In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic areas you should be asking your dental office staff about regarding cosmetic dentistry. Like any other dental program, especially one you haven't taken part in before, it's good to ask about some basics and be sure you know what to expect if you're considering any of the themes or procedures that fall within the cosmetic dental realm.
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we're happy to offer cosmetic dentistry services to our Layton clients alongside several other programs, which also include restorative procedures, dental implants and even emergency dental care if needed. What are some other important areas to inquire about ahead of cosmetic dentistry services? Here are a few.
Once you've landed on a preferred cosmetic dentistry treatment plan with your Layton dentist, there may be a few questions you have about timing. How long will the treatment last? Will I need to take time off work? Are there any special arrangements we can make for me during the treatment process?
If you're feeling overwhelmed with thoughts of downtime and scheduling conflicts around your work or other responsibilities, don't worry - your dentist will be more than happy to talk with you about a treatment plan that minimizes inconvenience. Many times, dental procedures can be scheduled around your availability and tailored to meet your needs.
Another area that's vital to ask about is the recovery process. How long will it take me to recover? What do you recommend I do in order to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery?
Answers here will depend on a few things, like the type of cosmetic dentistry procedure you've had done. Generally speaking, most people heal pretty quickly and don't have too many issues following a cosmetic dental treatment. However, it's still good to be aware of what to expect so you're not caught off guard.
Finally, one of the questions we hear most often from our patients is about dental implant costs. While it's impossible to give a precise estimate without knowing more about your unique situation, we can provide you with a range of ballpark figures to help you get started.
One of the key benefits of cosmetic dental procedures, however, is that many are very low-cost and may be covered by dental insurance. Some of them even fill multiple purposes, both cosmetic and restorative, at the same time. Be sure to talk with your dentist to get a better understanding of what costs you may incur.
For more on the realm of cosmetic dentistry, or to learn about any of our family dental care services in Layton or nearby areas, speak to the staff at Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry today.