5 Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

5 Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dentistry ConsultationWould you like to improve the appearance of your smile? Whether you want to achieve whiter teeth, straighter teeth, or other enhancements, your first step on your journey should be a cosmetic dental consultation in Park Cities, Dallas, TX. During your appointment, your dentist will learn about your oral health and your smile goals. They’ll also start to map out your personalized treatment plan. How can you get the most out of this initial appointment? Asking the following questions may help.

Why Are You the Best Person to Perform My Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment?

You should only entrust your smile to someone who has the training and experience necessary to produce outstanding results. You can find out a lot about a dentist’s qualifications by browsing through their website, but if you have any questions about the information you come across, don’t hesitate to bring up the subject during your consultation.

What Can I Expect My Final Results to Look Like?

Before you commit to any cosmetic dental treatment, you should have realistic expectations about what you can expect your results to look like. Some dentists use advanced smile design software to provide patients with a personalized, realistic preview of their results. If you dislike anything about the preview, let your dentist know, and they can make adjustments.

Will My New Smile Require Any Specialized Care?

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment worth protecting! Maintaining the results of some treatments requires that you make minor adjustments to your daily routine. For example, if you get porcelain veneers, you may need to switch to a less abrasive toothpaste so you do not accidentally scratch the porcelain. If you smoke or chew tobacco, you should thoroughly understand how your habit might affect your treatment’s long-term prospects.

What Are the Pros and Cons of the Service I’m Interested In?

Every cosmetic dental treatment comes with unique pros and cons, and you should understand these before you commit to anything. For example, you might be interested in dental bonding. It is an excellent way to correct minor aesthetic flaws in teeth, and it is cost-effective. However, it does not last as long as porcelain veneers. Understanding such details can help you make an informed decision about how to move forward with your smile’s transformation.

What Are My Payment Options?

Dental insurance almost never covers cosmetic dentistry treatments (there are some exceptions if a service is both restorative and cosmetic in nature). Therefore, you should know both how much any given procedure will cost and what forms of payment the dental practice accepts. In most cases, you should be able to apply for low- or no-interest financing through CareCredit if you want to pay for your treatment over time. Are you prepared for your cosmetic dentistry consultation? Knowing which questions to ask can make your appointment a resounding success! About the Author Dr. R. David Brumbaugh has more than 25 years of experience as a dentist. Throughout his career, he has taken many advanced courses on cosmetic procedures and is even a member of the teaching faculty at the Center of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. To learn more about Dr. Brumbaugh and how he may be able to help you achieve your ideal smile, contact our team at 214-369-5159.