Information You Should Share With Your El Segundo Cosmetic Dentist

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Cosmetic DentistWhen you schedule a cosmetic dentist appointment with our El Segundo office, it is important to discuss with your dentist all of the goals and objectives you have for your smile. Every detail should be discussed so that we can create a customized treatment plan that addresses every issue. We can completely transform smiles and complete smile makeovers, but there is no need to correct issues that you don’t have a problem with.  This is why a consultation is so important.

When you come in for your appointment be prepared to discuss the following so that we can create recommendations based on your goals and needs:

Are you experiencing any pain?  

If your teeth, gums, or jaw are hurting we will want to know this first.  Any health issues that you have should be addressed before proceeding with any cosmetic work.  This way we are not covering up any problems but helping your entire mouth to stay in optimal health.

What is your availability?

We need to know if you have any time constraints that may make it difficult to schedule cosmetic dentist appointments or take time off for recovery.  For example, if you have a demanding job, we will want to schedule treatments that you can recover from over the weekend.  This is possible with most dental work, but we still need to know what your availability looks like along with any deadlines that you are trying to meet.

What don’t you like about your teeth?  

Be as specific as possible.  For example, instead of saying you don’t like your smile, come with a list of the things you don’t like.  This may include the color of your teeth, one that’s crooked, etc.  By sharing your list, we can be sure to address everything on it.

Do you like the size of your teeth?  

Many people suffer from teeth that are too small and look almost childish.  If this is you, let us know because we can correct them.  Alternatively, if you have one or two teeth that are larger than the others, we can help with this as well.

How white do you want your teeth to get?  

Regardless of what cosmetic dentistry procedure you are getting, there is typically an element that requires us to know how white you like your teeth. We can show you examples so that you can identify what shade of white you are comfortable with and plan accordingly.

Do you want to replace anything?  

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If you have had any fillings, crowns, veneers or bonding procedures done in the past, you may want to replace something due to wear or its appearance.  If so, let us know so that we can plan accordingly.

How do you feel about your gums? 

If you think your smile looks gummy or that your gums have receded in recent history, let us know about it.  There are several solutions for addressing the appearance and health of your gums.

As a cosmetic dentist, we can create the smile you have always wanted but it starts by understanding what you want.  Schedule your consultation so that we can plan together.

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