What to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

Are you dissatisfied with your smile? Perhaps you didn’t get braces as a child or teen, and you’ve always been bothered by a crossbite, overbite, or other bad bite. Maybe your teeth have yellowed from a medication you had to take or from years of smoking, and you don’t ever smile with your lips open. 

Cosmetic dentists focus on improving your smile. Our caring cosmetic and family dentists with Lancaster Dental Care Associates can transform the way your smile looks, bringing it in line with your hopes and dreams. Following are tips on what to look for in a cosmetic dentist

Check credentials

Every dentist should have a full biography on the practice website, including degrees, any honors received, membership in professional organizations, as well as notes on any research conducted. You can see our dentists’ biographies and professional qualifications here. You can use Google to research our providers as well. 

We’re proud of the breadth of services offered from our four providers who have specialties in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, and periodontics, all of which help you achieve the smile you want. Feel free to ask any of our dentists about their training. 

Check experience in performing the cosmetic dentistry procedure you want 

Cosmetic dentistry is an art as well as a science. It takes years of training and experience to achieve the proper level of expertise for a good outcome. 

Once you’re comfortable with your dentist’s credentials, the next step is asking about their experience in performing the procedure you need. Feel free to ask any of our dentists how many procedures they’ve performed in the past five years, the past year, or the past month that are like the one you want to have. 

Ask for referrals 

Cosmetic dentists should be willing to have current or former patients speak with you about their experience. Any of our dentists are happy to share referrals with you. In accordance with privacy considerations, we check with our patients to see if they are willing to speak with you. If they agree to speak with you, we provide their contact information. 

View cosmetic dentistry results 

Before agreeing to a cosmetic dentistry procedure, you should be able to view patient results. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our dentists to show you before and after photos of the procedure you want to have. 

You’ll see the huge difference that cosmetic dentistry can make to your smile. For example, we transform teeth that were too small, misshapen, discolored, chipped, or uneven into beautiful rows of bright white teeth if you’re looking into getting veneers. If you suffer from a bad bite or have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or a gap between teeth, we remove those imperfections with Invisalign® treatment. 

Call Lancaster Dental Care Associates or book an appointment through our online portal today to see what cosmetic dentistry can do for you.

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