When considering cosmetic dentistry what should you be looking for?
Cosmetic dentistry is defined as “any type of dental procedure which enhances the patient’s teeth and their smile — thus improving a person’s overall appearance and self-confidence.”
So if you have teeth that are crooked, uneven, missing, discoloured, short, long or crowded and you are not sure how to go about finding a dentist who can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams, then look no further.
When choosing a cosmetic dentist in Acton consider the following:
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Many cosmetic dentists attend conferences and courses through groups like the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). Attending such courses demonstrates that the dentist is keeping up to date with the latest technologies and treatments.
Membership in Professional Societies:
Membership in dental societies shows a commitment to quality cosmetic dentistry. In the UK look out for memberships to organisations such as the British Dental Association (BDA) and the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF). Those that belong to the BACD demonstrate clinical excellence through continuing professional development.
As well as giving you a beautiful smile, a good cosmetic dentist should be concerned about your overall general dental health.
When considering cosmetic dentistry, you want to choose a dentist who you feel comfortable with, one who understands what you are looking to achieve. Consider things like:
Look for a cosmetic dentist who provides you with clear solutions and realistic expectations. Your satisfaction will be highest if you have a good understanding of what is truly possible from your dental treatment.
During your consultation, be prepared, ask lots of questions. Ask your cosmetic dentist to show you before and after photos of their previous work, powerpoint presentations, photo albums and so on. Ask to read previous testimonials from other patients who may have had similar treatment as to what you are considering and ask if the practice can put you in touch with a previous patient who has had similar work done.
Look for a cosmetic dentist who takes the time to listen to your concerns and goals for your teeth and smile and thoroughly answers your questions.
The environment as well as the team who will be looking after you, are also important things to consider when choosing your cosmetic dentist.
Look for people who are friendly, polite, knowledgeable and caring.
Ask what latest equipment the practice uses. This will demonstrate how up to date the practice is. The more state of the art technology the practice has, the greater the likelihood of a more comfortable dental visit.
Ask a team member to give you a tour of the practice. Do they have a separate sterilisation room? Does the practice look clean and tidy?
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
020 8567 4344
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
9.00am – 4.00pm