O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Explains What to Consider with Your Dentist When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 12, 2013

Maybe you’ve decided that you’re ready to improve the appearance of your smile, but you’re not quite sure how to do it yet. Talking through your cosmetic options with your dentist will ensure that you make a decision that truly works for you. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists will help you weigh the benefits of each treatment and prioritize your needs.

In order to pick the right cosmetic treatment for you, you have to balance a number of different factors. Here are a few of the things that you should take into account when exploring cosmetic options…

Your timeline: how quickly do you want to perfect your smile? Are you one a timeline for a specific event—like a wedding or reunion?

Your budget: let your dentist know how much money you’re comfortable spending on cosmetic treatment. And remember, sometimes treatments that are more expensive in the short-term end up saving you money in the long-term.

Your ultimate cosmetic goals: are you trying to refresh your teeth, or are you looking to achieve a total smile transformation? You may want to combine different cosmetic treatment in order to achieve your desired results.

What’s healthiest for your smile: you never want to pursue cosmetic treatment at the expense of the health and structure of your smile. What is the least invasive treatment that can deliver the results you’re looking for? Is there a cosmetic treatment that will also improve the health of your teeth?

Long-term maintenance: consider what it will be like to maintain your post-cosmetic smile. How much time and energy are you willing to devote to upkeep?

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist office is here to help you answer these questions and discover your dream smile. Schedule your $1 consultation today to get started! At your consultation we can talk in greater detail about which cosmetic treatments might be right for your specific situation.