Selecting the correct cosmetic dentist to meet your needs can mean consulting with more than one dental provider. References from family members, trusted friends and acquaintances, along with recommendations provided by a general dentist are all great sources to get your search underway.
There are many considerations when selecting the person you are trusting to give you a smile makeover:
Experience – Don’t hesitate to inquire about results from previous patients.
Location – If treatment is going to require multiple appointments, the office location could be significant.
Available services – For example, if you are seeking teeth whitening, a variety of options may be desirable. In-office whitening can be completed in one appointment; but patients wishing to whiten their teeth at home at their own pace can take advantage of take-home whitening. In either case, the advantages of acquiring teeth whitening through your cosmetic dentist provides access to their knowledge and expertise coupled with the most powerful whitening products available on the market today.
Many patients are uncertain of exactly what they want often because they are unaware of the various treatments available to produce their desired makeover.
Veneers – For patients that have chipped or misshapen teeth, unwanted gaps between teeth, severely stained teeth or gum recession, veneers can repair one or multiple teeth. Veneers are very thin shells that are made to match the shape and shade of teeth to be fixed. A thin layer of enamel is removed so veneers will appear most natural as they will be permanently cemented to the front of teeth being treated. Lumineers is a similar treatment, however, Lumineers are reversible.
Tooth-colored restorations – Whether repairing new dental decay or replacing older amalgam fillings, the material used allows much less of the natural tooth to be “drilled out”. The composite material is placed in stages; the tooth is stronger with this virtually invisible repair.
Teeth straightening – Invisalign clear aligners are intended for teens and adults. Since the aligners are clear, the patient can have their teeth straightened without detection. And since the aligners are removable, the patient can eat all the foods they love without restriction, and brushing and flossing daily can be completed without having to negotiate through metal bands and wires.
Our cosmetic dentists can provide a smile makeover that can literally change your life. You will gain confidence, and enjoy all the advantages of straight, lightened teeth. Call the office of Dr. Huriega to get started on this journey!