Have you made up your mind to invest in cosmetic dentistry and get the smile of your dreams? Perhaps you are still trying to decide and unsure of your options. In either case, a smile makeover consultation is the first step. Here’s some insight to help you get the most out of this appointment.
Be Ready to Discuss Your Specific Concerns
Why are you hiding your smile? Ask yourself what your biggest aesthetic concerns are. Is it the color of your teeth, their size or their position? Each patient brings unique concerns when it comes to what is bothering them about their smile appearance.
Set Goals Before You Arrive
Cosmetic dentistry is elective. Therefore, your treatment plan will be based on your specific goals. Don’t assume that your dentist’s goals align with yours. Be ready to express what you want to correct in your smile makeover. Do you want to improve just a few teeth, or all of them? If you have multiple concerns, ask yourself which ones are more important to address than others.
Listen To Your Options
After you discuss your concerns and goals, it is time to listen to your available options from your dentist. Dr. Gilreath will carefully explain each treatment option, including what you can expect during the procedure as well as the estimated cost. We may even be able to give you a virtual image of what your new smile can look like if you choose certain cosmetic services.
At Gilreath Family Dentistry, your consultation will never involve stress or pressure. You won’t be asked to commit to your treatment plan. It is simply a time to explore your options for a smile makeover and discuss any financing questions you may have. For most patients, it is an exciting and stress-free visit.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,