There are many people who want to get cosmetic dentistry, but never do. Although many people may desperately desire a smile makeover, they are prevented from getting what they want by many common fears, none of which actually have to stop you from getting a beautiful smile.

Fear #1: I’m Afraid of the Dentist!

We understand that fear of the dentist is very common. In fact, possibly as much as three quarters of all dental patients have some degree of dental anxiety. Even if this doesn’t keep you from getting your routine dental care, it might make you reluctant to agree to optional dental procedures like porcelain veneers.

Many people let their fears stop them from getting cosmetic dentistry

Fortunately, we offer a more comfortable, relaxing dental experience. If you’re going to another dentist in Wilmington for your regular checkups, we invite you to visit our office and see the difference. If you are still having difficulty, we offer NuCalm, a natural way to relax at the dentist without drugs. For people with serious dental anxiety, we even offer sedation dentistry, which can overcome even very strong dental anxieties.

Fear #2: I’m Afraid of the Cost!

Fear of the cost of cosmetic dentistry is also very common. It used to be that cosmetic dentistry was available only to people who were very rich or very famous. These days, cosmetic dentistry has been made accessible to everyone, and part of that has been accomplished by bringing the cost down.

But if your smile makeover seems to be just a little out of your budget, there are ways we can make it even more affordable.

Alternative Procedures: Cosmetic dentistry offers many different approaches to addressing the same problems. We can often find a lower cost alternative for you. There are often tradeoffs, but it may be well worth it to you to get BioClear rather than porcelain veneers, or Six Month Smiles instead of Invisalign. We’ll talk about your options and which ones best fit all your criteria, including your budget.

Staged Procedures: Cosmetic dentistry also allows us to spread out treatments over a longer period of time. This means that you can have low payments at any one visit, while continuously improving your smile.

Financing: Financing is also available. If you can’t afford cosmetic dentistry on your own, we can help by putting you in touch with third-party financing options that can help you get lower payments for your dental care.

Don’t let fear of the cost keep you from getting the smile you desire. During your consultation, we can talk about your options and find the best one for you.

Fear #3: I’m Afraid of Bad Results

Some people are afraid that they will invest in cosmetic dentistry only to find that their smile looks as bad as it did before–or even worse. Maybe that’s because you’ve seen someone who got cosmetic dentistry and it didn’t look good. Have you ever considered how many people you see every day, who have cosmetic dentistry, and you don’t even know it?

The truth is that cosmetic dentistry can yield beautiful results. With modern technology, advanced techniques, and thorough training, cosmetic dentists can achieve dramatically attractive smiles that also look natural.

Don’t believe us? We invite you to visit our smile gallery and see all the beautiful smiles created by cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael J. Kuzma. Then you’ll know how beautiful and how natural your smile can look.

Fear #4: I’m Afraid Cosmetic Dentistry Won’t Last

It’s possible you also know someone who got cosmetic dentistry but their restorations broke too soon. This is also a product of the past, when dental materials were not as strong as they are today.

How strong are modern restorations? They are up to 100 times stronger than your natural tooth enamel. This helps ensure that your smile makeover looks great today, tomorrow, and for years to come. How many years? Studies have shown that about 19 out of 20 porcelain veneers are intact and in place after 10 years, and five out of six are in place after 20 years.

Modern cosmetic dentistry is made to last.

Fear #5: I’m Afraid I Won’t Trust My Cosmetic Dentist

This fear is good, because it will encourage you to do your research before you decide to work with a cosmetic dentist. Not all cosmetic dentists have the training or talent to deliver quality cosmetic dentistry, so choose your dentist with care.

Start by researching dentists online. Make sure your dentist has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, and that you are happy with the quality of results you see in their smile gallery. Next, check out online reviews to see how people feel about the dentist. Don’t be completely swayed by one positive or negative review–take the overall character of results into account when making your decision.

Overcome Your Fears and Smile!

If you are wishing for a beautiful smile, don’t let fear keep you from making your wish come true. To learn more about fearless cosmetic dentistry in Wilmington, NC, please call 910-392-6060 today for an appointment at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry.