How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist
Choosing the right cosmetic dentist for your needs is one of the most important factors in achieving the best possible results. Our cosmetic dentist in Houston, Dr. Wayde Fawcett, who recently celebrated 30 years in the dental industry, is always happy to share advice and insight on how to choose a cosmetic dentist. Here are three of his most helpful tips when evaluating cosmetic dentists:
1. Research Their Educational and Professional Experience
Carefully review the dentist’s educational background and cosmetic dentistry experience. Did this person pursue continuing education courses beyond dental school? Are they a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry? One of the most significant indications that a dentist is committed to providing the latest in dentistry is whether he or she has reached a Fellowship or Mastership level with the Academy of General Dentistry. Have they? All this information can give you insight into how dedicated cosmetic dentists are to improving their skills and learning about current dental technologies.
2. Ask About Their Technology and Laboratory Collaborations
You can also ask questions about their technology and the laboratories they collaborate with to make dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and other dental materials. For example, do they have imaging software or state-of-the-art laser technology for certain procedures? Dental technology can help give you an idea about the level of advanced care they can provide.
3. Review Their Website
Is their website current? Check out their patient testimonials. What does it say about their office environment, procedure outcome, and customer service? Lastly, pay close attention to any ‘before-and-after’ photos of previous dental work on their website. Do the results look natural? These photos can demonstrate the cosmetic dentist’s skill level.
If you would like to learn more about our Dr. Wayde Fawcett and why so many patients trust him with their smiles, or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact us today. And be sure to watch our upcoming blog focusing on porcelain dental veneers. Dr. Fawcett will explain some of the most common misconceptions of these frequently performed treatments, and discuss why veneers can be one of the best possible options to correct cracks, stains, and other issues with natural-looking results.
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