One of the first physical aspects people will notice about you is your smile. It is important to have an straight smile and clean teeth if you want to make a good first impression According to a research conducted in the US, people who have an impressive or a beautiful smile are more likely to get highly paid jobs.
Cosmetic dentistry is an advanced area of dentistry with the sole purpose of correcting smiles and improving the appearance of your teeth. Any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. In such a scenario, it becomes necessary to do your research before selecting the cosmetic dentist. Here are a few tips on choosing the right dentist for you:
Training and Experience: Make sure that the dentist you choose has an advanced degree in dentistry and is a specialist in reconstructive dentistry (prosthodontist).
Memberships: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is a trusted organization for cosmetic dentistry. So if the dentist is associated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), it shows his commitment towards his profession. Do check for the dentist’s association/membership with AACD.
Before and After: Ask the dentist to show you the pictures of before and after (treatment) cases. It will help you make a decision.
Reputation: It is important to talk to the patients who have been treated by the dentist. Apart from that, check online reviews for that particular dentist.
Use of Sound Technology: Check what kind of equipment the dentist uses. There must be Intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, dental lasers and chair side monitors. These add to the credibility of their good work.
Apart from the aforementioned tips it would be wise to check the financing options available with the dentist. Check if they accept payment from Chase Health Advantage, CareCredit or Wells Fargo. These are some of the most popular companies for patient financing.
Hopefully these tips will ease the task of choosing the right dentist.