If you are less than thrilled when you look in the mirror and open your mouth, a smile makeover may be on your horizon. Making over your smile can be as simple as undergoing a single procedure to enhance or restore beauty to your less-than-desirable smile or it may entail a series of treatments designed to improve the overall look, function and health of your smile.
No matter what path you may need to take to transform your smile, there are a few things to keep in mind if you are ready to undergo a smile makeover. The first, and most important, tip is that you should start your transformation with a detailed consultation with a cosmetic dentist you feel you can trust. This may be the same dentist that you use on a regular basis for preventative and restorative care, or it may be a different dentist that has expertise in the particular techniques you are interested in undergoing. If you are not sure who to consult with, it’s best to ask for recommendations from other people you may know who have undergone similar procedures (with results that impress you). You should also check the dentist’s credentials and see if any reviews or complaints have been posted online (although don’t simply go by online reviews).
If you are planning on undergoing extensive dental work and cost is an issue, you may also want to get more than one opinion and treatment plan. This is probably a good idea even if you trust your dentist, just to make sure that more than one professional agree with the best course of treatment. Meeting with multiple dentists may give you better insight into what your options are and will also allow you to see if different professionals are in agreement about how to best achieve your goals. You will also be able to compare prices if that is an issue for you. Keep in mind, however, that when it comes to your smile, you should not simply go with the lowest priced option because quality of care is of the utmost importance.
Once you have had one or more consultations to come up with a recommended treatment plan, it’s time to start planning how and when your smile transformation will take place. If more than a single treatment is needed, it’s best to determine up front the best order for procedures to occur, as well as any waiting time that may be needed between treatments. In some cases, time may be needed for proper healing. In others, your wallet may just need to heal a bit before you can move on to the next procedure in your smile makeover journey.
With proper planning and the services of a qualified dentist you can trust, you should be able to achieve the smile you always dreamed of. That should certainly give you something to smile about!
For more information about the smile makeover services offered by Gentle Dental in Queens, call us at 718-461-0100.