What to Look For in a Cosmetic Dentist

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So you’re ready to get some work done on your teeth. There isn’t any problem. They function well and don’t need major work. Maybe there is a little gap that has bothered you, or a chipped tooth in the front that could be fixed. They have yellowed with age. Maybe teeth whitening is in order? Now that you’ve decided it is a good time to do it, here is what you need to think about when choosing a good cosmetic dentist.

Experience and Dental Artistry:
Not every dentist is a good cosmetic dentist. When considering who you want to make your smile pretty, you’ll want someone that has a track record of pleasing results. This means you’ll want to find someone with some experience and a gallery of cosmetic fixes so that you can check out their dental artistry. Photos don’t lie. An interview and evaluation is also in order. A good cosmetic dentist will be happy to sit down with you and convince you of their expertise. Find out what specialties they studied and if they have any extra certifications or ongoing education.

Examine What Services They Offer:
Think about what exactly you want to have done. Do you want your teeth brighter and whiter? Are your teeth broken, cracked, chipped, crooked, or have gaps? Not every dentist offers every type of dental fix. Make sure the cosmetic dentist you select handles the services you require.

Read Their Reviews:
These days, you can go online to find out from real patients who have used a particular dentist what they think. If the dentist has a website, and good ones will, they may highlight patients that have left positive reviews. Learning from those that have gone before is a good way to make good decisions.

If you’d like to come in for an interview and evaluate our cosmetic dentistry services, call Dr. Gregory A. Stiver and our helpful team at The Dental Care Center. Phone: 816-941-7788, or come by our office in Kansas City, Missouri.