The field of cosmetic dentistry has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. People are realizing the personal, social, professional, and emotional benefits of an attractive smile and advances in dental technology, materials, and techniques are delivering stunning results. If you are considering smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry, there are two vital considerations to address before you schedule a consultation.
The most important decision when planning your new smile is your choice of the dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is general dentistry with the added dimensions of art and science. In addition to the functional aspect of the work, the dentist has to have the artistry to design the smile, and the advanced knowledge to choose the best materials and techniques.
Composite and ceramic materials have improved to the point that nice-looking dental work is available to all patients. However, there is a difference in a dentist that does cosmetic work and a skilled, artistic cosmetic dentist. Extensive training and an eye for aesthetics is required to use today’s innovative materials properly to achieve optimum results. Dr. Sameet Koppikar has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry with some of the best dentists in the world. He is truly passionate about the appearance of his work, he believes “by improving people’s smiles you can improve their lives.”
The second consideration, before embarking on your journey, is to have a clear idea of your desired outcome. A personal smile analysis will help you accurately describe the features you like and dislike in your smile. Ask yourself questions, such as:
- What do I like or dislike about the spacing, size, shape, and color of my teeth?
- Am I happy with the look of my gums when I smile?
- Do I want a “Hollywood smile” that is extremely white and perfectly aligned, or do I want a natural-looking smile with subtle variations in shade and shape?
Define the flaws and assets you see in your smile and describe the results you desire. Then, listen carefully as the doctor explains what may or may not be possible. Having unrealistic expectations will lead to disappointment. Open communication between you and the doctor can make the difference between dissatisfaction and delight with the outcome.
Biltmore Dental Center is responsible for many beautiful smiles in Phoenix. Call (602) 954-8200 today and schedule an appointment for your own stunning smile.