How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist For Your Smile Needs

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Why does this matter?

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist will have a major impact on your life. As nervous or biased as you may be, it is substantial evidence – cold facts and logic – that should guide your decision to safeguard the most expressive, yet silent aspect of your beautiful personality — your smile.

Dental technician working on a new smile of impressions.

Let’s face it, you want your dentist to be as absolutely thorough as possible when examining you and satisfying your dental needs. The right dentist will:

  • Have a number of soothing methods and comforts such as music, comfort chairs, a gentle touch, or perhaps sedation dentistry to make the comprehensive examination easy.
  • Give extensive examination to the form of your teeth, their proper function, your gum health, bone health, bite issues, any existing dental work and its impact on your overall oral health.
  • They will also no doubt have the ability to use technology and preform procedures such as x-rays and intra oral cameras, monitors, study models, oral cancer screening and much more.

What to Look For In a Cosmetic Dentist

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1. View Their Work

How can you make sure that a cosmetic dentist gets results and stands by them? Check out their work. You can usually view these pictures online or see them in an album at the dentist’s office. We at Montclair Smile Design have a smile gallery to showcase our work so that patients can have an accurate expectation for themselves. One thing to watch for: commercially produced before-and-after examples do exist, so make sure that the photos you are being shown represent actual patients of the dentist you are considering.

2. Why Choose an AACD Member Dentist?

*American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – AACD.
There are many benefits of choosing an AACD member dentist. Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry are offered education and training on the latest procedures, techniques, and products through AACD publications, lectures, and workshops. They also support not only responsible aesthetics but also systemic oral health. By selecting an AACD member dentist, you know that you are getting the trained expertise of a cosmetic dentistry professional who will be able to care for your smile needs.

3. Check Credentials

Always check their dental credentials. Even if a particular dentist comes highly recommended and shows you beautiful photographs, it is never a bad idea to verify that they are indeed qualified and supported. You can always check online to see where your prospective cosmetic dentists went to school, what continuing education courses were completed, and what professional organizations they belong to. Don’t forget to keep in mind that the most highly qualified cosmetic dentists are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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While every dentist is a health professional, some dentists are more interested, knowledgeable, experienced and artistic when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. More complex issues will definitely require a greater degree of expertise in engineering the bite and managing the original sources of breakdown. The more extensive the work, the greater skill level required to assure long term success.

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