Top 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Cosmetic Dentists

Are you looking to finally give yourself the bright and amazing smile that you have always wanted? Do you wish there were a way to shave years off your face? If so, then you need to find a trustworthy cosmetic dentist.

Choosing cosmetic dentists can be tricky. There are so many options out there, how can you possibly pick between them all? What can you use to pinpoint a service you can trust versus one that you should stay away from?

See below for an in-depth guide on the different factors you should be looking for in your new cosmetic dentist.

1. Positive References and Reviews

We’ve all been there. You’ve invested money into services before and been disappointed with the results that you received.

If that were to happen with the cosmetic dentist you choose, the results could be dire. You might end up disappointed with your new smile.

Fortunately, there are many different ways you can tell whether a service can be trusted or not before you even reach out to them. Such methods include:

  1. Reading through online reviews
  2. Request client references from the cosmetic dentist
  3. Looking at customer testimonials online

Any of the three will shine more light on the service. However, you’ll want to start by looking through online reviews, as those tend to be more honest and upfront about the experiences they had.

Ask yourself a few questions while you read the comments. Do a majority of the clients seem satisfied with their results? How was the overall process? What services have they performed?

Once you’ve read through the reviews, it’s time to ask questions of your own. Ask the cosmetic dentist for a few client references. That way, you can ask them about their experience with more specific questions.

Doing a bit of homework ahead of time will help you find a trustworthy cosmetic dentist for your desired results.

2. Experience

You don’t want anyone touching your smile that hasn’t had years of experience doing it. You want someone with a track record of success.

But how can you learn about the experience of a dentist before you schedule an appointment? Most cosmetic dentists have a page on their website about the main dentist(s) that oversee their practice. Ours is in the link above.

Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Eshom, has over twenty years of experience in cosmetic dentistry. He has learned and grown with the industry.

As the field has advanced, he’s continued to integrate more and more advanced techniques and innovative technology into his practice. This includes such things as x-rays, lasers, and computer imaging.

Unlike many others out there, cosmetic dentistry has always been Dr. David Eshom’s primary focus. He is an Accreditation Candidate at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he was also elected as a board member.

In other words, Dr. Eshom is a leader in the cosmetic industry. Being a board member of the AACD, he and his peers strive to further the industry and find the most practical, innovative techniques for cosmetic dentistry moving forward.

3. Variety of Services

Imagine the horror of meeting with a dentist, learning about their practice, then finding out that they don’t offer the cosmetic treatment you were hoping for. Now you have to start your search all over again.

Instead, start your search that way. Look into the services that your cosmetic dentist provides and whether they line up with your goals.

Here at David Eshom Dental Health and Beauty, we offer a variety of services, such as:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bioclear Alternatives
  • Bonding

If you’ve ever been interested in dental veneers, then you should reach out to our service to learn more. We pride ourselves on informing our patients of all of their options before reaching a decision.

For example, if you’re considering dental veneers, we can show you before & after shots, use custom tooth matching techniques, laser gum contouring, and so forth.

4. Initial Appointment

Of course, you can look through any number of online reviews and research the dentist until you’re blue in the face, but what really matters is the experience you have.

There’s only one way to find out: by scheduling an initial appointment. Use the research you’ve gathered to figure out which cosmetic dentist you’d like to reach out to and schedule an appointment with.

In the appointment, you’ll be able to meet with the dentist and ask as many questions as you’d like. They’ll tell you a bit about their experience, recommendations, and everything else you need to know.

5. Communication

As a patient, you never want to feel like another fish in the sea. You want to feel as if the dentist is focused on your situation whenever they meet with you.

When you meet with them, do they take the time to answer your questions? Or do they seem as if they’re rushing through to get to the next patient?

Are they putting the information in terms that you can understand? Or are they using dental jargon and phrases to try and “impress” you?

You need someone with the right level of communication. This can help you determine which cosmetic dentist is the right fit for your treatment. They’ll hold you accountable for oral hygiene along the way.

Choosing Cosmetic Dentists: Use These Factors as Your Guide

Now that you have seen several factors that you should use when choosing cosmetic dentists near you, be sure to use them to your advantage.

Be sure to visit this page for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions from our loyal patients.

For more inquiries, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.

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