Choosing Your Cosmetic Dentist
Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is a complicated but important decision. It’s difficult for most patients to even know what to look for.
What type of procedures does your dentist specialize in?
Obviously, you want to choose a dentist who has experience, but it’s also important to ensure that your dentist isn’t skilled in only a few different procedures. You should look for a dentist who can recommend just the right treatment for your unique situation, and that means choosing a dentist with experience with all of the latest dental techniques and technologies.
The Colonial Dental Group offers many different cosmetic, restorative, and neuromuscular procedures, such as:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Fillings
- Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ
- Tooth Whitening
- Gum Treatment
- Laser Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Dentures and Partials
- Pediatric Dentistry
How familiar is your dentist with neuromuscular dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just affect the look of your smile—it affects the balance and structure of your jaw as well. Poor dental work can result in misalignment of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a condition known as temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), which can cause a host of problems with both your dental health and your overall physical health.
For this reason, it is essential that your dentist is familiar with the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, and can not only treat, but prevent the damaging physical effects of TMD.
The Colonial Dental Group not only performs all of our procedures while keeping the alignment of the TMJ in mind, but we also provide solutions for people who are suffering from the symptoms of TMJ.
How long has your dentist been in practice?
One of the simplest questions you can ask your dentist is how long he or she has been in practice. With experience comes skill and a better understanding of the subtleties of dental aesthetics. Everyone has to start somewhere, but when you’re choosing a dentist to work on your smile, choose a dentist who has the experience and the skill to provide you only the best quality of work.
The dentists at Colonial Dental Group have over 70 years of experience performing many different dental procedures and techniques. They are ready to handle any dental problem you may have.
Is your dentist forthcoming with answers to your questions?
When you’re talking to your dentist, be wary if he or she seems to be hesitating excessively or trying to redirect the topic of discussion. Your dentist should be willing and able listen to you and address your concerns.
Are you comfortable with the dentist and staff at the office?
Finally, ask yourself if you are comfortable. While a dentist office isn’t many people’s favorite destination, you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, either. The environment should be clean and hygienic, the dentists and staff should be attentive to your needs, explain your options, and address your concerns about the procedures.
Schedule your personal consultation
To schedule your personal consultation with Colonial Dental Group, call or email our cosmetic dentists today. We’ll be happy to show you our facilities, introduce you to our friendly, professional staff, and answer any questions you might have for us.