Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Describes the Factors that Dentists Consider When Helping Patients Pick

Written by Dr. Grayem on Mar 23, 2013

Cosmetic Treatments

Choosing a cosmetic treatment is about finding a treatment that meets your needs—both logistically and aesthetically. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office is here to walk patients through this process. We will help you make sure that you love your post-treatment smile. So what kinds of factors do we consider when weighing different cosmetic treatments?

1. What kinds of things do you want to change about your smile?

Some patients are worried about the color or shade of their teeth. Other patients have dental damage—they want to correct cracks and chips in their dental enamel. Still other patients want to straighten and close gaps between their teeth. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may benefit from a specific cosmetic treatment or combination of treatments. We can help you figure out what works for you!

2. How quickly do you want to see results?

Sometimes patients are trying to perfect their smiles in time for a big event—like a wedding or a reunion. Treatments like dental whitening can often be completed in only one of two dental appointments, and require no recovery time. Other treatments can take a little longer, but are capable of changing functional aspects of your smile.

3. What treatment will improve the health of your smile?

You never want to sacrifice the health of your smile to achieve an aesthetic result. Our dental team will assess your oral health, and help you determine what cosmetic treatment can improve the health and functionality of your smile!

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing cosmetic dentistry, you’ve probably already thought about some of these factors. Working with our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office, you’ll be able to prioritize these considerations and ultimately achieve a gorgeous smile that fits your exact needs. Give us a call for more information!