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Do you want to change something about your smile? If so, you are not alone! A recent study by OnePoll discovered that almost 70% of Americans wish they could change something about their teeth. The good news is a smile makeover can fix or cover a range of dental imperfections! Whether you have stained, missing, chipped, misaligned, or gapped teeth, your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. As you go to your consultation, here are five questions to get you started on the journey to your dental makeover.Doctor consulting smiling women

#1. Can My Dental Issue Be Fixed With a Smile Makeover?

Current advances in technology and techniques have made it possible for nearly all dental flaws to be corrected.  A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will allow you to discuss your specific issues and what you would like to see changed. After a thorough examination, they can recommend the best option for your smile goals–perhaps veneers, cosmetic bonding, or professional teeth whitening.

#2. Can I See Before and After Pictures of Other Patients?

Reviews and pictures are a wonderful way to know if a product will be right for you; this includes dental services! You can ask to see examples of patients who have had similar imperfections in their smiles and see the results after a specific treatment. Many dentists even have reviews or video testimonials on their websites. Additionally, some dental offices offer Virtual Smile Design, which uses special software to preview what you would look like after your cosmetic treatment!

#3. How Long Will My New Smile Last?

As with any investment of time and money, you will want to make sure your new pearly whites will stand the test of time. While no dental treatment or procedure will last forever, your dentist should have the skills necessary to provide long-lasting results. During your consultation, be sure to ask them what the expected lifespan of your treatment or procedure would be, as well as what can be done to maximize its longevity.

#4. Will My New Smile Look Natural?

No one wants their teeth to look overdone or fake. Many years ago, this was likely a very valid concern. However, current dentistry has the tools and technology to keep your smile looking natural. Of course, it also relies heavily on your dentist’s skills and abilities. To ensure you’re getting the results you want, find a dentist that has a significant smile makeover experience.

#5. How Long Will It Take To Complete My Smile Makeover?

Depending on the recommended procedures needed to revamp your smile, your cosmetic transformation could possibly be completed in as little as one visit. For more extensive makeovers, the process could span over several visits, depending on where you’re starting and where you want to go. Be sure to discuss the expected time commitment with your dentist.

By keeping these questions in mind, you will be prepared for your exciting journey toward your new dazzling smile!

About the Author

Dr. Mark Gray keeps the smiles of Houston healthy and beautiful! He earned his dental doctorate at the University of Texas Dental School and continues to advance his skills at the prestigious Spear Education Group, where he is also a faculty member. By using advanced dental technology and customized plans, he can help you achieve your dream smile with a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments. To schedule a consultation, contact him through his website or call 281-493-9395.