Do you cover your mouth every time you laugh? Do you struggle to smile confidently due to chipped, crooked, or otherwise imperfect teeth? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, it doesn’t have to be that way! While making the decision to improve your smile is a big enough step on its own, picking the right cosmetic dentist is equally as important. To make this task as stress-free and seamless as possible, here are four tips to help you find the best one for you.
#1. Start With Recommendations From Friends and Family
Initially, the prospect of finding a cosmetic dentist can seem daunting. That’s why it’s best to start small and ask for recommendations from friends and family. After all, they were once in your shoes, and they can share the good, the bad, and the ugly of their experience. Not only does this give you unique insight into a variety of practices, but it provides you with an unbiased opinion on what it could be like if you follow in their footsteps!
#2. Do Some Online Research
Now that you have a list of cosmetic dentists to contact (and a few to avoid), you can move onto the next step: online research. Take some time to look through their website, read the doctor’s bio, research a bit more about the service you are interested in, and get an overall feel of the practice. If any questions come up, whether it be about the process, timeline, or price, write them down. (This will come in handy in the next step).
#3. Schedule an Initial Consultation
The internet brings a virtually endless amount of knowledge to our fingertips, but there is only so much online research you can do. Once you’ve narrowed down your list to the top two or three cosmetic dentists you are interested in, schedule an initial consultation. Not only will this allow you to get a first-hand look at the vibe of their office, but it also gives you an opportunity to see how you and the doctor get along. This is also a great time to get the answers to the list of questions you made in step #2!
#4. Make Your Decision!
Now that you’ve met your top candidates in person, visited their office, and got your questions answered, all that’s left to do is make your decision! Review all the information you’ve collected and make sure not to dismiss how comfortable and at ease you felt with the doctor. After all, you will be spending a lot of time with them before, during, and after your treatment. Once you’ve made your decision, you’ll be another step closer to achieving your dream smile.
About the Author
Dr. Jeremy J. Borsky earned his dental doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and he has been using his extensive experience and clinical expertise to help patients achieve their dream smiles ever since – and it hasn’t gone unnoticed! In fact, he has been recognized by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and been voted Top Dentist by Cincinnati Magazine for over five years. If you are ready to perfect your smile, don’t hesitate to visit his website or give him a call at 513-232-6560.