I have finally decided to get some veneers on my front teeth. It will cover their discoloration and to make my teeth straight. It’s been a long time in the coming. The problem is I have been going to the same dentist since I was a kid. He’s kind of old-school and it’s been fine, but I’m not sure if I want him to do the veneers. Is it okay to keep going to my regular dentist for checkups and find a different dentist for porcelain veneers? And what’s the best way to find a dentist to do the work?
It’s your choice as to whether you would like to continue seeing your regular dentist or if you would like to switch to a new dentist who can do both checkups and cosmetic dentistry. The perk of seeing the same doctor for all your work is that the veneers can be checked and cared for regularly.
In choosing a dentist to do your porcelain veneers, there are several things to explore before making a decision. The first thing to verify that the dentist is a true cosmetic dentist. There are many dentists who claim to be a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a specialty area of dental school. A dentist who has undergone extensive post-graduate training and has studied aesthetics should be a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
One of the simplest steps in choosing a cosmetic dentist is to see pictures of his or her work. Most dentists will post patients’ photos online or have them in their office. You can compare before and after photos. These are usually a good indication of the experience and caliber of a dentist.
An experienced cosmetic dentist also will typically be able to give you an idea of what your new smile will look like before completing any work. This may be done through computer imaging or through a mockup from a mold of your teeth. Then you can be sure that porcelain veneers are your best option and that you will be happy with the results.
By doing your homework beforehand, you should be able to find a cosmetic dentist that will help you get the smile you are hoping for.
This post is sponsored by Angel Dental Care of Garfield Heights, Ohio.