Since cosmetic dentistry is not considered as an area of specialization by the American Dental Association, some general dentists present themselves as cosmetic dentists. How will you know if a certain cosmetic dentist can be trusted? Here are some tips to consider in looking for a cosmetic dental service.
After completing proper training, a cosmetic dentist has completed postgraduate courses in porcelain veneers as well as cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and all-white restorations. Ask your potential dentist about any cosmetic courses that he/she has taken.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) is the most well-known association for cosmetic dentists. Although it does not mean that a dentist should be good, being a member at the AACD is a sign that he is serious about his work.
The cost of cosmetic dental work is not covered by health insurance. Patients will choose a dentist that accepts credit cards or offers for payment plans.
Usually, cosmetic dental enhancements require several visits. It would be more convenient if the dentist's office is accessible to a patient's home or work.
Dental enhancement may take time to complete. The patient has to make sure that the dentist is available during his/her treatment. Dentists that perform modern procedures make use of advanced technology like dental laser, digital X-rays, intramural cameras and chair-side monitors, among others.