Looking back at my dental career – which started twenty years ago – one common complaint we hear from people is that they do not like their smile. Concerns we hear time and time again are crooked teeth, dark teeth, gaps in between teeth, or chipped and broken teeth. This often leads them to feel embarrassed and shy away from cameras, and long term often results in lower self esteem and confidence.
As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is no right or wrong. Indeed, your personal opinion is most valued.
While all dentists are technically qualified to perform cosmetic dentistry, not all have the necessary skills, attention to detail or experience to achieve a top result.
SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR ARE:
Advanced training after university graduation by Internationally renowned cosmetic dentistry gurus
A compendium of previous cosmetic cases – not stock photos
High resolution digital photography
A willingness to listen to your concerns in detail – before and after treatment
Dedication to continuing education – a willingness to advance the art and science of cosmetic dentistry