If you’re considering having cosmetic dentistry but you’re not sure where to start looking, then our blog post will provide an idea of some basic questions which you should ask a potential dentist. It’s usually worth visiting a practitioner who is fairly local to you, as some treatments require repeat visits and so you want to be able to make sure you can get to the cosmetic dentist fairly easily.
Ask friends and family for recommendations, or perhaps take a look online to create a shortlist of potential dentists. When you contact each dentist, ask them how much experience they have of the procedure you are considering. Obviously the more experience the better, and you should ask to see some before and after photographs of past patients. Reputable cosmetic dentists should have a gallery of photographs of recent patients on their website for you to view.
Next, find out about the level of education the dentist holds. Do they have recent updates in their qualifications or do they visit regular conferences and seminars on the most up to date techniques? What type of technology and materials does the dentist use? Does the dental practice specialist in the type of treatment you are considering - do they have a long list of past patients who have had the same treatment? Check to see which organisations the dentist is a member of.
Your chosen cosmetic dentist should be able to talk you through all of your queries, but you will probably get a gut feeling as to whether you feel comfortable with the practice during your first visit. You will no doubt feel more relaxed during treatment if you like the dentist and the team of staff. Most cosmetic dentist Surrey practices these days are very modern looking and create a professional yet calm atmosphere for patients.
Before having any treatment carried out, make sure you have a written treatment plan and quotation from the cosmetic dentist so that you are clear on costs and timescales. Many dentists also use smile simulation programs which can give you a realistic image of how your teeth will look following your procedure.
If you would like more help and advice regarding choosing a cosmetic dentist or if you are based in Surrey and would like to learn more about our practice, please visit our website or telephone us on 01932 570099.