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I Am Thinking About Cosmetic Dentistry: What Questions Should I Ask My Dentist?

Posted on: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

cosmetic dentistry Tempe AZSo, you have decided to take that all-important step in rejuvenating your smile with cosmetic dentistry, but you are not sure where to start. The best thing to do is to have a serious conversation with your dentist about the issues that are really bothering you. With teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding and all the other available resources it is easy to get confused.

Common Cosmetic Options

In office and at home teeth whitening is always a great way to improve your smile, if it is done by your dentist. Over the counter products just don’t work as well and they sometimes leave those unattractive spots on your teeth. Whitening products and procedures supplied and supervised by a professional will always be safer and more effective.

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to brighten and create a beautiful smile. They are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of teeth. These custom-made shells are bonded to the front surface of teeth to alter the color, shape or length needed to improve their appearance.

Cosmetic bonding can be used to improve the appearance of teeth which have been cracked or chipped. It is a tooth colored resin that can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth creating a more uniform image.

The dental landscape is continuously changing, and new aspects constantly emerge which give us a range of options to achieve our best smile. It is a good idea to do some research and be prepared before making major changes. Below is a list of seven questions you should ask when considering cosmetic dentistry.

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

  • What options do I have to achieve the smile I want?
  • Will follow-up treatments be necessary?
  • Will special home care be required?
  • What is the average life span of these options?
  • Are there any negative aspects to these options?
  • Will insurance cover a portion of the cost?
  • Do you have before and after pictures of these treatments?

Whether you are ready for an intense smile makeover or you just want to tweak a few things, make an appointment with our office today. We can help you explore all your options for achieving your most attractive smile.

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