When you choose to cosmetically enhance your smile, there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation. It’s easy to get swept up in the moment and forget to ask the important questions. We’re here to help you determine which cosmetic dentist will provide you with the most desirable results. When choosing who to perform your procedures, it’s imperative to select a cosmetic dentist that you trust and feel comfortable with. There are some questions that should be answered before beginning any treatment.
Aside from the responses, you should pay close attention to how the dentist answers your questions. Does he have a calm temperament or does he appear frustrated by your questions? At Docklands Dental Studio, we welcome and encourage the questions. Our dentists understand how big of a decision it is to improve your smile.
Can I See Before and After Pictures?
At your consultation, ask your cosmetic dentist for before and after pictures. This helps you assess the craftsmanship of the dentist and determine if his work appeals to you. Specifically, ask for pictures from the procedure that you want performed on your smile. This is a beneficial way to set expectations of what your results may look like. However, keep in mind that each patient is different, so your results may not exactly resemble the ones in the picture.
At Docklands Dental Studio, we’re happy to provide pictures of our dental work. We take pride in our treatments and are ecstatic to show them off to potential patients.
Do I Have Input?
It’s easy to get wrapped up in what the dentist suggests, after all, he’s the one with years of experience. Your input should play a significant role in determining which procedures you have. Be honest about what makes you unhappy with the appearance of your smile. It’s great to take advice from your cosmetic dentist, but ultimately you’re the one who has to live with the results.
Our dentists at Docklands Dental Studio offer Invisalign®, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening to effectively enhance your smile appearance.
What Will It Cost?
At your consultation, you may feel inclined to ask about the costs of treatment. Costs vary from patient to patient and are based on the type of procedures chosen and many visits are required. To help make treatment more affordable, our dental office partners with zipMoney. If you qualify for an account, you’ll receive treatment without paying upfront or hidden fees. After your dental work is completed, you will make reasonable payments to zipMoney. With a zipMoney account, Invisalign® costs $11 a day or just $77 a week. We don’t want finances to keep you from getting a new and improved smile.
When Will Results Be Revealed?
A big part of the excitement with cosmetic enhancement is knowing your smile will be dramatically transformed. Since results are based on the patient’s unique treatment plan, it’s important to ask when you’ll begin to notice results. With Invisalign®, you may notice slight results during treatment, but should see dramatic smile changes in about nine to 12 months when your procedure is complete.
If you’re looking for instant results that can address a variety of cosmetic blemishes, porcelain veneers are applied in just two dental visits and can completely alter the appearance of flawed teeth. With Zoom! Teeth Whitening you’ll experience results after your one-hour in-office treatment is complete.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
After you and your cosmetic dentist determine appropriate treatment, you’ll want to know what to expect during treatment. The dentist will explain exactly what will happen during the procedure. If you’re confused during the explanation, just ask! Your dentist will describe the treatment in terms that make sense to you.
During your consultation, the dentist will address certain issues, such as:
- How long the procedure will take?
- What your recovery will be like?
- When you can expect to see results?
- How to care for your cosmetic work after treatment?
- How long results will last?
- Is the procedure reversible?
If you live in South Melbourne, Docklands Dental Studio is only 5-10 minutes away by car or taxi. Just take Montague Street towards the city and then Wurundjeri Way.
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