I’ve been looking into a smile makeover. I keep reading the most important factor is the dentist. I want a smile that makes people say, “Wow!”, but not in the bad kind of way. How do I find the right dentist for that?
You are smart to do your research ahead of time. I can’t tell you the number of patients who’ve come to see Dr. Thomas for help after getting a disastrous smile makeover from an inexperienced cosmetic dentist.
I am going on the assumption that you want a smile makeover done with porcelain veneers. This is the best cosmetic material and can completely remake everything about your smile. It can change the shape, size, color, and character of your teeth when done by the right dentist.
Finding the Right Dentist
The absolute easiest way to find an expert cosmetic dentist is to go
However, just being a member of the site says nothing about the dentist’s skill and artistry. The AACD realized this. This is why they started an accreditation program.
To become accredited, cosmetic dentists have to pass both written and oral exams which test their technical skill and knowledge. In addition to this, they have to submit a large number of cases they’ve completed showing evidence of their artistry.
For most dentists, it takes years to get accredited. Once they do, they are now among the top cosmetic dentists in the world. When you go to the AACD site, make sure you check that you’re looking for an accredited dentist.
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