Today there are more choices available than ever when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist. However, not all cosmetic dentists are alike, and there’s some things you should think about when choosing one.
Most patients start their search for a cosmetic dentist with a web search or from word of mouth. A trusted friend or relative could be a good place to go for a lead, especially if you like how their teeth look.
A good place to start is with their website. The dentist’s biography page is a good source of information. Not all cosmetic dentists have the same level of experience and education, so it’s a good idea to compare a few. Also, cosmetic dentistry covers a wide variety of services, so if you’re interested in something specific see if they offer it.
While you’re looking at their website, do they have a smile gallery or something similar so you can see before and after photographs of patients they’ve worked on? This is a good place to start, as if you don’t like the work they’ve done to another patient then they’re probably not the right cosmetic dentist for you.
When you find a cosmetic dentist that you think you like, schedule an initial consultation. At most offices this visit is free and allows you to meet the dentist, discuss costs, treatments, and give you a chance to see if it’s a good fit for you without committing fully.
Not all cosmetic dentists are the same, so it is important to do some research and find one who is the right fit for you and your smile. If you think Dr. Polley could be the cosmetic dentist for you, or want to learn more, give us a call!
Dr. James Polley provides quality cosmetic dentistry services from his Las Vegas dental office. Located in the heart of Summerlin, we serve patients from Spring Valley and northwest Las Vegas. Call us today to schedule your appointment!