The Decision To Pursue Cosmetic Dentistry [BLOG]

Are you happy with your appearance?

If not, you’ve probably tried, or at least thought about, the ways you can improve upon your overall look with a new exercise routine, a style makeover, or a healthier diet.

No matter how challenging, how you decide to transform yourself is a very personal choice and one you control entirely.

The same can be said about your smile.

With cosmetic dentistry, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted by choosing the treatment that’s best for you, your budget, and your vision about the end result.

Fortunately, you don’t have to ultimately decide on your own because you have Dr. Finley and our team at Bayou Dental Group to guide you.

The Decision To Pursue Cosmetic Dentistry

We know how difficult a decision it is for many people to pursue cosmetic dentistry.

That’s why we want to help you think through the decision-making process so you’re making an informed choice in the end.

We’re starting with a few factors you’ll want to consider when trying to decide if cosmetic dentistry in our Monroe, LA dental office is right for you!

*Think About What’s Holding You Back*

We all want to love the way we look, and our smiles are a big part of that.

Yet, too often, we disregard the need to do anything about the flaws and imperfections that make keep our guards up and hide our teeth.


As you consider exploring your cosmetic dentistry options, think about the things that are holding you back from getting the smile you want.

Is it about cost? Is it about fear of dental treatment? Or is it that you don’t think your own confidence and happiness matter compared to your other responsibilities?

We’ve heard all of these excuses from patients, and many more. But the truth is, the things you hate about your smile are actually what holds you back from living the life you want!

*Think About The Health Of Your Smile*

The most important priority for Dr. Finley and our team at Bayou Dental Group is that your smile is healthy.

Any improvements in the appearance of your smile will be short-lived, and frankly, a financial waste, if your teeth and gums are suffering from oral health problems.

So first, we will provide you with a thorough oral examination so Dr. Finley can address any issues going on inside your mouth like cavities or gum disease.

For many patients whose smile flaws inspire them to pursue cosmetic dentistry, they actually end up restoring their oral health by getting dental treatment they didn’t know they needed.

*Think About Investing In Your Smile*

You likely spent your college years and your twenties working hard to establish yourself professionally, financially, and perhaps, romantically.

As a more mature adult, though, your priorities have changed.

Now, your dreams and goals rest comfortably at the bottom of your priority list. Your spouse, children, and career have all sped to the top, which means you probably see cosmetic dentistry as a selfish pursuit.

But how you look and feel is just as important as the physical and emotional well-being of everyone you care for everyday.

So we encourage you to think about cosmetic dentistry as an investment in your own wellness and the ways you might see the return on your investment in a happier, closer family because you feel more attractive, confident, and secure.

*Think About What You Gain With Cosmetic Dentistry*

Although every patient’s dental needs will be unique to them, the underlying goal all cosmetic dentistry patients share is a desire to love what they see in the mirror.

No matter how simple or complex the imperfections with your teeth are, any smile flaw that makes you feel insecure, ashamed, and unhappy should be enough to inspire change.

Instead of exhausting yourself trying to figure out new ways to hide your teeth or avoid socializing, you can think about what you might gain from cosmetic dentistry.

You could feel more relaxed and confident at important events, enjoy spending time with friends and family, and even look forward to meeting new people and pursuing new adventures.

Then ask yourself if that sounds better than the shame and insecurity you’ve grown accustomed to the last few years with your unsightly smile.

We’re guessing the answer is no.

Our team at Bayou Dental Group already knows you’re worth it.

All you need to do is realize that for yourself!

Schedule A Consultation

The decision to pursue your dream smile is a personal one, but you need help from an experienced cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Finley, to choose the right treatment for you.

That’s what he and our team at Bayou Dental Group will go over during your initial consultation.

Of all the cosmetic dentistry options before you in our Monroe, LA dental office, you’ll feel confident about your treatment plan and love the end results.

That’s thanks to Dr. Finley and how he will guide you toward a decision that suits your needs, budget, and smile goals.

Call Bayou Dental Group today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to request your initial cosmetic consultation.

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