If you don’t love your smile, we have some helpful tips to help you select an excellent cosmetic dentist.
A beautiful smile makes a lasting first impression. And studies repeatedly show that a beautiful smile not only improves self-confidence, it impacts how you look, feel and present yourself to others. Ultimately, the key to a dazzling smile is finding the right cosmetic dentist.
For starters, you may be surprised to learn that cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty area within dentistry. This means that any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist, without having any additional training beyond dental school.
Helpful Tips to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist
First, you should do your homework and check their credentials. You should expect to see extensive cosmetic dentistry coursework, training and membership or fellowship in cosmetic dentistry professional organizations. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is a prestigious national organization. If you find an AACD accredited dentist, like we are, that is a good sign. In order to become an excellent cosmetic dentist takes extensive training beyond dental school.
Then, ask to see a portfolio of work. It seems our culture is obsessed with before and after photographs. Cosmetic dentistry is no different. Ask to see examples of cases that are similar to yours. Then, find out why each treatment was selected, what worked well and why. Any excellent cosmetic dentist will be proud to show off a portfolio of work.
You should also consider going in for an initial consultation. While you are there, you should feel like they listen, give you options and help understand your personality. Also, you should never feel pressured or pushed into any type of product or service. At the cornerstone of it all is trust. So listen to your gut.
The right cosmetic dentist can give you the smile of your dreams!
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
There are many types of cosmetic dentistry services available.
You may be interested in teeth whitening. This is a great way to take care of discolored teeth and surface staining. Professional teeth whitening is far more effective than white strips or toothpastes that are found in your local drug store. We want you to love those pearly whites again. So, we can help you figure out if teeth whitening is right for you.
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may be a candidate for Invisalign. This innovative treatment uses sophisticated, computer technology to straighten your teeth. It works in about about half the time as conventional braces. The aligners are clear, comfortable and removable.
Or dental bonding may be right for you, if you have a small chip or crack in a tooth. We use white composite material and advanced bonding technology to restore imperfections. The bonding will blend in perfectly with your surrounding teeth.
Now, if you really want the wow factor, you should consider porcelain veneers. A smile makeover will completely transform your smile. These thin shells of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can improve the shape, size and give the appearance of perfectly straight teeth. You can achieve sporty smile, a sophisticated, more professional-looking smile or a glamorous look with veneers. deliver. Or you can ask about snap-on smile, which is another option that is less expensive than porcelain veneers.
Trust is Key
Remember, it’s all about trust. We will listen to your needs and find the right plan for your budget. The bottom line is that we will never push you into any type of treatment plan. And you can rest assured that we will only recommend services that we sincerely believe will help you love your smile.
Dr. Mike Mavrostomos is passionate about providing top-quality, comprehensive dental care. He is located in Bedminster, NJ. His continual pursuit of education and state-of-the-art dentistry has led to his being recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top Dentists by the New Jersey Top-Docs committee.