I live more than 100 miles from your office, but I need to find a dentist to take over my porcelain veneers case. I had several visits with a dentist, but I am afraid to let him prepare my teeth. I saw some of his patients’ photos during my first visit with him, and I am getting increasingly skeptical. I think it is wise to switch dentists. I’m looking for a cosmetic dentist that is closer to home. I don’t want to have five consultations and x-rays from each dentist. My time is limited, and I would like to narrow my choices at home. Will you please give me tips on what to look for in a cosmetic dentist? Thanks, Gene
Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, we have some suggestions. There is a lot of information online about dentists and their practices.
1. Check patient reviews
Look for online reviews about the dentist. You can check Google My Business pages, Yelp, and Facebook reviews. You can type a dentist’s name, followed by the word reviews to find other sources.
2. Look for the dentist’s website and a smile gallery
An accomplished cosmetic dentist has a website. Read the doctor’s bio to learn about their training, experience, continuing education, and experience in cosmetic dentistry. Also, look for a smile gallery of the dentist’s patients and before-and-after photos of the dentist’s work with porcelain veneers. Look for current pictures of cases like yours.
3. Schedule a complimentary visit
Most cosmetic dentists offer a complimentary consultation. Tell the scheduler that you want to see the office, meet the dentist, and discuss treatment options. Many dental practices will schedule five or ten minutes with the dentist or staff to discuss your smile goals. You will have an opportunity to decide if you would feel comfortable at the dental practice. Visit at least two cosmetic dentists before you choose a provider.
Sugar Land, Texas, cosmetic dentist Dr. Siny Thomas sponsors this post.