4 Steps to Plan a New Smile for the New Year

new smile new year johns creek suwanee dentistSometimes the hardest part of turning that wish for a smile makeover into reality is being able to envision a different, better, happier you. There are a handful of steps to take to get your mind, wallet, and psyche ready for a brand new, flawless you in 2020.

Step 1: Make a list.

What is it that’s bothering you about your smile? What would you like to improve or change? Maybe you have stained or discolored teeth, a wonky tooth that has long marred your entire smile, or you are suffering with painful teeth and gums.

Smile makeovers take many shapes and sizes. They can be made of small tweaks that are powerful enough to spruce up your smile tremendously, or they can be made of multiple cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures that transform how your smile looks and feels.

So, make a list – itemize everything you dislike about your smile or want to fix. You may be surprised to discover that just one or two dental procedures can change everything.

Step 2: Develop your questions.

You might be interested in veneers, but you don’t know exactly how they work, what the process is, or how long it takes. You may want to replace a missing tooth but you aren’t sure which tooth replacement option is the best one for your oral health and needs.

You can do research online about how to fix your smile, and that certainly isn’t discouraged, but the best way to get the most accurate information that applies directly to you and your oral health is by making a list of your most pressing questions and taking them along to your consultation with your Johns Creek dentist. You want a customized smile makeover – you deserve customized answers first.

Step 3: Determine your budget.

Cosmetic dentistry is usually not covered by insurance plans, while restorative dentistry often is depending on your coverage. Ultimately, you need a budget for any major dental work so you can decide what is a must, what’s optional, and what remains on the wish list.

Once you know how much you’re willing and able to spend, talk to your dentist’s financial team about financing, budgeting, and making your smile makeover happen. There are more options for affording upgrades to your smile than you may realize.

Step 4: Set your intentions.

You don’t have to have all the answers when it comes to figuring out your new smile. That’s your Johns Creek dentist’s job. All you need is the desire for a new smile, the hope for a brighter future, and the determination and patience to get there.

Schedule a cleaning or consultation with Dr. Mitul Patel or Dr. Davis Smith at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Suwanee.

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