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What Should I Ask When Considering a Smile Makeover?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — archway @ 6:34 pm
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Have you been yearning for a prettier smile? Luckily, there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can transform troubled teeth into gorgeous grins. While this probably sounds like a great idea, getting a smile makeover is not a decision to be made lightly. It’s crucial to be educated about the process so you can make an informed decision. Here are a few excellent questions to ask your dentist when you have your smile makeover consultation.

What Can a Smile Makeover Do for Me?

During your consultation, your dentist will thoroughly inspect your mouth to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. They may recommend treatments like cosmetic dental bonding to repair small chips and cracks, teeth whitening to bleach out stubborn stains, or porcelain veneers to reshape your smile into an ideal new state. However, any tooth decay or gum disease will have to be resolved before any of these treatments can take place. Asking your dentist about which of these treatments may be a good fit for you can help you figure out the best way to achieve your goals.

How Long Will the Process Take?

A smile makeover can be quite a time investment. While treatments like cosmetic dental bonding and in-office teeth whitening can be completed in a single visit, porcelain veneers, metal-free crowns, and take-home teeth whitening kits can take several weeks. If you’re interested in straightening out your smile with Invisalign, your treatment may take as long as a year or more. It’s not uncommon for a smile makeover to happen over the course of multiple appointments, so it’s a great idea to ask about the timeframe you can expect during treatment.

Do You Have Any Before-and-After Photos of Your Previous Patients?

If you’re going to let a dentist perform extensive cosmetic dental work on your smile, you’ll probably want to know that they are experienced in the process and have a record of success. It’s perfectly reasonable to ask your dentist if you can see a portfolio of their previous work. Before-and-after photos can help you feel secure with your dentist and give you a better idea of the results you can get from treatment.

A smile makeover can be a wonderful way to achieve a beautiful new smile. Asking the right questions at your consultation can help you find the right dentist and enjoy a smoother cosmetic dental process overall.

About the Author

Dr. Deval Parmar earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and has advanced her skill set with further training in dental implants, Invisalign, and laser dentistry. She is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. Her office in Frisco, TX offers general, restorative, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers. To schedule a smile makeover consultation, contact her office online or dial (972) 972-4646.

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