Cosmetic dentistry is not just a science, it also relies on craftsmanship and covers a wide range of services including:
Due to the broad spectrum of specialties within cosmetic dentistry and the individual skills required of each, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is both important and challenging. Not all dentists have training in cosmetic dentistry, and even those who practice both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry have varying levels of experience.
If you’re seeking a qualified cosmetic dentist, following are some basic guidelines to follow as you narrow your search:
- Ask for recommendations from family, friends or coworkers
- Research the cosmetic dentist online, checking for services offered, professional affiliations, post-graduate training and patient reviews
- Seek before and after images of the cosmetic dentist’s work; patient galleries are often posted on dental practice websites
Scheduling a consultation is another good way to ensure you feel comfortable with the cosmetic dentist and that he or she can answer your questions about treatment options for your specific needs. A good cosmetic dentist will emphasize improvement to your overall oral health as much as restoring the aesthetic properties of your smile.
If you live in the Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus or Haworth, New Jersey, areas and would like to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, please contact experienced New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter at Dumont Cosmetic Dental to schedule a consultation.