Questions to Ask your Des Moines Cosmetic Dentist

Committing to a dental treatment can be confusing and stressful. However, at Gateway Dental Group, we want you to feel completely comfortable and confident with the decisions you’re making about your oral health. Dr. Stephen Burds and our team are happy to discuss your questions and concerns so you can make the best choice for your smile.

  • “What treatments do you recommend to improve my smile?” Dr. Burds will evaluate your mouth and create a customized treatment plan to enhance your smile. He may suggest veneers, whitening, or bonding to improve your aesthetic image.
  • “What are the pros and cons to each procedure?” Your Des Moines cosmetic dentist will fully explain your treatment alternatives so you can find the option that works best for you.
  • “What happens if I don’t treat the problem?” In some cases, cosmetic problems only hinder your appearance. However, other issues can affect your overall oral health. For example, chipped or pitted teeth may be difficult to clean, while missing teeth can create alignment problems. Treating your problem will help keep your smile healthy and functioning.
  • “What does my treatment plan involve?” Dr. Burds will help you understand the restoration process. He will tell you what to do before, during, and after your procedure. If you need further clarification, our patient education videos explain how our technologies and treatments work.
  • “What will my smile look like after my treatment?” Your Des Moines cosmetic dentist is happy to show you before and after photos of other patients so you can see the potential future of your smile.
  • “How can I prevent damaging my new smile?” Following your treatment, Dr. Burds will show you how to take care of your restorations. Proper daily hygiene and a healthy diet will help keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

If you need clarification on your diagnosis or treatment plan, please don’t hesitate to ask. Call Gateway Dental Group in Des Moines, Iowa at (515) 244-9565 to request an appointment or discuss your concerns. We welcome patients from Des Moines, River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.