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How to Find a Cosmetic Surgery Dentist

Are you interested in improving your smile? Sometimes, a simple cavity filling just isn’t enough. If you need a considerable amount of dental work done on your teeth, you may want to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Although your primary care dentist may be able to provide you with assistance, cosmetic dentistry is often considered a completely different medical field. As more individuals become concerned with the appearance of their teeth, cosmetic dentistry is increasing in popularity. For that reason, you should have a number of local cosmetic dentists to choose from.

One of the easiest ways to find a cosmetic dentist is to ask your primary care dentist. Even if your dentist can perform the procedure, like dental implants, he or she will still likely understand and respect your decision to seek care from a specialist.

Asking your primary dentist for information and feedback on local cosmetic dentists, especially those that specialize in surgical procedures.

The internet is another easy way that you can go about finding local cosmetic dentists. To get you started, you may want to use online business directories typically provided by search engines.

While the information provided may vary, you should get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of cosmetic dentists in or around your immediate area and be able to compare their reviews, sometimes there are specialized sites that also consolidate review and insurance-related information.

Your internet search will likely lead you to the online websites of area dentists. Not only should you use these websites to get contact information, but also examine them for sample rates, lists of procedures performed, as well as before and after pictures.

Your local phone book can also be used to find area cosmetic dentists (yes - we said it, phone book).

What you will want to do is turn to the back of your phone book. Here, you will find a business directory section, which is also commonly known as the yellow pages of the phone book - for those of us old enough to remember. Under the heading of dentists, you should see information on your local options. Unless your local phone book categorizes dentists, like pediatric dentists and cosmetic dentists, look for listings with the word “cosmetic” in them. Aside from asking your primary dentist for suggestions, your next best option is to speak with those that you know and trust. Ask your friends, relatives, neighbors, or coworkers if they have ever been to a cosmetic dentist before. If they have, who did they visit? Were they satisfied with the results? Does he or she charge affordable rates?

Getting recommendations from those that you know will lessen the amount of background and reputation checking that you will have to do yourself.

As an important reminder, you will want to do more than find a cosmetic dentist who specializes in surgical procedures. You will want to actually choose one.

So examine fees, qualifications, before and after pictures, and success rate versus complication rate when making your choice. This is highly unique to each person but in general, try to find the medical professional with the best credentials and reviews that your budget can afford. This is about your health and smile after all - and you more than anyone will have to see it multiple times a day.


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