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Questions to Ask A Cosmetic Dentist

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 18, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners - Cosmetic Dentist in Newton, Wellesley, Brookline, MA

You may be looking for the perfect cosmetic dentist who will create a beautiful smile for you. But you need to ask a lot of questions before you can be sure. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, has been a pioneer in the development of techniques to maximize the outcome of procedures to enhance one's smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that will aesthetically enhance your teeth. While most people see a cosmetic dentist for aesthetics, a good cosmetic dentist will also focus on the functionality part. Combining aesthetics with perfect functionality is the most important thing when it comes to getting those dental veneers, crowns, bridgework or implants.

You can enlist a cosmetic dentist for: dental crowns, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, or anything related to orthodontics. Someone who sees demanding patients and has a stellar reputation is often your best best to assure a naturally radiant result.

What do you need to know about the cosmetic dentist you choose:

* Experience. Ask your cosmetic dentist how long has he been practicing. There are many general dentists who will offer a few cosmetic dentistry procedures, but it is import to know if they have the experience. Is your cosmetic dentist board certified and licensed. The ADA (American Dental Association) offers the board certification, while licensing is offered by the state. If he is a licensed professional, it means that he has passed regularly all state and national examinations. Choosing a prosthodontist (a specialist recognized by the ADA) generally assures one a more-experienced provider.

*What are the main types of cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist is qualified to offer? A general dentist is required to graduate from an accredited dental school. Whereas a prosthodontist receives either 2 or 3 years of clinical training in addition to his dental school degree. This added focus and training usually means that a prosthodontist has greater passion and expertise to do implants, veneers, dental reconstructions, etc. For your particular situation, ask the dentist what treatment he would recommend and why. Also, ask about the pros and cons of each dental treatment in your case. What are the possible risks and complications with the type of cosmetic dentistry you have chosen?

Ask for examples of past work or to speak with other patients who have undergone similar work. A good cosmetic dentist can show you before and after pictures as well as testimonials and/or put you in touch with other patients.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

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