3 Important Questions To Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

Do you feel that your smile is less than perfect? Are you wanting to have better-looking teeth but you're not quite sure what to do? Unfortunately, having teeth that are less than ideal is often a matter of simple genetics. Despite what some people might say or think, it's not always a matter of poor dental care. But this doesn't mean that there is nothing that can be done to make your smile more attractive. If your regular dentist isn't able to help you, seeing a dentist that specializes in cosmetic procedures may be exactly what you need. In order to help you with your choices, here are some questions that you should ask a potential cosmetic dentist:

What insurance providers do you accept? While it's common for cosmetic procedures to not be covered by dental insurance, a cosmetic dentist can still help you to be able to afford his or her services by charging as much as possible to your insurance company. For instance, you may need to have a tooth pulled or a functional crown added before any cosmetic work can begin. Instead of paying for everything out of pocket, it's helpful for insurance to be able to cover these things.

Do you have a payment plan? Since cosmetic procedures can be expensive while also not being covered by insurance, it's often more common for a cosmetic dentist to have payment plans available than to be able to find a regular dentist who accepts payments. Being able to make payments can make more dental procedures affordable than if you had to pay for everything up front. But if the dentist doesn't have payment plans available, he or she may still be able to suggest financing options that might work for you such as having the work done in stages so that you can pay for the work gradually.

What other treatment options are there? When it comes to cosmetic procedures, there are often multiple options available but a cosmetic dentist might only outline one choice that he or she feels is the best one for you. But there may be other choices, depending on what needs to be done. One person might prefer to have a root canal and a crown added while another person might prefer to have that tooth extracted and replaced with either a bridge or a dental implant. These kinds of choices are ones that should be discussed with your dentist before you make your final decision.