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The art of cosmetic dentistry results in radiant, healthy teeth and extremely pleased dental patients. Almost everyone who gets a smile makeover is happy with their results. However, in some cases, you may want a more dramatic result when you flash someone a smile. Looking for a cosmetic dentist who can revise your cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas who can upgrade your cosmetic dentistry, consider Dr. James B. Polley. His expertise, experience, and skilled support team help ensure that you will get results you will be happy with, and you will definitely leave his office smiling ear to ear.

1. What to Look for in a Cosmetic Revision Dentist

It’s very important to choose your cosmetic dentist carefully. So now that you are looking for a dentist to redo your cosmetic work, you should evaluate dentists based on their:

  • Listening and communication skills
  • Experience and proven results
  • Support team

Following these tips should help you find a cosmetic dentist who can redo your smile makeover to give you attractive, long-lasting results. 

2. Pick a Dentist Who Communicates Well

Often, cosmetic dentistry problems come down to a simple communication problem. Your cosmetic dentist thought they knew what you wanted, but there was some sort of miscommunication. Then they didn’t communicate with you about what they were doing, or they didn’t hear any objections you might have raised during the process. 

Now that you know how important communication is, make sure you, personally, can communicate well with a dentist. There are many communication styles, and it’s important to find a dentist who:

  • Listens to what you’re saying
  • Understands what you’re saying
  • Speaks in a way you can understand
  • Confirms understanding before proceeding

Finding a dentist that will take the time to listen to you and your specific needs is very important. 

Some cosmetic dentists are very good at understanding the technical language but aren’t always as good at understanding plain language. It can be frustrating to tell your dentist exactly what you want, then have them give you something else. Make sure your dentist hears and understands what you are saying to avoid this and to get the best possible results.

Also important is finding a dentist who communicates effectively with you. Some dentists might use overly technical language that you can’t understand. Others might speak in vague terms that leave you unsure of what they’ve said. Choose a dentist who speaks in a way you can understand so there is no room for error.

Finally, a dentist should be proactive about ensuring that you both understand each other. Performing this check regularly will reduce the risk that there are potentially unspoken misunderstandings that can significantly impact your procedure and results. 

3. Pick a Dentist with Experience Delivering Great Results

Next, make sure you’re choosing a cosmetic dentist who has experience dealing with cosmetic revision procedures and can deliver great results. 

Ask your potential cosmetic dentist how often they practice cosmetic dentistry, including how often they perform revisions. Then ask to see before and after images of their patients. Evaluate these images carefully. Don’t just look for attractive, natural results, but look for results that are distinctive–not all the same–and seem to match the individual’s face and personality. 

Ask to see recent images that might not be on the website. Also, don’t forget to ask a cosmetic dentist to talk to some of their previous patients. A dentist who delivers positive, life-changing results will have at least one or two patients willing to talk about their experience. This will make you even more confident that you are choosing the right cosmetic dentist for you.

4. Pick a Dentist with an Excellent Team

In choosing a cosmetic dentist, many people forget to evaluate the quality of their support staff. Ask any cosmetic dentist about their team. A great cosmetic dentist will tell you about the qualifications of their team, both in terms of their training and how well they perform their role during cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

Observe how a cosmetic dentist treats their team. A dentist that treats their team with respect and deference is more likely to respect their patients. It’s good to pay attention to how well dentists and their teams communicate because you want to make sure that they understand each other well during your procedure. 

In addition, you should be able to talk to the staff and get an honest opinion about the cosmetic dentist. It speaks well for a dentist if their team endorses them without reservation.

5. Cost and Location Are Secondary

Although the cost of cosmetic dentistry matters, it’s important not to get caught up in looking for the cheapest dentist in Las Vegas. Cheap dentistry might be a reflection of a dentist’s experience and training, or the quality of materials used. Lack of training, little experience, and poor materials all contribute to a less attractive result.

The same is true for location. It makes sense to choose a general dentist who is near your home. You will see them at least twice a year, and traveling far to the office adds up. However, quality cosmetic dentistry will likely last a decade or more with little need for revision or repair. Traveling across town–or across the country–once a decade is much more reasonable. 

Looking for Beautiful Cosmetic Dentistry in Las Vegas?

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous smile makeover, consider Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. James B. Polley. Dr. Polley is a great communicator who will take the time to listen to your goals. He has extensive experience in achieving great cosmetic results for people getting a smile makeover, whether it’s a first-time procedure or a revision. He has a quality team of experts who helps him achieve the results you desire. 

To learn whether Dr. Polley is right for you, please call (702) 873-0324 or use our online form to request an appointment at the office of Dr. James B. Polley, located in the Summerlin neighborhood of north Las Vegas, near the Summerlin Library.