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Smile Design in Alpharetta, GAThere’s nothing that boosts self-confidence and creates a positive first impression more than a beautiful smile. Here at Old Alabama Dental Care, we have been creating beautiful smiles for our patients in Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, John’s Creek, and North Atlanta, Georgia since 1985.The decision to make over your smile is an important one. A great deal of planning is involved in smile design, and communication between the patient and dentist is one of the key elements to achieving exactly the right look for each individual.
What can I expect during the initial consultation?During an initial consultation, you and Dr. Taylor will discuss the various cosmetic dentistry options that are available. Your smile goals will also be discussed to give Dr. Taylor a better idea as to which services to offer. In some cases, it might be necessary to take x-rays as well. A number of factors play a part in the smile design process, and a few that are normally considered include:
- Shape of the face
- Condition of the teeth
- Desired image and degree of change
- Age of the patient
How is a treatment plan developed?After the patient has decided which procedures to undergo, a treatment plan will then be developed. This treatment plan will lay out a schedule for completing certain procedures and provide an estimate of the costs involved. Since most insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures, we can review alternative payment options, including CareCredit™ financing plans, at that time.
What are the benefits of having a new smile design?
- Improves appearance
- Enhances self-esteem
- Can improve overall dental health
- Uses long-lasting procedures
What are the disadvantages of having a new smile design?
- Can be costly
- Does not eliminate the need for good dental hygiene
- May require multiple office visits