How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Many dentists offer a few cosmetic dental services in Stuart, but not all of them specialize in aesthetic dentistry. What’s more, not every cosmetic dentist may be right for you – cosmetic dentistry is a highly personalized service, so the practice that meets one person’s expectations may not fit your individual needs.  

At first glance, choosing the right cosmetic dentist may seem challenging, in that there a lot of dentists from which to choose. Fortunately, you can take steps to find the right cosmetic dentist in Stuart and anywhere else you may roam.  

How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist

Establish your goals

The best way to start your search for a cosmetic dentist is to establish your goals. In other words, what do you want to do? Clarifying your desired outcome will make it easier to communicate your expectations to your future cosmetic dentist.  

Doing a self-assessment also allows you to ask questions during your consultation and to participate in the development of your treatment plan.  

Look for advanced training

Cosmetic dentists have all the same training as regular dentists – and then some. Find out where the cosmetic dentist took their advanced training, and what sort of continuing education they participate in.  

Seek personal recommendations

Ask your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors who they recommend. Find out if they were comfortable during any procedures, for example, and if they would have the dentist perform that procedure again. Create a list of the most highly recommended cosmetic dentists.  

Visit the cosmetic dentist’s website

You can learn a lot about the dentists on your list by visiting their website. Many patients feel more relaxed in dentist offices that have a relaxed, boutique vibe, and the website will usually reflect that tone.  

Be sure to read the doctors’ biographies to learn their individual approach to cosmetic dentistry, as well as learn a little bit about them as people. You might feel more connected with a dentist that shares hobbies, for example, or enjoy their outlook on life.  

Read the reviews on the website to learn how others feel about the care they received there.

Narrow the list

Based on the recommendations you have gathered and the information you learned from the websites, narrow your list of potential cosmetic dentists.  

Make an appointment

The best way to evaluate a cosmetic dentist is to visit the aesthetic dentistry office in person. Assess your comfort level when you walk in the door and while in the office. Chat with the staff and ask questions about dental insurance, office hours, and other non-clinical aspects of dental care.  

Evaluate the dentist’s style of communication

When it comes to improve the aesthetic quality of your smile, communication is essential for great results. Your dentist needs to listen to your concerns closely and answer any questions you may have, for example. They’ll also need to effectively communicate what any limitations to treatment there may be, and clearly explain what you might expect from treatment.  

Ask about the aesthetic dentistry services offered

Cosmetic dentists offer a variety of services, but not all aesthetic dentists offer the exact same menu of services. Look for a cosmetic dentist that offers the cosmetic dentistry services you are interested in. These services may include:

  • Botox® and dermal fillers
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Direct cosmetic tooth bonding
  • Smile makeovers
  • Gum contouring

Ask about any general dentistry services offered

The very best cosmetic dentists in Stuart are also exceptionally great general dentists, so having a cosmetic dentist perform other general dentistry duties can improve the outcomes of your cosmetic treatments and save you time. For example, your cosmetic dentist may recommend treating your gum disease before having veneers or dental implants placed – it makes more sense to have your cosmetic dentist perform both procedures than to go to several dentists for comprehensive treatment.  

General dentistry treatments may include:

  • Anxiety-free dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Mouthguards
  • Emergency dental services
  • Physiologic dentistry
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • TMD/TMJ treatment
  • Tooth-colored fillings and crowns

Your cosmetic dentist may even offer orthodontics, or teeth straightening, using traditional braces or Invisalign®. Each of these services can improve the aesthetic outcome of cosmetic dentistry, and using the same dental office for all these services can help save you time.

Make an appointment for consultation with Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart

Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart is the area leader in cosmetic dentistry. Our team of cosmetic dentists and staff have created an environment where each patient’s story leads the way, and where their hearts lead their hands. ContactAesthetic Dentistry of Stuart by filling out our short online form or by calling (772) 463-4026  

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