What’s Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. It is common for many to think of teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more.
A trained and experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, and even your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns. This means helping patients as they maintain their oral health, functionality, and appearance for a lifetime. At Prescott Dental Arts, we consider that cosmetic dentistry should complement the overall general and oral health of the patient. As such, cosmetic dental treatment decisions are based on the foundation of evidence-based protocols combined with sound clinical judgment.
Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist
There are numerous criteria upon which you can select a cosmetic dentist. For some patients it may narrow down to the convenience and/or cost. However, if you are searching for the best cosmetic dentist that will assist you in achieving your best smile, you may research with these points in mind.
Latest Technology and Equipment
There are many advanced tools and equipment available today that will allow the entire process to be more accurate and to also be a much more pleasurable experience. It is important to know if a dentist invests in upgrading their equipment to provide the best outcome for their patients. Some if this technology involves Digital Panoramic and CBCT 3D X-rays, Digital Intra-oral Cameras, 3D printing, Diode Lasers, and more.
Skill & Experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Education and hands on training is going to be an important factor and it’s important to also know if the practice is devoted to cosmetic dentistry. While there is no specialty in cosmetic dentistry, those who strive to be the best in their field see a significant volume of patients for cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. As with any craft, the level of skill frequently corresponds with the number of patients treated and their experience. That’s not to say that a new dentist can’t provide excellent cosmetic dental treatment. Which brings us to the final point…
Before and After Photos & Patient Testimonials
Ask to see examples of cosmetic work completed by the dentist. You can also search online for reviews and testimonials and even ask the dentist if you can speak with a few of his or her patients.
But what it all comes down to is how comfortable do you feel in the practice. If the dentist and staff make you feel comfortable and well cared for, you’re sure to have a great experience.
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