Do you want to transform your smile? If you don’t love how your smile looks in the mirror, in selfies, in pictures, and now without a mask, it can have a negative effect on your self confidence. You may avoid smiling and give the impression that you are unhappy.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and give you the confidence to smile when you meet someone new, when you see an old friend, when you’re taking pictures with family and friends, and when you’re simply going about everyday life, especially now without having to wear a mask.
How do you find the best cosmetic dentist in Fairfield County? Here are some tips to help out.
Ask for Recommendations
A good place to start when looking for a cosmetic dentist in Fairfield County is to ask friends, coworkers, neighbors, family members, and anyone else you know that has had cosmetic dental work done. Ask them who their dentist is, whether or not they are satisfied with their results, what they liked about the dentist, and any other questions you have. Make sure you are talking to someone with firsthand experience, someone who has been a patient of the dentist you are considering, and someone who has before and after photos to share if they are comfortable. Gather a list of a few names and start doing some research.
Verify their Credentials
When you research a potential cosmetic dentist, the first thing to do is verify their credentials. Find out where they went to dental school and make sure they have completed all of the necessary requirements to practice dentistry. Then, look for additional educational and training the dentist may have completed that would make them even more qualified than the average cosmetic dentist.
Look for Professional Affiliations
Another indication of a quality cosmetic dentist is their affiliation with professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There are many local, statewide, and national associations that dentists can be a part of that shows their willingness to keep up to date with the latest advancements and current best practices in their field.
Up to Date Technology
Look for signs that the dentist you are considering uses advanced technology in dental procedures. Technology in the field of cosmetic dentistry is constantly evolving to make procedures less invasive for patients and the results more natural and aesthetically pleasing. If you see signs of antiquated technology or practices in a dental office, look elsewhere.
Emphasis on Dental Health
Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on the appearance of the teeth. However, the health of the teeth is equally important, if not more so. Find a dentist that puts an equal emphasis on dental health, insisting on a basis of healthy teeth before applying any cosmetic procedures. For example, veneers are covers for the existing teeth that make them look straight and uniform. But if the teeth behind the veneers are not healthy, your results will not last.
Read Reviews on Social Media
Look for a dentist with a strong social media presence. This is a good source of information and reviews from actual patients who have received dental care at this practice. Some patients even post pictures in their reviews so you can see the before and after. A good place to start is Google Reviews, along with Instagram and Facebook.
Look for a Family Dentist if You Have Children
If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist for your child, make sure the dentist you are considering will treat children. A family dentist is ideal for families with children because everyone in the household can go to the same place for all of their dental care needs.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry in Fairfield, CT
Are you looking for the best cosmetic dentist in the Fairfield County area? Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry is a family dental practice serving Fairfield, CT and the surrounding area. The practice sees patients of all ages, providing personalized care that will help you achieve your goals.
Dr. Donald W. Miller D.M.D. is highly qualified and experienced at providing comprehensive dental care that encompasses general and cosmetic dentistry. He meets and exceeds all of the above criteria for a quality, reputable dentist.