So, let’s say you want to find a good cosmetic dentist who can give you the bright, white smile you’ve always imagined. Do you have a good idea of which one is ideal? Do you know what to look for when choosing the best?
If you don’t, that’s ok: Listed below are four excellent tips for finding a cosmetic dentist who’ll give you the best treatment possible!
Learn the Dentist’s Background
It’s essential to find a dentist whose experiences qualify them for cosmetic work. Doing so entails learning both about the dental school(s) they attended and any ongoing training they’ve received. The latter is especially important, as it indicates that they’re likely current with the latest techniques.
Check Word-of-Mouth & Online Reviews
Learn from friends and family to see whether they’ve heard of a cosmetic dentist. Have they had a good experience with that dental care provider? If not, have they received good service from a different dentist? Are they satisfied with the people that work in the latter’s office?
Word-of-mouth reviews are best, but it’s also good to look online for reviews of a cosmetic dentist. In those reviews, find out how highly rated the practice is on comfort, quality of care, etc. While not every online review will be credible, looking at them will give you a better idea of what to expect.
Ask About Technology & Techniques
Find out what dental technology and techniques a dentist uses for their cosmetic treatments. A qualified dentist should be keeping up with current developments to make your trip to their office as easy as possible.
Consider Treatment Plans & Financing
When consulting with a cosmetic dentist, ensure you get a written treatment plan that outlines how they’d improve your smile. The plan should ideally include specifics about the procedures needed and the time of treatment completion. As such, it will give you an idea of feasibility compared to your schedule.
You’ll also want to know whether a cosmetic dentist offers flexible payment options. Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover anything that’s not medically necessary, so you’ll probably want to work with someone who offers payment plans. To that end, ask if they work with third-party financing.
With these tips in mind, you should feel confident that you’ll find a great cosmetic dentist who can improve your smile for years to come!
About the Author
Dr. Chris Devlin is a dentist practicing in State College, PA, having earned his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine. Highly experienced, he keeps up-to-date with the latest dental advances through hours of continuing education each year. He is also associated with the Dawson Academy, The Pankey Institute, and the Society of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Devlin currently practices at his self-titled clinic and can be reached at his website or by phone at (814)-238-3553.