O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Explains What Things Patients Should Consider When Picking Cosmetic Treatm

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 23, 2013


When it’s time to improve the appearance of your smile, you have the luxury of choosing between a number of different cosmetic dental treatments! So how should you go about choosing the best cosmetic treatment for you? Here are some tips from our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists—this is how we propose patients evaluate their potential treatments.

· It all starts with a consultation with our dental team. During this consultation we’ll be able to assess your current dental health, and better understand what kind of cosmetic treatment you’re interested in. The most important thing, before we begin cosmetic treatment, is to make sure that your smile is healthy and strong.

· Then we’ll start thinking about what kinds of cosmetic issues you’d like to address. Do you want whiter teeth? Do you want to fix dental damage? Are you looking to straighten your smile? Our goal is to find a treatment or a combination of treatments that meet your needs exactly.

· You also have to consider your timeline, and your budget. Let our dental team know if you want to refresh your smile for a specific event—we can help you meet short-term and long-term cosmetic goals. Treatments like dental whitening, for example, can quickly improve the appearance of your smile while not precluding you from pursuing more extensive cosmetic treatment in the future.

These are some of the things to keep in mind as you contemplate cosmetic treatment. You’ll also want to consider what the treatment process is like, and what kind of maintenance and upkeep you’re comfortable with post-treatment.

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists can help you make the best decision for you. Give our office a call to get started. At your first appointment we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what specific treatments may be right for you. We look forward to working with you!