Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
By Edina Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Manuel Englander
Q. What is cosmetic dentistry?
A. Cosmetic dentistry describes any dental procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of one’s teeth and smile. It can be in the form of cosmetic dental resin bonding, porcelain veneers, all-ceramic crowns or even dental implants with porcelain crowns over them. There are numerous options and the pros and cons should be discussed with Dr. Englander prior to treatment.
Q. How quickly will I be able to complete my cosmetic dentistry treatment?
A. Cosmetic dental procedures can usually be performed in as little as one or 2 visits. Consult with Dr. Englander to see what procedures are right for you and determine how many visits your procedures will take.
Q. How long will my new smile last?
A. It depends on the type of procedure you have performed and how well you take care of it- including proper home care and regular dental cleanings. Resin bondings for example tend to wear and discolor with time as opposed to porcelain work which is virtually maintenance free. Again, consult with Dr. Englander to find out which procedures are best for you.