What to look for in a Cosmetic Dentist
The best Cosmetic Dentists are well versed in several aspects of dentistry.
(placing and restoring of artificial teeth: implants)
Occlusion (understanding, and development of a patient’s bite)
Periodontology (for manipulation of the gums for long term health and esthetic gum lines)
Restorative Dentistry (restoring broken and decayed teeth)
Dental Materials (To understand the best materials to use in a patients mouth for longevity and esthetics).
Here are some criteria to keep in mind when looking for the best Cosmetic Dentist.
Teaches Cosmetic Dentistry (teaching forces one to stay at the very forefront of new techniques and information)
Several institutions are listed in curriculum vitae that specialize in teaching “Cosmetic Dentistry” and related subjects listed above
Experience and competency in Orthodontics
Displays several excellent “before and after” photos on website and is able to provide more samples of work when asked
Has contributed articles to recognized dental journals