If you are unhappy with your smile, you might be thinking that cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that will make you happy. You are right: cosmetic dentistry can give you bright, beautiful teeth. It can give you a smile that you are confident in and comfortable with. Your results can look natural and attractive.
But to be truly successful, cosmetic dentistry does take some effort on your part. And if you are going to get results you love, you have to be prepared to do your part. So you have to ask yourself: am I ready to do my part for cosmetic dentistry. Here are three key things you have to be ready to do to get the best cosmetic dentistry results.
Am I Ready to Find the Best Dentist?
Nothing will make more of a difference in your final results than your choice of dentist. If you are looking for quality cosmetic dentistry, you need to be prepared to find the best dentist to provide it. Although all dentists can say they are cosmetic dentists, not all dentists actually have the training and experience to provide quality cosmetic dentistry. You should be prepared to look at:
- Dentists’ bios to see what training they have in cosmetic dentistry
- Before and after galleries to see examples of their work
- Reviews to see how previous and current patients feel about a dentist
In addition, you will want to contact more than one dentist. Talk to multiple dentists to find the one that gives you the most confidence in their ability to understand what you are looking for, and provide those results.
Am I Ready to Pay for Quality?
Cosmetic dentistry is only worth it if you get quality results. That means you need to be ready to pay for quality materials as well as the training, experience, and time of the dentist who is doing your procedure.
Cheap cosmetic dentistry is probably either unattractive or lacks durability. Unattractive cosmetic dentistry can make you even more self-conscious and unhappy with your smile. Cosmetic dentistry that is not durable will need to be replaced often. The cost of replacing restorations will quickly become more expensive than investing in initial quality.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry is probably not as expensive as you think. New technologies have brought prices down, and you often have multiple options for achieving your results, with one being much friendlier to your budget. Plus, financing can help make cosmetic dentistry affordable.
Am I Ready to Maintain My Results?
Your chosen cosmetic dentist will do all they can to give you the best restorations for a long-lasting beautiful smile, but you have to do your part to make sure it stays that way. Fortunately, maintenance is relatively easy.
You will have to brush and floss your teeth every day. Brush twice daily unless your dentist recommends more. Your dentist may also recommend that you change your toothpaste. Some very abrasive toothpastes can be hard on your restorations (and your teeth, for that matter).
You will also need to make regular visits to a dentist who knows how to care for your restorations. Keeping your mouth healthy will help you maintain your teeth and your cosmetic dentistry results for as long as possible.
Are You Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Louis?
If you are prepared to do what it takes to get quality cosmetic dentistry in St. Louis, then it is time to start finding the best dentist for you. We invite you to consider cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill, one of the most highly trained cosmetic dentists in the country. He has trained at many of the leading dental institutions, including the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, and LVI, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.