How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Do you want to fix your teeth and finally get the beautiful and healthy smile you always wanted but don't know where to start? 

Well, one of the first things you will need is to find a cosmetic dentist who will be able to provide the kind of personalized care you want. Because no dental problem is alike and what may work for other patients may not work for you. 

So, here's how to find the right cosmetic dentist for you. 

What Do Cosmetic Dentists Treat?

A cosmetic dentist treats anything from minor dental issues to bigger ones, including:

  • Teeth whitening 
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns 
  • Performing inlays and onlays 
  • Dental implants 
  • Dental bonding 

What to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?

You've done your research and have a list of potential doctors. But, what criteria should you keep in mind when making your decision? 

Here are a few ideas:

  • Know What You Want

This is one of the most important steps when choosing a cosmetic dentist. Know what you want and if cosmetic dentistry is actually the right option for you. If you have a malocclusion (poor bite,) for example, then your dentist will likely recommend orthodontic treatment rather than cosmetic dentistry to address the core problem. 

  • Look for Recommendations

Asking a friend or family member for referrals is also helpful. That way, you can already get an idea of the kind of quality in treatment and customer service you can expect. 

  • Check for Reviews 

If none of your friends or family members can recommend someone, you can also check for online reviews. See if other people have had the same procedures you need and if they were happy with the treatment and the results. 

  • Look for Their Credentials 

Check how qualified the dentist is, and for the training courses and other activities that support their experience. Make sure they are licensed and approved to practice. 

  • Schedule an Initial Appointment 

Schedule an appointment with the cosmetic dentist you are interested in. Talk to them about what you want, ask them for what they can recommend and do for you.  

  • See What Technology They Use

This can either be listed on the website, or you can call and ask or directly visit the office and see for yourself how they work and the technology they use.  

  • Before and After Pictures

If it’s not confidential, ask the doctor for before and after pictures of other patients they have treated. This will help to give you an idea of how they work and the results you can expect. 

There are, of course, other things to consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist. But, this list should help narrow down your search. 

If you want to learn more about what we do at Shine Dental, then you shouldn't hesitate to get in touch with us. 

What you need to know is that Dr. Katelyn Miller is a dedicated professional who not only provides quality work but also focuses on ensuring you get personalized care in a kind and positive environment.

Schedule your appointment today and come for a visit to get to know us. 

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