The best cosmetic dentist is generally the one that can diagnose your case correctly and has a lot of experience in placing porcelain veneers. Most dentists dabbling in cosmetic dentistry don’t have the volume of experience, and case histories required to effectively create a new natural looking smile, that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and comfortable.
You should always request to see the case histories of the dentist who you are considering, in order to see the level of expertise they have. Can they sculpt a new smile in your mouth in one visit to allow you to feel, see and experience the new smile you will be getting before you get them? To test drive the system and allow you assess how this new smile compliments your face before you commit to treatment. At this point the costing will be provided. Usually a 1 to 2 hour session and is the most important cosmetic dental appointment you will ever have.
My role as a specialist involves correcting failed treatments, uncomfortable, unsuitable and unhappy patients with past cosmetic dentistry performed locally and internationally. The most important thing about cosmetic dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth and enamel at all costs. Anyone who wants to shave your teeth needs to explain the risks involved and the affect on your natural teeth and jaw structure.
The biggest problem I see today is patients who present with tooth sensitivity after porcelain veneers were placed elsewhere. This is largely due to incorrect diagnosis, unecessary tooth intervention (or cutting enamel). Unfortunately these patients had often not consented to having their teeth cut in the first place. This further compounds the loss of biological teeth and patient confidence.
As a specialist, my first priority is to conserve and maintain biology, while beautifying and rejuvenating your tooth/teeth, arch form, arch width to compliment your facial aesthetics.