18 Dec I’m considering cosmetic dentistry – Which questions should I ask my dentist?
Cosmetic dentistry can transform a patient’s appearance and self-image. With the ability to correct embarrassing flaws such as missing, chipped, crooked, and stained teeth, your dentist can use a number of procedures and methods to improve the aesthetic components of your smile. Combining an artistic eye with state-of-the-art techniques, your smile can be drastically improved with porcelain veneers, white restorations, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and professional teeth whitening.
If you’re wondering how cosmetic dentistry can improve your life and your appearance, consider scheduling a consultation with your dentist. At your appointment, you can discuss problem areas with your teeth that you would like to see improved and discuss which procedure or combination of procedures are best for your needs. [pullquote]If you’re wondering how cosmetic dentistry can improve your life and your appearance, consider scheduling a consultation with your dentist.[/pullquote]
Before visiting your dentist for a smile makeover consultation, you may want to write down any questions you have before your appointment. Be sure to inquire about which procedures your dentist recommends and why. Because some procedures such as porcelain veneers are permanent while, you should ask for a basic overview of recommended procedures to help you make an informed decision.
Because many insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures, consider discussing costs and financing options with your dentist. If necessary, develop a savings plan to pay for your smile makeover out-of-pocket. In some cases, you may be eligible for third-party financing. If third-party financing is an option, ask the dental office’s patient coordinator for advice and suggestions.
In some cases, cosmetic dental work may overlap with restorative dental procedures. If you’re in need of fillings or crowns to address tooth decay, ask your dentist about white restorations made from high-quality porcelain and composite resin.
To achieve your smile makeover goals, it’s important to feel comfortable discussing your concerns openly with your dentist. Improving a smile with cosmetic dental work is a highly individualized service and open communication between a patient and his or her doctor helps ensure patient satisfaction.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call our dental team at 512-200-7422 to reserve an appointment.