Cosmetic Dentist – Worcester, MA

Creating the Grin You’ve Always Wanted

Few people are blessed with perfect teeth. However, if your smile’s appearance affects your self-esteem, it may be time to get help from a cosmetic dentist in Worcester, MA. You don’t have to suffer from stained, misshapen, or damaged teeth. Dr. Joseph Costa offers multiple cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your natural smile and improve your overall dental health. Cosmetic dentistry is often an important part of maintaining optimal oral health for a lasting smile that both looks and feels great.

Our cosmetic dentists have over 30 years of education and experience in providing high-quality dental services. We take an individualized approach with each patient to ensure a lifelong healthy, beautiful smile. Furthermore, we strive to build a lasting patient-dentist relationship to serve as the foundation of your long-term dental care. We will assess your problem and help decide which procedure is right for your needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Our dental office is proud to provide cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to create aesthetically pleasing smiles. Cosmetic dentistry not only enhances the look of the smile, but it can also improve a patient’s oral health. Fixing problems like crooked teeth, tooth damage, and even tooth discoloration often motivates patients to care for their smiles. Many patients visit the dentist for regular care and improve their oral hygiene routines at home to maintain their results.

Our team will take the time to assess your dental health and discuss your concerns and goals. We will only recommend procedures and a plan of treatment that you previously approved. Our team tailors dental care to your unique goals and concerns, designed to complement your smile while also supporting lasting dental health.

No matter what your dental problem is, our office offers a wide range of cosmetic dental services, including:

Teeth Whitening

In-office or at-home teeth whitening will improve the color of your teeth so you will have a movie-star bright smile.


Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that cover your teeth. Veneers can help provide the appearance of a white smile if the teeth are badly stained or damaged, or they can cover misshapen, too short, or poorly spaced teeth.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign aligners help to realign your teeth, just like metal braces. Unlike braces, however, they are clear and virtually unnoticeable.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings not only treat cavities, but they can also improve the look of your smile by repairing cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

“Need” is a strong word. That said, we do encourage patients to come in for a consultation if their self-esteem has taken a toll because of dental imperfections like noticeable stains, gaps, and chips. That way, you can learn all about your treatment options as well as the benefits and price of each. The goal is to give you insight into the step-by-step process and the final result so you can determine if you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you!

What Can I Expect at My Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation?

Whether you’re a new patient or a long-time patient who hasn’t come in for cosmetic dentistry before, you might be wondering what to expect at your consultation. In short, you’ll settle into one of our treatment rooms, which is where Dr. Costa will meet you and get to know you a bit better. He’ll also conduct an oral exam and ask you a few questions about your aesthetic goals. Then, he’ll share all of the treatment options available to you (including his recommendations) and answer any questions you have before creating your smile makeover plan.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

The longevity of your results depends largely on two factors. The first is the cosmetic dental service you choose. After all, some treatments simply last longer than others! Teeth whitening and veneers are a great example because teeth whitening usually lasts 3-6 months while veneers can last for 10 years or more.

The second factor is how well you take care of your smile. So, make sure you commit to a solid oral hygiene regimen, you come in for a checkup and cleaning every six months, and you quit unhealthy dental habits like smoking. If you don’t, then imperfections like stains and chips will resurface after a short period of time.

Do I Need to Change My Diet After Cosmetic Dentistry?

The answer to this question depends largely on the treatment you choose. For example, if you address stubborn stains with teeth whitening, then you should limit your intake of dark-colored foods and beverages, like chocolate and soda, to prevent dental discoloration from resurfacing shortly after your treatment. Of course, changes like this aren’t always necessary. Since veneers are crafted from stain-resistant materials, discoloration isn’t much of a concern. Similarly, Invisalign doesn’t require any dietary restrictions – you can even eat crunchy foods like whole apples and raw nuts!

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?

You might be surprised to hear that the answer is “yes!” One example is Invisalign, which can move your teeth and bite into proper alignment, reducing your chances of tooth decay and premature wear in the process. It’s also worth noting that there’s a good chance you’ll take great care of your smile if you are proud of it. In other words, following your smile transformation, you might find yourself adopting more healthy dental habits, like flossing every evening.