My sister says you only go to a cosmetic specialist for cosmetic dental work, but I thought teeth whitening was pretty straightforward. Do I really need a specialist for it?
People often get confused thinking that a dentist who calls themselves a cosmetic dentist is some sort of specialist. The fact is, there is no cosmetic dentistry specialty. Any general dentist can do cosmetic procedures and just call themselves a cosmetic dentist, regardless of their training and skill.
Teeth whitening is the simplest procedure out there. Any dentist can do it. So, you’d be safe going to your family dentist for that and end up with the same results as if you went to someone who poured years into studying cosmetic work.
But, your sister was right about one thing. Certain cosmetic procedures require a significant amount of skill and artistry. You wouldn’t want to go to any dentist for a total smile makeover with porcelain veneers.
Who’s the Best Dentist to do a Smile Makeover?
Creating new smiles with porcelain veneers takes a lot more than just technical knowledge. They also need to have an eye for artistry. But, if there isn’t a specialty for cosmetic dentists. How do you find the best dentist to create your smile?
Fortunately, there is a website that lists skilled cosmetic dentists in areas around the country. If you go to the mynewsmile.com website, you can input your zip-code and they’ll recommend dentists from that area who can give you a beautiful smile. In fact, most of them even have a beautiful smile guarantee.
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