3 Questions To Ask Your Dentist When Having Cosmetic Work

Having cosmetic work done to your teeth can truly be life changing when it is done well, helping you to regain a happy and confident smile. However, it is important that you know what it is you’re signing up for to make sure that it is absolutely the right decision for you. Go to a reputable, UK based dentist for the safest treatment that will also allow you to get exceptional aftercare. Make sure you ask them as many questions as you need, including those below, and if they fail to answer any of them, it’s likely they’re not the right dentist to choose! So, here are the three big questions…


How Long Do The Results Last? 

The first thing you need to establish is how long the results from the treatment will last. You might be given a price for a treatment and think that’s great for a perfect smile, however you have to take into account you may need the treatment again at some point. For example, teeth whitening needs to be topped up every year or so, veneers need to be replaced around every 15 years and composite bonding every three or so. It is really important that you are prepared to spend more in the future to maintain your results. This isn’t always the case, for example if you go to a dentist in Leamington Spa, LA or London for Invisalign, if you wear your retainers properly as instructed by your dentist, then the results can last for life! So, just make sure you ask how long they will last to see if you’re prepared for the cost in the future. 


What Does The Treatment Mean For My Oral Health?

Another thing you need to discuss is the impact the treatment could have on your oral health. Everyone’s oral health is different, and not everyone is right for every treatment, so it is absolutely essential that you ask this question and that your dentist conducts a thorough oral health examination to make sure that you are the right candidate. They should absolutely do this anyway, so if they only decide to do it after you’ve asked the question, that would be a big red flag and it would be advised that you look for another dentist. 


Are There Any Alternatives To This Treatment? 

Finally, you should always ask your dentist if there are any alternatives to the treatment. This might be something they bring up anyway, but it might be that there are more affordable and less invasive treatments available that will get you similar results. For example, if you don’t have the budget for veneers, teeth whitening and composite bonding might be good alternatives, albeit the results won’t last as long. Nevertheless, make sure that you ask the question and you could consider the different options you have. Just make sure that you take the time to establish the best possible treatment for you and if you don’t feel ready, don’t commit to anything on the day of your consultation. There is no shame in taking some time to think, to help make sure that you achieve your dream smile!

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