Keep In Mind These Considerations From Our O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentists When Planning Aesthetic Treatment
Cosmetic dentistry is a widely expanding field of dentistry. There are cosmetic treatments available to meet a wide variety of patient needs, and goals. The difficulty can come when it’s time to assess your treatment options and choose the best solution for your smile.
That is why our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists have put together his short article outlining some key considerations to keep in mind when you’re evaluating your treatment options. Let’s get started!
There are certain aesthetic treatment options that are able to address a number of cosmetic issues at once. With dental veneers, for example, you can close gaps between your teeth, correct dental damage, and resurface unsightly enamel. If you want to change multiple things about your smile, you may want to consider how this can be achieved with one solution, rather than combining multiple individual treatments.
It is very common for people to want to improve their smiles before special events, like weddings, reunions, and anniversaries. If this is the case for you, talk to our dental team about your ideal treatment timeline. Many treatments, like veneers and professional whitening, can be completed quickly. Other solutions, like Invisalign, take longer to deliver full results.
Once you’ve completed treatment, what kind of maintenance is necessary to keep up the results? What are you comfortable with? Certain treatments, like professional dental whitening, need to be repeated periodically. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are naturally stain resistant and durable, so they are more “hands off” once treatment is complete.
When evaluating treatment options, you want to consider any permanent changes that may come along with treatment. Here’s a prime example: in order for dental veneers to fit comfortably in the patient’s smile, the natural tooth surface must be shaved down. Because LUMINEERS are even thinner than veneers, they don’t require as much enamel shaping pre-application.
Transforming your smile shouldn’t be stressful or confusing. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are happy to walk you through your treatment options, and help you choose the perfect treatment for you. Give our office a call, or use the Contact Us page on our website to speak to a member of our team!