Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile, but few people win the genetic jackpot when it comes to the appearance of their teeth. Not to mention, lifestyle choices, poor oral hygiene, and other issues can contribute to a less than perfect smile. You don’t have to let the weight of tooth discoloration, chips, gaps, or missing teeth affect your self-esteem any longer. You can look and feel your best with a smile makeover. Your first step toward a confident future is scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are 4 important questions you’ll want to ask during your appointment.
1. What are your qualifications?
Many dental practices offer cosmetic services; however, not all dentists have undergone advanced training in elective procedures. Take time to learn more about the dentist’s education and qualifications in cosmetic dentistry. Ask if they are a member of any professional organizations to ensure they can create the smile of your dreams, like the American Dental Association.
2. Which procedures are right for me?
A smile makeover isn’t a single procedure. Instead, it involves specific treatments catering to your needs because everyone has different goals. After examining your mouth and learning more about your concerns, your cosmetic dentist will create a personalized strategy to revamp your smile. Based on your needs, they may recommend one or more services, such as:
- Direct bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
3. How much is it going to cost?
There’s not a flat fee for a smile makeover because your dentist can’t use a cookie-cutter treatment plan. Various factors affect the amount you’ll pay, such as the type of procedure and the complexity of your case. In some situations, dental insurance can also affect the cost. Although it’s rare for elective procedures to be covered, there are some exceptions. Certain cosmetic treatments provide restorative benefits, like direct bonding. If your cosmetic dentist determines a treatment is necessary for your dental health, such as fixing a chip, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost.
4. How long will my results last?
Every procedure has a different lifespan, and multiple factors influence how long your new smile will last, like your dental hygiene. No matter the procedure, you can ensure your new smile thrives with a solid oral hygiene routine at home and visiting your dentist regularly. They will discuss any additional aftercare instructions to ensure your investment lasts, like keeping inedible objects out of your mouth.
Achieve a Picture-Perfect Smile
Don’t spend another day feeling less than your best. Schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist to achieve the stunning smile you desire.
About Dr. Randall Nameth
Dr. Nameth earned his dental degree from The Ohio State University. He undergoes continuing education annually to provide state-of-the-art services. As a member of various professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, he has the qualifications and training you can trust. If you’re ready to enhance your smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.