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Cosmetic dentistry: Experience is key

How to choose a cosmetic dentist?

We are here to help and we pride ourselves in taking the time you need to be understood and cared for in the best possible way. So whether you are thinking of simply smartening up a tooth or two or are considering a complete smile makeover, feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

The art and science of Cosmetic Dentistry requires special knowledge of a number of different areas of dentistry. Presently there is no such thing in dentistry as a specialist cosmetic dentist. Each of the current specialist areas of dentistry touch on different areas of cosmetic dentistry but none encompass it all.

The aim in cosmetic dentistry is to create or recreate a smile, or tooth to be as close to a pristine natural state as possible. This requires a thorough knowledge of facial aesthetics, smile design and dental materials. These concepts relating to cosmetic dentistry are not taught in dental school and so must be learnt and developed independently.

So how do you find a good cosmetic dentist?

How do you find a good cosmetic dentist? Look at the results.Take the time to look at before and after photos of your dentist’s work. This is the dentist’s resume of their skills. Can they produce what they say? Make sure any before and after photos are photos of actual patients and of actual work completed by the dentist in question and not photos purchased from a marketing company.

Click here to view our Smile Design page where Dr Arthur Walsh outlines the multiple balancing factors that a good cosmetic dentist will take into account before recommending or applying any cosmetic dental treatment. Your smile is your self expression, you need to know that your dentist understands all processes behind its creation in relation to those factors that are important and unique to you.

To view a sample of before and after shots of cosmetic dental treatments performed by Stewart Road Dental. Click here to go to our Cosmetic dental gallery.

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