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What Happens at a Cosmetic Consult?

Have you noticed changes in the way that your smile looks? Are you unhappy with certain features of your smile? You can enhance the appearance of your teeth with cosmetic dental treatments available from your dentist. They can develop a unique treatment plan to help you accomplish your smile aesthetic goals when you schedule a consult.

You can experience a more streamlined appointment with your dentist when you know what to expect before you arrive. Feel prepared for this visit by reading on and learning what will occur at a cosmetic dental consultation.

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Get Ready for Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

Evaluate Your Oral Health

Though you schedule this appointment to discuss aesthetic concerns in your smile, your dentist will first check the health of your teeth and gums. They will look for signs of decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. You can receive better results from your cosmetic dental work when your natural smile can provide a strong, healthy foundation.

The dentist will offer swift treatment for cavities and other problems before beginning the smile enhancement process. You should attend routine teeth cleanings and exams with your dentist to expedite this process and maintain optimal oral health.

Design the Smile of Your Dreams

With a healthy smile in place, you and your dentist can begin the process of designing the smile of your dreams. You can tell your dentist about your smile aesthetic goals. Then the dentist can use these as well as your medical history and existing dental structure to develop a plan to help you achieve these goals.

They approach each patient’s smile on an individualized basis. This way, you can get the best results for your unique dental needs. The dentist can also give you a strong idea of what your final results will look like so that you can have fully realized expectations.

Take this opportunity to ask any questions about your treatment plan too. Your dentist will maintain open communication throughout each step of your treatment.

Schedule Cosmetic Dental Procedures

With a treatment plan established, you can work with the front office staff to schedule any necessary dental procedures. You will have a firm idea of how many sessions you will need to finish your treatment as well as how long each appointment will last.

Some treatments, like teeth bonding, will only need one session to complete cosmetic enhancement. Dental fixtures like porcelain veneers may need two or more appointments over the course of several weeks to achieve your smile goals.

You can receive in-office teeth whitening treatment within one hour in a single session with your dentist. But if you prefer, you can choose to whiten your smile at home with a kit provided by your dentist. When you follow the instructions, you can gradually brighten your smile by wearing custom-made trays containing whitening gel. Talk to your dentist to find cosmetic dental treatments that suit your budget, schedule, and dental needs and goals.