Have you ever wondered what your first cosmetic dentistry appointment will be like? Well, our cosmetic dentists want Reston, VA patients to feel at ease and feel comfortable when arriving for your first appointment.

One way to help you feel relaxed and get excited is to give you some details and insight into what you can expect at your appointment.

What will the cosmetic dentist do at my first appointment?

Our cosmetic dentists will pay attention to specific characteristics, such as your:

  • Teeth
  • Gums
  • Lips
  • Face
  • Bite
  • Hair and skin color
  • Personality type
  • and more!

Believe it or not, all of these facets are important to some extent when deciding how to create your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry services. Our dentists are skilled and trained to evaluate these features so that we can create a smile that you’re completely happy with and proud to show off.

We will also do a physical evaluation of your teeth and gums, in which we may take x-rays, if needed. During this process, we will use advanced computer technology to show you your brand new smile– how you will look after the cosmetic dentistry service(s) are complete!

What will my responsibilities as a patient be?

Probably one of the most important responsibilities that you have is to communicate as clearly as possible regarding:

  • How you envision your dream smile to look.
  • The shade of white you want for your smile (if you want teeth whitening, that is). For instance, do you want your smile to look natural, or do you want to choose a “whiter-than-white” shade for your teeth?
  • How satisfied or unsatisfied you feel regarding the amount of gums that show when you smile. Some patients do not want a “gummy smile”, and we can fix that.
  • The positioning of your teeth. Do you have slightly misaligned teeth in which you may need clear braces to straighten them?

These are all very important topics to evaluate and think about before coming in for your first cosmetic dentistry appointment. The more prepared you are with this information, the higher your chances of experiencing an extremely positive first appointment!

As always, if you have any questions before coming in for your appointment, just give us a call.

Here at Smiles at Reston Town Center, we will listen to your concerns and dental needs. Something important to keep in mind, however, is that it is equally important that you listen to our recommendations, as well. Rest assured, we have several years of experience and training when it comes to creating healthy smiles with cosmetic dentistry services.