Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
What makes someone a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry? There are actually many answers to that, and William Schlesinger, DDS in Upper East Side, NY is happy to sit down with patients to discuss their cosmetic dentistry needs or concerns.
As a skilled dentist in the Upper East Side, he understands that there are many factors that could make a patient a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, or restorative options. The first step in determining the right treatment, however, is to ensure a patient is in optimal oral health. We do this with a checkup and cleaning. If there are any issues that must be addressed prior to the cosmetic work, we will get this done, and then Dr. Schlesinger can put on his cosmetic dentist “hat” and get to work.
One of the first things he will do to help discover if you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry is ask you a series of questions, such as:
Are you often hiding your smile, or even refusing to smile because you are self-conscious about it?
Have you made it a habit to smile with your lips held tightly together?
If so, what is it about your teeth that makes you feel so self-conscious?
No matter the answers, we have treatments available, and may even have multiple options from which to choose. The key is to just determine if you actually are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry or if you need something like restorative work.
What’s the difference? Essentially, restorative work will give you back the use or function of a tooth that has been damaged or lost. While you might get a dental implant as part of a smile makeover (a common term used in cosmetic dentistry), it is likely that it is not a cosmetic fix but one meant to restore function and health to the mouth.
The treatments that are part of our cosmetic dentistry solutions are meant to improve the appearance of individual teeth, adding up to a picture-perfect smile. This is why we offer:
Contact Us For Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Upper East Side, NY office at 212-517-4660. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.