Were you aware that 96% of Americans believe that having a great smile makes them more attractive to the opposite sex?
These findings were done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The first step in making a delightful smile is choosing a cosmetic dentist.
The question associated to that is who do you choose?
There are so many dentists out there who claim that they do cosmetic dentistry. With so many options available what do you need to do in order to choose the “right” one? How do you go about that process?
Below we provide some suggestions to keep in mind when selecting a cosmetic dentist.
Choosing The “One”
These following suggestions will help you analyze your situation better and aid you in the selection process:
Is cosmetic dentistry their focus?
With more experience, a dentist is more likely to perform above standards than would another dentist who lacks experience in that area.
Try to research whether that dentist has tried to make cosmetic dentistry their main practice.
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Physically seeing what the dentist has done can give you a better understanding of the results you can expect for yourself.
If you do not like what you see, then there are many other options available. This is a good way for you to evaluate a dentist’s performance.
Check into their post-graduate level of dental education
Not many schools offer cosmetic dentistry. Researching on their educational background can provide you with that information.
By researching their education, it can give you a number of findings such as being able to determine if the post graduate school they attended was a credential for cosmetic dentistry, which affiliation group they pertain to, and where is it that they are going their continuing education at.
Have they gotten any reviews?
Reading about other people’s experiences with that specific cosmetic dentist is a great way to see how they interact with their patients.
It provides you with the idea of what you would be expecting before, during, and after a procedure is done with that dentist. You could also ask if he or she could provide you with a list of their former patients that you would be able to call and ask them how their experience went.
Ask questions about the technology and standards that will be done
While visiting the office, take a look around and ask questions about which equipment will be used for your procedure, and allow yourself time to check the sterilization area to see if they are up-to-standards.
What vibe do you get from the dentist?
Was the dentist welcoming when you went to their office? Did you sense that they were honest with everything they had to say?
Did they communicate to you efficiently and respond well to all your concerns? Seeking another dentist should be considered when you do not get a good feeling from that dentist. First instincts are usually right.
These are just some suggestions that we provide for your search of the right cosmetic dentist that will assess your needs. Always do your research before choosing a dentist.
Cosmetic Dentists in Los Angeles
Ready to enhance your smile, schedule a visit with the Los Angeles dentist at New Image Dental in Inglewood, today!