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7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

October 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — beverlyhills @ 11:49 pm
A Century City cosmetic dentist examining a patient’s mouth.

A smile is more than just a part of your appearance. In fact, many people consider it a part of their identity, so it’s worth taking care of every day. However, even if you have good oral health, you might be tired of stains that simply won’t go away no matter how much brushing you perform or minor chips and cracks that distract you every time you look in the mirror. If you found a Century City cosmetic dentist you think might be for you but aren’t sure if they are the right person for cosmetic treatment, ask them the following questions before you start any treatment.

What cosmetic treatments do you offer?

Whether you know what treatment it is that you want or you aren’t sure and you need help figuring out which service would best help you meet your cosmetic needs, the first thing you should confirm is whether or not they provide the services to get it done.

Do you have before and after photos I can look at?

If a cosmetic dentist is not willing to prove what your future smile could look like, that should immediately trigger a red flag. Any dentist who is confident in their abilities should be more than willing to highlight previous cosmetic cases.

Do you provide sedation dentistry in-house?

While it may not apply to everyone, having a dentist that’s able to provide calming sedation can make a big difference for those who want to improve their smile’s appearance but feel nervous or anxious during dental treatments. In some cases, dentists will have varying degrees of sedation for different severities of anxiety.

What are my financing options?

Since cosmetic dentistry is rarely covered by dental insurance, you’ll want to consider other options if you don’t intend to pay for your care out-of-pocket. Certain financing options allow you to pay for treatments over the course of several months and even come with little to zero interest attached.

Can you explain the procedure in more detail?

Dentists should be willing to explain every step of a dental treatment in detail before you make a final decision on your care. This ensures that you know exactly what to expect, especially for treatments that could involve modifying your existing tooth enamel.

What materials do you use?

Certain materials need to be used in order to ensure the best esthetics possible for your smile, particularly if you intend to get porcelain veneers or metal-free restorations.

How do I make my cosmetic treatment last?

Like any dental treatment, it’s an investment. That means the dentist should be willing to discuss exactly how you can make your new smile last for as long as possible.

It’s always worth it to find the right cosmetic dentist for you. With these questions in mind, you’re sure to find the right professional who’s dedicated to serving your needs!

About Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry

The dentists at Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry are trained to perform many different cosmetic treatments under one roof. Whether you’re unsure which treatment is right for you or you want to have confidence in your future cosmetic enhancement, their detailed smile gallery speaks for itself. You can give their office a call by contacting them through their website.

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