No longer reserved for the rich and famous, cosmetic dentistry is now accessible to people from all walks of life, helping revolutionise smiles. Deciding on the right treatment option is important – but even more crucial? Choosing the right cosmetic dentist to carry it out.
If you’re just starting your search for a cosmetic dentist, it can be a little daunting. Who can you trust? What should you be looking for? You need to be confident you’re in safe, reliable hands and that you’ll receive the best possible care.
But don’t worry. There are plenty of ways you can refine your search for a cosmetic dentist, making sure you pick the right treatment and the right clinic to carry it out!
Here we take a closer look at some of the key things to be on the lookout for…
Finding a cosmetic dentist
Assess their experience
How long has your cosmetic dentist been practising? What procedures have they carried out before? Do they only offer cosmetic dentistry? Although no cosmetic dentistry speciality exists as such, those who concentrate solely on cosmetic procedures are likely to be the most adept and to be able to offer you the very latest advances in treatment.
Check out reviews
One of the best ways to find a quality cosmetic dentist? Ask for recommendations. If you like someone’s smile, compliment them and politely ask if they’ve had work done? If they have, were they pleased with it? Learning from other people’s experience is invaluable and can help to give you a real insight into a particular dentist or practice.
Remember to do your research online too. Read reviews and look for before and after photos to evidence the quality of work carried out. Any cosmetic dentist truly worth considering, should have nothing to hide.
Find out exactly what they can offer
There are a host of cosmetic dental treatments available, all promising to banish crooked teeth, hide chips and straighten your smile. But how do you pick the right one? Knowing which treatment is right for you requires an experienced assessment of your teeth and a detailed understanding of the look you personally want to achieve.
Not every procedure is right for every smile, so it’s important to look for a dentist skilled across a wide range of cosmetic dentistry who can offer a choice to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment. Be sure to check out websites to see what else they can offer you. For example, will they consult with you fully beforehand? Can they offer you a smile simulation so you get a proper idea of what the finished results will look like?
How much will it cost?
This tends to be a biggy for most people but whilst everyone loves a bargain it’s crucial to ensure that price doesn’t compromise quality.
If you’ve already started looking for a cosmetic dentist, the chances are you’ll have heard about getting work done more cheaply abroad. Read our blog on ‘Veneers in Turkey’ to decide for yourself if it’s really worth the risk. If you decide to stick with the UK for treatment then look for a clinic that offers clear competitive pricing, is upfront about costs and offers finance deals so you can spread the payment and make treatment more affordable.
The clinic itself
Few people would list a trip to the dentist as enjoyable but why shouldn’t it be? Especially when it’s to carry out a treatment that promises to transform your smile and make you feel great about yourself.
For everyone – but particularly those who are nervous about dental procedures – picking a cosmetic dental practice that offers calm, relaxing surroundings can go a long way to easing any concerns. An environment that doesn’t appear too clinical or threatening can make the experience more pleasant for everyone.
Make an appointment with the best
As pioneers of bringing cosmetic dentistry to the UK, here at the Harley Street Smile Clinic, we like to think we’re the original and the best! But don’t just take our word for it! Why not check out our reviews to see what other people have to say about our services and get in touch with the team for an informal chat about what we can do for you?