Is your cosmetic dental consultation coming up? Congratulations – you’re a big step closer to your dream smile! One of the best ways to ensure this appointment goes as smoothly as possible and that you feel well-informed when you leave is by preparing a list of questions ahead of time. If you’re wondering what kind of questions would be good to ask at your consultation, don’t worry—here are some examples that may help.

What Procedures Do You Offer/Specialize In?

This is one of the first questions you might want to ask at your consultation. If you’re looking to get cosmetic dental work done, you’ve almost certainly done some research into what might work for you. However, not every provider offers every procedure. For example, while most providers offer some kind of teeth-whitening services, some do not offer take-home kits. If that’s what you’ve got your heart set on, it’s worth establishing up front whether or not that will be possible.

What Procedure Will Give Me What I’m Looking For?

If you haven’t already, try and think about what exactly you want your smile to look like. Picture it in your mind. If you have any specific flaws you want addressed, make note of them. At your consultation, communicate what you want your ideal smile to look like to your dentist, and ask them what procedures would be able to give you that look. This will give your dentist the opportunity to start thinking about a treatment plan for you. Being upfront about what you want will also allow your dentist to temper your expectations if need be.

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

In the spirit of tempering expectations, it’s also best to have an understanding of how long it will be before you can see results. While there are many cosmetic dental procedures that only require one appointment, complete smile makeovers may take a while to finish. Be honest about how much time you’re willing to commit, and your dentist will work with you to figure out a schedule that works.

Even if you feel like you aren’t adequately prepared, don’t worry—a good dentist will try and make sure that you know everything you need to know before you undergo treatment. Still, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Hopefully, this guide will make you a little more confident at your consultation.

About Our Practice

At Oyler Family Dentistry, we don’t want to pressure you to get procedures you don’t want. Our priority is to put our dental team’s knowledge and skills at your disposal and to let you make informed choices for yourself. We also make sure to prioritize your comfort every step of the way, from the moment you enter our office until you’re finished with your procedure. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or about scheduling a consultation, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (812) 221-1014.

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