Why You Need a Dental Exam Before Cosmetic Treatments

Happy,African,American,Woman,Talking,To,Her,Orthodontist,At,Dentist's How do you feel about your smile? If there’s anything you might want to change, you’re not alone. Cosmetic dentistry is an entire field of medicine designed specifically to help people look and feel their best.

When patients consider cosmetic dentistry, they are often focused on esthetics. However, taking care of your oral health is important, and no matter what your smile looks like, we want it to be healthy above all else.

The first step in any dental restoration or cosmetic treatment is an exam. Why? There are a few reasons, all of which involve allowing your dentist to set treatment goals and give you the greatest health outcomes.

What Is Involved in the Exam?

A dental exam allows your provider to look at your mouth and teeth to deeply understand your unique biology. The exam involves a physical inspection of your mouth, as well as X-rays or 3D scans to gain vital knowledge about the structure of your jaw and teeth positioning.

Along with a professional cleaning to prep your mouth for any future cosmetic procedures, your exam will offer valuable insights into your oral health that make it easier for your dentist to recommend the best treatments.

Why do you need the exam first?

A dental exam allows your dentist to identify any treatments you need before undergoing cosmetic dentistry procedures. While teeth whitening and veneers may work wonders for smile esthetics, they are not beneficial if a patient has underlying tooth decay and gum disease.

We want to ensure that your oral health is in excellent condition before focusing on the appearance of your smile. However, in many cases, cosmetic dentistry can play an important role in helping patients have healthier smiles, too.

The best way to choose the right treatments is to have a comprehensive exam. Then, you can set treatment goals with your dentist and develop a customized schedule to achieve your greatest smile yet.

Start Your Smile Transformation With an Exam

If you want to explore your options with cosmetic dentistry, contact Nevada Dental Esthetics today. No mouth is beyond repair; we work with anyone who desires to feel more confident in their smile. And we place your oral health at the heart of every treatment we provide.

Contact our Las Vegas office at 702-737-3553 or reach out online. Together, we can start working toward the smile you’ve always wanted. We proudly serve patients in Summerlin, Spring Valley, and nearby locations.

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