cosmetic dentistCosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Have you been considering a cosmetic dentistry treatment? If you have, then likely you have a number of questions. Dr. Doug or Dr. Dax will always be pleased to answer questions, but for a quick overview, these cosmetic dentistry FAQs from Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA are a good place to start.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Just for Rich People?

Certainly a lot of rich people have cosmetic dentistry procedures, but you do not have to be rich. There are treatments available for every need and virtually every income level.

Can Anyone Have Cosmetic Dentistry?

The only requirement for a patient who is considering cosmetic dentistry is that they be in good oral health. If you have cavities or gum disease, your cosmetic dentist will insist on taking care of those issues before proceeding with cosmetic treatments.

Will I Need a Lot of Work?

Not necessarily. For some people, a whitening treatment is all that is required to give them the results they are looking for. Of course you can have more than one treatment – a combination of two or more treatments is what we call a smile makeover, and most people really do not need numerous treatments to get the smile they want.

Are Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Time-Consuming?

If you are having braces installed, the course of treatment can take a year or more, and then you will have to wear a retainer for an additional period of time, so you definitely have to be prepared to invest some time in getting a great smile. Most cosmetic dentistry treatments, though, will take only an hour or two in the dentist chair.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?

Most cosmetic dentistry procedures do not even require a local anesthetic. However, if there is any possibility that pain could occur, your dentist will numb your mouth before proceeding.

Can I Get Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures from Any Dentist?

No. Although most dentists will offer cosmetic dentistry treatments in addition to general and preventive dentistry, not all dentists have the additional training that is required in order for them to be able to offer cosmetic dentistry. Only a cosmetic dentist can offer cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Stockton

If these cosmetic dentistry FAQs have piqued your interest and you would like to learn more, spend some time to look at our website for more detailed information about various treatments. Then give us a call at Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA to book a consultation. You can contact us at 209-951-4251. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, read our cosmetic dentistry overview, and the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.