Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

April 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crownridgedental @ 6:40 pm
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Have you ever looked at your teeth in the mirror and wished that you could completely transform them? Maybe you want to completely start over? Then a smile makeover could be absolutely perfect for you!

Smile makeovers involve using a wide array of cosmetic treatments to revitalize someone’s smile. The first step to getting one is a consultation, where you’ll talk to your dentist about your options. Here are a few questions you may want to ask at a consultation like that.

What Treatments Will Be Involved?

Cosmetic dentistry involves a wide variety of procedures, each of which is suited to treating some problems more than others. Teeth whitening is excellent at treating discoloration, direct bonding can patch up cracks, Invisalign can straighten misaligned teeth, and so on.

One of the most important parts of a smile makeover consultation is figuring out which of these treatments are best suited to your needs, and what it is that they can do for you.

What Work Have You Done in the Past?

Consultations are also an opportunity to figure out what your dentist is capable of. Part of that will come from getting to know your dentist as a person, but you can also take a look at work that they’ve done in the past. Most dentists take pictures of their work, so you can look at these promotional photos to get a better sense of who you’re working with.

How Long Will It Take to See Results?

One of the nice things about cosmetic dentistry is that many of the procedures only take one or two appointments. However, getting several of them can still take some time, and even more so if you have to wait between them.

Invisalign treatment can even take over a year, so once you have a good idea of what treatments you’re looking for you should figure out how long it will be before you get the results you need.

Of course, you can ask anything you’d like at a smile makeover consultation. The dentist is there for you, so don’t be shy and try to get as much information as you can.

About the Author

Dr. Christian Pham is a dentist who takes his patients’ health very seriously but does what he can to make caring for their teeth as enjoyable as possible. Dr. Pham received his dental degree from the Boston University School of Dentistry and learned as much as he could about his craft as a dentist in the United States Air Force. After leaving service, he received advanced training in cosmetics from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

If you have any questions about a smile makeover, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (210) 538-7500.

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