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How to Start the Process of Restoring Your Smile

June 21, 2021 2:57 pm Published by

At Ballston Dental Care, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services to maintain, enhance, and restore your smile. Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth or completely transform your smile, our specially-trained team can help you achieve the smile you envision. In this blog post, we give an overview of the process to restore your smile!

  1. Schedule a Consultation
  2. Do you know which cosmetic or restorative procedure you’re interested in? The first step is to schedule a consultation at Ballston Dental Care to determine which is the best procedure to suit your needs and your budget. We will discuss your oral health history, perform a dental examination, and take X-ray images of your teeth to put together a custom treatment plan.

  3. Confirm Your Treatment Plan
  4. Dr. Matney will put together a custom treatment plan based on your consultation. We may recommend, for example, Invisalign® clear aligner therapy, dental bonding, teeth whitening, veneers, a crown, periodontal therapy, dentures, a bridge, or dental implants. We want you to feel fully informed when it comes to your treatment plan, so don’t hold back any questions or concerns!

  5. Move Forward with Your Treatment
  6. Your chosen treatment will determine how many visits you’ll need. Some treatments can be completed in one visit, like dental bonding or professional teeth whitening. Other treatments, such as dental implants or Invisalign, require several months and multiple appointments. We will give you an estimated timeline so you know what to expect.

  7. Maintain Your New Smile
  8. If your treatment requires it, we will give you specific aftercare instructions to help you keep your smile healthy and strong. Generally, you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, floss every day, consume a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, avoid tobacco products, and visit us for routine checkups and cleanings.

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You deserve to have a beautiful smile that is fully functional. If you are considering a restoration treatment or cosmetic enhancement for your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Ballston Dental Care.

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