I just inherited money. A substantial amount of money. What I’m most excited about is that I can finally get my teeth fixed. I’ve spent so many years ashamed of my smile. Well, not anymore. Yippee. I’m likely going to need some crowns and cavities filled first because I haven’t been to the dentist in years (because of finances). Other than that, I have chipped and stained teeth, a tooth gap, gums that hang down. How much can I do at each appointment? I want it all done as quickly as possible. I’m racing toward my beautiful smile.
Sherisse L. – Denton, TX
Congratulations on your windfall. I’m thrilled along with you that you’re finally going to get the smile you’ve always wanted. As I believe you already realize, you’ll have to get the health of your teeth and gums squared away before the smile makeover. You need healthy gums for any cosmetic procedure. Plus, you don’t want to loose any teeth. That won’t do your smile any favors.
Each dentist is different as to how much work they’ll do at once. You’ll find the dentists willing to do the most work in a sitting are sedation dentists. That’s easier on the patients too. You can practically sleep through all the work.
After you’ve dealt with any cavities, etc., it’s time for you to get what you really want…your gorgeous smile.
The ideal procedure is porcelain veneers. These can make teeth stunning. They can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth all at once. Make sure you go to an expert cosmetic dentist. IF you do, the results will be so much better. A cosmetic dentist will know this, but I just wanted to give you a heads up. Any gum contouring will need to be done before the veneers of done. Otherwise, the results won’t look right.
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