No matter what aesthetic issue you’re dealing with, cosmetic dentistry is the key to the smile of your dreams. Whether you wish your smile was a little bit whiter or that you could erase years of damage, a good aesthetic treatment could make a world of difference.
That said, cosmetic dentistry is so vast that it can be hard to know where to start when you’re talking to your dentist. If you have a consultation coming up, here are some topics you may want to touch on with them.
What Procedures Would You Recommend?
One of the best places to start any cosmetic dental consultation is to ask your dentist what treatment they would recommend for your unique issues. If you have something in mind that you would like to address, bring this up and ask what procedure is best suited to fixing it.
Can I See Before and After Photos?
Once you have a fair idea of which procedures you’re the most interested in, you should try and learn whatever you can about the dentist’s comfort with the treatment, and what your results would ultimately look like.
Most dentists take before and after pictures of their patients for promotional purposes, and these can be enormously helpful. These are real patients just like you, who likely entered the dentist’s office for reasons quite similar to yours. By looking at these photos, you can get a good idea of what you can expect from treatment.
How Long Will Results Last?
If you’re making an investment in your smile, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you’re getting for your time and money. Nothing lasts forever, so part of that is knowing when you can expect your results to fade.
This will also be a good way to initiate a conversation about how to take care of your teeth in order to maximize your results. Even cosmetic treatments that are completed within a single appointment, like teeth whitening, can give you results that last for years if you care for your teeth properly afterward.
About the Author
Dr. Ron Sherman has been at his practice for over 33 years, and when someone visits his office, he’s proud to say that he will personally be the one to help them. In fact, he gives his personal cell phone number to all his patients so that they can get care when they need it. Dr. Sherman received his degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and he has remained committed to staying on top of the latest in dental technology ever since.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (425) 391-4964.