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cosmetic dentistry results depend on a great team effort from everyone involved, including you. If you want to get good looking results that last, you have to do your part, too. Once your procedure is complete, you have to practice good maintenance to ensure your results will last as long as possible.

But even before then, your part is crucial, and having a good attitude can make all the difference in your results. Here are some aspects of your attitude that will make a major difference in how well you work with your cosmetic dentist and his team.

Honesty and Openness

Fotolia_68563732_Subscription_Monthly_MAs helpful as it would be, your cosmetic dentist is not a mind reader. In order for your cosmetic dentist to know what you want, you have to tell them. We will ask you questions, and it’s important for you to answer them honestly and completely, not concealing any information or feelings relevant to your cosmetic dentistry. Anything you don’t tell us can’t be used to improve your smile.

Unrealistic Expectations

As honest as you should be with us, we will try to do the same. We will explain to you about the specific things your cosmetic dentistry can achieve, and those it cannot. We will also explain to you all the potential risks. You need to listen to our realistic assessment of what your procedure will do for you and understand what it can and cannot do. This will make you more satisfied when you see the beautiful results.


Many people have the opposite problem when they decide on cosmetic dentistry: pessimism about the outcome. You have to remember that cosmetic dentistry is very powerful and can achieve some amazing results. Have an upbeat attitude and look forward to the great-looking smile you will enjoy when we finish your porcelain veneers or other procedure.


It is important for you to be involved in your cosmetic dentistry. We want you to tell us what results you want to achieve and make some of the critical choices about which procedure is right for you. But you also have to remember that your cosmetic dentist is the expert.

It’s good to be an informed patient, and the Internet is a rich source of information, but you should remember that it’s not complete or authoritative. Your cosmetic dentist knows things that aren’t on the Web, and when they decide to do things a certain way, you need to trust their expertise. That’s why you should choose your cosmetic dentist carefully.


Other people are barely involved in their cosmetic dentistry process. Your cosmetic dentist can do most of the work, but they do need your cooperation. They will especially need your help in maintaining your results once you leave our office. If you’re not prepared to do your part, cosmetic dentistry might not be right for you.

If you are prepared to have a good attitude toward it, cosmetic dentistry is a great choice to renew and improve your smile. To learn more about your part in getting great cosmetic dentistry in Orange County, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.