Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Plan
Perhaps, you are excited about cosmetic dentistry. You’ve probably witnessed firsthand the wonderful results in the smiles of friends or family members. But where do you start? The answer is that your cosmetic dentistry plan begins with a consultation. After all, there is no way to identify your candidacy for cosmetic dentistry treatment until you have a consultation. Typically, the consultation includes a professional exam and possibly a dental cleaning. Your oral exam will include a full mouth x-ray, periodontal charting, panoramic radio graphing and all that is necessary to identify your needs and candidacy for treatment. After your oral exam, your cosmetic dentist will convey to you the proposed treatment plan, alternatives to the treatment plan, an estimate of the cost and any risks that may be involved in treatment. He or she will also let you know if you have any oral conditions that must be treated to qualify for cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, if you are a tooth grinder and desire dental veneers, you may qualify for veneer treatment but will be required to wear a mouth guard at night to prevent breakage of your porcelain veneers.
There’s nothing to lose and much to gain by going for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. You’ll be improving your oral health by having a professional dental cleaning. You’ll be enhancing your smile and appearance with cosmetic dentistry treatments that are beautiful and long lasting. Whether you are interested in tooth whitening, dental veneers or dental implants, a cosmetic dentistry consultation will certainly assist in helping you to make a well-educated decision about your smile!