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Questions to Ask when Considering Cosmetic Dentistry
People have learned that cosmetic dentistry will get you that smile you have always wanted. You have earned it. It has been a process; you have convinced yourself to take the leap. You have made all the financial preparations.
Now, it is time to have a chat with a cosmetic dentist. You need to figure out the kind of treatments will work best for you and find out what those procedures involve. How do you get all this information? By interviewing the dentist.
These questions should guide patients through a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
Questions commonly asked about cosmetic dentistry
1. Ask about the dentist's qualifications and experience
This line of questioning sounds most natural after one introduces themselves. After giving a little personal history and the reason for wanting cosmetic dentistry, ask the dentist about themselves.
It is not only polite conversation, but it will also give a sense of the personality and qualifications of the dentist. Ask the following of the prospective cosmetic dentist:
- What type of board certifications you have?
- How many years of experience do you have in the field of cosmetic dentistry?
- What kind of procedures do you specialize in?
It is also wise to ask for the dentist's portfolio of before and after pictures. The dentist's skill will determine the quality and longevity of the treatment.
2. Ask questions about each proposed treatment option
The consultation can now begin in earnest. The dentist will examine the mouth and recommend suitable cosmetic dental procedures. Suitability will be determined by the state and health of the patient's mouth and teeth. At this stage, the dentist will likely offer several options.
To help with the final decision, ask the following questions for each option that the dentist proposes:
- Ask about the pros and cons of each recommended procedure
- Ask how durable each method is
- Ask about the success rate of each proposed process
- Find out how many times the dentist has performed each procedure and ask to see before and after photos of previous patients
- Ask for a preview of potential results
Have the dentist detail the steps of the procedure, including more information about anesthetic, the number of dental visits needed and the total amount of time it takes to complete the treatment. Finally, find out about the cost and available financing options for the treatment.
3. Get a feel for the dentist and their practice
Granted, these are a lot of questions to ask. But that is a good thing. The questions make it easy to judge the temperament and professionalism of the dentist. A good dentist will gladly and patiently answer all of the patient's questions. They will be confident about their skills and will proudly show their board certifications and photo evidence of their work.
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They will explain why a particular procedure is good or bad for you. You should leave the dentist's practice knowing every step that will be taken by the dentist and by you, to fix your smile. If you leave the dentists office feeling confident and cared for, then you have yourself a dentist. Do not settle for anything less!
Go to https://www.dentistofvisalia.com for more information about fixing your smile with cosmetic dentistry or call Visalia Care Dental at (559) 975-1213.
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