Choosing The Best Cosmetic Dentist

by | Nov 18, 2015 | Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your teeth are one of your biggest assets, they must be kept healthy and their appearance as seen by others is important. It is for this reason that you want to be very selective in choosing the Lincoln Park dentists who will undertake various cosmetic dental procedures. As there are numerous cosmetic dentists choosing the right one can often be difficult, the place to start is with your regular family dentist.

Your family dentist knows your oral cavity well; he or she can tell you if you need to seek dental care which is beyond the scope of the practice. Your dentist may refer you to dentists that perform specialist procedures such as orthodontics, periodontics or endodontics. These specialist dentists are not who you go to for cosmetic procedures but are often needed before cosmetic dentists undertake the work.

If your teeth are straight, your gums are healthy and you have no need for a root canal then your regular family dentist will point you in the right direction, helping you find a cosmetic dentist that your dentist knows and is comfortable with. Although Lincoln Park dentists are great resources, if you have friends or you know people that have had cosmetic dental work that you admire, find out from them who their practitioner was. Gathering names from multiple sources helps to ensure that you end up with the best cosmetic dentist in the area.

Once you feel that you have identified a dentist do not hesitate to ask some important questions. As cosmetic dentistry is a dental specialty you want to work with a candidate that is a member of AACD, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. To be a member of this academy the cosmetic dentist had to undergo examinations to prove his or her practical knowledge as well as their ethics. Those that are members are usually the best cosmetic dental professionals available.

Some cosmetic dentists only perform certain procedures; you want a dentist that can undertake a full mouth reconstruction if this is found to be necessary. You do not want to find yourself in a situation where you have to work with multiple dentists if you need major reconstruction done.
Nothing speaks louder than results. Ask the candidate to show you his or her photo album of before and after work. Question the dentist on the procedures that will be used, find out how long the dentist has been practicing cosmetic dentistry. Once you have gone through this procedure you can feel comfortable that you are putting your smile in the right hands.

If you are looking for Lincoln Park dentists that offer multiple dental procedures, including cosmetic dentistry you are invited to make an appointment with Dr. Tomaselli at Chicago Smile Design.

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