Because there is no referral system in place for a cosmetic dentist, it is important to do your due diligence before you make an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry evaluation.
As a dentist, I try to encourage my patients to explore cosmetic dentistry and do research. If you are not one of my patients, but are considering cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, there are some things to remember before you start shopping around for a cosmetic dentist.
Finding a cosmetic dentist that is qualified to provide porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, clear braces, dental bridges, and dental implants can be difficult. Just do an online search and you will find dozens of dentists who claim to specialize in cosmetic dentistry.
Ask for Referrals for a Cosmetic Dentist
If you are unhappy with your dentist or moving to a new location, ask for a referral. Your current dentist would be happy to provide you with a referral for a cosmetic dentist in Downtown Portland.
Do a Google Search if you are looking for a new cosmetic dentist. There are plenty of review sites where you can read reviews about dental practices in your area. Don’t forget to ask your friends, family members, and co-workers who works on their teeth and gums.
Narrow Down your Cosmetic Dentist Search
If you have narrowed your search down to a few cosmetic dentists in Downtown Portland look for Doctors who specialize in the treatments that you are curious about.
A full mouth reconstruction will require a visit with a dentist who specializes in full mouth reconstruction. If you have heard great things about Invisalign®, search for a dentist who is a preferred Invisalign® provider.
What to Expect During Your Cosmetic Dentistry Evaluation
- Comprehensive oral examination
- Dental restoration inspection
- Upper and lower teeth impressions
- Browsing through Smile Design Books
- Reviewing tooth color, shapes and sizes
- A computer review of what your smile will look like after cosmetic dentistry
Choosing a cosmetic dentist is vital if you want your new smile to last. Not every dentist is adept at placing porcelain veneers. Unless you want to have that thick smile that everyone talks about, and not in a good way, schedule an appointment.
My Downtown dental practice specializes in cosmetic dentistry and can put that smile on your face. Call or click for a no obligation smile consultation in Downtown Portland today.