Cosmetic dentists in Edmonton are also referred to as aesthetic dentists. This is because they are skilled in conducting procedures that bear almost immediate results in terms of your smile’s appearance. Things like chipped teeth and discolouration are some problems that aesthetic dentists are trained to handle. Some even handle root canal treatments.
Since you might be trusting your smile to a stranger, it is important that your cosmetic dentist in Edmonton is the best in the industry. Below are a few tips to guide you in choosing the best aesthetic dentist.
This is by far the best way to land a good cosmetic dentist. You can get referrals from your family and friends. If you have a general family dentist already, you could ask him/her to recommend a cosmetic dentist in Edmonton. Since he/she already knows many, he/she is well placed to point you in the right direction.
When it comes to your family and friends, if they have at one point been patients, they can share their experience and give insight into the quality of service rendered.
If you are skeptical of the quality of service a cosmetic dentist claims to offer, you can request to be provided with testimonials of past patients. Alternatively, if the dentist has a website, you can read through the patient testimonials posted. This will provide you with some insight into the office atmosphere, the customer service and the quality of the services.
However, with patient testimonials, you have to be keen not to be fed fake information. Yes, this happens. It actually happens a lot more often than most care to admit.
You are looking to have your smile enhanced not degraded. As such, you cannot afford to work with an inexperienced cosmetic dentist. Before making your choice, inquire if they have had sufficient training and if the training is up-to-date. Is the dentist qualified to offer the services listed (including Edmonton root canal treatments)? If you deem it important, do not be afraid to ask for
proof of training.
Before and After images
These pictures will help you determine if you want to work with a particular cosmetic dentist or not. These pictures (preferably of patients who have undergone the procedure you will be getting), will shed some light on the results you should expect. If you do not like the results, be confident and courageous enough to point it out politely and continue with your search.
Major and minor adjustments
If the corrections you need done are minor, you might want to check if your family general dentist offers a service for the procedure. However, if you are looking for a smile makeover (a major procedure), you are best working with a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist. This way, you are assured of getting the best possible results.
The office of the cosmetic dentist should be close to your home. It is often burdensome to have to drive long distances to honour an appointment. It is even worse if you have to drive in pain or discomfort after a procedure.
Yes, there are many cosmetic dentists available. However, very few can provide quality services and are a perfect fit for your needs. Be careful with the choice you make.