Porcelain veneers can be used to give you the best smile makeover. Whether your teeth are crooked, chipped, discolored, or just small, porcelain veneers can help you get a smile that you’ll be delighted with. But a successful smile makeover is about more than just the outstanding appearance of the results, it’s about how you feel about those results. If you don’t feel comfortable or happy with your porcelain veneers, it doesn’t matter how they look. Here’s how to make sure you feel good about your smile makeover.
Don’t Make a Hurried Decision
There’s an old saying: “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.” Well, porcelain veneers last longer than the average marriage, so it’s important to make sure that you’ve considered your decision carefully before getting a smile makeover. Be clear about the results you are looking for–do you want a celebrity smile–and consider potential issues that might cause you to feel less than happy about having porcelain veneers. Consider practical issues like maintenance and the risk of complications like sensitivity, but also take the time to do a little soul-searching. Are you really happy with your natural smile, despite your concerns? Does the idea of having a “fake” smile bother you, even if no-one else can tell–and they won’t be able to, the results look very natural.
Pick Your Cosmetic Dentist Carefully
We can’t stress enough how important it is to carefully evaluate your choice of cosmetic dentist, making sure you pick someone who has the skill to deliver quality results, but will also make you feel happy and comfortable. Technical expertise matters a lot–how a cosmetic dentist prepares and places your porcelain veneers will make a big difference in the quality of your results. But just as important is a dentist who will help you get a positive experience with your porcelain veneers. Think of cosmetic dentistry as a journey from your current smile to your new, beautiful smile. The results matter, but so does the journey. The experience of getting your porcelain veneers will influence how you feel about them in the end.
Be Honest and Assertive
Although good cosmetic dentists have an excellent sense of aesthetics, and they use their empathy to understand your situation, they aren’t really able to read your mind. They can’t know what you’re looking for from your porcelain veneers unless you tell them. Tell your cosmetic dentist what you’re looking for in your smile makeover, and don’t be shy about sharing your concerns. Even if it seems trivial or silly, if something is bothering you know, it might be bothering you later, when it’s too late to do anything about it. If you’ve chosen the right cosmetic dentist, he or she will make you feel completely comfortable sharing these issues and the open line of communication will ensure that you get a smile makeover that doesn’t just look great, it feels great, too. If you are looking for a truly amazing smile makeover in Spokane, we can help. Please call (509) 532-1111 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.