Questions to Ask your Cosmetic Dental Practice – Some to Remember

When you’re planning on having cosmetic dental work done, an initial consultation visit will usually be the first step. During this process, you’ll meet the cosmetic dentist who will be providing you with solutions and find out more about the different procedures. When you’re in this consultation, it’s important to address any questions and concerns you may have concerning any aspect of the dental practice. As a result, you’ll be able to know exactly what your dental procedure will entail. In addition to any personal concerns you may have, there are a few basic questions you certainly won’t want to forget to ask. The most obvious question will simply be which cosmetic dental options are right for the issues you’re hoping to address. In many cases, more than one option will be available to you. For instance, you may want to decide between whitening and veneers or implants and dentures. Each procedure offers different pros and cons. Be sure you ask your cosmetic dentist about all of the various procedures and just what will be the best ones for you. Have them explain the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision about which you want to use. Once you’ve decided on the actual procedure, you’ll want to ask questions concerning the preparation for the procedure itself. In some cases, you won’t have to do anything at all to prepare for your procedure but in other cases, you’ll need to avoid eating certain foods for a period of time leading up to the procedure. Also, find out if the procedure involves anesthesia and if it does, ask whether or not you’ll need to have someone present who can drive you home after the procedure is done. This way, you’ll be completely ready for the procedure when the time comes. And don’t forget to ask about follow up care. It’s important you ask about this early since you may forget when told on the day of your procedure. Ask about brushing, flossing, and rinsing after the procedure and find out if there are certain foods you need to avoid outright. Taking care of your teeth properly after you have a procedure is very important, so be sure that you learn all you can before you undergo any cosmetic procedures. Knowing ahead of time will help you in the long run.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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