How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?
If you have made a decision to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, you probably want it to happen quickly so you can enjoy your new smile now. The best way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a cosmetic services consultation here in our Lake Worth dental office.
In the meantime, here are a few things to consider when estimating how long it will take until the big reveal.
Do You Have Underlying Oral Health Issues?
If you have oral health conditions, we will likely need to address those before getting started.
Some of these include:
- Periodontal gum disease
- Bite misalignment
- Teeth misalignment
- Clenching and grinding
- Broken or damaged teeth
When we address the underlying issues first, you will have more success with the final results. For example, placing restorations on severely misaligned teeth is not only difficult, but may not have the desired esthetics.
Sometime, we can perform restorative treatment such as crowns and bonding during the cosmetic treatment process.
Would You Like a Whiter Smile?
When we design dental restorations including crowns, bridges, fillings, veneers, and bonding, we match them to your existing teeth so that your smile looks seamless and natural.
Restorations do not whiten the way that natural teeth do, so having your ideal shade in place before we begin your cosmetic treatment results in a whiter smile overall.
How Many Changes Will You Require?
Do you just want to fill in an annoying chip in a front tooth that always absorbs stains or would you like the celebrity treatment with a whole new look? It’s a good idea to have a short list of things that you wish to improve. That way, you and your dentist can discuss it at your initial cosmetic exam. Once you have this exam, we will provide detailed cost and timeline information along with each alternative treatment. That way, you can make a decision that works well for your goals, timeline, and budget.
Thinking about a New Smile?
Come learn about cosmetic services in our Lake Worth dental office. We are always excited to help patients improve their health and self-confidence with high-quality dentistry.