who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Candidates for cosmetic dentistry include patients with overall good oral health. Therefore, patients with issues such as dental decay or gum disease will require restorative treatment first.
Fortunately, we also have dentists who specialize in restorative dentistry. Therefore, we can take care of all your needs in one location.
Cosmetic dentistry can help patients with smile imperfections such as:
- Yellow, gray, or severely stained teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn down or damaged teeth
- A “gummy smile” or uneven gum line
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Misshapen or irregular teeth
The first step is consultation with one of our cosmetic dentistry experts. The dentist will perform a thorough exam to look for any signs of decay or gum disease. If detected, those issues will require treatment before proceeding with cosmetic treatments.
For instance, if your dentist finds dental decay, a filling may be needed. If the decay is severe, root canal therapy might be in order.
For gum disease, treatment such as scaling and root planing may be required.
Next, your dentist will take the time to discuss your specific cosmetic goals with you. Once the dentist understands your expectations, he will go over a treatment plan. Depending on your needs and financial considerations, the treatment plan will be finalized.