Cesar Zamora, DDS
Dentist located in Mission district, San Francisco, CA
A bright, white, and healthy smile can improve the appearance and confidence for many people. Dr. Zamora improves the appearances of his patients’ teeth and smiles from his practice in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A
What is the Difference Between Cosmetic and General Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that helps people to improve the appearance of their smiles. Many of the procedures utilized to transform a patient’s smile can also correct oral issues like bite or gaps between teeth. Cosmetic treatments correct:
- Missing teeth
- Over or under bites
- Discoloration of teeth
- Unattractive gaps between teeth
- Old, unattractive dental treatments
- The size shape and alignment of teeth
- Broken, decayed, cracked or chipped teeth
What Should I Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?
You will want to make sure that the dentist has a lot of experience with repairing the dental condition that concerns you as well as a solid track record of performing the appropriate dental procedures. You should research his or her work in advance. The dentist should be able to provide references, and before and after photos of the treatment you want, to show you the results of his work on other patients. Your cosmetic dentist should be willing to answer all of your questions and explain the procedures so that you can understand what will be done to achieve the look you desire. You could also ask about the dentist’s continuing education. While all dentists participate in extensive education before begin to practice, dental techniques and technologies are constantly updated and improved. Check to make sure that your dentist is up to date with current best practices.
How Will I Know What Treatment is Best for Me?
Your dentist will have a detailed conversation with you about what you want to change, and how you would like your smile to appear, then they will give you a recommendation for the best treatment to achieve your desired look. He will also explain the benefits and risks of the procedure. The condition and health of your teeth will contribute to the decision about the best procedure to meet your needs. Some key questions to discuss with your dentist should include:
- What will my teeth look like after the treatment?
- What will my procedure involve?
- How many visits will be needed?
- What kind of maintenance will be needed?
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