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What Do You Know About Cosmetic Dentistry?

Everyone loves quizzes, don’t they? You take them all the time on Facebook. You want to know which Star Wars character you might be, what your favorite color tells you about your personality, and what dog breed is best for your family. So, let’s play! This quiz is going to tell you what you know about cosmetic dentistry. It’s easy – all you have to do is answer five statements, true or false, and then look at the answer guide at the end.

  1.  If my teeth are bad, I can’t have a cosmetic makeover.

  2. Cosmetic makeovers are ridiculously expensive.

  3. Every dentist offers cosmetic dentistry treatments.

  4. Cosmetic dentistry treatments always take a lot of time.

  5. Cosmetic dentistry treatments hurt.

Now, here are the answers: 1-T, 2-F, 3-F, 4-F, 3-F.

How did you do? If you got all five right, you are a cosmetic dentistry pro! Three means that you still have a bit to learn. Fewer than three, and we can definitely tell you a lot about cosmetic dentistry.

We should tell that most of these answers are not etched in stone. For instance, in number one, you can have a cosmetic makeover if your teeth are bad. Sometimes, it just means that you will probably need to have a bit of restorative work done before the cosmetic procedures can be considered. If you have tooth decay, then obviously your dentist is not going to want to proceed with cosmetic procedures until your dental health is assured. But “bad” teeth can mean a lot of different things. Obviously, chips and cracks are not what you would call “good,” but they can be corrected by means of porcelain veneers as long as no decay is present.

Now, moving on to number two, cosmetic dentistry does not have to be expensive. Sometimes, all you need to restore your smile is a whitening treatment and that is not an overly expensive treatment.

Number three is etched in stone. It is absolutely not true that any dentist can give you a cosmetic procedure. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field. A general dentist can do an extraction, a filling, and probably bonding, but not advanced procedures.

As to number four, the length of time involved will depend on the procedure. Some can be done in very little time. Others will take longer.

And finally, as to number five, no dental treatment, performed by a competent dentist, is going to hurt.

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So, now you have completed the quiz, and you know the ins and outs of cosmetic dentistry. Call Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio at 718-984-7700, or use the form on our Contact Us page to book a consultation.