Cosmetic Dentist is more than just a term for a dentist. When used correctly, it denotes a high degree of training, experience and skill in the area of cosmetic dentistry. Unlike general or family dentistry, which focuses on oral hygiene, prevention and treating oral disease, Cosmetic Dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s smile and face by correcting problems related to the look, shape, size and position of the teeth, gums and/or bite.
Many dentists refer to themselves as cosmetic dentists, so it’s difficult to pick a dentist for your Austin porcelain veneers, simply by looking for a cosmetic dentist. The most important factors to consider when looking for a cosmetic dentist are:
1. Amount of education, training, and experience in Cosmetic Dentistry.
Does the dentist have specific training in cosmetic dentistry procedures? Cosmetic dentistry has evolved tremendously over the past 10-20 years because of the advancement in techniques, technologies and materials available. A Cosmetic Dentist should have ongoing cosmetic dentistry training to keep up with the latest developments in the field.
Does the dentist have experience in Cosmetic Dentistry? You should look for a cosmetic dentist that has completed many, many Smile Makeovers using porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and porcelain bridges You want to have your porcelain veneers crowns or bridges done by a cosmetic dentist who does them all the time. If you had to have plastic surgery, you would want to use a plastic surgeon who does that type of surgery all the time. You would also choose a plastic surgeon, not your family doctor.
2. Body of work.
A Cosmetic Dentist’s before and after photographs (they should have an extensive Smile Gallery on their website) are the best way to see the quality of their cosmetic dentistry and to visualize the kind of results you can expect. In the area of cosmetic dentistry, experience means the dentist has completed over a thousand Smile Makeovers and placed tens of thousands porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges. An experienced Cosmetic Dentist should have many cases he has completed which are similar to yours. They will also have an extensive collection of their completed cosmetic cases in photo albums for you to review. Those albums should show you the results of patients who had similar cosmetic issues.
3. Listens to you to find out what you want and need.
Each person is unique and so is their smile. A beautiful smile can mean different things to different people so it’s important to understand what it means to you A well trained, experienced cosmetic dentist will take the time to understand you and find out what you need and want.
I have had many patients come to me exasperated because they were told they could not or should not have veneers because their dentist did not think they would work. Unfortunately, that point of view is common in dentistry. Either their dentist was not listening to them or they were just being honest and telling you they do not feel comfortable doing your cosmetic dentistry. Someone’s not listening.
4. I understand what you want and I can help you.
This is what you should hear after a thorough explanation of what will be done, the time it will take and the costs involved.
When you are looking for porcelain veneers in Austin, make sure your cosmetic dentist is up to the job. At Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center, we are committed to excellence and offer each patient the benefit of the most advanced dental techniques.
In my 25 plus years of experience as a Cosmetic Dentist, I have completed well over a thousand Smile Makeovers and have placed tens of thousands of porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges. I also have had extensive training in Cosmetic Dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. I consider myself a perpetual student and have a passion for continuing my studies in the field Cosmetic Dentistry. Combine this along with the help of my highly trained team and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the superior customer service and amazing results possible for you at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Center. Please call us today at 512-354-7267 to schedule your complimentary consult and find out how we can help you get the smile you want and deserve.