How to Choose Your Cosmetic Dentist

Posted by Dr. Soto Oct 30, 2022

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A dentist who offers cosmetic dentistry can usually perform a wide range of services, from porcelain veneers to teeth whitening. However, any general dentist can easily claim that they are a cosmetic dentist.

With this in mind, the question then becomes the quality of their work, the prices they charge, and what other dental services they offer – such as pediatric dentistry for the kids. After all, ideally, you would want to have the same dentist perform everything your family needs, including regular dental cleanings and checkups.

Let’s talk about some of the main things you can do in your quest to find an outstanding cosmetic dentist:

Ask About Their Experience and Expertise

The best cosmetic dentists have years of experience performing cosmetic dental procedures, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and veneers. You can ask whether they have pictures of their before-and-after work, and how long they have been practicing dentistry.

Consider Fees and Payment Options

Cosmetic smile enhancements are usually not included in insurance plans, because they are not considered necessary for your health. However, some dentists offer payment plans for dental work of all kinds, including cosmetic procedures – so ask your dentist about that.

The dentist will likely first want to evaluate your mouth in order to gauge which types of cosmetic dental procedures may be recommended for your teeth. There’s no reason to talk about fees and payments until you know what you’re paying for! If you are on a tight budget, the dentist will recommend the least-expensive treatment possible for your teeth. The dentist may also offer a low monthly payment plan so you can afford a more expensive procedure if necessary.

Check Whether They Offer IV Sedation for All Procedures

If you or someone in your family has dental anxiety, you can also ask whether they offer IV (intravenous) sedation for all procedures, including cleanings. This service allows the patient to stay relaxed during the entire treatment – never fully asleep, but relaxed.

If your dental anxiety is keeping you from visiting a dentist but you wish to have a brighter, healthier smile, you can ask for IV sedation during every appointment. No one should be afraid of going to the dentist, so we make it a pleasant experience.

Cosmetic Dentist in Plantation, Florida

Finding the best cosmetic dentist can be a daunting task. You don’t want someone ruining your smile instead of fixing it. Here at the dental offices of Dr. Ernie Soto, we offer personalized family dental care along with state-of-the-art technology, techniques, and materials. Plus, your comfort is one of our top priorities, so just ask about what we can do for you.

Dental care is not only about being healthy – it’s also about feeling attractive and confident. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Soto, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (954) 368-6264 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your dental healthcare partner!



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