Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular area of dentistry. It shouldn’t be surprising, considering that we live in an increasingly image-conscious society. Cosmetic dentists provide additional services to that of a general dentist to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Perhaps more than any other dental branch, cosmetic dentistry is part art and part clinical.
Through the use of advanced dental techniques and materials, an experienced cosmetic dentist combines their extensive clinical skills with a flair for smile aesthetics to create more attractive natural looking smiles. Of course, as cosmetic dental services become more widely available, it pays to choose your practitioner wisely, before you can decide which cosmetic dentist would better cater to your individual needs and budgets.
It takes more than a few clicks of the mouse to locate the right cosmetic dentist. You may wish to begin your research along these lines:
Experience, Experience, Experience…
You simply cannot overstate the importance of experience when it comes to choosing the right practitioner.
In addition to visiting the practice’s website to find out about the experience and qualifications of the cosmetic dentist, you should pay extra attention to their area of expertise and training.
Range of Treatment Options
It is wise to look for a cosmetic dentist that offers a broad range of cosmetic treatment options. Many cosmetic procedures are complementary to each other and may be combined to achieve a variety of aesthetic goals. If all your cosmetic services can be provided by the one practice, that is definitely a plus for convenience – and may even prove to be cost-effective in the long run.
Ask for photo testimonies
There is no real substitute for actual testimonies if you wish to assess the dentist’s clinical and aesthetic abilities. In this regard you may ask for before/after treatment shots of procedures performed by the dentist of your choice. This will serve as a visual barometer of the experience and expertise of the dentist and whether it is consistent with what you have in mind.
Dr Luke Cronin is one of Sydney’s top cosmetic dentists and is happy to talk with you about the appropriate cosmetic dental treatment to address your concerns. Please contact Quality Dental in North Sydney on (02) 9922 1159, or visit qualitydental.com.au