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5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdentistryindy @ 3:10 am

Smiling woman in dentist chairIf you didn’t win the genetic jackpot, a beautiful smile is within your reach. Whether from poor oral hygiene, trauma, or nature, cosmetic dentistry can turn the smile of your dreams into reality, but first, you’re going to need to find a dentist. You’ll find many options, but don’t trust your teeth to just anyone. Here are 5 questions to ask during your cosmetic consultation to ensure you’re choosing the best dentist.

1. What Are Your Qualifications?

Not all dentists share the same expertise. For example, general dentists focus on the preservation and rehabilitation of teeth. A cosmetic dentist completes continuing education in aesthetics to enhance the appearance of teeth. Learn more about their qualifications to ensure they can provide the services you want.

2. Which Procedures Are Right for Me?

There are many options to address common cosmetic flaws, like discoloration, chips, and gaps. The more services a cosmetic dentist offers, the more options you’ll have to reach your goals, like:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Teeth Whitening

3. How Long Is It Going to Take?

No two mouths or situations are the same, so everyone has a different timeline. Some treatments can be done in one appointment, while others can require multiple visits. After examining your mouth and creating a personalized treatment plan, your dentist will explain how long you can expect the process will take.

4. How Long Will My Results Last?

Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, and you want it to be worth your time and money. Many factors will affect the lifespan of your new smile, like the procedure. Some have life expectancies of several months to years, while other procedures can last for decades. Your dentist will explain how long your results will last and what you can do to get the most from your investment, like brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings and checkups. 

5. What Are My Payment Options?

You can expect some out-of-pocket expenses, so you’re going to need a dentist that offers many payment options, like:

  • Dental Insurance: Dental insurance can be used for medically necessary services. Choose a dentist that accepts your insurance to maximize any applicable benefits. 
  • Monthly Payments: Many dentists accept third-party financing, which allows you to pay for your new smile using monthly installments. You can benefit from little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval.
  • Special Offers: Ask about any specials or promotions to lower the amount you’ll pay.

Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist any questions you might have. The right dentist will take the time to explain everything to feel confident your smile is in good hands.

About Dr. Corey Martinez

Dr. Martinez earned his dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has regularly continued his education in advanced specialties, like oral surgery, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and many other professional organizations. Request an appointment through our website or call (317) 659-9335.

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