What to Consider Before Cosmetic Dentistry

How do you feel about your smile? Many patients are confident in the health of their teeth, yet they find themselves hiding their teeth due to concerns about their appearance. Whether you were born with an imperfect smile or your teeth have suffered unsightly consequences over time, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry offers a full range of treatment options for teeth that are crooked, discolored, chipped and misshapen. While cosmetic dentistry can undoubtedly be your answer to a more confident and happier you, it does require some intentional forethought and consideration. If you are interested in letting cosmetic dentistry transform you smile, here are a few things to keep in mind:

The Health and Condition of Your Teeth

In all cases, addressing the health of your teeth comes before improving their appearance. It is not only important to treat dental health problems (such as gum disease and decay) before getting cosmetic dentistry, but the state of your teeth can impact which cosmetic dental treatment is best for you. For instance, veneers can only be placed on teeth that are healthy. Otherwise, a crown or dental implant may be warranted.

Your Smile Goals

What bothers you most about your teeth? Is it the color, alignment or size of your teeth? You’ll need to be prepared to lay out a specific list of goals that you have for your smile makeover so that your cosmetic dentist can develop the most strategic treatment plan.

Your Budget

Cosmetic dentistry is typically not covered by dental insurance. Therefore, you’ll need to disclose your smile makeover budget. There are services to address all types of budget needs, from low-cost whitening and bonding to a more notable investment with veneers or Invisalign.

The Qualifications of Your Dentist

Last but not least, do your research about your cosmetic dentist. Does he or she have the certifications and experience in cosmetic dentistry that will help you feel confident in the dental chair. Don’t be afraid to ask directly, and don’t trust your smile to just anyone.

Schedule Your Consultation

At Manhattan Dental Design, we specialize in creating confident and beautiful smiles. We realize the importance of meeting your goals in cosmetic dentistry, and our team is here to help you feel comfortable and informed at every step of the process. What will it take for you to stop hiding your smile?

Posted on behalf of Manhattan Dental Design

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