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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry, Answered

July 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlindsey @ 11:53 pm
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Do you find yourself hiding your smile during gatherings and photographs because of chips, cracks, or stains on your teeth? With the help of modern cosmetic dentistry, there are a wide variety of ways you can achieve the dazzling set of pearly whites you’ve always wanted. However, with so many options to choose from, it’s natural to have a few questions about these popular treatments. Read on as your Ft. Collins cosmetic dentist answers five of the most common questions people have about improving the appearance of their pearly whites.

1.) Is Cosmetic Dentistry Only About Looks?

Cosmetic dentistry aims to help your smile look and feel its best. Correcting issues like chips, cracks, and crooked teeth will improve their appearance, but it will also protect these areas from future damage and decay. What’s more, you’re likely to show a marked improvement in your at-home oral hygiene when you invest in the look of your smile!

2.) Can Teens or Children Get Cosmetic Dentistry?

Try as you might, there are a variety of factors in your child’s life that can damage or stain their teeth. Thankfully, you can restore their precious pearly whites and their confidence with quick, easy, and safe treatments like cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening. However, they’ll first need to have a consultation with your Ft. Collins dentist, who will closely inspect their oral health to ensure that cosmetic dentistry is right for them.

3.) How Long Will It Take to Improve My Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Since every smile is unique, so is the length of every cosmetic treatment. How long it will take to achieve the results you’re looking for will depend on several factors. While some services can be completed in just a few short weeks, others can be accomplished in a single visit! Your dentist will be able to give you a more accurate estimate on how long it will take to achieve your ideal smile during your consultation.

4.) Is There a Way to Fix Multiple Flaws at Once?

If you wish you could completely redesign your smile because of numerous chips, cracks, stains, or gaps, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution. These thin, custom-made shells of dental porcelain can be used to cover one or more teeth to change their size, shape, and color. Usually, in just two short appointments, porcelain veneers can replace all your dental flaws with a dazzling smile!

5.) Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

While your dentist wants to help you achieve a beautiful smile, their first priority is your health. That’s why before they begin any treatment, they’ll closely inspect your teeth and gums. Issues like tooth decay, gum disease and oral infections can cause some cosmetic treatments to be uncomfortable, and even influence their long-term success. Once they help you get your oral health in great shape, you can start your journey towards the smile of your dreams.

What’s standing between you and the smile you’ve always wanted? Call your Ft. Collins cosmetic dentist today if you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation.  

About the Author

For nearly two decades now, Dr. Shiloh D. Lindsey has been providing excellent dentistry to the smiles of Ft. Collins, CO and the surrounding communities. Thanks to her dedication to high quality dental care and the wellbeing of her patients, she has been voted “Best Dentist of Ft. Collins” and one of “America’s Best Dentists.” She is proud to offer modern cosmetic services like Smart Moves Clear Braces, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers to ensure every patient can comfortably get the beautiful smile they deserve! To learn more, she can be contacted via her website or at (970) 482-3166.

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