I asked my dentist for a recommendation for a cosmetic dentist because I want to do a porcelain veneers smile makeover. He told me there isn’t a cosmetic dentistry specialty. It’s just general dentists doing cosmetic work and that any dentist could do it. Can that be right? He’s offering to do my smile makeover, but I want to be sure this gets done right. Do you have any suggestions as to how to go about this?
Your dentist was correct in saying there isn’t a recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. However, he is definitely wrong in saying that any dentist can do it. Smile makeovers aren’t taught in dental school.
It takes post-doctoral training on the part of the dentist as well as an artistic eye. When it comes to getting porcelain veneers you want to find the best dentist to give you the smile of your dreams.
Finding the Best Dentist for Your Smile Makeover
When you are looking for a great cosmetic dentist, I’d start with their smile gallery. Dr. Murphree has won ten medals in International Smile Competitions for cosmetic work he’s done. You want to see smiles in any potential dentist’s gallery that shows that type of results.
Be sure to double check that it is their actual work and not just stock photos they’ve placed up there.
After you’ve reviewed their gallery, check out how patients who have been to his practice felt about their experience. Sites like Yelp! or Google Reviews usually add some insight into what you can expect there.
Finally, make sure they’re willing to stand behind their work. They should have some form of a beautiful smile guarantee. In most cases, this means the smile doesn’t get bonded on until you’re absolutely thrilled with it.
There’s sort of an “easy button” of sorts for this. If you go to the mynewsmile.com website, they have a find a cosmetic dentist link. They’ve already pre-screened cosmetic dentist who wish to be listed and only list the best of the best. Any dentist on their list can give you a stunning smile.
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