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Dental Restorations: What To Ask Your Dentist

February 22, 20233 min read

Using cosmetic dentistry to fix broken, misshapen, or discoloured teeth provides you with improved dental health and a confident smile. The options available to you each come with their own merits and demerits and there’s a lot of information about the procedure that could prove crucial to your well-being. It’s just a matter of knowing what to ask about during your consultation.

Hence, the team at Ocean Ceramics is here to help you learn exactly what questions you should be asking your dentist before undergoing dental resolution.

What Treatments Are Available?

Advances in medical technology have made a variety of dental restoration available for each problem you are facing. Choosing the right treatment for you will depend not just on your particular issue but also on the qualifications of the dentist you are seeing and recommendations by dental care professionals. Knowing the options that can help you is vital in any medical procedure.

How Long Will the Treatment Take?


The duration of a dental restoration treatment will depend on the issue that needs fixing and the treatment that has been chosen. Direct treatments for minimally damaged teeth, like chips and cavities, normally take a single dental appointment. Indirect treatments that correct more serious issues require multiple visits. The dentist will have to create the foundational support for the treatment first, then finish the job at a later date. This will require two to three visits to properly complete.

How Long Will the Treatment Last?

The longevity of the treatment can be affected by the care you take concerning your dental health but it also depends on the type of treatment you received. Dental restoration options like bonding, crowns, and fillings can last up to a decade with proper care and treatment. Veneers can last for 25 years and dental implants can last lifetimes if properly cared for.

What Risks Will I Face During the Treatment?

Just like any other medical procedure, dental restoration does come with inherent risks and hazards during and after the procedure. The risk levels vary depending on how the procedure is carried out. Hence, the dentist carrying out the procedure should inform you of any potential risks so you can make an informed decision. They should also advise you on any techniques you can use to minimize risk after the procedure is complete.

How Much Does the Treatment Cost?


Getting dental restoration should not require any significant financial impedance. Many options are available for different budgets and all available options should be presented to you by your dentist. Dental bonding and fillings tend to be less expensive treatments, given that they are comparatively simpler than other options. Veneers, bridges and implants require more intensive work and, as such, tend to be more expensive.

Ocean Ceramics – Vancouver’s Trusted Dental Laboratory

Choosing to improve or enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry should be an informed experience. Knowing as much as you can about the procedure will ensure that you get exactly what you need and increase your confidence in the outcome. 

Please contact us if you have any cosmetic dentistry needs. Ocean Ceramics is a trusted family practice that has provided stellar dental laboratory restoration since its inception 45 years ago. Our team of qualified and experienced dental technicians is here to listen to your concerns and ensure that you receive nothing but the best service possible.

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