Do you ever wonder if it would be possible to have a smile you could feel proud to showcase? If it has been years since you last felt confident showing off your teeth, it might seem like an impossibility or a dream that you could actually have a dazzling smile. Fortunately, that is not the case! Modern cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a gorgeous smile!
Talk to the Dentist About Your Causes for Concern
The first thing you should do, at your consultation, is talk candidly with your cosmetic dentist about why you’re seeking treatment in the first place. If staining is your only issue, professional whitening might be an effective way to achieve your dream smile.
However, if there are several causes for concern, your dentist could help devise a customized smile makeover in order to hide any existing imperfections, while helping to create a more beautiful yet still natural-looking smile.
Cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, gum contouring and other procedures can often be combined in order to help a patient achieve his or her ideal smile.
Discuss Timeframes and Longterm Goals Before Settling On Treatment
Before settling on a treatment plan, the dentist can help discuss with you the longevity of the options you have, as well as how quickly the enhancements can be completed. If you’re looking for fast results, bonding or contouring might be ideal, as they can generally be completed in less than an hour.
If you are most interested in long-lasting results, however, your dentist may recommend the added stain resistance of choosing porcelain veneers.