergoing a personal consultation, some procedures are far more affordable than others. 

For instance, teeth whitening usually costs a few hundred dollars, whereas porcelain veneers may cost a few thousand dollars, depending on the number of teeth being treated. Fortunately, there are many financing options available to those who want to undergo cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry treatment is considered elective, because it focuses on aesthetics rather than on oral health. Because of this, insurance usually does not cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatment. That being said, there are times when cosmetic dentistry treatments also address structural flaws (such as when a porcelain crown is placed). In select situations, insurance may cover at least a portion of cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?

Pain is sometimes a concern for patients considering any type of dental treatment. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry treatment is not painful. If a cosmetic dentistry procedure has the potential to cause discomfort Dr. Barthman is happy to offer the appropriate anesthetic.

How Long Do Cosmetic Dentistry Results Last?

It is common for our Redwood City patients to question how long cosmetic dentistry results will last. Treatment results vary for each procedure, but many are long-lasting. For instance, porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns can each last 10 years or longer, provided they are cared for properly. Teeth whitening treatment does not last as long (usually six to 12 months), but results can be maintained with follow-up procedures.

Learn More

If you have more questions about the cosmetic dentistry treatments offered at our dental practice, Dr. Jean E. Barthman would be happy to provide you with answers. To schedule an appointment, send us a message online, or call (650) 367-4967.