3 Steps to Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist for You


Whether you’re fixing a few minor problems with your teeth’s appearance or contemplating a complete “smile makeover,” you need to have confidence in the dentist performing the work. Your area may offer a lot of choices in cosmetic dentists, so it can be difficult to narrow your decision to one.

To help you out, here’s a 3-step process for finding the perfect cosmetic dentist for your needs:

Step 1. Know what you’re looking for. Before embarking on your search, take time to ask yourself what you want changed about your smile. Your first move is to the mirror: what about your current smile do you not like? (yellowed teeth, big gaps between teeth, or other noticeable variations, etc.)

Step 2. Research your choice availability. You might start first with friends and family who’ve had positive results from cosmetic dental and get a referral from them. Double check provider credentials come from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry or the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Step 3: Schedule an initial consultation. Hopefully, you’ll be able to narrow your choice to one or two. But before your commit, visit your top choice dentist for a free consultation. Besides going over your particular situation, the meeting will also give you a chance to gauge how comfortable you are with the dentist: are they listening to your concerns and make you feel comfortable.

Make a List

It’s important to determine what you want to change about your smile before you have your first consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Take a good look and compile a list. That way, when you do choose your cosmetic dentist, you will be ready to present your wish list and compare it to the dentist’s own proposals.

Be Clear About What You Want

A person’s own perception of what looks good is an important factor when it comes to mouth and smile enhancement. The art of making smiles lies in a dentist or prosthodontist’s ability to integrate the individual’s personal perceptions of what is important with the dentist’s own scientific and anatomical knowledge as it applies to smile design. With a professionally trained and experienced eye, your dentist can see more possibilities than even you can. It is therefore their responsibility to educate you better, so that you can make the best possible choice. At the same time, it is important that you have confidence in what you want your mouth to look like.

If you have questions about any of our prosthodontic services including dental implants, bridges, crowns, teeth whitening, and more, contact us here or call (305) 935.6066 today.

Posted: Thursday October 27, 2016