We want to hear about your smile design goals.
Have you been thinking about getting a smile makeover, but you’re not quite ready to book an in-office appointment? Maybe you’re still on the fence about cosmetic dentistry or you’re trying to find a cosmetic dentist that really “gets it” when it comes to your smile goals.
In situations where you want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and get to know your cosmetic dentist in a no-pressure environment, a virtual consultation is the perfect solution.
What is a virtual consultation?
A virtual consultation is a way to meet one-on-one with a dentist without needing to even leave your home. It’s similar to the other virtual medical appointments that have become so popular in the last couple of years. Using your phone or computer, you’ll use a remote interface to share photos with your dentist and discuss your goals for your smile makeover as well as ask any questions.
While virtual consultations aren’t a replacement for an in-person oral examination, they allow patients to learn more about their cosmetic dentistry options directly from their dentist rather than searching the web for potentially incorrect information.
How can a virtual consultation help me?
Virtual consultations have quite a few benefits! Here are just a few to consider.
Personalized, Factual Information
You can find information about smile makeovers online, but is the information you find pertinent to your unique smile? A virtual consultation allows your own cosmetic dentist to give you personalized information about what services can accomplish your smile makeover goals. You’ll also be able to ask questions you can’t easily find the answer to elsewhere.
Debunking Assumptions or Myths
If you’re been dreaming of a smile makeover for a while, you might have accidentally developed some assumptions, such as which service is the right one for achieving your goals. You might even believe some myths that still travel around through word-of-mouth or online, such as porcelain veneers ruining your teeth. Your dentist can debunk these during your virtual consultation.
Meeting a New Cosmetic Dentist
Maybe you’ve moved recently or you’ve decided to find a new cosmetic dentist. A virtual consultation is a wonderful way to meet a new dentist, ask them questions, and get a feel for whether or not they are the right match for you.
Getting a Second Opinion.
Second opinions are important, especially if you have doubts about a proposed treatment plan that doesn’t seem to match your smile makeover goals. Dentists, like Dr. Alhadef, can offer a free second opinion and help you determine what your next step should be.
What can I expect to happen during my virtual consultation?
Your virtual consultation will mostly be a conversation about your smile and what you have in mind for your smile makeover. It’s natural for you to see your smile in a unique light and the characteristics you don’t like about your smile may not even be noticeable to others. That’s why your dentist will ask you questions about your smile makeover goals and which areas you specifically want to be changed. You’ll also be able to share pictures for your dentist to review. They can even show you before-and-after pictures of their own patients who’ve had similar smile makeovers.
Though you will still need an in-person appointment before finalizing a treatment plan, your virtual consultation will leave you feeling confident about your options and with a better idea of which services will help you achieve your smile goals.
What happens after my virtual consultation?
If your virtual consultation was a success and you’ve decided to move forward with your smile makeover, the next step is to book an in-person visit. This will give you a chance to meet Dr. Alhadef and learn more about your personalized smile makeover. Your first in-person appointment will mostly consist of a thorough oral evaluation and creating a treatment plan.
If you’ve decided that a smile makeover isn’t in the cards right now, you can still schedule an in-person visit for general dental care or to begin any preliminary treatment necessary before cosmetic dentistry can take place.
Schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Alhadef today.
Booking a virtual consultation with Dr. Alhadef is a breeze! All you need to do is visit the Dallas Cosmetic Dental website, click “Schedule Appointment”, and then click the “Learn More” button under Virtual Consultations. Doing so will take you to this online form to schedule your virtual consultation.
For scheduling in-person appointments with Dr. Alhadef, you can call our North Dallas office directly or use this online form.