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Smile Makeover Magic: 3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 7:10 pm
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If you’re unhappy with the current condition of your teeth and gums, you may be considering a smile makeover. This simply refers to undergoing one or several dental treatments to achieve your ideal grin. Before you can get started, though, you must first consult with your dentist to be on the same page about what you’d like done and how to get there. This appointment is also the perfect opportunity for you to ask any pressing questions that have been on your mind about what to expect. Keep reading to learn about 3 things to ask before you decide what direction to take!

Question #1: What Can I Fix with a Smile Makeover?

In general, a smile makeover can apply to any aesthetic flaw that you want to address, including:

  • Internal or external discoloration.
  • Chips and cracks.
  • Broken or damaged teeth.
  • Gaps.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • A mild bite misalignment.

Some procedures, like teeth whitening, are considered purely cosmetic. Others, like dental crowns that cover and protect an injured tooth, can be both visually appealing and functional.

Question #2: How Long Does It Take?

There is no single answer to this question because it all depends on the current condition of your pearly whites as well as the recommended resolutions. Your dentist will walk you through the details of each potential treatment so that you have a comprehensive idea of what is involved. Some options, like cosmetic dental bonding, can be completed in a single visit while others, like placing dental crowns, can take two or more. Also, if you have cavities or gum disease then your dentist will identify and repair those issues, first, which means you may have to wait a little longer for your desired remedy.

Question #3: What Results Should I Expect?

Before moving forward with any potential dental work, you should know what the intended result will be. What will your teeth look and feel like when it’s all said and done? Are there special care instructions to take into consideration? You’ll get different outcomes based on the various materials and techniques used for each potential procedure. Therefore, it’s important that you understand what you’re signing up for so you can feel calm and confident about moving forward.

Now that you know what questions to ask your dentist during your consultation, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll soon have the perfectly beautiful smile you deserve!

About the Author

Dr. Dominic G. Carlson takes pride in providing individualized treatment plans for every patient regardless of their dental needs. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada in Reno, and then earned his dental doctorate at Crieghton University. He offers a full range of services for people of all ages under one roof to minimize the need for outside referrals. Whether you’d like a brighter smile or need to rebuild yours entirely, he has solutions to help. You’re welcome to request a consultation on the website or by calling the office at (661) 327-7301.