If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, the first step is to consult with a cosmetic dentist. Before your consultation, it is a good idea to have a list of questions and concerns about what work you wish to have done. The more questions you ask and the more you learn about your treatment beforehand, the more likely you are to be pleased with the eventual results.
Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
During your consultation, you will have an opportunity to ask any and all questions you have about cosmetic dentistry, your goals for your teeth, and how your cosmetic dentist plans to approach your treatment. During this time with your dentist, you should be able to get a good idea what your teeth will look like after your procedures have been completed, and whether this will meet your expectations.
You should explain exactly what you wish to have changed about your teeth. Your dentist will suggest procedures that can help you reach these goals. You will also want to ask about other clients your dentist has worked with. Also ask to see before and after photos of clients the dentist has worked with in the past to see if the results meet your expectations. Often this type of information is available on the dentist’s website.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Several cosmetic dentistry procedures are commonly used to improve the looks of a less-than-perfect smile. Which procedures you and your cosmetic dentist decide upon will depend upon your goals for your teeth.
Some of the most common procedures include:
- Teeth whitening—for teeth that are stained or discolored
- Porcelain veneers—for various surface damage or severe staining
- Inlays and onlays—for misshapen or asymmetrical teeth
Together with your dentist, you’ll decide what approach is best to give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. If you have any questions about how to best improve the look of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, please contact our office at 817-465-0355 to schedule your initial consultation.