Your smile can play a crucial role in forming your self-esteem. If you are not happy with the way that your teeth look, your confidence could suffer as a result. Your dentist can boost your confidence through cosmetic dental treatment.
You may experience a more efficient visit with your dentist if you know what will occur during your appointment. Dr. Ken Schweifler, a dentist practicing in Los Altos, CA, outlines what you can expect from your initial cosmetic dental consultation.
Oral Health Evaluation
Though you may schedule your consultation to address cosmetic concerns, your dentist will first want to examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy. They will look for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other issues.
Your smile can serve as a more stable foundation for a cosmetic dental procedure if it is healthy. Your dentist will recommend treatment for any dental problems they find before proceeding with a cosmetic treatment plan.
Individualized Smile Design
When your teeth and gums are healthy, you will be ready to discuss your smile aesthetic goals with your dentist. Your dental professional will consider your medical history, the structure of your teeth and face, as well as your desired results when developing a treatment plan.
Every smile is different, and your dentist will create an individualized smile design to suit your unique needs. Your dentist will maintain open communication throughout every step of the process.
Advanced Cosmetic Dental Procedures
With a strategy in place, your dentist will then schedule you for cosmetic dental procedures so that you can get the smile of your dreams. We are flexible and can work within your busy schedule to get you the best treatment.
Some procedures require only one session, such as tooth bonding. Other treatments, like Invisalign and tooth whitening, will require more than one appointment so that the dentist can take impressions of your teeth and then provide you with customized supplies, like aligners and whitening trays. These will ensure you get accurate, efficient final results from your treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today in Los Altos, CA
Dr. Schweifler offers professional teeth whitening services and other cosmetic dentistry treatments to patients in Los Altos, CA. Our practice also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule a consultation or appointment with our team, contact us online or reach our office by phone at 650.489.4620.