The first step toward repairing a cracked, chipped, or damaged smile is to set up a consultation with a cosmetic dentist like Jamestowne South Dental Cracchiolo, Jr. at Perfecting Your Smile. Only Jamestowne South Dental can answer the many questions you may have about what lies ahead in repairing any tooth damage or replacing any missing teeth. However, not everyone knows exactly which questions are the most important ones to ask when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.
We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of common questions to ask at your consultation if only to help you get a better sense of the available procedures, what each one might entail, and how it can ultimately help get your smile looking like you want it to look.
Five Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
1. Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?
Cosmetic dentistry can be appropriate for anyone who isn’t happy with the way their smile looks. We see patients who have lost teeth in car accidents and sporting events, patients who have cracked teeth on hard candy, and patients whose teeth have grown decayed beyond repair. In every case, Jamestowne South Dental has a series of solutions that can help get that smile looking like new.
2. What are my options?
Jamestowne South Dental’s office offers several different types of cosmetic dentistry options, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Veneers/Lumineers dental treatment
- Dentures/partial dentures
- Porcelain crowns
Through your consultation, Jamestowne South Dental and his staff will help you determine which of these options may be the best fit for you and your circumstances.
3. What will my teeth look like when the procedure is over?
From the get-go, we’ll preach reasonable expectations for your new smile, but the fact of the matter is that you’re going to see a marked improvement. We’ll help you to design a smile that doesn’t have gaps, doesn’t show chips, isn’t crooked, and isn’t discolored. While it may not always be possible to craft a “perfect” smile, we absolutely can help any patient make massive improvements.
4. Will these procedures require any specialized after-care?
In some cases, your daily routine may not change much, but in others, you may have some slight alterations to make to maintain the results of your treatments. For example, porcelain veneers require less abrasive toothpaste. Also, smoking or using tobacco can affect the long-term quality of your new teeth, as well. Some changes may be necessary, but in most cases, patients seem pretty willing to make them.
5. What are my payment options?
Everyone is curious how payment works for cosmetic dentistry since most dental insurance plans don’t cover these costs unless the procedure is necessary for restorative health reasons. Jamestowne South Dental’s team will walk you through what a given procedure may cost and talk you through financing options, if necessary.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Perfecting Your Smile
There are few things we love more than helping someone find confidence in their smile again, and we offer several services capable of making those improvements possible. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, give us a call to set up a consultation so you can talk through these questions and any other questions you may have. We promise the results will be worth your trouble!