What To Consider When You're Thinking Of Using Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want to fix a cosmetic problem with your teeth that has been on your mind for a while? If so, it is not a decision that should be made lightly. Here are some things to consider before you make a cosmetic dentistry appointment.

How Much Experience Does Your Dentist Have?

One thing to keep in mind is the amount of experience that your dentist has in any procedure that you are looking into. There are general dentists that specialize in your routine checkups, cleanings, cavities, and root canals, and then there are others that work specifically in cosmetic dentistry. 

A cosmetic dentist is going to have much more experience in the procedure that you want to get, and can even show you before and after results from patients that came in for similar problems. For example, if you want to use veneers to cover up any of your teeth that are discolored, a cosmetic dentist can show you the kind of work they have done in the past so that you know it will look good. After all, it's not just about repairing your teeth so that they function well, but so that your teeth look great.

What Technology Does Your Dentist Use?

It is worth asking your dentist what kind of technology they use to make sure that your smile is beautiful at the end of the procedure. Some dentists use digital smile design to look at your face as a whole when making recommendations. Your eyes, mouth, nose, and lips need to be considered so that your whole smile looks beautiful, not just your teeth.

Intraoral scanning is a unique way to make a model of your mouth by scanning it with special equipment. This can help your dentist with making crowns by replicating the exact size of the tooth on the opposite side of your mouth or to further mock up your veneers so they look natural on your teeth. 

What Sort Of Warranty Is There On The Dental Work?

It's important that any dental work that is done meets the high standards that you would expect from a cosmetic dentist. That's why it is always worth asking about what type of guarantee or warranty the dentist offers on their work. For example, if you get dental veneers installed, you'll want to know what your options are if the veneer were to fail unexpectedly. Some dentists will have you come back and fix it for free as long as it is within their guarantee period.