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I am Thinking about Cosmetic Dentistry: What Questions Should I Ask My Dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry can make a dramatic difference in your smile and in how you feel about your looks. Whether you have a simple case of discoloration or a major problem like severe misalignment or missing teeth, your cosmetic dentist can help you revitalize your look.

Deciding on Cosmetic Treatment

The first step in having your teeth cosmetically treated is to consult with a cosmetic dentist. You’ll discuss your feelings about how your teeth look and what you’d like to have changed. Your dentist will make suggestions regarding the best treatments to achieve your personal goals for your smile. You should also ask about before and after pictures of previous patients so you can see what the dentist’s work looks like. This is a good way to see if his approach to cosmetic treatment fits with your goals.

Whether you have a simple case of discoloration or a major problem like severe misalignment or missing teeth, your cosmetic dentist can help you revitalize your look.

Other considerations to address during your initial consultation include the projected cost, how long treatment will take if it is expected to be long-term, and whether you can combine multiple procedures into a single appointment.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Treatment

Based on these suggestions, you and your cosmetic dentist will decide what cosmetic dentistry procedures will work best for you to give you exactly the look you want. You might decide on just one procedure or on a combination. Some common cosmetic treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Tooth-colored fillings

All these treatments can be used alone or in combination to make a dramatic difference in the look of your smile. The best choices for you depend upon the problems you have with your teeth. For example, if the only thing you’re concerned about is surface staining, teeth whitening alone might be enough to revitalize your look. But if you have discoloration as well as asymmetrical teeth or silver filling you wish to have replaced, then a combination of teeth whitening and inlays or onlays, or even veneers might be the best approach.

To find out what cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, please contact Newton Dental Group to schedule a consultation.

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