Finding a reputable cosmetic dentistry professional in the United States can be difficult. Why? It’s all a matter of numbers. According to IBIS World, there are nearly 6,000 businesses in the U.S. that specialize in cosmetic dentistry procedures, ranging from all on four dental implants to teeth whitening to porcelain veneers. Unless you know exactly what to look for, telling good cosmetic dental clinics from the bad is going to be like pulling a needle from a haystack. That being said, with our tips to finding cosmetic and family dentistry professionals, you can streamline your search.
How to Find a Cosmetic Dental Clinic to Fit Your Needs
- Ask Your General Dentist for a Referral
- Look at Samples of Their Work
- Look to Professional Organizations
As the Consumer Guide to Dentistry writes, one of the best ways to find a cosmetic dentistry professional is to ask for a referral from your family dentist. Think about it: your dentist isn’t going to want to give you anything less than the very best recommendation; otherwise, they risk endangering their own reputation.
If you were looking for a cake decorator, a writer, or any other professional who puts out a final, tangible product, would you ever hire them without first asking for samples of their work? For Digital Journal, the same mentality should hold true in this case. Many of the best cosmetic dentists will have before and after pictures of their patients’ teeth. Dentists who aren’t willing to show you this proof of profession should probably be passed over.
For many Americans who have struggled with finding a reputable cosmetic dental clinic, professional dental organizations, like the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, have been their salvation. Groups like the AACD maintain strict ethics and scientific regulations for all of their members, meaning that when they give you a recommendation for one of their members, you know you’re getting the best of the best.
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