Cosmetic Dentistry Concerns – Time Frames

We take great pride in customizing your personalized treatment plan. As we discuss your options, we will do our best to work with you in completing your case according to your requested time frames and within your means. For some, that means doing a lot of treatment at once and over a short period of time. For others, it may be best to divide the project into several phases to occur over several months. Some procedures can be completed in one visit, while others are more complex and must be planned to allow ample time for design and development by our laboratories on the west coast.

In order to determine the best way to meet your goals, we will need to thoroughly evaluate every aspect of your dental health. At your first visit, we will spend time talking with you to discover what your goals are for your smile. We will then gather diagnostic information such as x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth, and complete a comprehensive oral exam.

Typically, a cleaning is not performed at this first visit. Experience has shown us that every patient’s needs are different and that we cannot anticipate what kind of cleaning a patient needs or how much time is required without completing a thorough examination first.

With this information, Dr. Marsh will be able to carefully study not only the cosmetic aspects of your smile, but also the bite, function, and health of your teeth and gums. After compiling all this data, we will invite you to discuss with us the options available to you in attaining the smile you want.