Ask These 5 Questions Before Your Smile Makeover

July 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — udpdentistry @ 3:03 pm
Happy woman in dental chair, admiring results of her smile makeover

Would you like to enhance the appearance of your teeth? Your cosmetic dentist can help you correct aesthetic imperfections and enjoy a more confident smile. However, it’s important not to commit to anything without being well-informed. Here are some questions that you can ask during your smile makeover consultation that will help you understand the road ahead of you:

What Problems Can a Smile Makeover Correct?

Cosmetic dentistry can correct a wide range of aesthetic issues in teeth, including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Minor misalignment
  • Teeth that look too small
  • Asymmetrical teeth

Of course, every case is unique. Your cosmetic dentist will let you know what options are available to address your specific smile concerns.

Can I See a Preview of My Results?

Some dental practices use advanced technology to show a realistic preview of what the results of certain treatments will look like. They can take a photo of your teeth as they are now, and then edit the photo to help you understand how you may look after your smile makeover is complete. For example, they can provide a preview of veneers or whitening. If you have any feedback to offer about the images (for example, if you would like your teeth to be a different color or shape), be sure to let your dentist know.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Different cosmetic treatments have varying life expectancies. For example, teeth whitening may last for months or years (depending on your daily habits), while veneers can last for a decade or longer. Dental bonding may last for 5 years or so. Considering the expected longevity of your results will help you to weigh cost versus value when you are trying to decide exactly which treatments to invest in.

Will My Results Look Natural?

Cosmetic dentistry uses advanced techniques and high-quality materials, and your dental team can tailor your treatment to your specifications. If you want a subtle and natural-looking glow-up for your smile, that is certainly achievable. No one may ever be able to tell that you have undergone a bit of cosmetic work. On the other hand, if your personal style is more dramatic, you can opt for ultra-white teeth or other features that make a bold statement.

How Long Will My Smile Makeover Take?

Some cosmetic treatments can be completed in a single brief appointment, while others require trips to the dental office spread out across weeks or months. If you would like your smile makeover to be finished by a certain date, let your dentist know, and it is possible that they will be able to accommodate your wishes.

A smile makeover is a wonderful thing! Asking the right questions before you begin treatment can help you move forward with confidence.

Meet the Practice

University Dental Professionals features a team of five talented general dentists and specialists. Dr. Tony Tomaro in particular has earned a reputation for being able to provide beautiful cosmetic results. If you are interested in enhancing your smile, our practice would be pleased to help you. Contact us at 773-684-5702.

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