How to Choose a Good Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry is not just science, but also art. This is why finding a good cosmetic dentist is a challenge. How can you be sure if they really know what you want? Can you really trust them? Do they know what is best for you? We understand that finding the right cosmetic dentist isn’t very easy.
Here are 7 tips to keep in mind while selecting a good cosmetic dentist:
1) Knowledge and experience
The dentist should be familiar with the latest treatment options. Have they performed this procedure before? Can they offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures?
When we are looking into a single crown tooth, it is a basic procedure that can be carried out by any dentist. However, when we are looking into a complex cosmetic dental procedure, dentists often have to consider many aspects such as the alignment, the bite and the aesthetic side. Any of these components not well taken care of might cause failure in the short-term after treatment, and this is the last thing you would like to get after spending a fortune.
2) High-Quality Laboratory
Choosing the right dental laboratory is important! Especially for cosmetic dental procedures, lots of works such as crowns, veneers or dentures are made in laboratories. If your dentist has worked with well-known, reputable laboratories who specialise in doing cosmetic works, you can certainly be reassured that the products they’re going to use will be made from the highest quality materials. It is also important that the lab work is perfectly fitted on your teeth to avoid any unwanted problems down the track.
3) Before and after photos
You can ask your dentist to show you some before and after photos. While this will give you an idea of how your teeth will look after the procedure, it will also give you an insight into the dentist’s abilities.
4) Listening ears
The dentist should be ready to answer all questions you have. They should be honest about what they can and cannot offer. Understand your aesthetic goals and suggest treatment options that will be the most beneficial to you and able to explain why that treatment is suitable for you.
5) Trial before proceed
If you are looking into more complex cosmetic dental procedures, you may need to consider provisional mock-ups or even digital smile photo so that you can have a trial run before getting the actual procedure. There is no point getting a procedure done and then finding out that you hate the outcome.
6) The heart of an artist
Okay, this is something that you cannot tell in the first look. But when you talk to your dentist, you’ll get to know if they are a perfectionist. A perfectionist would want your teeth to look the best and get the work done properly. If your dentist has a “well, this will do” approach, it’s best to explore other options.
7) Your Comfort
You need to be able to trust the dentist who will be treating you. Before committing to a cosmetic dentist, it is very important that you feel comfortable with their level of professionalism and integrity.
A good cosmetic surgeon will never say anything that makes you feel guilty or embarrassed. They are there to help you and they shouldn’t be judgmental.
The dentist should allow you to decide the type of treatment you’ll receive. They should also warn you about any risks based on your specific health condition. In other words, the dentist should help you make an informed decision.
Apart from all these points, always go for your own gut feeling. If you are looking for professional or second opinions, the friendly and professional team at The Point Dental in Point Cook is available to answer any questions you may have about cosmetic dental procedures.
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