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Your Guide to Finding an Expert in Cosmetic Dentistry

A confident smile can make a world of difference in one's self-esteem and overall appearance. That is why many individuals turn to cosmetic dentistry to enhance their smiles and improve their oral health. 

Whether it is teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, finding an expert in cosmetic dental procedures is crucial for achieving the desired results.

However, with so many dental professionals claiming to be experts in the field, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. 

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to finding an expert in cosmetic dentistry, ensuring that you receive top-quality care and a smile transformation that exceeds your expectations.

Step 1. Treatment Goals

When choosing a cosmetic dentist that focuses on improving oral health, the first step is to figure out what exactly your goals of treatment are. 

Are you wanting to enhance your natural teeth with teeth whitening? Completely transform your smile with veneers?Having a clear idea of your goals of treatment as well as the time and money you are willing to spend will help narrow down your options and form a clear game plan.

Step 2. Referrals

The next step is to begin your search for a cosmetic dentist. Possibly one of the best places to start is by asking family and friends! Family and friends are the best referrals as they can give you honest opinions in finding a dentist that is in your area. When you’ve found a few different providers, consider checking their websites for patient reviews.

Step 3. Credentials

The truth is, any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, so it’s important to check credentials and ensure you are choosing the best.

A qualified cosmetic dentist should clearly list their training, their experience, and any extra credentials they may hold. Cosmetic dentists who are a part of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) are the most qualified and have had the highest levels of training.

Step 4. Consultation

After you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to book a consultation appointment with each. The consultation appointment is your time to seek out information regarding your treatment of choice. It’s also the time you see which dentist is the best fit for your needs. Asking to see before and after pictures is a great way to see each dentist’s work and results.

And remember, don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Step 5. Booking Your Appointment!

Hopefully, after taking the previous four steps, you feel comfortable and confident in your choice of a cosmetic dentist.The only thing left to do is book your procedure appointment and you’re on the way to the results you want!

Paula Gould DDS

Paula Gould DDS is a general, cosmetic, and implant dentist located in Bergen County, NJ. 

Dr. Gould has extensive training and years of experience in smile makeovers. She is an active member of the AACD. 

Visit our website for an overview of the procedures Dr. Gould offers, patient reviews, and a full list of her credentials:

(201) 675-0340

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