Misconceptions About Cosmetic Dentistry
There are many different misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry, and for the most part they are based on misunderstandings or long outdated information. At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA, we encourage all of our patients to discuss their cosmetic dentistry needs or goals and also come to understand the many misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry that might have prevented them from getting the smile of their dreams.
The Value of Your Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist
As your preferred dentist in Stockton, we are going to provide you with access to many different cosmetic treatments, but typically we are going to emphasize optimal oral health first. This is actually one of the biggest misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry, that it focuses purely on esthetics. This is farthest from the truth because patients obtaining even the simplest cosmetic procedures, such as whitening, will also be at the peak of oral health, too.
This steers us towards one of the most significant misunderstandings about working with a cosmetic dentist – that it is purely about cosmetics. Just consider that any functional issues or general dentistry concerns can easily become part of your cosmetic treatment plan. For instance, a tooth that is chipped needs to be restored to remain stable and safe, yet the treatment is often cosmetic, such as bonding or veneers.
What are other misunderstandings about cosmetic dentistry? The most common that we hear are:
It is wildly expensive and only available to those with big budgets
This is untrue, and even more importantly, we will gladly work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits into your budget over the long term.
It can only be done to the entire mouth
Again, untrue. We can help you with a single tooth or the entire mouth, it is all about your goals and what is the best treatment for the results you desire.
It is a very long process
While some treatments can take months (such as alignment systems or healing from implants), it is never an unrealistically long period from start to finish.
Contact Our Stockton, CA Office to Discuss Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you think you might have some misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry? If so, give us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.